My therapy style is open, genuine, accepting and non-judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based approaches. Through a warm, empathetic and supportive environment we can begin to work together to provide relief and to help work through any challenges or obstacles you may be experiencing.
I graduated from Rutgers University with a Master Degree in Social Work and I'm a licensed clinical therapist in both New Jersey and New York. I am also a credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor in the state of New York. My path started in college when i decided to switch majors and decided that I wanted to go into the helping field and to be able to help others. Therapy takes commitment and courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to be able to work towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Michael is an amazing benefit to my life. He helps me look further into my experiences and habits so that I can better recognize where my struggles originate. With these new realizations he aids me in working towards a more productive and positive lifestyle.
Written on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes