Accolades for Michael Friedrichs, M.S.C.P., Ph.D.

In Memoriam

Co-Founder of New Leaves Clinic


Licensed Psychologist – Clinical
State of Oregon

I just wanted to say hello, and I hope that you and your family had a good holiday. I am finding the book you recommended to be helpful, but it was definitely the information you shared with me in our sessions that helped me the most. My Panic/Anxiety is getting better, and I’m now able to identify the early thought processes that lead to panic, and stop them. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate and respect what you do, and I thank you for your help. I have recommended you to a couple of people that were looking for help with different issues, and I may be back next year for various things. Thank you for doing what you do, and I hope you have a prosperous 2007!

-Adult Patient

I met Dr. Friedrichs shortly after the collapse of Enron. I’d lost my job and direction, and wasn’t sure what to do next. His motivational lectures really inspired me to find my true calling. He gave me the strength and inspiration to return to school and pursue a career in healthcare. I highly recommend him.

– Engineering Team Leader

When Dr. Friedrichs walks you through your own dark alleys… when he shines his insights into your dusty corners… you learn to see yourself and your reality more clearly. Defining your challenges in reasonable terms is just part of what happens. His observations invite you to examine the darker patterns in your life with a sense of joyful purpose. Dr. Friedrichs has been a great motivator. His direct approach to the problems I faced allowed me to look at my options in ways I hadn’t before.

-Graphic Artist

Dr. Friedrichs has been a very influential person in my life. His extensive professional training is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the depth of his experience and wisdom, and I have found time and time again that he is able to inspire and motivate others through his blend of compassion, enthusiasm, and straight talk. At a time when I was unsure where I was headed, Dr. Friedrichs offered a fresh perspective and helped me take control of my own direction in life.

– Graduate Student

I discovered Dr. Friedrichs on the Internet when I was in high school. At the time I was a depressed teenager going through a crisis of faith as well as a crisis of self. His stories and articles helped me to put my turmoil in perspective and allowed me to emotionally grow immensely through self-introspection. Without him, I may not have been able to grow up and face the future instead of the past.

– College Student

I first met Dr. Friedrichs a little over four years ago at a motivational website for kids. There was a lot happening in my life at that time, but he was always very patient and I learned a lot from him. Dr. Friedrichs helped me to grow up and persevere in life. He was such a good influence. To this day I remain thankful for all he has said and done.

-High School Student

Thank you for helping our son! He’s been more like his old caring self since coming to see you. He’s become considerate and kind (he and his friends are even going every week to help at a church food pantry!). He used to tell us that he wanted to quit high school. Now he believes that staying in high school is a good idea and that finding a full time job will not be easy without more education. That’s the first time he’s told us that he is thinking about life after high school!

– Parent of High School Student

Dr. Friedrichs is definitely the best professor I’ve ever had. Little does he know it, but I am indebted to him for providing an enthusiastic and eye-opening approach to psychology. I really enjoyed his lectures! Dr. Friedrichs is a superb instructor. I regard him with the highest esteem! Bravo to teachers who are there for the benefit of their students!

– University Student Feedback

Note: These letters were not solicited. Permission was given to post them on the website.

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