Meet Our Team

Michael Crocilla-Martinez

Counseling Intern BA/BS


  • Children & Adolescents
  • LGBTQ+
  • Gender/Identity Development
  • Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Depression

Michael’s primary goal is to provide clients with personalized, compassionate care. He works to blend mindfulness exercises, modern therapeutic research practices, and genuine care into his sessions with clients. Michael has high expectations that stem from his passion and sincerity in supporting others to achieve personal growth. He wants all of his clients to leave each session with the tools necessary to support their present and future happiness and success. Michael is thrilled to join the TGC team and its wonderful platform for self-growth. His background is in education, as he has worked as a classroom teacher for the past six years. His love for helping others learn and achieve academic goals has ignited a passion to support individuals in their growth on an even more personalized basis. He believes all people can and will benefit from the support that therapy can provide; without a strong foundation of personal well-being established, it can be a challenge for other areas of a person’s life to thrive. Michael is able to actively and graciously accommodate clients’ needs; has strong organizational and interpersonal skills which provides clients with a safe and comfortable environment; is always willing to learn from his clients and motivated to continue growing professionally and as an individual himself.

Michael graduated from Governors State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. He continued his undergraduate studies by obtaining a Middle School Endorsement in Mathematics. He began his career in education the following fall and has been a classroom teacher ever since.

Prior to his transition into the education field, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Illinois State University in 2011. Currently, he is attending graduate school at Aurora University where he is working towards a Masters in Social Work.

Michael uses he/him/his pronouns