Travis Michaels

Psychotherapist

Emotional and mental health can be both a gift and a challenge. It is at this crossroads where we will do our best work together. While being person-centered and strength-based, I am first and foremost change-and-results focused. Being able to discuss life is the first part but being able to tackle life is the second part. Here is where our work begins. Together we will figure out what it is you want to work on and achieve the most, and what is getting in the way of your success. 

My work with past clients ranges from working through depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, anger, sexual orientation and gender stereotypes, pregnancy, panic, and bipolar depression. I work really well with clients who want to not only discuss changes but make changes.

Together we will figure out how to make your journey as personal and enjoyable as possible. Being individually supported, challenged and empowered to move forward can create motivation and ultimately increase the positivity within daily life. Together we will cultivate a safe space where we can achieve all of these.

Along with a safe and you-focused environment, I provide evidence-based theories and therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Person Centered (PC), Feminism Theory (FT), Adlerian and Family Therapy (AFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), with a heavy emphasis of Psychoeducation in all sessions. 

I have worked in the field of human services, psychology, and therapy, since 2011, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from National University in San Diego, California in 2015. I received my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2020, and have been a member of the American Counseling Association since 2018. 

Most recently I presented my Master’s research on LGBT Intimate Partner Violence: Counselor Cultural Competency at the Wisconsin Counseling Association Conference in Madison, Wisconsin (2019), as well as a researched seminar, The Foundation of Emotions and Feelings.