Michael S. Oden MA, DPO M.A. in Counseling Psychology. For 15 years he has supervised and interviewed thousands of clients who were under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system. Michael believes in helping individuals who have had issues with substance dependency for most of their lives. He has dedicated his professional life to championing the belief that gaining emotional freedom from addiction is possible. He is a counselor in private practice, consultant, award-winning author, speaker and workshop facilitator for organizations. He developed The Needs Based Method(R) and founder of The Final Step.