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Michael Harbson, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression
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About me

I am a career psychotherapist of 30 years working with adults in outpatient therapy. I am licensed to practice psychotherapy in the State of Michigan. I am skilled at motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, guided imagery, mindfulness and Stages of Change process. I am comfortable working with various presenting problems including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, gender identity and other issues including substance use/abuse recovery. I am an empathic, verbal, interactive therapist who is sensitive to others thoughts, feelings, cultural identities and lifestyle choices. Whether your goal is insight, symptom relief or restoration of functioning I will pair with you to develop a person-centered plan to put you on course to managing life’s challenges.”

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Workplace issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMSW 6801014143


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I had a great time working with Michael. He is insightful, helpful, and easy to talk to!

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

He is a great therapist really friendly and really understanding, tires to help alot and really open minded.

Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, and eating disorders

He is amazing

Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I like my therapist. He is very easy to talk to and his advice is right on the nose. I would definitely recommend using Better Help. The convenience of video chatting really fits my schedule.

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes