Meet The Therapist
Michael McManus, LCSW
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I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Baton Rouge. I received a bachelors degree from Louisiana State University and completed my Masters degree in Clinical Social Work in 1984 and it was in graduate school that I met Angela and we eventually married. Prior to graduate school I had worked or interned in a variety of challenging and rewarding positions from working in a detox center, a psychiatric hospital, the LSU Student Mental Health Center, Baton Rouge Mental Health Center and Baton Rouge Youth, Inc., a Group home for teenage boys. My first post graduate work was as a therapist at Family and Youth Counseling Agency in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In 1987 Angela and I moved to Destin Florida and I began working at the Psychiatric Unit at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Next was private practice at Destin Counseling Center and for about the last two decades I have been in private practice in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville and now Santa Rosa Beach. I look forward to working with you and your family to assist you and meeting your goals and living your fullest life.
We have some extra room in our home since our four children moved out so this is a home office. It has a separate entrance and I have a Walton County home office permit. I see couples, families, adult males and adolescents 16 years and older accompanied by an adult. There is plenty of room in the driveway so just pull on up and I’ll meet you right on time. I generally run right on time so patients don’t have to wait at all and I also schedule appointments with a 15 minute break in between so the clients don’t have to run into each other coming and going from the office just provides a little bit more confidentiality for those that might be wanting that. Therapy sessions are by appointment only.