You are probably here because something has happened in life that has lead you to seek out support or guidance from a professional. Life can get complicated and there is no handbook on how to handle things like depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship problems. It is important to know two things: you are not alone and there are always hidden lessons in the most difficult moments of our lives. I specialize in teaching skills to help individuals or families with teens manage stress and achieve balance in their life together.
My work is informed by primarily Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (M-CBT), family systems, motivational interviewing and collaborative brief therapy. I believe that our previous experiences can affect our current functioning but do not necessarily define who we are or become.
Whether you’ve been in therapy before, or this will be your first time; it is important to feel safe and comfortable enough to talk about things that are causing distress to yourself, or to your family. Allow me to join you on this journey of self-exploration, empowerment and change, as you begin creating new habits on your new wellness journey.
Michael W. Ridgway
“I'm a therapist working primarily with adults and teens who come seeking support for difficult emotional issues.”
- Cost per Session: $165 - $200
- Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Out of Network
I do not work directly with insurance companies, however, I am contracted with Concern as a part of their Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Email me or call (408) 617-9814 with questions.
- Years in Practice: 9 Years
- License: California / 5977
- School: San Jose State University
- Year Graduated: 2013
Former IT Professional embracing a 2nd career as a therapist who understands the rewards and challenges of living in the SF Bay Area.
- Degree: The Episcopal School for Deacons, Berkeley, CA / BS, Theologicial Studies
- Year graduated: 2008
- Degree: Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA / BS, Strategic Management
- Year graduated: 1994
- Anger Management
- Career Counseling
- Coping Skills
- Dual Diagnosis
- Life Transitions
- Men's Issues
- Peer Relationships
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Teen Issues: Social Issues, Academic Problems
- Personality Disorders
Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
- Body Positivity
- Single Mother
Types of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- Structural Family Therapy
Michael W. Ridgway