Michael Arieta

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker licensed in Minnesota and Arizona. I am also an adoption competent Therapist credentialed with the CASE foundation and the Training in Adoption Competence program along with certification through the University of Minnesota's center for advanced studies in child welfare. I have been practicing for over ten years with many clients facing a wide variety of issues.

I am trauma trained and competent and my counseling style connects clients to their bodies first. I am an engaging and dynamic therapist who sticks with clients until they have a sense of resolution to their issues. I approach clients with curiosity and engage with them to find out what is happening . I see each new problem as a process that the client and I work together to resolve. I look forward to working with you on your journey to a better life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN LICSW 11281

AZ LCSW LCSW-15593


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Arieta. 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.

Written by D.E. on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning grief

Michael is in Demand. My only comment is that his schedule does not coincide with mine making scheduling sessions a challenge.

Written by J.U. on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I mainly needed suggestions and Michael did a great job providing them. He listened attentively and was able to share knowledgeable and wise suggestions. Thanks

Written by A.L. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

So far we have meant once. It has been very positive. I would like to get to know him better, and my son as well, before we answer questions or write any kind of review

Written by M.A. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Michael is very soft spoken and thorough with his approach and analysis. I like the way he uses real life issues that help understand the approach to be taken to get better. He is positive and doesn't look at it as an hour and be done but, to get to the heart of what needs to be done in long and short term. I am glad I chose him.

Written by R.O. on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I really am enjoying the feedback. He is helping put pieces of the puzzle of my issues, together, helping me connect the dots, and giving me solutions for growth and change and how ro change my thought process to help me.

Written by D.E. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael is patient, thoughtful and supportive.

Written by K.Y. on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mike is supportive and does his best to understand the concerns of his clients. Mike goes out of his way to support his clients, which really helps address concerns and struggles in the moment and to reflect. Mike is empathetic which is so incredibly important for his role and for his clients.

Written by A.N. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

After being to a couple therapist over the last 2 years, Michael was the first I wanted to go back to after my first session. I felt a sense of understanding from him, and a feeling like he truly wanted to help guide me in the right direction.

Written by E.R. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michael has been great, very helpful.

Written by D.A. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Michael is a great counselor. I have had other counseling in the past and I never really stuck with it because I just couldn’t find the right fit. But Michael will listen to you and give you information that will help you. Right at the very first session I had with him I could tell that he is a good fit.

Written by J.E. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Michael is awesome! I was new to having a male therapist and he is kind, respectful and empathetic. I appreciate his help in only 3 sessions! Would highly recommend his help!

Written by S.A. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Michael is amazing! He listens, very responsive and communicates effectively the perspectives I need to address.

Written by C.A. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michael is a wonderful wonderful therapist! He's made me feel confident in BetterHelp and has given me some amazing tools. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Written by A.R. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Michael is an empathetic listener, and has the right things to say to help me consider different perspectives on when I feel “stuck” in situations and also different ways of allowing inner-healing to occur, which make sense to me.

Written by G.I. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Fantastic ! Very real instead of a cookie cutter response. Michael is a cut above the rest

Written by M.A. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

After three to four sessions with Michael, I mustered up the courage to go to my sports practice for the first time in six months. I will admit that I was scared of going due to the fact that I was very much behind pace-wise, but after about three weeks, I am closer to my usual pace. I will say that Michael has helped me in letting go of the those that I resented in the past, and it has helped me tremendously in gaining the motivation to swim again. I am still working on the competitive aspect, but I am sure that he will help me overcome my past racing fears! Kudos to him for the sessions and allowing for me to explore other methods of therapy.

Written by T.R. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks

Michael is a good listener. He tunes into what I need to talk about and has good insights that help me work through what I need to work on.

Written by J.E. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

Mike is great, I was worried about having a male counselor due to the issues I’m working through but he entirely changed my view and I’m so grateful to have him as my counselor. I cannot recommend him and his experience enough.

Written by L.I. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Michael is a very caring soul who truly wants to make your life a better place to be. The tools he gives and the science behind his methods are everything for me. I am very thankful we were matched.

Written by K.E. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

A very kind soul who listens and seems to have an innate sense of what the core of the issue is even if you do not.

Written by H.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Michael has been an amazing person to work with. He is incredibly caring and very quick to respond to messages. I would recommend him to anyone seeking help and needing some guidance in life.

Written by J.U. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael is an incredible human, who values the connection between himself and his patients. I'm grateful for his patience and care, and for making me feel empowered and heard.

Written by L.Y. on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Michael is very professional and right off the bat I was comfortable opening up to him. I can tell he really cares and has my best interest at heart. He really does listen and has helped me a lot with my healing. He is very easy to talk to and makes me feel heard!

Written by D.A. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Exceptional in every aspect of counseling and being a human being.

Work with me!