Michael Arnold

(MS, LPC)
Therapist Michael Arnold Photo

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LIMHP #697 (Expires: 2022-09-01)

LPC #LPC-19348 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by W.Y. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

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 by B.A. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mike is great!

Written by G.A. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, coaching, and adhd

Asks the right questions and gives great feedback. Had lots of knowledge about my situation and provided relevant material. Very helpful and responsive.

Written by J.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

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 by K.E. 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

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 by J.E. 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 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 by D.E. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, 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 by D.I. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career difficulties

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 by K.R. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

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 by O.M. on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

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 by J.A. 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

Great counselor. Listens and always giving positive vibes and helping me push forward. Has helped me tremendously.

Written by A.N. 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 fantastic. A great listener and brings out what is the root of the problems. Thank you Michael

Written by H.E. 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 is very understanding and assuring. His help is very much appreciated.

Written by J.U. on Oct 12, 2018 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Michael Arnold hear me, understand me and make direction to accept my situation and accept me. Simple, effective :) Thanks Michael.

Written by K.I. on Apr 04, 2018 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Michael is friendly and easy to talk to. I enjoyed our sessions.

Written by K.R. on Jan 24, 2018 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and parenting

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 by T.Y. on Dec 01, 2017 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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 by M.I. on Oct 30, 2017 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and anger

Overall Michael has helped me a ton and I wish I would have reached out for help sooner.

Written by Y.A. on Oct 10, 2017 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning family, self esteem, and career

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 by C.H. on Jun 26, 2017 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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.