Michael S. Oden is the Founder of the Final Step, Inc. and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University in Los Angeles, CA. Michael also uses the Needs Based Method for Mental Health, Addiction treatment services and wellness programs.
The Final Step is your first step we believe that change is possible for everyone. We are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones find solutions to a wide range of life challenges, mental health issues, and addictions.
As a comprehensive Therapist Michael Oden can help you with:
• Therapy for Depression & Anxiety
• Couples Counseling
• Family Counseling
• Parenting Support
• Grief Counseling
• Work & Career Issues
• Stress Management
• Addiction & Recovery
• Conflict Resolution
Over the course of 6 plus years, Michael has interviewed over 6500 clients with a caseload ranging anywhere from 175 to 400 clients at one time. It was these experiences that has allowed him to develop and cultivate his therapeutic skills, gain more insight regarding the human condition and coin the trademark “The Needs Based Method.” Since 2002, the results have been quite impactful. Over the course of the 6 plus years, over 80% of his clients have abstained from mind altering substances and have successfully completed their programs. (The state average is 10%, at that time, for individuals dealing with drug challenges)
Michael has decided that he does not want to share this information with a select few that have the fortunate opportunity to be assigned to him. Michael wants to share his information for those who want to gain personal insight and are willing to transform themselves as to how they interpret their world.
Michael is currently working as a Marriage Family Therapist-Intern at an adult in-patient treatment facility in Anaheim, CA.