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Micah Caldwell LCPC, LPCC

He / Him / His

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Micah Caldwell Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Central Time

MondayClosed
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

My personality has a significant impact on my approach to therapy. I have often been described as a calm and easy-going person by others. I believe that my innate calmness allows me to build strong connections with my clients, creating a safe and comfortable space for them to share their thoughts and emotions openly. My hope is that my calming presence helps clients feel at ease during our sessions, allowing them to feel more in control of their own issues and experiences. I think it is incredibly important to fostering an environment of trust and understanding, where clients can explore their challenges without fear of judgment or criticism. On top of that, my ability to remain composed and not get overwhelmed, even when faced with the most serious mental health issues and crises, enables me to provide steady and consistent support to my clients. With a clear mind and a focused perspective, I uncover the best possible solutions to their struggles so they can feel more in control and move towards a more fulfilling life.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My journey to becoming a therapist was driven by a combination of factors. My parents instilled in me the idea that it was a basic human responsibility to help others who are struggling or who are neglected in our community. As such, I feel it is almost a calling to serve others. My fascination with how the human mind works and my love of hearing others' stories made becoming a therapist a natural path, though it was not necessarily always that clear to me growing up. During my graduate training, I learned to effectively apply my knowledge and skills to therapy, which led to real-life changes in the clients I served. This experience solidified my passion for therapy and seeing positive transformations. I love witnessing change and being a part of that process. I'm grateful for the fulfillment I find in my work as a therapist. Knowing that I can make a difference in someone's life through my profession brings me immense satisfaction.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I generally apply a Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic approach to therapy, though I would describe my treatment approach as integrative. I attempt to tailor treatment to each individual by combining other evidence-based practices, including Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Narrative Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy, depending on the person or condition. Overall, I focus on encouraging client responsibility in therapy, building a productive relationship with you, creating a nurturing environment that is conducive to change, exploring past events and how they affect you today, analyzing underlying belief systems and how they impact functioning or become roadblocks to change, and implementing specific emotional, cognitive, and behavioral techniques that are designed to help you reach your specific goals.

Identity

Gender

Cisgender

Ethnicity

White

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Other Identities

Living with ADHD, Millennial

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Addiction

College & graduate student issues

Men's health

General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

In-Network Insurance

Anthem

Blue Shield of California

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Optum

Fees

First Session$255
Individual Therapy$205

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Strength Based Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Eclectic Therapy

Licensure

  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 180.013357
  • California, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, 5913

Education

Marquette University, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addictions Counseling, 2013

Work History

Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working in diverse settings, supporting a wide range of clients facing various challenges. Initially, I focused on assisting individuals struggling with substance dependence in both residential and outpatient environments. My goal was to help them break free from addiction and regain control over their lives. As I gained experience and recognition for my expertise, I took on a new role, working with the unhoused population and recently incarcerated individuals who were also dealing with serious mental illnesses. I served as the director of the program, overseeing day-to-day operations to ensure the best possible care for our clients. While I found fulfillment in my directorial role, I missed the direct clinical work that I had been trained for. As a result, I transitioned to a supervisor position in a clinic dedicated to serving unaccompanied children and adolescents who had recently arrived in the United States seeking asylum. I developed a profound passion for this line of work, supporting young individuals during a critical period in their lives. Despite my enjoyment of this role, I yearned for a smaller and more intimate setting where I could engage in regular therapy with a consistent caseload. This desire led me to a smaller clinic, where I had the privilege of treating undergraduate and graduate students. This experience allowed me to cultivate a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by students and provided an opportunity to contribute to their personal and academic growth. Recently, I decided to start my own practice. This was inspired by my move out of state and by my desire to have more control over my schedule so that I can spend time with my family. I feel that being an example of someone who prioritizes their mental health and life-work balance is part of what makes me an effective therapist. Throughout my journey, I have developed a strong foundation in addiction recovery, mental health support, and guiding young individuals towards brighter futures. My diverse experiences have equipped me with the skills and empathy needed to provide effective and compassionate care to those I serve.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Micah Caldwell, LCPC, LPCC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Micah Caldwell, LCPC, LPCC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Micah Caldwell accepting new clients?

Yes, Micah Caldwell is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois and California.

Does Micah Caldwell accept insurance?

Yes, Micah Caldwell accepts insurance, including Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Shield of California, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Micah Caldwell offer?

Micah Caldwell offers therapy for individuals.

Does Micah Caldwell offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois and California can book Micah Caldwell for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Micah Caldwell offer online therapy?

Yes, Micah Caldwell offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois and California.

How quickly can I see Micah Caldwell?

Micah Caldwell typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Micah Caldwell speak?

Micah Caldwell conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Micah Caldwell online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Micah Caldwell online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.