Mike Swihart

Since 1984, Mike Swihart has been providing individual, group, marriage and family therapy. Treating struggles of childhood abuse, (sexual, physical, emotional and spiritual abuse) trauma and sexual issues are areas of specialization. The counseling involving sexual struggles encompasses sexual abuse, sexual identity, sexual disorders, sexual addictions and aversions.  Dual diagnosis, involving depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders and chemical dependency are areas of experienced treatment. In addition to his private practice, CARE Counseling, Mike has worked on the outpatient and inpatient units of Elkhart General Hospital and has been on staff at several churches.

  • ♦ Master's in Counseling
  • License Social Worker
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Ordained Christian Minister

Mike has built a successful counseling practice through assisting clients identify and address the core issues and "root" causes, rather than treating the surface symptoms. In the process of directing focus upon the deeper personal issues, it is essential that therapy also addresses improving family/ interpersonal relationships, growing in spiritual connection with Christ and making healthy life choices.

In addition to Mike's professional training and experience, he and his wife, Bevan have experienced God's transformation and restoration in their personal lives, marriage and family. In the beginning of their 29 years of marriage, God has provided spiritual, professional and personal help in empowering them to experience and express His genuine love. They have been blessed with three daughters, Karissa, Kira, Kallay and son-n-law Jeremy.

Since 1982, Mike has ministered with churches in the development  of  support/recovery groups and mentoring ministries. He is passionate about churches realizing the "Great Commission" in making disciples. Through providing leadership training, establishing vision and seeking God's direction, he has assisted in empowering church communities to help Christians "to observe or obey" all things that are essential to dynamic spiritual growth.

*Mike is no longer in Indiana, but is providing counseling via phone/skype. Please call to inquiry.


S.T.A.R.T. Retreats


Seeking Transformation And Restoration Together"

May 3-5, 2019
October 4-6, 2019

This weekend will be an intensive weekend of personal reflection, worship, teaching, and prayer for men who have struggled with sexually addictive issues.

Our desire is that this weekend will give you a powerful opportunity to worship and reflect on the issues of your heart and your struggle with sexual sin. Our prayer is that you will come away with a new vision and passion for the kind of man you believe God wants you to be.We hope you can come and spend a great weekend together with us. The content of this weekend’s retreat will be about how to live authentically as a man of God.

[Learn More]

You are here: Home About Us Michael Swihart, M.A