Mike Shults, LMHC

I am a Marine Corps and Vietnam combat veteran. I retired from the Portland VA Medical Center as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in December of 2017. I began private practice in Vancouver, WA in February of 2018.

Education: I have an MBA and a Master of Science in counseling. My education comes from my average intelligence in combination with the grace and perseverance of the VA’s chapter 31 program. As a mental health therapist I share what I have learned from experience on both sides of the fence.

Credentials: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor #93969, Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor # 29128, Clinical Supervision Certificate Portland State University, Masters in Addictions Counseling Certificate Portland State University.

Specialty: Trauma including Military, Childhood, and Acute trauma. I also collaborate with people living with anxiety and depression, and personality disorders.

Therapeutic Methods: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed CBT, cognitive processing therapy, internal family systems therapy, and reality therapy.

Purpose of Treatment:
Feeling OK with one’s reaction to trauma
Develop resourcefulness (good problem solving-critical thinking skills)
Decide that there is something you can do to manage your feelings
Face rather than avoid difficult and stressful situations
Identifying as a survivor
Being comfortable in your own skin, able to relax and feel joy


Provider Group Name
Mike Shults Counseling
Phone number

7902 NE St. John’s Road, Vancouver, WA, Vancouver
Type of Counseling and Certifications
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Counseling Services