Michael Stample

LMFT

About me

Having been active as a therapist since the 90s, both in private practice and on staff with Kaiser Permanente for 13 years, I sometimes imagine I've seen "everything." Fortunately, the next person I see will often prove me wrong. The areas of my major experience and competence include Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar); Anxiety in all its forms; OCD; Chronic pain management; Anger management, Sexual concerns, including LGBTQ and transgender problems; couples and families; and others.

I'm a PhD in Marital & Family therapy (1997), and my background includes career responsibilities in the advertising/marketing fields, studies in philosophy and anthropology at U.C. Berkeley, and early training for the Orthodox Jewish Rabbinate,

I am of course well acquainted with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in all its current incarnations, Motivational Interviewing, as well as psychodynamic therapy, Jungian therapy, and the careful application of good sense.

Feel free to contact me on this site to discuss working together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 34008


Reviews

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

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Excellent therapist who is quick to understand underlying issues, challenges and engages, humorous and insightful, makes you feel like you’re talking to a friend. Highly recommend

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

A very wise and learned man! Deeply empathetic, insightful, unhurried, and very, very helpful.

Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Michael is a great listener. He is kind and has helped me work through my stuff

Written on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael was very easy to talk to and helped me to get to the bottom of some of my issues. He was quick to respond with messages and was respectful of my time.

Written on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Has been helpful

Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Mike is very understanding and gentle. He's a good listener, and helps me reflect on some of the issues that I've been dealing with.

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

In the future, when I choose a counselor, I will demand one who can identify Ignatz Ratskywatsky and André Gide without Googling them.

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

He’s a great therapist!

Written on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning grief

Michael Stample is very easy to talk to and he knew that's just what I needed.

Written on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Michael is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He has a great understanding of complex issues and has a way of being able to break things down into smaller more digestible and actionable pieces.

Work with me!