I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in community mental healthcare. I have over 7 years of experience providing clinical services to children, youth, and adults with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and trauma-related issues, as well as to individuals with chronic mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
My clinical approach is comprised primarily of CBT and TF-CBT, but I also incorporate various aspects of other clinical modalities into my therapy sessions and attempt to tailor one's treatment as specifically to their individual needs as possible. I enjoy working with individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds. I strive to provide a relaxed and supportive environment where individuals feel safe to discuss their feelings and concerns without fear of judgement regardless of their race/ethnicity, cultural background, religious/spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AL LICSW 5201C
NJ LCSW 44SC06186500
MS LCSW C8834
Michael is exactly who I needed. Perfect balance of listening and making suggestions to keep me moving through my healing process
Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Michael has helped me tremendously. My anxiety use to a 10 and now I'm at 3. My depression use to be a 10 now I'm at 4.
Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Michael is a compassionate and skilled therapist who truly excels in his field. With a calming demeanor and a deep understanding of human emotions, he creates a safe and nurturing space for his clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. His extensive experience in various therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques, allows him to tailor his treatment to the unique needs of each individual. Michael's active listening and non-judgmental attitude foster trust and encourage open, honest communication. He's adept at helping clients gain insight into their challenges and develop strategies to overcome them. Michael's dedication to his clients' well-being is evident in his commitment to their progress and growth. In the therapeutic journey, he is not just a guide but a steadfast ally, helping clients find their path to healing and personal development.
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd
Michael is amazing in that he listened to me completely, helped me identify the root cause and created a treatment plan accordingly. Root cause analysis with appropriate tools to manage = success!
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and trauma and abuse
Michael is and has been a light in the darkest part of my life. He holds me accountable for my actions, while at the same time educates me in proper coping mechanisms. He doesn’t sugar coat and he shows genuine compassion towards me. I’ll never be able to repay him for the help he has been in my life. He’s the best
Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
A true listener. Helpful in finding progressive and healthy ways to manage my personal struggles. Thank you, Michael!
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem