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Michael Koehler, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota with over 10 years of experience counseling youth and families in a variety of settings including outpatient, school-based, wilderness therapy and residential. Most of my experience with clients has centered around issues related to depression, anxiety, behavioral dysregulation, attachment and relationship challenges as well as healthy boundaries and communication. I have extensive experience counseling parents of adopted children as well as working with youth with complex trauma and PTSD.

My approach to therapy is highly person-centered, and inclusive of Gestalt, family systems and solution-focused elements. I truly believe each of us has the ability to find direction, balance and healing in our lives, we just need some guidance and an outside perspective at times to help get "un-stuck". I am also a big fan of strengths-based approaches utilizing the innate wisdom and resilience we possess. I seek to work collaboratively with my clients to develop timely and action-oriented treatment strategies to assist you in attaining the balance and restoration to live your fullest life.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

MN LPCC 1664


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Michael is an amazing therapist. This is my first time doing therapy and what a great first therapist!

Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Intelligent and compassionate individual! I felt like he met me where I was at and really heard what I was expressing. This is the first time I’ve felt like someone has had the expertise and knowledge to actually be able to help me.

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse