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Michael Shulman, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Mike Shulman, LCSW-C, and I want to start off by saying, you’ve made the right choice. Gaining insight into life’s trials, tribulations, and joys is an amazing experience and is bolstered by the help of professionals who are trained in stimulating and guiding the mind to a happier, healthier existence. I am here to support and empower you on that journey.

My professional practice comprises over nine years of working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families as they navigated through difficult transitions and events that have impacted their lives. The range of issues that I have tackled with clients is vast, ranging anywhere from sever substance abuse to schizophrenia, to break-ups and divorce and everywhere in between. I am in constant study of multiple modalities, including Cognitive based approaches, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Existential Therapy, as well as addiction and trauma. I received my Masters in Social Work from the Tulane School of Social Work in 2017, where I also received a certification in Trauma Mental Health and Crisis Intervention. I feel that whatever issues you may be facing, we can face them together.

My approach is very much client-driven and client centered, highlighted by the relational aspect of therapy. This means you are the expert! I am not here to tell anyone what to do, but instead be an empathetic companion, asking questions and helping to investigate the dynamic aspects of your life, and to do so without judgment. As we move through the therapeutic process, we will get to know each other, begin to develop a plan, incorporate strategies to assist you in increasing calm, collectedness, and confidence, ultimately leading to better decision making and better outcomes.

The way I see it, let’s take the pressure off. Every experience is practice for the next experience. No one here is perfect (sorry to break it to ya!), but with every experience we can gain insight and knowledge into who we are and who we want to become.

If you feel like we would be a good match, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Be easy.


Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MD LCSW-C 26177


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Shulman. 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.

Michael is amazing! He really helps me sort through my emotions appropriately and helps me understand my strengths/weakness.

Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Michael has been a great counselor. He is thorough, provides multiple solutions to concerns, and digs deep to figure out my needs. He connects on a personal level that makes me feel comfortable and heard.

Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I’ve been working with Mike for several months now, and he has been amazing. He has a warm, friendly, calming manner that put me immediately at ease. He has been able to help me figure out the issues at the heart of my struggles and offer concrete suggestions for dealing with them. I always look forward to our sessions, even when we’re working through some painful stuff. I did not expect to feel such great results from online counseling! Mike is truly a special guy, I highly recommend working with him!

Written on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I have had 3 sessions with Mike and have had more meaningful, and helpful, conversations than I have had with any other counselor in the last 8 years. Mike instantly was able to understand where I was coming from. He isn't afraid to ask tough questions, but gives me all the space that I need if I don't want to answer at that point. He makes the conversation feel safe, welcome and substantial. I have never felt so confident and comfortable with a counselor before.

Written on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd