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Ratings Comments


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Dr. Emerson


"The journey belongs to you and you are the one with power to take it where it needs to be; not Dr. Emerson's exact words although close. Hope is shows the personal, human, knowledgeable, spiritual, well rounded in all aspects of therapy this man is. Guiding with you; as you need; when you need; within a safe environment that is inviting as you personally need it to be."


"Love the new website. Very informative."


"I'm very happy to find this page. I wanted to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!!"

Jasa S.

"I have been seeing Dr. Emerson for several months. His treatment has really helped my depression. I highly recommend him."


"I've know Dr. Mike for many years . He is a great friend to my husband and I . I love his input, advice, ect.. Thank you for being there for us."


"I called Mr. Emerson at a time when I felt lost and out of options. He is given me options and courage to deal with what can come my way. Thank you Mr. Emerson for giving more tools to better deal with what life can throw at me."

Claribel L.

"Everything was going well until one day my world fell apart and I could no longer cope with life. Choosing Dr. Emerson was the best decision I made. He taught me how to bring my anxiety level down and helped guide me through life altering events. I highly recommend Dr. Emerson."


"This man is a fantastic man. Dr M seems to be able to solve any problem! He has helped me a lot.


"If you have the opportunity to meet and learn from Dr. Emerson, please do not pass up such a valuable experience. Words cannot express my gratitude to Dr. Emerson. I am most grateful for his help working through issues from an abusive relationship and learning to trust again. I am learning to trust my inner self and to realize I have the confidence to continue to grow and move on from some difficult situations. Thank you Dr. Emerson, you are truly a good man."


"I had spent most of my life having major problems with my behavior and actions and trying to understand the reason for them with no luck. I've always been plagued by anxiety and severe depression. Within a couple of sessions Dr. Emerson was able to help me learn things about myself that I never would have imagined. I have been seeing Dr. Emerson for about 7 months now, and in that time I have done a complete 180. He was able to help learn to take control of myself and easily keep it as well as deal with the stresses of life that helped lead me to making poor choices. While I still struggle with anxiety and depression, I'm now able to deal with it in a more healthy way. I highly recommend Dr.Emerson to anyone who feels they need help."


"Mike is really an amazing counselor, his approach is strong and comfortable. He makes you feel open and cared for. Yet he also gets to the bottom of things that you are generally unaware of. He takes time to listen and also makes sure he is providing you with everything you need before each session is over. He is an awesome guy and i am truly grateful to have found him."


Dr Emerson has taken me (and my brain) from confusion to clarity. He has given me tools and perspectives that have helped me immeasurably in my journey to, well, "me". Aside from being very personable, friendly, funny and kind, Dr Emerson is immensely knowledgeable and masterful at zeroing in on any dillemma's core target issue -- that thing that must be addressed; that thing (or those things) that will steer you to healthy resolution. I never felt like I was being coddled or simply appeased; I wasn't looking for a cheerleader. I wanted someone to help me sort out my life issuest, and help me to stay somewhat sane in the process :-). My mind, my brain, and my soul are all better for having met with him - thank you very much Dr E! (Mike)


"Back in 2012 my partner of 27 years past away suddenly from pancreatic cancer. I was devastated and thought that my life was over. Mike helped me find the strength to start over and begin to live again. He let me do the work and even though I am no longer a patient he keeps in touch. Need I say more?"

Zem H.

"Dr. Emerson has been a great source of encouragement and steadiness to me. He always speaks the truth and is consistent, two very important things in my search to find stability. He was a huge help to me during a time when I questioned everything about myself, I am now stronger and more confident. He has also been there as I faced a very difficult crisis in my life and was able to walk me through it without "losing myself" again. I am grateful for his faith and encouragement of my faith."


"Dr. Mike has been a great source of support and clarity during stressful times in my life. He has helped me learn strategies to break down an issue and understand what I feel and need to move forward. He's also made me laugh which in itself is healing."


"Dr. EMERSON has helped me deal with some very complex issues, including severe depression and anxities! I was diagnosed with a Neuro Cognitive disorder that is degenerative and has no cure! The prognoses was life changing including the end of a relationship, disability retirement, and dealing with emotions resulting from this health crisis! Dr. EMERSON has guided me through the challenges and helped me manage my stress and anxieties and provided me hope and confidence in facing my future!"


"I highly recommend Dr M for any counseling needs you may have. He has helped me and members of my family tremendously. I moved back to Montana after being raped in order to get my life back together. I was a wreck. I had nightmares, couldn't sleep, and my relationship with my family was exploding. Dr M helped me see me again as a valuable strong person. I no longer look through the eyes of a victim of sexual assault. I am a survivor. I am gaining me back, finding the strength to fight for me and as he says "survive or thrive" I choose to "thrive". When he told me he was having a new web site developed I wanted to be part of it. My story is not finished but I have my life back.. So once again, Thank You Dr M..."


"HELENA Dr. M is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He has seen multiple members of my family and none of us would be where we are if it weren't for his help and guidance. He has an uncanny ability to get people to open up and share without feeling inferior. He does an AMAZING act with cards as well as plays the guitar, for those times you feel there is not much to say or don't know where to start. He is patient and kind and genuinely cares about ANY/EVERY person who sits across from him. Whether you're moving on, over, away, going through something or just looking for a friend, he will meet you 100% of the way and always does his part to make sure that whatever you're facing, you don't do it alone. I would recommend his services to anyone. He is a true professional and an outstanding individual"


"I saw Dr M a few years ago to help me with my depression. His guidance with CBT helped me confront the irrationalities that were locked away, keeping me from finding relief due to long time patterns of coping skills that never have worked. It was affecting my marriage, my career, my life. With his support and guidance I have been able to keep the Dark Horse away from ruining my life. Occasionally I come back for a "tune up" and he is more than willing to kick start what needs to be started and help me put breaks on the curves I need, in order for me not to crash. Living one's life I have learned, is not a destination but a journey. A journey, I have come not only to trust but to enjoy. I highly recommend Dr M if you are serious about making a change and living your life rather than just existing.."


"I have been seeing Dr. Emerson for almost 2 years now for depression and family issues. The first thing that impressed me about Dr. Mike was his approachability. Dr. Mike does a great job of listening, then providing ideas and strategies about how to deal with all of the challenges that life dishes up. In several sessions, Dr. Mike has assigned "homework" - sometimes a sheet of paper with questions or ways to approach a problem or issue that forced me to critically analyze a situation and reach a well thought out resolution. Sometime the "homework" was a directive to work on an issue and have a serious conversation with the parties involved. Several of my kids have also used Dr. Mike's services, and the transformation in attitudes and outlook on life have been remarkable. I highly recommend Dr. Mike as a counselor and mentor."


"It has been over 4 years ago that I met Dr. M. My mother had passed away that previous fall and I was totally lost. Dr. M has helped me through this journey of loss, love, regret, sorrow, weakness, helplessness. We began with losing my mother. I thought I was the only one who was having a major melt down. Shortly into our appointments, the relationships with my husband, my adult children, grandchildren, brothers and a sister started to (what I call) totally fall apart. There were days when I didn’t want to get out of bed; days where I would go through my mothers’ boxes to empty them, then to find myself closing the lids and stacking them in a corner. Over the past few years, there were days that I think Dr. M was my only friend that I could talk to. Dr. M’s patience & expertise in all aspects of relationships is amazing & I am so thankful for that. Dr. M is very caring. He makes you feel like you have known him all your life. Today, I have a pretty good outlook on tomorrow!"


"I found Dr.Mike when I was looking to get help for my 9 year old son. He no longer works with children, but with continued calls he asked to see me. I was not sure what to expect, what I found was the perfect counselor to help myself and my son. He listened and asked questions (I talk about the issues my son has and he recommends things for me to try) and has helped my son blossom and help me work on some issues of my own. I would (and have many times) recommended him to friends and family when I see that they need help. If you think you may need a VERY qualified, professional, down to earth, nonjudgmental,caring person- give him a call."


"It is with great appreciation I write a recommendation for a wonderful practitioner & superb individual. For over 40 years I searched for help with understanding who I am & where I wanted to be. After a disastrous marriage & years of raising children alone, I thought I was ready for a relationship. I and my significant other reached out for some assistance. I was so very fortunate to receive a call back from Ms. Boudreau. As a result, the most valuable experience of my entire life began! I know this may sound like an overstatement but it is the truth. I learned from Dr. Mike that although I was alone for so many years I still needed help in developing and maintaining a healthy relationship. I learned & continue to learn & appreciate: 1) who I am; 2) where I want to be; 3) when I can take control; and 4) when I have no control. I want to thank Adele for taking that first call. & an enormous thank you to Dr. Mike for accepting me as a patient. I will be forever grateful."


"Dr. Emerson is as qualified and as professional as they come. A bit over 5 years ago I wound up at a place in life where I was in serious need of help. I was so lost and so down that I did not even want to be alive. Finding a counselor is a scary undertaking, but he was ultimately the one I chose and it has never been a mistake. Baring my soul to anyone is next to impossible. He worked very hard to figure out what was wrong in my world and to help me. I worked very hard trying to survive it all – but I always had him for support – he never lets you down. He never makes you feel “less than” for any reason. He never gives you false praise. He never treats you as someone weak. He accepts you as an equal - helps you see, understand and grow. He sincerely cares and it comes across in his work. Everyone has to make their own decision about who they will be able to relate to and work with, but I can definitely recommend Dr. Emerson as a truly qualified professional"


"This past year was one of the most trying years for our marriage and for our family. My husband and I both agreed we needed professional help, so for the first time in 36 years we sought a counselor we both felt comfortable with. We chose Dr. Michael Emerson. He helped us dig deep and look at issues in our marriage and family in a kind, compassionate and honest way. His wisdom and expertise kept us pushing forward, growing and healing. He gave us tools, encouraged us and gave so much of his time. We worked through the anger and pain and learned to communicate better, pray together, make our relationship a priority, and so much more. Our love is deeper and stronger because of the work and commitment we put into our marriage. We couldn’t have done it without the help of Dr. Mike. God is using you mightily to help others find healing. I would recommend you highly to anyone who needs any type of healing and counseling. It was so worth the time, effort and pain to find jo"


"Dr Mike has been someone our family has used to work through different difficult times in our lives. We lost our son in a terrible accident at a very young age. Our family began to spiral out of control with the help of Dr. Mike we were able to slowly piece together our lives and become the family we were before tragedy hit our family. I recommend Dr. Mike to everyone I know as his area of expertise are good for a range of ages, from our youngest to both my husband and I. Thank you Dr. Mike. Its nice to know that you are always there if we need you."


"I began seeing Dr. Emerson to address issues between my teen son and myself. Not only did he help us communicate better, we now interact more positively and effectively, which has improved our relationship significantly. Since then, Dr. Emerson has taught me valuable concepts, resulting in self-improvement and personal growth. I also particularly like that he gives me "real" answers and advice, rather than nebulous or idealistic concepts that cannot be applied. I have improved in every area of my life by applying the techniques and processes he has taught me about communication, self-discipline, responsibility, planning, loving (myself and others), goal-setting, decision-making, and attitude, just to name a few. Not only am I a better parent, I am a better partner, sibling, employee, spouse, child, leader, and overall human being in general because of Dr. Emerson's advice, perspectives, guidance, and tools with which he has equipped me. I find myself using these newly-devel"


"I began seeing Dr. Emerson several years ago for depression. One of his principle modalities of therapeutic technique is cognitive behavioral therapy, he recognized the effectiveness of this for my case. After teaching me to identify negative thought patterns that had kept me "stuck" in my current negative behavior patterns, he began teaching me how to challenge my automatic thoughts I believed I had no control over. After many sessions of patience and repeated corrections I began to recognize, and challenge my false beliefs. Over time I succeeded in correcting my negative thoughts and began believing I could succeed. I began college at age 49, and now, 6 yrs later at age 56 I have recently received my masters degree in clinical social work and have become a therapist at a community health center. I would highly recommend Dr. Michael Emerson with the right experience to facilitate growth and emotional healing for anyone interested in true "therapy" that changes people"


"When I sought counseling for my I interviewed Counselors that did EMDR for treatment of my PTSD. As Dr. Mike told me about himself and where he had practiced, I realized that I was looking at Don Quixote. Aside from all of his professional expertise (which is substantial), He cares deeply and would fight to get his patients what they needed. He has a special passion for kids and families that are struggling with, whatever....At first I sought a cure for my PTSD. In my efforts for a cure, and later to live with my PTSD, he has been supportive of anything that I thought would help. I know that when Dr. Mike looks at me, he doesn't see someone that is "damaged". I had a nightmare of a dead child, who would say: "Who are you? Why are you here? And who are you going to become?" I still have that dream, but it isn’t a nightmare now. If you can answer all 3 of those questions, then you might not need Dr Mike. If you can't, then he’s the person that will help you go where you nee"


"Dr Mike is a very caring and understanding person. he has helped me out with so many different troubles i have faced. Dr Mike Emerson is the reason i want to go into the psych field as well. He has always been there for me and my family. Me and my mom have a much better relationship thanks to mike helping us and teaching us different exercises we could use to better understand each other. Dr Mike is a terrific person and I will always remember how he has helped me"


"Dr. Mike has changed my life. I had severe anxiety and he has helped me SO much I will be forever grateful. He has such a way of helping people. His approach is awesome, he is laid back, VERY informed on techniques to reduce stress, anxiety (I am so happy to say anxiety is very minimal now), and has taught me alot about creating happiness for myself. He is very good at helping you realize things for yourself, and teaching you life habits. I recommend him one hundred percent. No words can express my gratitude."


"The first thing I noticed about Dr. Emerson (better known as Dr Mike), was his honesty. And his forthright way of putting things into perspective. I still quote him to friends and family having problems dealing with what life chucks at them. Both my teenage son and I spent many hours with Mike as 'we' were growing up. He gave straight answers and usable ways to overcome problems. My favorite saying is you can't find your way around Cincinnati with a map of Chicago. Dr Mike is the one with the map for wherever you need to go. When my son died suddenly at 34, the first place I went was to see Dr Mike. If there ever was a person, therapist or not, who cares more for people than Dr Mike, I would have to meet them and judge myself. Thank you so much for the care and concern for myself and my family."


"As a behaviorist with a Masters on Counseling I have often found it difficult to work with therapists who are touchy/feely or work from a particular counseling mindset. Dr. Emerson quickly recognized how I approach the world and worked within my paradigm, while still challenging me. He is great at helping you gain insight and then identify the steps and changes you need to take to create change in your life. He challenges you while still supporting you. He understands and shares with you the TRUE issues you are facing. He excels at helping you to create change beyond your immediate issue. Through his support I have become much more able to feel with my heart and not process everything through my head. Being from Montana and being a Harley-riding reservation recluse makes it easy for men who might otherwise resist counseling to work with him. Highly recommended for people who might not otherwise view therapy as a way to create change."


"Dr. Emerson has been meeting with me and members of my family for seven years. He is very easy to get to know and has been a tremendous help in assisting me and my family members to understanding and deal with relationship problems as well as personal issues. I have worked with several people over the years and find that...Dr. Emerson has a special skill at making people feel comfortable and establishes trust easily. He enjoys his work and cares about his clients. I cannot recommend him more highly."


"I have known Dr. Emerson for several years. He is a true professional with an uncanny knack for separating the wheat from the chaff to get to the real heart of the matter in a most effective and efficient way. He has a way of helping a person recognize with the real issues are while making you feel like you are still OK for having feelings. He is an intelligent, intuitive, compassionate, respectful, honest, REAL person that is easy to relate to and feel comfortable with. He has helped me recognize my shortcomings, enabling me to see things in a different way, helping me to make decisions with a clear head and look inside myself so I can grow as a person. He is easy to talk to, to laugh with, to cry in front of. He speaks English and not "psychobabble!" He has a holistic approach to family issues, from the individual, to the kids, to the marriage. I can honestly say my life has been greatly enriched through knowing and working with Dr. Emerson. I highly recommend him."


"I have known Mike for about 16 - 17 years now. He was a calm, stable presence that was extremely important to me and lacking in my life at the time. He offered different ways of thought that were both very challenging and comforting. There is a genuine, caring quality about him that is is not inherent in many therapy practices; gentleness and/or firmness as the situation dictated. I felt safe, which was not an experience that was familiar to me. I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Emerson, not only for his many accomplishments in his field, but for the compassion and empathy he shows to each of his clients."


"I have been working with Dr. Emerson for several years. He has always made me feel comfortable and safe in discussing with him whatever issue I may have. Trust was never something I did well with, but I trusted Dr. Emerson from the start and still do to this day. He cares about each one of his clients dearly and goes to great lengths for them and with them. In my own dealings with him, I have found nothing but good things. He tries very hard to accommodate the needs of his clients. He is a very wise and intelligent man. With those things, he must have, and does have, patience. Despite the fact that I'd often argue with what he was saying, he'd keep trying until he said it in a way that made more sense to me- opening my eyes and giving me a new perspective. After spending plenty of time in the dark, Dr. Emerson helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel. He saved me. I would strongly recommend seeking his help and guidance to anyone in need."


Every session with Dr. Emerson is personal, educational, spiritual and even more important all about ME. His office is warm, professional, personal and welcoming. Dr. Emerson provides exceptional therapy and tools to help an individual through what every issue is at hand. There is no subject or issue that he is not able to help a person through and helps provides multiple solutions to meeting the goal at hand. Dr. Emerson is respectful, personal, professional and treats each person as a valuable, worthwhile individual. From a professional stand point, he provides excellent therapy with knowledge, privacy and respect. Dr Emerson is open, honest and is always seeking new ways to provide care."


"I have known Dr. Emerson for several years and he has been of great influence to me and in my life decisions. I have not only gleaned great wisdom and guidance from him, but he has also enabled me to recognize my own shortcomings and blind spots as well as my strengths and wisdom. Dr. Emerson presents an open and accepting understanding which causes me to examine the way that I interact with others and he has helped me become more accepting and honoring of others and obtain a view from another's perspective. This has been of value to me as I intend to become more honoring, accepting, empathic, and genuine in my personal and professional relationships.Therapeutically, Dr. Emerson helped me to recognize my own healing abilities and has helped me gain greater understanding of the processes I employed in finding myself and the self I want to be. I would recommend his help as a therapist and wise healer to anyone who is willing to explore themselves and embrace the difficult and"


"Dr. Mike is one of a kind. If it wasn't for his knowledge, insight, patience, and his ability to make you feel like your are his only patient, I don't know where I would be. He helped me walk through some of the most difficult circumstances that life can throw at you. I will always be forever grateful."

Kitty C.

"My confidence is extremely high and has been reinforced several times over the years. The height of his compassion and intelligent approach to life is extremely rare. One is fortunate to associate with him."

Gary E.

"Dr. Mike is a compassionate therapist and a good business man. Have always admired him and truly enjoy every opportunity I've had to work with him."

Kerrie W.

"He has counseled my family for years. He is absolutely wonderful. I would recommend him to anyone."

Serenity M.

"Amazing cognitive behavioral therapist! Dr. Mike changed my life!"

Maggie K.

"He has helped me in every aspect of my life. Not only has he supported my growth as a person over the past years, he has helped show me things i'm capable of, even when I didn't believe in myself. He is truly a phenomenal person. I feel fortunate to be able to meet with someone who is so intune and caring of others feelings."

Karen K.

"Has been my family counselor 15 years and I highly recommend his services."

Matt M.

"My husband and I have been going to Dr. M for over 2 years now and wouldn't want to go anywhere else! He makes it very easy to open up and every session feels like a casual conversation with an old friend. Dr. M is very professional and his guidance and advice has saved our marriage. We are truly grateful for him!"

Amelia B.

"Dr. Emerson provides a high level of support and care for his patients. He helps you to find tools for success within yourself and guides you on the journey. His support was instrumental to me and my health. I like that he continuously checks in with you and genuinely cares about his patients and their success. His level of dedication is truly uncanning. I've seen other counselors but none like Dr. E. I highly recommend him."

K. D.

"I simply cannot begin to put into words how helpful Dr. Mike has been. I was dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety for a variety of reasons. Dr. Mike has given me the tools to not only cope but to begin enjoying life on my terms. He is so patient and kind. I have a ways to go but I am hopeful now for a better life no matter what struggles I encounter along the way. I would encourage anyone looking for a counselor to give Dr. M a call."

Evelyn D.

"I recently started working with Dr. Emerson and would highly recommend him to anyone. He has helped me significantly with skills to improve both personally and professionally. He has a great sense of humor and put me at ease right away. He doesn't just say "everything will be alright", he gives me the tools to improve my life."

R. O.

"Please thank you Michael helped me not only through a difficult divorce but helped me grow as a person and get back to the healthy happy mom and woman I needed to get back to. From the very first session he was able to ascertain so much about me and my situation, I immediately felt comfortable with him. He can read me like a book and I truly am thankful for the slow, in-depth process he helped me through to make such a difficult decision. Had I not worked through that process with him I would not have recovered so quickly or learned so much about myself in the process. I owe so much if my happiness to him."

C. K

"I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Emerson. Our visits were the highlight of my week. Every time I walked out of his office, I felt that I was one step closer to achieving the goals that Dr. Emerson and myself had set. He truly exemplifies a caring and competent practitioner!"


"I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Emerson. His approach, commitment, and genuine care are immeasurable and he is my go-to for all things - big or small. I have learned so much about myself through his assistance and am always able to see a clearer path, thanks to him. I so appreciate him!"

A. H

"I met with Dr. Emerson during a very confusing time in my life 4 months ago. He has had a way of making me feel at ease and lets me open up at my own pace. I am very grateful for him, his expertise and empathy in helping me work on healing my traumas and tribulations. He's helping me to find a way out of those hopeless thoughts and ultimately giving me my life back. I feel confident that Dr. Emerson will identify and address issues with me sincerely in the future."

M. Q

"I went to Dr. Emerson over 4 years ago with a laundry list of issues. Over the years his patience, kindness and persistence have helped navigate me through loss, depression and self doubt. I truly don’t know where I would be without his help. My list has gotten shorter and he has shown me strategies to address things as they come up. Dr. Emmerson has also helped me believe that regardless of what I am going through, I will be ok. I’m so grateful for his help and support and recommend him to anyone who needs help. "

Jen. W

"Dr. Emerson was helpful from the first meeting. We appreciated his ability to connect right away with us and show his care and expertise in such a genuine way. His follow up and check ins were especially unique and beyond what we had experienced in the past. Thank you Dr. Emerson for guiding our progress as a couple and as individuals."

Heidi Hoffman

"I highly recommend Dr. Emerson. He provides a comfortable environment right from the start. He shows acceptance and empathy while providing amazing tools to help with self improvement. He has an amazing understanding of human nature and helps guide people down a better path with his great sense of humor. Highly recommend!"


"I came to Dr. Emerson at the end of yet another bad relationship. Growing up with physical, sexual and emotional abuse… secrets and dark shadows have painted my life’s canvas. I was walking down a path of self-destruction and feeling so out of control. Dr. Emerson has been there during the rough times and helped me walk forward with a brighter outlook. He has made me feel safe enough to be able to try to deal with all of this. I can’t thank him enough."


"There's a reason I keep coming back. I truly value what I have learned with Michael - insights and skills. I'm a better human being for it. He's a master of his craft with a fun unique comfortable cool down to earth aporoach. Highly recommend! Thank you Michael."

John G.