Mike Altekruse, Ph.D.
Relationship issues, depression, academic issues, substance abuse, strength-based psychology, gender issues, coping with discrimination, spirituality, anxiety, and sports psychology.
Background and Counseling Philosophy
Mike has been doing university counseling center work since 1992. He works with individuals, groups, and couples with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, crisis intervention, substance abuse, and issues involving discrimination. Mike enjoys doing presentations on various topics including enhancing happiness and well-being, alcohol and other drug abuse education, preventing sexual assault, being more culturally aware, parenting college students, and other topics to enhance student success on campus. Mike played football at Eastern Illinois University and was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity as well as serving as president of the IFC. He completed a year-long predoctoral internship at Ball State University in 1993 and spent five years on the University of Memphis’ Personal Counseling Unit staff before arriving at UW Oshkosh in 1998. Mike has done adjunct teaching for undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Memphis, UW Oshkosh, and Lakeland College. In his role as a staff psychologist, Mike works to create a safe, caring atmosphere for someone to discuss their issues. Mike sees his role as to help the person see her or his inherent strengths and build upon them. He also helps facilitate coping skills that will further build one’s defenses against distress while increasing one’s sense of well being.
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Indiana University
- M.S., Counselor Education, Indiana University
- B.A., Psychology, Eastern Illinois University
Mike enjoys spending time with his partner and three children, traveling, playing basketball, seeing movies, and camping.