Michael Biuso

Mental Health Clinician
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Identities & Language

  • Buddhist
  • Language: English

Education & License

Michael is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arizona. He earned his bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Arizona in 2008 and his master's in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College in 2011.

CAPS Service Teams

  • Counseling
  • Couples
  • Oasis

Role at CAPS

Michael provides individual, couples, and group therapy at CAPS. He facilitates the Undergrad Drop-In Support Group.

Specialty Populations

  • Couples
  • Student Athletes

Specialty Areas

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Existential Concerns
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury/Self-Harming
  • Panic
  • Peer Relationships
  • Performance and Test Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Based
  • Existential
  • Exposure
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive Psychology 

Insurance & Payment Options

  • Aetna 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Campus Care
  • Cigna
  • Fee for Service
  • HealthNet
  • United Health Care/Optum
  • United Student Health Insurance

Professional Interests

Michael has been a practicing therapist since 2011 and specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, existential concerns, and spiritual crises. His treatment approach is rooted in mindfulness-based CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential psychotherapy, Jungian analytical psychology, and EMDR. Michael's work is informed by Buddhist philosophy which he has been studying and practicing since 2010.

Personal Interests

Michael has been practicing meditation since 2005 and yoga since 2007 and has been teaching both on a weekly basis since 2010. He also enjoys working out, stargazing, reading philosophy and science fiction, watching movies, playing video games, and spending time with his dog Kiwi.

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