Creating change, saving lives.

Michael Plahn is an addiction recovery consultant, interventionist, and certified holistic lifestyle coach.  He is the proprietor of the Plahn Method™, a revolutionary addiction treatment methodology that helps his clients achieve lasting recovery. Working with a nationwide clientele, Michael has helped hundreds of families heal from the chronic effects of addiction and alcoholism, and attain lasting recovery.

Michael holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and has extensive Behavioral Health clinical experience (Emergency Department, Residential Psychiatric Unit, Residential hospital-based Detox Unit, Day Hospital Mental Health Treatment (both adult and adolescent units), Day Hospital Addiction Treatment and Dual-Diagnosis program, among others). He is a trained ARISE Interventionist and is also certified as a Family Meeting Approach Interventionist. 

Michael is also the Founder and Program Director of LifeSkills Authorities, in Chicago, IL.  He is a sought after motivational speaker on the topic of addiction and has worked with collegiate athletic teams to provide inspiration and healthful thinking. 


About LifeSkills Authorities

LifeSkills Authorities, founded by Michael Plahn, is a company that helps struggling individuals overcome obstacles, create lasting change in their lives, and maximize their potential.  Since it’s inception in 2004, LifeSkills Authorities has been dedicated to creating positive change for its clients. 

In 2009, LifeSkills Authorities began to focus exclusively on addiction recovery services, refining a methodology to solve for addiction within the entire family system. The LifeSkills Authorities approach was the catalyst for what is now known as The Plahn Method for Lasting Recovery -- a family solution for addiction. 

LifeSkills Authorities assembles and delivers a customized end-to-end plan, along with the full range of recovery resources needed for the entire family to realize long-term solution to addiction and related chronic conditions.  Certain elements of the plan can also be offered as stand-alone services, where appropriate.

According to some of the world's leading medical and behavioral health experts, LifeSkills Authorities offers "the most comprehensive approaches available... anywhere." 

LifeSkills Authorities is a Guardian Angel for anyone struggling with addiction, depression, and related issues.
— CMO of a Fortune 100 company
 Michael Plahn

Michael Plahn

I would not be leading the happy, healthy life that I now have, without Michael Plahn. He has helped me reach this place in my life where I can finally live up to my true potential.
— Coaching client
We cannot thank you enough for the time you spent helping our family. [Our son] has embraced recovery ... Thank you for our son and whole family.
— Mother of young adult addict, client