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Michael Tiede, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Master’s level psychologist (MA, LP) with over 26 years of experience helping individuals of all ages navigate challenges and improve their emotional well-being. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, and I design my therapeutic techniques to suit each client's unique needs.

- Skilled in working with adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, stress, and major life changes. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to explore their feelings and develop effective coping strategies.
- Extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and parents, addressing a range of issues including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, ADHD, and peer relationship difficulties.
- Proficient in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum, particularly those struggling with anxiety and depression. I understand the complexities of autism-related challenges and work collaboratively to improve overall well-being.

Evidence-Based Modalities:
- Exposure Response Prevention: I utilize this technique to help clients gradually confront their fears and anxieties in a controlled manner, leading to reduced distress and increased resilience.
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): By identifying and challenging negative thought patterns, I assist clients in transforming their behaviors and emotions, fostering positive change.
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT): I guide clients in embracing their emotions and values while developing mindfulness and acceptance skills to manage distress.
- Solution-Focused: Through goal-oriented conversations, I help clients identify strengths and practical solutions to their challenges, promoting a sense of empowerment and accomplishment.
- Experience in Christian Counseling: In addition to my expertise in evidence-based modalities, I am well-versed in integrating Christian principles into therapy for those who seek a faith-based approach. I have supported individuals and families in aligning their spiritual beliefs with their mental and emotional well-being, while fostering a holistic sense of healing and purpose. Whether you're looking to explore your faith in the context of therapy or simply integrate your spiritual values into our sessions, I am here to provide guidance and support every step of the way.

I believe that a warm and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where clients feel heard and understood is essential for growth and well-being. My integrative approach draws from various therapeutic modalities, allowing me to design treatment plans that suit each individual's unique needs. Taking the first step towards healing is commendable, and I am here to support you on your journey to a happier and healthier life. Together, we will work towards building a foundation that will contribute to lasting emotional growth and well-being.

Experience and Education:
Mayo Clinic, Department of Psychology – 24 years;
Compassion Counseling Center – Supervisor at this Christian Lay Counseling Center—10 years
Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Marys University of Minnesota;
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from South Dakota State University.

Professional experience

26yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MN Psychologist LP3694


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

He is very good at asking the right questions to get you to look at things in a different light and helps you tackle ways to work through what you are going through in ways you may not have thought of before.
He is an amazing listener and has helpped me out tremendously.

Written on Feb 16, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michael was a great therapist and really helped me through a very difficult time. He listens intently and offers great advice but also knows when to sit back and just let his clients speak! I would highly recommend him!

Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I could tell from the very beginning he genuinely cares. I would 100% recommend him to anyone. Thank you for caring.

Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Very supportive and open to listening to whatever I need to say!

Written on Oct 06, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michael is very responsive and works with me to schedule my appointments, even if they do not work for his times that are open. He listens to my concerns and gives additional resources to help me with what I need or that we discussed in our sessions. I like how he guides me to find the answers myself instead of just giving me the answers. He is teaching me the tools that I need instead of telling them to me. Would highly recommend Michael.

Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd