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Michael Milcetich-Tano, LMFT

LGBT Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Hawaii with 9 years of professional mental health experience in a variety of venues helping a wide range of children, 0 to 18 years of age, along with their families. I have first-hand experience with LGBTQIA issues and challenges in today's world, relationship issues, family conflicts and parenting issues concerning child behavioral challenges. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment goals with your collaboration and unique specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I applaud you for getting started!
My therapeutic approach includes multiple theories which are effective for a system's approach. I have found that there is no one size fits all theory/model and that is why I incorporate multiple theories/models. I utilize a behavioral model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Transgenerational model depending on what the client's needs are. I also subscribe to consistent and frequent trainings to keep up to date on the latest empirical data to improve my skills and practices as a therapist. Together we can find the balance needed to address your mental health needs.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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

Michael was a very good fit for me.

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 7 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Michael. He is very thoughtful, meaning he truly processes what I say and asks thought provoking questions. I’ve never had a therapist this responsive and invested in my progress. I am very appreciative for the support and compassion he’s shown me through some relatively difficult times in my life.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, coping with life changes, coaching, and family conflicts

Michael is a caring and considerate therapist. He works to really understand me and what I’m going through and gives homework that is quick and practical. I’m an over full time student and quick is all I can afford. Very helpful.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He has been nothing but the best!

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I think Michael is amazing (didn’t mean to but disagree for any of my review questions). He’s fantastic and feels much more genuine about caring.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michael, is a very thoughtful and engaging therapist. I appreciated his gentle and thoughtful approach to my therapy. He asked great questions and helped me look at things in a new way which have given me more emotional resilience to deal with stress from work. He showed me a path to get over addictions and replace them with healthy habits. Most of all he helped my relationship with my partner.

Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes