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Michael Anderson, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

So, I’ve been around the block. Twenty-five years in blue collar/ heavy industry working as a millwright. Going through the process of understanding myself around issues around of depression, anxiety, addiction, failed relationships, dissatisfaction with my place in life. Frustration with not living up to my potential, often not realizing my potential, and too often on the path of desperation.
The journey has taken me to my current situation. I am a Masters level Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a life time of experience in that process of becoming. Learning the tools of understanding and building a stronger foundation of personal growth! I am also a professional singer & photographer, part of my emerging creative potential.
I believe we all have a gift. As Picasso stated: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”.
My passion is guiding others toward that same journey of continued self-discover: working through the impasses, the resistance to personal growth.

I have many tools in my toolbox:
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
With a focus on mindfulness
• Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Working through programmed patterns of thoughts, feelings, beliefs & behaviors that develop into a recurring cycle.
• Anger Management
• Trauma-informed Therapy
Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
• Somatic-focused Therapy.

• Spirituality
• Stress, Anxiety
• Self esteem
• Depression
• Coping with life changes
• Sports & Performance

If this is a direction you want to go then I believe we can go on that journey together.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

MN LICSW 22391


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Anderson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

This has been a really helpful experience. The breath work is a good technique for delving into emotional layers and unpacking insights from that exploration.

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

He is very understanding and very caring and puts in the extra effort

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes