Hello and welcome! My name is Mikael and I’m so glad that you’re here considering therapy.
Maybe you have a sense of what’s bothering you, or like many others, maybe you don’t. My clients often report feeling a sense of general unease without really understanding why. For some, this feeling is more of a whisper, haunting them quietly as they make it through yet another day. For others, the feeling is unbearably loud, sometimes to the point where it’s hard or even impossible to get out of bed in the morning. Maybe you feel similarly. Perhaps your romantic relationships or friendships aren’t as satisfying as you’d like them to be, or maybe you’re at your wits’ end with certain family members or coworkers. Maybe there are parts of yourself that you dislike or even despise. Perhaps you just want to be able to enjoy yourself again, even just the little things. Depression, anxiety, fear, emptiness…these feelings can build on each other and rob you of an otherwise good and enjoyable life. Like most people, you probably want to feel some sense of hope that things can be different. I believe that they can be different.
A little bit about myself: I grew up in Sweden, hence why my name is spelled a little differently. I enjoy music, coffee, reading, all things nature, good food, and spending time with my family. I graduated with a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, and I have over 6 years of post-graduate clinical experience working for well-known medical centers and also private practice. As for my treatment approach, my goal is to first and foremost provide you with a safe space to talk about anything you want. If you’ve never been to therapy before, I think you’ll find much relief in simply having an unbiased person with whom you can share anything you’d like. Together, we will do everything from addressing and solving the more obvious concerns in your life, to diving deeper and discovering the more hidden sources of your pain. Regardless of how deep you want to go, we will make progress. If even a small part of you is curious to see how things could be different, I truly hope we get the chance to work together.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 64362
VA LCSW 0904014348
They are really helpful and listen well to me
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Mikael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Mikael has helped me improve my life tremendously. He listens, he's empathetic, and helps me work through my situations. He is very knowledgeable and a true professional.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Mikael for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
Mikael is a wonderful therapist. I really appreciate his input and support. Therapy with Mikael has really helped me progress toward my mental wellness goals.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Mikael for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem
It's been a rough journey but Mikael had been by my side for a year and half almost. Slowly, turning over stones and going places I don't like but it's part of the process. I appreciate everything he helped me with.
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Mikael for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Prompt, passionate, and informative. Mikael goes far above and beyond.
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Mikael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I appreciate working with Mikael, and I'll be sure to find him when I come back!
Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Mikael for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues