I have thirty years experience in the mental health field. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with people suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, OCD, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, complicated grief and relationship issues. For 17 years I have worked in a day treatment program where I provided individual, group and family counseling targeting clients suffering with range of issues from ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorders, physical/sexual abuse and substance abuse. I am currently devoted to clients suffering from Schizophrenia, Schizo-Affective Disorders and Major Depression where I provide them with psychoeducation regarding medications, symptomatology, and connecting them to community services to optimize their functioning in the community.
I am a highly trained clinician who enjoys working with a multicultural population where I treat all my clients with sensitivity and respect. I incorporate a vast range of clinical interventions into my practice: CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered, Anger Management, Relaxation Training and Psychoanalytic Treatment.
Listening to others in a caring and empathetic manner has been crucial in my ability to develop trusting relationships with others. I maintain a nonjudgmental stance with awareness of one's cultural beliefs and values and provide an atmosphere where one has the ability to cope through difficult times within their lives. Being able to reach for help is a crucial step in your decision to make a change in your life. Regardless what comes across in our lives, we have the ability to choose one’s way, to challenge ourselves through our struggles and become stronger individuals. I am looking forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Self esteem, Bipolar
LMHC #007765-1 (Expires: 2020-01-31)
Amazing guy! Listens to you and shares a lot of his wisdom. Highly recommended.
He always listens to what I have to say and offers advice and often speakes from personal experience witch is what I like most about him, very genuine!
I enjoyed working with this counselor. I had clearly defined goals at the beginning of the process, and he tailored our sessions to move toward meeting those goals. I appreciated his efforts to incorporate wisdom and techniques from outside sources (books, articles, Web sites, etc.), as well as offering his own experiences. I am grateful for the time we spent working together.
I like that Andrew always has a little focus on me even when he tries to direct me to understand other people's feelings, and for me not do anything rash.
Andrew is a great guy! We connected very well. He understands and responds well to my concerns.
Andrew provided great techniques that helped me with my anxiety. I highly recommend Andrew for your counseling, therapy needs.
I would like to keep my information private. But I can say that with the sessions I've had with Andrew Michaels have been incredibly helpful. I actually look forward to my sessions with him. He's incredibly knowledgable and empathic. So far I have been very pleased with my seIf and would highly recommend Andrew and this website.