Justin J. Michaud, LCPC


“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
–Carl Rogers

What do you do at Northwoods?

As the therapist at Northwoods, I deploy nontraditional therapies to accelerate the therapeutic process and develop a therapeutic relationship that can not be replicated in traditional therapy. For example, traditional therapy typically consists of a patient sitting across from the therapist in an office. At Northwoods, I have the unique opportunity to literally step outside of that by incorporating the picturesque Maine scenery, our friendly ranch animals, and even work around the ranch into our therapeutic process. I also am able to work directly alongside our students, rather sitting across a desk from them.

What is your experience?

In addition to working with our students at Northwoods, I teach as an adjunct professor at Husson University in Bangor. I have previously worked extensively as an acute psychiatric clinician in the inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient settings.

Why do you work at Northwoods?

It allows me to utilize Maine’s landscape to provide therapy that fosters a stronger sense of self in our students, which encourages sustainable growth for their futures. I also strongly value the family atmosphere here; as a husband and father of three, that’s very important to me.


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