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Michael Plahn, MA
Founder and Program Director

Michael Plahn is the Founder and Program Director of LifeSkills Authorities, a business dedicated to empowering people to change their lives. He is responsible for program development, clinical areas of the practice, and overall business operations. Michael holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and has extensive Behavioral Health clinical experience (E.R., Residential Psychiatric Unit, Residential hospital-based Detox Unit, Day Hospital Mental Health Treatment (adult and adolescent units), Day Hosptial Addiction Treatment and Dual-Diagnosis program, among others).
  He is a trained ARISE Interventionist and is also certified as a Family Meeting Approach Interventionist. He received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Click the following link to listen to and read about Michael's personal recovery journey.

Michael has a vast array of experience pertinent to a well-rounded recovery process. With executive experience as a young entrepreneur in running a multi-million dollar small business, Michael started and operated his own successful Life Coaching business specializing in stress management, health and fitness, and work-life balance. Michael has completed post-graduate work in Personal and Executive Coaching with the prestigious College of Executive Coaching in Pismo Beach, California. Michael is a Level II certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Exercise Coach through the world-renowned CHEK Institute based in San Diego, California. He also holds credentials through The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Michael continues his thirst for knowledge and alternative ways to help addicted individuals and those afflicted with mental illness, thrive in today's complex and stress-filled world. Click here to email Michael directly.

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