Michael Ridgway, Licensed Professional Counselor in California

Michael Ridgway, LPCC

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A former computer programmer, I'm a therapist working primarily with adults and teens who come seeking support for difficult emotional issues.

You are probably here because something has happened in life that has lead you to seek out support or guidance from a professional. Life can get complicated and there is no handbook on how to handle things like depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship problems. It is important to know two things: you are not alone and there are always hidden lessons in the most difficult moments of our lives. I specialize in teaching skills to help individuals or families with teens manage stress and achieve balance in their life together.
My work is informed by primarily Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (M-CBT), family systems, motivational interviewing and collaborative brief therapy. I believe that our previous experiences can affect our current functioning but do not necessarily define who we are or become.
Whether you’ve been in therapy before, or this will be your first time; it is important to feel safe and comfortable enough to talk about things that are causing distress to yourself, or to your family. Allow me to join you on this journey of self-exploration, empowerment and change, as you begin creating new habits on your new wellness journey.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • People With Disabilities
  • Single Parents

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity
  • Spiritual But Not Religious

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$140.00 - $165.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
3
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
5977
California
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
San Jose State University
M.S.; Counselor Education
2013