Michael Andes

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About Me

I'm an experienced and effective therapist, with over 40 years' experience. I'm a licensed master's level social worker (LMSW) with a degree (MSW) from the University of Michigan. I've been in private practice since 1975 and have worked as an independent contractor with a variety of outpatient clinics in SE Michigan.

In addition to graduate education I've received training in and/or have explored the following: Gestalt Therapy, encounter groups, humanistic psychology, Native American ceremonial healing, art therapy, re-birthing, dream-work, family therapy, and the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator. For three years I directed a summer day camp for troubled boys. I have lived in a shared, co-parenting household and in ashrams. I'm currently writing about my experiences with several different communities, both secular and spiritual. I've belonged to an on-going men's group (with gay and straight members) for thirty-six years.

In my work I practice honesty, transparency and caring for my clients. I see that lasting change almost always occurs through small steps over time. I believe that we are each 100% responsible (response-able) for contending with and correcting our difficulties, whatever their nature. I know that we can release past wounding and move on. 'Recycling' or avoiding our hurt through blame, self-pity, endlessly repeating our stories, self-deceit, or rationalization don't work. I see that we become more authentically our "true selves" through taking reasonable risks and trusting our 'higher self' to guide us. I believe we are all capable of loving fully and being fully loved.

I'm divorced with two grown children (daughter and son) and three grandchildren (two girls, one boy). I also have two grown step-sons. I nourish myself through healthy relationships, reading (a wide variety), making art (painted wood constructions), and spending time at my secluded woodland cabin (time share) with private lake and hiking trails.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMSW #6801005154 (Expires: 2022-04-30)