Mike Haggar

My role as a therapist is to support you in feeling more empowered in your life, that journey can look different for each individual client -as it is always centered on your experience and goals for therapy. I enjoy supporting clients in exploring their life’s journeys without judgment; reflecting on their patterns, their values, and seeking new insights. It is important to me to bring curiosity and creativity into sessions, so I will often use humor, visuals, music, poetry, games, manipulatives (and even toys) to clarify or explore issues with clients -and I hope that you would feel comfortable to do so as well.

I enjoy working with clients of all backgrounds. I have experience working with adolescents and their families, immigrants and refugees, couples, LGBTQ youth and adults, neuro-diverse clients, folks experiencing grief, trauma, and attachment issues, as well as life-stage issues such as transitions in jobs, or shifting relationship dynamics.

Whether you are looking for short-term therapy focused on a specific issue, or longer-term exploration and support, I’m here for it. I can adapt a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs, including Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment, Systemic Therapy, mindfulness, DBT, somatic, and Solutions Focused approaches to support you in exploring difficulties and creating solutions.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and our families, playing board games, taking long walks in the cities or in state parks, painting, writing poetry and science fiction, studying spirituality, history, culture, and traveling internationally.

SPECIALTIES

Depression

Anxiety

Transitions / Life Changes

Trauma-Informed Care

Parenting Challenges and Family Issues

Adolescents

Adults

Gender and Sexuality

Relationships

education

MSW – Augsburg University

B.A. – University of Minnesota, Morris

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

  • Provider is working on post-masters’ hours and is under supervision.

Headway Emotional Health: Adolescent Day Treatment

Families, Adolescents, and Children’s Therapy Services (FACTS): Systemic Family Therapist

Walk-in Counseling Center: Practicum

Classroom Teacher (7-12 grades)

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

resources

Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout