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Michael Misterka, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

As a therapist my goal is to assist people with making practical changes in their lives.
Making therapeutic progress can alleviate suffering and increase satisfaction with life but the process can be a painful journey especially when family of origin or significant others are involved. The counseling strategies I use are a mix of developmental, psycho-dynamic, cognitive, reality therapy and experiential practices.

The heart of my effort is client centered and client motivated. I encourage authentic discussion about these strategies and value decision making by those I serve. As the client it is your decision to determine what you want from therapy and about what changes you want to make in your life. I will be your partner and will walk with you until you reach your goals.

I have fifteen years of experience in counseling practice. The areas of my practice have focused a lot on men and women, relationship conflict, trauma and abuse, parenting issues and families with substance abuse, incarceration and reentry, combat veterans and readjustment to civilian life, anxiety, depression, anger management and coping with life changes.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MD LCSW-C 16573


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Misterka. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Micheal is a great counselor, he listened to my concerns, didn’t over talk and and expressed his positivity and gave accolades in my progress. Looking forward to more sessions

Written on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Great counselor and glad to be working together

Written on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Michael is very responsive and shows genuine interest and encouragement. His approach is client based and friendly.,

Written on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues