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A Little More About Mike

Founder and Program Director of Precipice Counseling.

I am a Veteran with lived experience in Mental Health and practicing clinician since 2015. As a Board Certified Mind-Body Bridging Therapist, my work focuses on evoking the inner healer within ourselves to achieve the life we desire. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping people reach their goals, therefore enjoy working with doctors, massage therapists, natural healers, and other professionals to best meet my clients needs. I have been a proud husband since 2009, and a blessed father of 2 children. Aside from striving to be worthy of this family and living an honorable life, my passions are therapy and fitness. 

I have learned to make sense of the human mind and behaviors through the I-System model of care, which makes sense of personal behaviors and our relationship with the world around us. As a passionate learner, I continued my learning in pursuing certification and self-taught skills to travel the journey of recovery with those I serve. I practice the teachings of “Becoming Your Best” with those who work with me and practice it myself. I believe any dream is achievable with the right amount of effort and know-how. I prefer the I-System Model of care and engage in evidence-based treatments to interact with and promote harmonious living within the system. 

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt

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Important Topics

It is my belief that these topics are important to know when searching for a clinician. These are my beliefs on these sensitive topics, and the perspective I view treatment through. These are not meant to create division between you and I, especially since I am always looking to grow as a professional. This is, however, to ensure you know a bit about me in your consideration of me as your clinician.

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Therapeutic Journey

Historically, there has been a stigma towards therapy and the opinion of therapy from the public. I believe therapy is intended for healing and recovery. The attempts to change the stigma has inadvertently changed the intent and focus of therapy. I believe we should normalize the need for therapeutic services and recovery, not that we should reduce the value of therapy.
I do not believe everyone needs therapy, or that therapy is for everyone. I believe therapy is to aid in the recovery process from mental health conditions. I believe everyone needs a social support, everyone should grow to be the best person they can be, and everyone should expand their knowledge in things of their interest. Sometimes, therapy is needed to do things, but sometimes, it is not.

Experience & Expertise

Key Notes

Michal Neff (Mike) has been a practicing clinician since 2015. He spent most of his academic career pursuing a better understanding of trauma and addiction. Following graduate school, he felt a close connection to the theoretical framework of Mind-Body Bridging created by Dr. Stanley Block. He became Board Certified in Mind-Body Bridging in 2023 and is currently on the board of the I-System Institute at Utah State University.

09/2021-Present

Founder | Program Director | Clinician
Precipice Counseling, LLC

10/2020-03/2022

Mental Health Clinician | Clinical Director
Bonneville Family Practice

08/2018-10/2020

Clinical Director | Clinical Coordinator
Odyssey House

09/2016-08/2018

Clinical Director | Crisis Team Lead | Clinician
Valley Behavioral Health

05/2015-09/2016

Clinician | Substance Use Counselor
Odyssey House

08/2015-05/2016

MSW Practicum Clinician
SLC Veteran Affairs Medical Center

10/2014-05/2015

Substance Use Disorder Counselor
Discovery House of Utah

Additional Certifications:
Mind-Body Bridging; Motivational Interviewing; Motivational Interviewing and American Society Addiction Medicine; Motivational Interviewing and Treatment Planning; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; Simple Approach to Complex Bereavement; Supervision in Mental Health Care; Advanced Supervision in Mental Health Care; Ethics in Online Supervision; Mental Health in Perinatal Mood Disorders

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