About Me

I am a Licensed professional counselor with about 5 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. I have experience helping people process the effects of past Trauma, and helping people better understand and cope with their disruptive mood symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

My style as a counselor is encouraging and supportive, I encourage self-reflection and self-acceptance to help people find greater purpose and meaning in their lives. I believe that through respect and understanding people can be empowered to find grow from their challenges and break old habits while becoming a more authentic person. I use a Acceptance and Commitment model of Cognitive behavior treatment that focus on both self-acceptance and acknowledging the realities of the world with out being limited by them. I use an existential perspective while letting you direct the focus of our efforts to make progress.

The road to a meaningful, happier, and more fulfilling life begins with small but significant steps, seeking help is the beginning of that road with infinite possibilities,

I look forward to speaking with you, and supporting you on that journey to a happier and meaningful life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AZ LPC 17485


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Neal Reiersen. 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 by T.R. on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 5 months on issues concerning anger management

This has been a good experience

Written by B.R. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Neal for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It’s great gore he woo challenge me in my thinking, agree with my feelings but also give insight with a different view point!

Written by E.D. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Very nice guy, easy to chat too

Written by E.R. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Neal is insightful and supportive. He’s helped me when I’ve needed to see things from a unbiased perspective. He also encourages me to dig a little deeper for my own understandings.

Written by D.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Neal is someone who cares, and who takes the time to understand you and what you are experiencing. I had never been to any type of therapy before and was very nervous to take that step. Neal has “held my hand” through this process and made me feel safe and validated.

Written by A.L. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Neal is very easy to talk to.

Written by K.A. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

I truly wish I had done this sooner. Neal helped me break out of several toxic ways of thinking in the wake of my partner's death, and helped me fit into my new relationship. I couldn't have asked for a better counselor.

Written by G.A. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and lgbt

Neal is an intuitive, insightful counselor and can really peel back the layers on you and your problems. I noticed an improvement in my moods, my empathy and a reduction of self-destructive behaviors. Hoping to continue with him after i return to better help!

Written by J.U. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

While I was only able to meet with Neal for a few sessions I found his approach and counseling very useful. I really saw a shift within my perspective and how I approached situations with honesty and acceptance. I for sure will be carrying these skills onward.

Written by R.O. on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Neal Reiersen is an amazing counselor. He listens, he learns your way of thinking so quickly and knows exactly what to ask and what to say. Neal helped my overcome my doubts and fears not only in myself but in my relationships as well. He’s very understanding and I feel no judgment whatsoever during the time I had with Neal. I hope to return to BetterHelp soon and I hope to have him as my counselor once more. Thank you so much Neal for everything you do. We appreciate you.

Written by D.A. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Very helpful. I wish I could have done this when I was younger.

Written by E.L. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've been working with Neal for a few months now and I am happy with the quality of change I've been able to make thus far. He has helped me reflect and grow in new ways and provided additional resources to help me along the way. Overall recommend.

Written by T.E. on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Neal Reierson is kind, understanding and sets up goals after each session. It's a very straightforward and effective approach. I was really stuck in negative/fearful thought patterns that prevented me from pursuing my goals and Neal helped me find ways to clear a path forward.

Written by S.U. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 1 month

After years of struggling with anxiety and depression, this was my first time with this kind of therapy. I was nervous and skeptical.

In a surprisingly short time, Neal and the Betterhelp platform have helped me achieve tangible, practical, life improving goals. I was relieved that I could choose to have my sessions via text, phone, or video. Neal is very easy to talk with. The opposite of what I feared. I already feel better than I did when I started this journey. I’m not done yet, and I feel optimistic about my future. Why did so wait so long?

Written by A.S. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am so incredibly thankful for getting matched to Neil during this very trying time. I have been to a lot of therapists and feel like for the first time I found someone who I felt was helpful enough to stick with for a longer period than I have before.
He’s really kind and humble, but so wise and good at being able to help me see why I’m feeling a certain way and helping me work it out. I also feel like that I can be open if something doesn’t sit right with me or if I’d like to go in a different direction. I always feel very heard and respected.
And I also feel confident that if I have wrong thinking, he will help me to realize it in the best way possible.
I feel like every single therapy session I have been having several big “lightbulb moments” and I’m always taking notes since the information is so helpful.
He’s really good at what he does.

Written by C.O. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Neal has been wonderful in my counseling so far. He is extremely supportive and finds different ways to relate things specifically to me. He listens to all my concerns and reassures me about my feelings.

Written by B.R. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Neal for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Neal is the man! So happy I have started down this path and look forward to the future!

Written by J.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Neal for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Neal is great. He is nonjudgmental and checks in without making me feel obligated or bad if I haven’t engaged much, being that life has been
hectic lately. He offers insights, notices things (that I didn’t even notice myself), and asks questions that have been useful in my journey toward a better me.

Work with me!