Welcome to all!
At some point in all of our lives, we reach a period of needing to reach out for some extra support. Sometimes the hardest part of seeking help is realizing that is "okay to not be okay". I am currently a LICSW in the state of Rhode Island and have worked in a variety of scenarios allowing me to provide treatment to those in need, ranging from working with individuals on inpatient psychiatric units to providing individual counseling with students in high school. The guiding principle when working with my clients is that we are a team working toward the same goal, a goal that is always set by you. My training is strongly rooted in CBT, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused interventions. Nobody is perfect and I want you to know that reaching out for help is a sign of great strength, NOT weakness. I look forward to working with you as a means for you to become the best version of yourself!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MA LICSW 126374
RI LICSW ISW03002
At first I was skeptical about doing therapy online, not sure if it truly would help, and not sure if the therapist I got would be good for me. But Michael truly did make my online therapy experience amazing. He always responded as soon as he was able, and he truly helped me through so many different problems of mine. He's a great listener.
Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Michael has been great! He solves my problems and sets a goal for the next time we touch base. He has been a huge help to me.
Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem
Michael is really great. He is very supportive and always willing to listen.
Written on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Michael is caring and genuinely wants to listen and guide me through my thoughts
Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse