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Michael Tidstrand, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am fully qualified to work with individuals suffering from a variety of mental health issues. I have personally witnessed so many hardships with past clients as well as members of my own family. As such, the ideal client should come to me with the expectation that they will be heard and understood and never made to feel judged, pathologized, or humiliated. In my experience, the service that clients need most is to have a completely safe space to talk about painful thoughts and feelings because sometimes even the people closest to them cannot provide that. Creating that space is my specialty. I officially just became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and I had received my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Above all, I prioritize the skills of active listening, curiosity, tracking, reflecting, and challenging my clients with open-ended questions in order to help them recognize the deepest reasons for their presenting problems. I also use mindfulness and cognitive-behavior therapy to demonstrate the connections between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I look forward to helping you begin your personal journey of healing and self-discovery!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD

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Michael is a very caring and attentive therapist. I’m truly grateful for his support.

Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue


Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I am so glad. Going on two years of time with him, has absolutely been support when I’m feeling great and when I need help.

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 year and 6 months

I feel incredibly comfortable talking with Michael. He has truly created a safe space for me to explore all issues coming up. I am very grateful to have connected with him - he provides super valuable insight and I always feel he genuinely cares, which has been difficult for me to find with previous therapists. Thank you Michael for your support and wisdom!

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Not talked much I have a a busy traveling life style
But so far very help ful with support
And checking in
It'sy fault I have not used Michael enough

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael listens to everything I say and honestly has helped me change my life. He's a very good listener.

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes