CCS has over 260 employees, all with unique reasons they were called to fulfill our organization’s mission for the people we serve in our communities. Every person on our team brings passion and commitment to the daily work we provide. One such person that embraces our mission and values is Michael Lichtenberg.

Michael first first came to Catholic Community Services as a graduate intern in 2010. As his graduation from Lewis & Clark College approached, Michael applied for and was hired as a marriage and family therapist in 2013.

He is originally from Central Oregon, but has lived in the Portland area since the early 70’s. He is married with two grown children.

Michael loves his job! As a member of the Community Counseling Center, he views it as honor and calling to be a part of the path to recovery for the people we serve who are navigating their way back to wellness.

His open to learning everyday. “I want to challenge in areas of bigotry, race, color blindness, bias gender and privilege,” Michael says, “These areas of my life would become less each day. It is critical to my ongoing growth and maturity as a therapist and a human being.”