I became a psychotherapist by accident. I originally wanted to be a musician, but I sustained an injury while in music school that prevented me from completing my performance degree. Instead I began to do volunteer work and took internships at various organizations in the Twin Cities area. I started working with people experiencing severe life problems: Trauma, homelessness, addiction, suicidality, criminal background, HIV, and others. This became a new career for me. I take being a therapist very seriously, and consider it an honor and privilege to help people. I am also a practicing Roman Catholic with a Masters Degree in Theology. I was raised non-religious and had a conversion experience in college which led me through several years in Evangelical Churches before finally becoming Roman Catholic. I am happy to offer Christian-based counseling if you ask me for it.
While I adjust my style according to what particular problems a person is experiencing, there are some things about my style that are consistent regardless of who I work with. I challenging people to grow and make concrete changes in thinking, behavior, and choices, to get out of their comfort zones, and to be active, invested players in their growth and healing process. I try to provide structure and information for someone to maximize their own self-healing efforts. I usually do this by giving people assignments after they leave a session.
I have been described by my clients as "brass tacks." I am open, honest, and direct with my clients about my recommendations. I ask for direct feedback in return which helps me provide the best services I can.
Most of my work with families has been related to issues of addiction, anger problems, abuse, and trauma. I am also very comfortable helping people with communication and intimacy problems - learning to understand their roles in their marriages and families better.
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #7152-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
LPCC #1898 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
Mitch is very attentive and passionate about really trying to help us. Working with him has made a huge difference!
My partner and I feel with just a few sessions with Mitch he has already helped us out. And we are very pleased having Mitch there to help us better our selves