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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
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 , Blended Family Issues , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Divorce and Separation , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Sexual Dysfunction , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LICSW #120769 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
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!
Definitely willing to listen and very supportive.
He has been greatly responsive and attentive to my current issues
Michael has been great, quick responses and ideas.
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!
Michael is super helpful! I feel heard, understood and comfortable at all times.
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.
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
Only been doing this for a month and already a great help!
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.
Insightful and compassionate
Listens to me and all of my concerns and engages when necessary. I appreciate that.
So thankful for Michael and his expertise. After just 1 week, I already felt more confident in myself and my abilities. He is wonderful!
He's amazing at what he does. He honestly cares and he gives feedback and gives you honesty which is something I love.
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.
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.
Michael is awesome! Super attentive!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Awesome. Thanks for all your help!
Michael has been the best solution for helping me with my problem. I have had the best success with him.