Travis Michaels

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mental health is a journey, not a destination. With over 13 years of experience, I’m here as a compassionate and understanding therapist, dedicated to fostering your positive change. Together, you and I will navigate challenges, uncover your strengths, and work towards personal growth. I tailor evidence-based techniques to your specific needs, offering a safe and non-judgmental space for our discussions. Let's embark on this path towards healing and self-discovery, towards a more fulfilling life. I deeply value diversity and approach our sessions with cultural sensitivity, embracing the unique essence of each individual. Your decision to seek therapy is admirable, and I feel truly honored to support you very step of the way.

I work with both individuals and couples. I have experience assisting clients in addressing a wide spectrum of challenges, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, anger, emotional distress, life changes, sexual orientation and

gender challenges and stereotypes, pregnancy, endometriosis, panic disorders, ADHD, Autism, and bipolar depression. I excel in collaborating with clients who are not only open to discussing change but are also committed to actively making positive changes in their lives. In addition to creating a secure and client-centered space, I integrate evidence-based approaches and therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Person

Centered (PC), Feminist Theory (FT), Reality and Choice Theory, Existential Therapy, Adlerian and Family Therapy (AFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). Moreover, I prioritize the incorporation of Psychoeducation throughout our sessions.


•Ph.D. Student, Counselor Supervision and Education (Present; Walden University, Minneapolis, MN)

•Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling (2020; Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI)

•Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2016; National University, San Diego, CA)


•Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC; Minnesota)

•American Counseling Association (ACA; 2018 to Present)

•National Certified Counselor (NCC) Applicant


•Master’s Research | Viterbo University (2020)

LGBT Intimate Partner Violence: Counselor Cultural Competency

(Reviewed and Supported by IRB: Institutional Review Board)

•Wisconsin Counseling Association (WCA) Seminar (2019)

Seminar Presenter: “Emotions and Feelings”

•Wisconsin Counseling Association (WCA) (2019)

Research Presenter: LGBT Intimate Partner Violence

•Lifespan Counseling | Viterbo University (2019)

Presenter: “The Foundations of Emotions and Feelings”