Michael Pithis

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Hi,

My name is Mike, and I am a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from Massachusetts, and I have been helping people as a Therapist and Social Worker since 2012.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, and includes a helpful dose of humor. I believe in treating anyone I work with the respect, sensitivity, and compassion they deserve. I also believe in empowering individuals to make changes in their life and use their strengths to become the best version of themselves. I want to help you to achieve the vision of yourself that you hold in your mind. You are that person that you envision and with a little help from me, we can help get you there!

My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, rational-emotive counseling. I also am a firm believer in incorporating mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques into ones’ daily life. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs as our relationship develops.

Since starting this journey as a Therapist and Social Worker in 2012, I have been privileged to work in a variety of settings. These settings include a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health group home, psychiatric and local community hospitals, colleges, and the Massachusetts prison system. In these settings I served clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, family conflict, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD and more.

I realize life can be challenging and sometimes we need someone to walk alongside us on this journey. As your therapist, you will find that I provide a safe, nurturing, fun, and confidential environment conducive to a good therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. My commitment is to help find real solutions for real problems and to have some laughs along the way.

I will be here to assist you in whatever challenge you are facing and to empower you to live YOUR best life. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Mike


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LICSW #120769 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael has been a fantastic counselor throughout the past months since I’ve started BetterHelp! I’ve had a lot going on in my life and it was time to get back into therapy; Michael is helpful, he listens, and he is always fair, striking the balance I need between counsel and comfort. I’ve really started to meet my therapy goals by working with him, and look forward to continued progress!

Written by A.M. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Definitely willing to listen and very supportive.

Written by B.A. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

He has been greatly responsive and attentive to my current issues

Written by M.A. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michael has been great, quick responses and ideas.

Written by E.L. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Michael does a great job breaking down the things I say to him and asking tough sometimes uncomfortable questions that really make me think and get to the root of the issue. While I don't enjoy it while trying to answer them, they do help me in the long run I think. He's much better at this than the previous councilor I had on here!

Written by A.N. on Oct 11, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Michael is super helpful! I feel heard, understood and comfortable at all times.

Written by J.O. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Michael has helped a lot so far. He understands what I’m going through and I found it very helpful through some of the worksheets he provided. They were able to really resonate with me. He also responds in a timely manner so I know he supports and cares about my well being.

Written by S.T. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Love him!

Written by V.E. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael has been super helpful with what I am going through. He really connects with you and makes you want to be more with yourself. I am still finding myself asking for advice and listening to help myself grow

Written by E.M. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Only been doing this for a month and already a great help!

Written by B.R. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great guy

Written by V.A. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michael is a good listener but not very clear on his communications. He never told me he didn’t offer phone or video calls and that’s why I signed up for BetterHelp.

Written by D.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Insightful and compassionate

Written by G.B. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Listens to me and all of my concerns and engages when necessary. I appreciate that.

Written by A.B. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So thankful for Michael and his expertise. After just 1 week, I already felt more confident in myself and my abilities. He is wonderful!

Written by T.A. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

He's amazing at what he does. He honestly cares and he gives feedback and gives you honesty which is something I love.

Written by D.E. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks

Michael is like a friend that has expertise in CBT. So far so good I like his style of therapy you don't feel pressure or being judgmental about your life decisions.

Written by M.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Michael has been awesome so far! I honestly feel better already being able to just let things out and try to work through personal challenges. He's asked really good questions and made me kind of think about my circumstance and we are currently working on the steps I should take next.

Written by G.I. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Michael is awesome! Super attentive!

Written by J.A. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adhd

He’s great!

Written by N.I. on Aug 05, 2019 after counseling with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Micheal is always attentive and ready to give the best advice he has. He knows the situations and people and can always help formulate a plan to better deal with situations. He always listens and when there is a crisis he is always there to help.

Written by B.R. on Apr 20, 2019 after counseling with Michael for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Michael Pithis has a wonderful way of asking the right questions to make one think and breakdown their struggles and emotions to rationalize and be manageable. You might think at first that you want to talk about other things or that the questions have nothing to do with your current situation, but believe me, trust the process. He is a true professional and has greatly impacted me in a short amount of time.

Written by E.D. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael has been very patient with me and very understanding. I just recently lost my brother last week and he has been very supportive. I really appreciate Michael over these tough times. I have decided that I trust him to go into some really deep personal stuff...and begin to do some real work.

Written by M.E. on Mar 17, 2019 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Michael is a great listener. He really tries to understand exactly what it is that is stressing me out or causing anxiety. He gives me ways to cope or figure out the best way to be a better me!

Written by R.A. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Awesome. Thanks for all your help!

Written by J.A. on Dec 17, 2018 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks

Michael has been the best solution for helping me with my problem. I have had the best success with him.