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Michaela Arellano, MPS, LPCC, LADC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Michaela joined the clinic in 2019 and is located at the Golden Valley officeShe offers services to individual adults, adolescents, couples and families, and can offer sessions in Spanish to spanish-speaking clients. She has experience working with mental health as well as co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency disorders and treats a variety of presenting problems including:  substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma-based disorders, complex trauma, and bipolar disorders.  Michaela approaches her work with a trauma-informed lens and is trained in Level 1 and Level 2 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Re-Processing) for trauma.   She aims to remain current on behavioral sciences research and practices evidence-based care.  Michaela is passionate about teaching clients concepts of self-compassion and mindful self-awareness. She bases her therapeutic relationship on the concept of unconditional positive regard: accepting and supporting clients as they are. She recognizes that what a person needs from session to session may vary. She is ready to provide clients with therapeutic interventions ranging from a judgment-free space to talk, to concrete coping skills, and everything in between.


Michaela graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Professional

Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health, both from the University of Minnesota.  Prior to entering private practice, Michaela has worked with clients on a range of mental health issues at various stages, from early diagnosis to long-term maintenance.  She has worked at various levels of care, including adult foster care; intensive outpatient treatment programs; residential treatment programs; and inpatient mental health units.  She is also proficient in Spanish.

Michaela currently has a waiting list for new clients.  Please contact her directly.

Michaela's direct phone number: 612-314-6156.

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