Michael J. Kalous
Michael J. Kalous
Sage Life Counseling, PLLC, is a private practice located in Montana City, MT. Michael J Kalous, MA, LCPC has been serving children and families as a counselor/advocate for over 25 years. Michael specializes in helping people address needs related to relationships, family, children, faith, and self-development. Utilizing therapeutic models related to Relational/Developmental, AEDP, CBT, Adlerian, and other approaches, Michael strives to help clients understand and discover new ways to achieve improved functioning in all areas of their lives.
"I am interested in the intricacies, challenges, and healing of relationships which involves honest appraisal and assessment of interpersonal communications and the intimacies which affect the most important aspects of personhood and human interactions. At times our relational healing is hindered by conditions of our emotional and mental health and it is the work of therapy to help clients seek, identify, and develop responses to individual and interpersonal challenges. I enjoy the adventure of accompanying a client as he or she seeks resolution of the challenges of living with ourselves and others in the world. Sometimes we must abide in dissonance, sometimes we step out of the shadows, and sometimes we accept the mystery.... the ultimate goal, in my current understanding, is to be at peace with who we are, who we have been, and continue striving to become the person we want to be.
I am not just the survivor of a difficult and almost impossible childhood with some unique challenges in my adulthood, but I am a person who has overcome and carries great humility and compassion for all persons because of where I have been and what I have been through. I believe I have increased love, compassion, hope, joy, strength, and optimism because of who I am becoming. I believe that the dignity of all persons is a birthright that must be honored and that personhood and the individual journey of each person must be not only accepted, but honored as each person's path toward their own goals and destiny. Each person carries within themselves the map written upon their hearts toward their own unique destiny and I believe it is my privilege to help each discover this map in their own way and upon their own path."