Mike Mihalas, LCSW offers individual psychotherapy to adults and teens. He is focused on promoting mental wellness and treating the conditions that contribute to ones present day problems and dissatisfaction. Mike Mihalas has been a practicing therapist since 2011 and received his graduate degree from the University of Southern California's school of social work. He has trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive hehavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and completed two years of supervised training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. Please visit the resources page for more information about Mike's approach and frequently asked questions. The blog page will include tools, psychologically related articles, and Mike's personal writing.
**Currently closed to new clients**
We will focus on increasing self understanding, managing upsetting or difficult thoughts and emotions, and exploring what is observable on a surface level as well as what may be happening unconsciously that perpetuates unwanted patterns, self-sabotage or troubling issues. This approach to therapy is helpful for individuals looking to develop a greater sense of self or for those who have had therapy before and are looking for more depth.
I often help people with the following goals: symptom relief, improved insight, greater personal agency, a strong and cohesive sense of self, higher self-esteem, recognizing and handling emotions, freedom to feel pleasure and serenity, and a capacity for love, work, and mature dependence.
You can expect to speak freely without being told what to do or be given advice. Sessions are 45 minutes long and you will determine the pace and depth of our conversation. Please note that my dog Luke attends sessions.
Services are individualized to meet your specific needs. I offer the following:
Individual therapy for adults
Individual therapy for high school teens (15+)
Family therapy with a child present
In network: Aetna, Anthem, BlueCross, BlueShield, Bridgespan, PacificSource, Reliant, and Regence
Out-of-network: Providence, Optum, and other insurers
Out of Pocket Sliding Scale Fee:
$100-$140 / 45 minutes
Low Cost Psychoanalytic Therapy
I reserve space in my private practice at a significantly reduced rate for individuals that want psychoanalytic psychotherapy (2x per week), but would otherwise not have the opportunity due to financial constraints. Please email or call for details.