Michael Tilden, LCSW CTRS AMGA-SPI
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Michael moved to the Mountain West for his undergraduate degree in Recreation Therapy in Eastern Idaho, and a Masters in Social Work at BYU. While in school, Michael discovered his passion for serving at-risk youth and families.
Michael’s therapeutic journey began as a trail guide and youth counselor with ANASAZI Foundation, a wilderness therapy program. He later worked at Heritage Schools residential treatment center as a Recreation Therapist implementing and running their therapeutic high adventure program. His journey continued leading him to Oxbow Academy and later Novtias Academy serving as an individual and family therapist. Along with being a therapist, Michael is an AMGA climbing instructor. He enjoys mixing outdoor adventure with traditional therapy.
Michael has experience working with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Attachment Issues, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Drug and Sexual Addiction, Relationship Issues, and Trauma. He implements CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman, EFT, TF-CBT, EMDR, and Sand Tray therapy modalities. Michael believes in meeting his clients with empathy and confidence. He believes in healing the heart, mind, and strengthening relationships as well as environmental factors.
Michael is a proud dad of two girls and a happy husband. His family loves spending time together, especially outside. They enjoy running ultramarathons, backpacking, biking, camping, canyoneering, climbing, and mountain activities.