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Michael S. Rhodes

Michael S. Rhodes, M.S., M.Div., LMFT, is a Florida state-licensed psychotherapist serving Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida. I offer counseling services, including hypnotherapy, to help people manage life's challenges more effectively. My specialities include the treatment of relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and fears and phobias.


Counseling can be helpful with more than "problem resolution."  Indeed, counseling has been documented to help individuals increase focus and enhance the achievement of positive goals.

Seeking help is the first step towards a healthier, more balanced life. I provide a confidential setting where you can express yourself freely.

Please contact me to learn more about how I may help you achieve your goals and feel more satisfied with your life's direction.

My Practice

Confiding in a stranger requires a great deal of trust.  I work with clients from many backgrounds and cultures.  For example, it can be challenging enough to "come out", as many LGBTQ men and women report.  You shouldn't have to struggle with seeking help and confiding in a professional therapist.


I offer counseling and hypnotherapy in a comfortable office setting for you to talk about what's most important to you.  I also offer in-home counseling to those who need and appreciate that level of service.

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can greatly improve your mental--and physicial--well-being. Michael is a highly trained professional who specializes in treating mental health issues, relationship issues, and enhancing communication.  We can work together to improve relationships, and solve problems to balance and increase enjoyment in your life.


Hypnotherapy can be highly effective and a useful complement to talk therapy. The use of hypnotherapy and the practice of self-hypnosis can help clients achieve results effectively and efficiently in many areas of their lives. Hypnotherapy has been used in the treatment of

  • pain
  • depression
  • anxiety, fears, and phobias
  • stress
  • habit disorders
  • gastro-intestinal disorders
  • skin conditions
  • post-surgical recovery
  • relief from nausea and vomiting
  • childbirth
  • treatment of hemophilia and many other conditions.

However, it may not be useful for all psychological and/or medical problems or for all clients. You may contact me specifically requesting hypnotherapy, or I may recommend hypnosis as an adjunct to our psychotherapy. The decision to use hypnosis will be made after our consultation to determine whether it would be appropriate for you.


See my Resources and Articles page for articles about hypnosis.  

Supervision of Florida Registered Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Interns preparing for licensure

Michael S. Rhodes, LMFT, is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The Approved Supervisor designation identifies professionals who have met the educational, experiential, and supervisory training requirements to supervise marriage and family therapists.


As a Florida Qualified Supervisor of MFT interns, Michael has demonstrated the experience and qualifications to supervise registered MFT interns seeking to be licensed in the State of Florida. Registered MFT interns are required to have a Florida Qualified Supervisor monitor their progress until they are licensed.  Becoming a licensed family therapist in the State of Florida is a demanding process requiring a minimum of 2 years post-masters degree clinical practice, supervision, and passing the national examination.