Michael Vidana, MS, Psychotherapist
Michael gets the most important things to discuss are often the hardest to say. Making that first call for therapy is difficult. Asking for additional help can take a fair amount of courage and commitment. Michael understands that there are times in everyone’s lives where they may be distressed and want to try and change the way things are currently going for the better. Personally, he recognizes that who we are and where our skills level is an ongoing process. When he dove into learning how to play the guitar, it was difficult. He doubted himself because where he wanted to “be” felt so far away. He has recognized that it’s not about where you are going, it’s about the journey.
As such, he identifies the significance of upholding a working alliance, so that the client’s strengths, needs, and abilities are integrated in all aspects of therapy. Michael believes that it is important that both the goals and direction of therapy are collaboratively decided between client and therapist, so that client concerns can be addressed in a truly meaningful and respectful way. Michael aims to meet your resolve with his own in helping you reach whatever goal you wish to strive towards. He specializes in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
Michael has a degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin: River Falls and received his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. During his time in the south, he received invaluable experiences working alongside adolescents, teens, adults and couples in achieving positive change. He is currently a Mental Health Practitioner pursuing licensure to be a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He is receiving supervision from Rebekah Brandvold, MA, LMFT.
Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)
MAMFT 2019 Annual Conference – Clinical Interventions to Help Heal Attachment Wounds – 9/12/2019
Presenter: Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.
The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Clinical and Forensic Studies – 12/20/2019
Presenter: Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP