Following graduation from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst as a psychology major, Mike attended law school at Boston University where he graduated with honors. After law school, Mike worked as an attorney in a large law firm in addition to subsequent positions in litigation management and professional law firm marketing. In 2019, he received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Wright Institute in Berkeley, California with a GPA of 3.74. In 2020, Mike received his 50-hour Certificate in EMDR though Dr. Philip Manfield in Berkeley, California. In 2021 Mike received a Certificates both in Addiction Treatment: Clinical Skills for Healthcare Providers from Yale University and Buddhist Psychology in a program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California. Mike is a member of the American Psychological Association in addition to The State Bar of California. Mike has maintained a regular meditation practice since the early 1990s. In 2016, he completed a year-long, 300-hour Mindfulness in Law Teacher Training program. In 2017, Mike published a book called Mindfulness in Law that is available for free download from Apple’s iBook store.