"I am strongly committed to empowering and supporting others."




My name is Michael Kuffel and I provide counseling services to couples and adult individuals in Spokane, WA and its surrounding areas 

I am a licensed mental health counselor, adjunct professor, clinical supervisor, and doctorate researcher in Spokane, WA. As a counselor, I provide authentic, compassionate, and ethical support for couples and individuals. As a professor and supervisor, I guide emerging professionals in becoming self-aware and ethically-competent helpers. As a doctoral student, I am currently researching pedagogical strategies for attending to the working alliance between students and professors. 

I bring specialized training in couples therapy, treating emotional trauma, and working with LGBTQIAP clients. I believe in the transforming power of emotion and secure attachment for facilitating the processes of change, development, and healing. In whatever context, I am strongly committed to empowering and supporting others to know themselves more fully, to have relationships with deeper intimacy, and to know the richness and beauty of life in all its abundance.  

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Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Counselor Education and Supervision
Oregon State University (2014-Present; in progress)

Master of Arts (M.A.), Mental Health Counseling 
Trinity International University (2010 – 2013)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bible/Biblical Studies
Moody Bible Institute (2006 – 2010) 


Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 
State of Washington, License LH60640951
(2016 - Present)

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
State of Idaho, License LPC-5382
(2013 – Present)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)
State of Washington, License MC60396189
(2013 – 2016)


Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
National Board of Certified Counselors (2016 - Present)

Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
Center for Credentialing & Education (2016 - Present)

Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator

Professional Associations

American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member (2012 – Present)

Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)
Member (2015 – Present)

Washington Counseling Association (WCA)
Member (2013 – Present)