Michael Anderson

LICSW

About Me

So, I’ve been around the block. Twenty-five years in blue collar/ heavy industry working as a millwright. Going through the process of understanding myself around issues around of depression, anxiety, addiction, failed relationships, dissatisfaction with my place in life. Frustration with not living up to my potential, often not realizing my potential, and too often on the path of desperation.
The journey has taken me to my current situation. I am a Masters level Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a life time of experience in that process of becoming. Learning the tools of understanding and building a stronger foundation of personal growth! I am also a professional singer & photographer, part of my emerging creative potential.
I believe we all have a gift. As Picasso stated: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”.
My passion is guiding others toward that same journey of continued self-discover: working through the impasses, the resistance to personal growth.

I have many tools in my toolbox:
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
With a focus on mindfulness
• Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Working through programmed patterns of thoughts, feelings, beliefs & behaviors that develop into a recurring cycle.
• Anger Management
• Trauma-informed Therapy
Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
• Somatic-focused Therapy.

Specialties
Mindfulness
• Spirituality
• Stress, Anxiety
• Self esteem
• Depression
• Coping with life changes
• Sports & Performance

If this is a direction you want to go then I believe we can go on that journey together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN LICSW 22391


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Anderson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Michael has been a great fit for myself and my partner. He was very quick to understand the challenges in our relationship and help us to recognize where the breakdown of communication was stemming from. My partner and I are confident that with continued sessions, we will be able to maintain a successful relationship.

Work with me!