Michael Wilson, Statewide Administrator
Michael serves as our Statewide Administrator for all Inclusion companies and has operated in this capacity for the past twelve (12) years. He began working in the Intellectual DisAbilities industry in 2000 and has now dedicated over 20 years of his life to promoting community-based, inclusive services for children and adults living with intellectual disAbilities. Michael’s paternal grandmother worked for more than 30 years at the Idaho State School and Hospital, and his relationship with his grandmother was a driving force in his purpose to work in the Intellectual DisAbilities industry. Michael has served in leadership roles in multiple statewide associations in the past.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Idaho (2000) in Moscow, Idaho, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as, studied Sports Psychology, English literature and Creative Writing. After his undergraduate work, Michael completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho in 2005. Even during his Master’s work, his focus was on the Intellectual DisAbilities industry, where his thesis was titled “Identifying Factors that Impact the Closure of the Idaho State School and Hospital”.
Michael has served as the Administrator of Inclusion, Inc. since 2008. For the prior eight years, Michael had previously operated as either a Program Director, Administrator and/or Co-Owner of various community-based Residential Habilitation-Supported Living agencies; Developmental Disabilities Agencies (DDAs) or Vocational agencies. During the same year, Michael completed his licensing credentials as a Licensed Master’s level Social Worker (LMSW). In 2012, Michael completed the clinical licensing requirements to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); and, later earned his supervisory endorsement from the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses to provide supervision to psychotherapists without their clinical endorsement.
In 2016, Michael and Janna Miller, Owner of Inclusion, Inc., launched a Mental Health Clinic based in Meridian, Idaho, Thrive Counseling of Idaho. Michael functions as the Clinical Director and Administrator of Thrive Counseling of Idaho as well as, Montgomery Counseling Center in Nampa, Idaho.
He is nationally certified as a Specialist in Problematic Sexual Behaviors (S-PSB) by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH); and, is currently a candidate for CSAT (Certified Sexual Addition Therapist) certification through the international organization, IITAP. Michael is also a Level 3-Trained Gottman couple’s therapist; and, is a candidate to become a Gottman Certified Therapist.