I am a mental health counselor originally from Nebraska and now living in Arizona. I have 20+ years of experience. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and low motivation. I have also helped people with addiction problems. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Also, be aware if you have become addicted to negative thoughts, it will take courage and hard work to challenge and overcome them.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!
About me: My Loves are my wife, my son and daughter, 3 grandchildren, and our dog Sky. Favorite activities include golf, biking, hiking, sharing stories, and spending time with friends and family. I've made my fair share of mistakes, and done some things I'm not proud of. My life experiences have fueled my belief in second chances, and helped me to be non-judgmental and empathetic as a person and therapist. I would welcome the opportunity to partner with you in your journey.
20yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus:Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
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Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Mike was great! His humor is the best and the ability to weave in ways to equip you with unique skills is amazing. Conversations are always meaningful.
Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Michael was very insightful and humerous and patient and helped me through a diffucult transition. Great therapist great human being!
Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I've only had two sessions with Michael, but he's already identified a few things that I hadn't been able to. It's what I was hoping for since I think objectivity and perspective is are hard things to achieve when you're buried in your own trauma and turmoil. I'm grateful to be working with him.
Written on Dec 19, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue
Mike is really great! From the get go, I could tell that he very seriously tried to get to know me. He immediately started picking up on my habits and, if any needed work, he worked with me on options for correction. In our eight sessions, I have learned so many things that I will take with me for the remainder of my life. He was someone I felt very comfortable with (which is hard for me) and I am so thankful for that. I highly recommend Mike and hope you get to work with him as closely as I did!
Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties
Asks the right questions and gives great feedback. Had lots of knowledge about my situation and provided relevant material. Very helpful and responsive.
Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, coaching, and adhd
Michael is a kind and professional person. He gets me out of my head and into my body where I hold my feelings hostage. I really like his smar and non-judgmental style!
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue
Mike is the second counselor I have worked with from this platform. I connected with him much better than my first counselor, He is very good at getting to the heart of the matter, as well with offering advice on how to improve my own life outside of therapy. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Christian centered wy of approaching the difficulties life throws your way.
Written on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Michael has been helping me talk through things that have been hard for me to let out. He listens and asks good questions as well as provides knowledge on how certain mental sicknesses work. He has been slowly helping me figure out the causes of my emotional problems and also helping me see a more clear path as to how to feel better.
Written on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Michael Arnold listens. When having conversations Michael insist that patients question their own actions. This is helpful because this tactic helps me look harder at myself and my problems. I'm usually left feeling silly at the moment. But after Michael interjects his realistic real-world insight his approach produces a self help mentality in me.
Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
What I appreciate about Michael is his ability to challenge you and push you to actually do and not just theorize. He didn't coddle me and told me what I needed to hear. I don't think there are enough people like that anymore. I went from pretty depressed to really happy in a few months and he really helped me to change my mindset. I greatly enjoyed counseling with him and if I return I will do it with him.
Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career difficulties
I can’t really express how thankful I am for Michael. I had never had therapy before and he made me feel comfortable right away. We worked on coping mechanisms and getting to the root of my anxiety. In a relatively short period of time I am in a better place than I have been in months.
Written on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue
Michael has been a wonderful help to me and my personal issues. He's very understanding but extremely knowledgable about therapy and tries to find the best method to work with you. Excellent for first-time experiences and really tries to focus on you and what you as an individual need in order to get better.
Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Great counselor. Listens and always giving positive vibes and helping me push forward. Has helped me tremendously.
Written on Feb 06, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Michael is fantastic. A great listener and brings out what is the root of the problems. Thank you Michael
Written on Jul 11, 2019 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Michael is very understanding and assuring. His help is very much appreciated.
Written on Jul 04, 2019 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Michael Arnold hear me, understand me and make direction to accept my situation and accept me. Simple, effective :) Thanks Michael.
Written on Oct 12, 2018 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
Michael is friendly and easy to talk to. I enjoyed our sessions.
Written on Apr 04, 2018 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship
Michael has been an amazing support for my spouse and I; he’s given us some invaluable tools for communication and helped us reconnect.
Written on Jan 24, 2018 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and parenting
Great guy with a good heart. I feel he knows what he is doing. He’s already helped me quite a bit and we haven’t been talking that long. Highly recommend!
Written on Dec 01, 2017 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem
Overall Michael has helped me a ton and I wish I would have reached out for help sooner.
Written on Oct 30, 2017 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and anger
Michael is a great professional. Very patient, understanding and wise. He is the person I can share a lot of my personal feelings and experiences with. When we just started therapy, I had problems with procrastination, that as it turned out, were connected to low self esteem and wrong mindset. In almost two months we did a great progress that changed a lot in the way I look at things and now I'm much happier than before, enjoy my work and successfully make my own creative projects. Next time I will need therapy I will do it with Michael again.
Written on Oct 10, 2017 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning family, self esteem, and career
Michael is fabulous to make you find and share your inner-parts. A great listener and has given me some sound advice for the future. Thank you.
Written on Jun 26, 2017 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
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