Micah Carlson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Micah Carlson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 101756
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I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • MHNet
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
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  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
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Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Pleasanton, California 94566
Modesto, California 95358

My Approach to Helping

Do you find yourself regretting the past or worrying about the future? Do your thoughts and emotions make you feel stuck? Is it hard to live in the moment? If yes, then know you are in the right place in that you are seeking therapy. Know that it is not unusual to feel trapped by our thoughts and emotions. For some, this cannot be easy to overcome. Some of us hold onto old ideas and continue to use old patterns and behaviors to survive each day. We do this because 1.) we are creatures of habit, and 2.) these patterns, thoughts, and emotions served us as coping strategies for many years, and the reason you feel stuck is that these strategies are no longer working. Therefore, it becomes imperative to work on yourself, build a trusting relationship with someone who can help, and learn new ways to cope with life. With your hard work and commitment, I can assist you in reaching these goals.

As a Licenced Clinical Social Worker, I create treatment goals based on your input. I am here to help you meet each of your unique needs. I am a strength-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed therapist. I offer a non-judgmental approach to therapy built on empathic listening, authentic feedback, and guided by evidence-based techniques. My background is in forensic mental health, and I have extensive experience working with all types of mental disorders, from mild to severe. I specialize in depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, as well as addictions and personality issues. I primarily work with late teens, college-aged, and adults, but I am always willing to provide a free 15 minute consult to see if I can be a match for anyone. Please, don't hesitate to get in touch with me for a free phone consultation.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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