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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

4yrs in practice

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

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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

He is so thoughtful and intentional. Really caters our sessions around my needs and is really patient and non-judge mental if I have work conflicts or have to cancel last minute. Has it really developed a wonderful therapeutic relationship. I initially came to him under significant stress and needed support working through a hard time. And even though that moment has passed and I’m feeling really good at the time I still want to keep this relationship going. I value the insight he offers

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 10 months

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

Very thankful for Michael

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Michael is absolutely fantastic. He listens, provides valuable advice, and is able to provide useful tools to combat everyday personal issues. Michael is extremely friendly and welcoming. You feel like you could talk to him for hours on end. Additionally, Michael actively checks in to make sure everything is going ok from week to week, chiming in with additional advice and thoughts. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone considering using BetterHelp.

Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Michael is great he always make me challenge myself and gives me a positive re enforcement. He also replies on a timely matter and makes me feel comfortable and it’s easy to open up to him.

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes