Michael Zwizanski

LMFT

About Me

If you are having a hard time and thinking about talking to someone, then now is the time to begin therapy. Hello, I am Michael Zwizanski, a licensed individual and relationship therapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In my work, I seek to make a connection that will cultivate a safe, judgement-free space to work through challenging issues & promote self-discovery. My stance in life and in my practice is anti-racist, sex positive, LGBTQ+ competent and gender affirming. I recognize my privilege as a white male professional and strive to position myself as an equal collaborator in the processes of growth and change within my clients.

Coming from an entertainment industry background, I have worked extensively with artists, musicians, actors and entrepreneurs and understand the creative process, along with the self-determination that pushes it forward and the self-doubt that can hold it in stagnation. My work with couples focuses on the importance of communication and emotional intelligence as the foundation for healthy and sustainable connection between partners. I am also trained as a harm-reduction and integration therapist for clients interested in working with plant medicines.

Reaching out for support is not easy. I commend you on taking the first step toward a more compassionate and insightful understanding of yourself and thank you for putting your trust in me to accompany you through that journey.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PA LMFT MF001252


Reviews

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

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Michael is very professional and targets root issues. I would highly recommend Michael. I was skeptical of getting therapy for many years and since day 1 I feel it’s like I’m talking to an old friend and catching up. Have been very satisfied with my sessions so far.

Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

My primary praise is that, in two sessions, he has asked questions I have never considered. Although I am still a bit uncomfortable (because this is a new setting) I sincerely appreciate his use of silence. I was never a fan until recently and I am able to see its value for what I will be doing in the future. He validates what I am bringing to the table and he doesn’t diminish things. I feel heard and not dismissed for once.

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Thoughtful, intelligent, and kind.

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

Michael is kind and thoughtful, and often times therapy feels like meeting a friend for coffee. In the time that I've been working with him I feel like I've gained a lot of control and acceptance over my emotions. I would absolutely recommend him to others searching for a therapist.

Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Michael is friendly and supportive, non-judgmental and has a good sense of where to take the session depending on what’s said.

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts

Thank you

Written on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael has been great so far! It's been 3 weeks of sessions with him and I feel like I'm already making improvements on myself and my way of thinking.

Written on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

It has been extremely easy to talk to Michael as he is kind , non judgmental and empathic listener. He has helped me with issues around anxiety, assertiveness and strength exploration.

Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Going through my therapy sessions weekly with Michael has been extremely beneficial and helpful. He truly understands my point of view and where I'm coming from. I'm so beyond glad I made this decision to seek help for the sake of my mental health and my life overall. I would love to continue this process moving forward as much as I can.

Written on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michael is an incredibly supportive counselor. He keeps professional boundaries firmly in place, but the conversation still feels very open and judgement-free. He is great at keeping me on track with my goals and supporting healthy decisions I make towards meeting those goals. I don’t ever feel pressured into a decision, but there is a guidance there when I am feeling too confused to function.

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Michael is very supportive and helpful! This is a new experience for me, but he's made me feel comfortable, safe, and heard throughout the process.

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Michael is very insightful and has the right words to say to help us get back on track! He is kind and understands the relationship between client and counselor

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