Michael Gross


Telehealth Provider

insurance accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medcost

Get to know Michael

Michael’s counseling practice focuses on partnering with adolescents, adults, couples, and people serving in a healthcare context. He provides counseling services in partnership with people dealing with life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship needs, coping with illness, loss, grief, burnout, trauma, secondary trauma, moral injury, educational stress, identity formation, and other emotional and spiritual needs.

Michael believes that everyone on life’s journey experiences times of celebration, challenge, transition, and growth.  Everyone needs a safe and private space to share their story, celebrate strengths, recognize pain, identify goals, develop a plan for growth, and get support for change. Michael’s role, as your counselor, is to meet you where you are in life and to compassionately support your wellness journey. 

Michael is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA, #A16853) with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC, #1571400) with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. He is a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider with Evergreen Certifications, Inc. (CTMHA, #319648). He received a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May 2021 from North Carolina State University. He has been providing Clinical Mental Health Counseling services with individuals, adolescents, groups, and families since 2020, starting as a counseling intern.

Michael’s passion for counseling is strongly rooted in a love ethic that is wellness-based and grounded in principles of social justice and multiculturalism. He uses a trauma-informed, and strength-based approach. He understands that each person is an expert in their own story. Each client has the potential for change, and his role in the counseling relationship is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore and grow. He incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, and Narrative Therapy techniques to support people with their needs. His practice also incorporates psychoeducation to enhance skills related to communication, relationships, behavioral change, mindfulness, personal resilience, and wellness. 

For over 25 years, Michael has enjoyed providing spiritual and emotional support with people in healthcare and community settings as a Hospital Chaplain. Currently, He manages a clinical debriefing service for healthcare professionals and provides spiritual care for patients and families at a local hospital. He became a Board-Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains in 2006. Michael has completed twenty-two units of Clinical Pastoral Education from Duke University Hospital, H.H McGuire VA Hospital, and the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He has been an ordained Christian minister since 1994. He has provided spiritual and emotional support in healthcare settings with a wide range of people (children, teens, and adults) with diverse identities (ethnic, racial, cultural, spiritual, religious, philosophical, gender, LGBTQIA+, vocational, educational, neurodiversity, socioeconomic, and others).

In his personal life, Michael is married and has adult twin daughters. His family enjoys their rescued greyhound, Charlotte. She likes walks and good naps.

In his free time, Michael enjoys watching YouTube, reading, listening to music and audio books, playing guitar, working in the yard, leading a fourth-grade church Life Group, and serving as a volunteer for Family Promise. 

He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his parents and older brother. They have a fun family tradition of making special fudge for the holidays. His parents were both chemists, so their laboratory skills spilled over into baking.

If you would like to be connected with Michael, please email raleigh@wefixbrains.com, call 919-900-7552, or click this link to request an appointment today! Prioritizing your mental health is essential to your overall well-being. Your body, mind, and spirit rely on your mental health. If you can't take care of yourself, it affects your relationships and even physical health. We would love to support you in reaching your counseling goals! Call or connect today!