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Michael Starr, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem Depression Coaching
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About me

I have been practicing for over 6 years and am currently licensed in the State of New York and West Virginia. I have experience working with a wide array of individuals. If you are experiencing, anxiety, depression, difficulty adjusting to life changes, or caring for an ill loved one, therapy is about you, your experiences, the way you see the world and the way you manage the stressors that enter your life. You know you better than anyone else, and you have the ability to make those changes in order to live your best life. There are a variety of therapeutic modalities that we can review in therapy. How to change thought process in order to look at events in a more favorable way such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy or using the way you talk to yourself to manage your emotional state, both great tools in everyday life.

I am a very direct and upfront therapist. I will always give you an upfront assessment. I believe in your strength and look forward to helping you use that strength to overcome those obstacles in your path.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem Depression Coaching

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NY LCSW 088027

WV LICSW DP00946134


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Starr. 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 has had excellent advice, input and understanding of my complicated issues since day one; he's made me feel comfortable and accurately understood in a way I honestly never believed a therapist would, and has helped me make what I feel is huge progress with myself and my issues, both ongoing and past.

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I really appreciate Michael's candid nature and his honesty. I don't want fluff, just practical responses and exercises to help me think, plan and do things. I appreciate his questions, thoughtful questions and responses and his challenges to my status quo.

Written on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Michael has been helping me out on my quest to better myself in the last couple of months. It’s been going great and i’m glad to have him as my therapist.

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Honest, caring, and helpful.

Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months

He listens and give good advise on situations

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great person to talk to and get feedback. Very understanding and insightful.

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd