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About Michael Klinkner Counseling

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Michael Klinkner


Board Certified PTSD Clinician

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Child and Teen Mental Health Expert

Parent Education Authority

Family Mental Health Issues Speaker

Michael Klinkner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He completed his Master of Social Work Degree at West Virginia University after completing his Bachelor's degree at Washington and Jefferson College, and is a professor at Arizona State University for the past 10 years. Michael has received specialty training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Neurolinguistic Programming. Michael is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Michael provides individual, group, and family therapy to children (8+), adolescents, and adults. He specializes in treating a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD. Michael has been dedicated to helping people find balance and improve well-being for over 25 years.

In addition to providing outpatient services, Michael has been a speaker at a number of schools in the Phoenix Metro area and throughout the nation. He has spoken to parents, students, educators, administrators and school safety officers on a variety of subjects including:

- identifying and intervening on mental health issues

- parent roles in the their child's education

- effective parenting strategies

- anxiety and depression

- self-harm and suicidality

- drug and alcohol use

- helping students effectively transition to higher levels of learning

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