Get to Know Your Therapist
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 13 years of experience supporting folks across of variety of outpatient, residential, and private settings. My career began at a treatment program in southern Utah where I discovered first-hand how the right kind of assessment and support can lead people to incredible moments of self-discovery. Since then, I have helped people understand more about how their experiences, and beliefs about those experiences, have shaped who they are today.
My typical clients are adults who are navigating life transitions; school or career problems; relationship and attachment issues (including those with consensual non-monogamy and polyamory); gender, sexuality, and other identity issues; trauma; family conflict; personality disorders; depression and anxiety; and/or grief and loss.
I strive to be inclusive and open with all of my clients, believing that the therapeutic relationship is paramount to all other aspects of the work. You are the expert on your life, and my job is to help you frame your experiences in such a context while also identifying new ways of approaching challenges. We will work together to unearth core beliefs about yourself and bring awareness to how those influence your daily interactions and behaviors.
I am also trained to provide EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) for folks dealing with trauma. This is a proven method to reduce the distress associated with traumatic memories (and other anxieties), especially where traditional talk therapy has been unsuccessful.
Seeking support is a huge act of courage, and an investment in your well-being. If you choose to work with me, I am committed to holding space so you can feel safe(r) looking inwards and revealing your most authentic self. If you feel like we would be a good fit, I invite you to reach out to schedule an initial appointment!
At present, I can only offer telehealth appointments. I am an out-of-pocket provider, but am in the process of getting paneled with Medicaid. I am always happy to provide clients and their families with superbills that they can use to attempt to get out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance providers.
Michael C. Bergeron
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor