I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30 yrs experience in numerous settings. My focus is to aid you in recovering from difficult life circumstances and to help you reinvigorate and renew difficult relationships.
Couples/marriage therapy focuses on identifying addictive relating patterns that result in continual conflict and replace with more functional interaction patterns that result in the reduction in frequency, intensity and duration of conflict to generate more harmonious interactions between loved ones. We will focus on non-aggressive communication and expressing needs without criticism, blame, judgement, labeling and diagnosing, and in the avoidance of demonizing, diminishing, dismissing and denial tactics in communication.
I was trained in and practice a biopsychosocial holistic model through solution-focused cognitive/behavioral therapy modalities that include aspects of the recovery model of Treatment. In addition, I utilize exposure/response prevention and acceptance and commitment therapy. My goal is to assist you in facilitating an holistic focus on all aspects of your life so that you can find peace, happiness and fulfillment in your relationships.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
LCSW #CW014559 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Mike has been a great support while I was going throw a break-up with a child involved. Looking back, the couple of sessions we have had turned out to be of tremendous value. While I was not quite sure what I was getting into and, at times, I was wondering what I should talk about BEFORE the session, we always ended up covering much more than I had on my "limited" radar before. Many thanks!!!
Mike has been very helpful to us in couple's counseling. We got some good ideas from him and have seen improvements. Thanks, Mike!
We love Michael! He’s calm, understanding and uses a variety of examples with each point he is making. He is helping me and my partner to understand each other in such a tough time. We have more time to love each other now that we are speaking to Michael.
Michael is a wonderful therapist. Not only is this much more affordable, but I think talking with someone is a much more effective means for me, personally. Absolutely NOTHING about why I wish to cancel service is because of Michael, who has been professional, understanding and relatable.