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Michael

I am a NYC-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing psychotherapy from a Gestalt and Somatic perspective. I work with adults in individual therapy interested in addressing issues like depression and anxiety, life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, self identity, stress, and relational intimacy. I also work with couples to explore and develop the capacity for flexibility and intimacy within their relationship.


Gestalt Therapy is a process oriented therapy that uses the power of experience in the present moment as its foundation. By focusing on the present experience in a session, I find that there is a wonderful opportunity to really understand and effectively work with the dilemmas you are dealing with.


My style as a therapist is warm and interactive. I bring my curiosity, honesty, and humanity to the therapeutic relationship. I believe therapy is a collaboration between you and me. We work together to uncover how your history shapes your present experience and develop awareness of how that interferes with your potential to function more flexibly and authentically in your own healthy way.


After more than a decade of practicing psychotherapy I continue to get excited over the impact of working this way—experiencing my clients breaking out of stuck places, becoming more aware of new possibilities, finding a growing sense of self-understanding and self-regulation, and more satisfying deeper connections with others. I’ve found Gestalt Therapy effective with the full spectrum of life issues that make up the human condition.


In addition to practicing, supervising, and teaching Gestalt Therapy, I have experience working with a full range of mental health issues grounded in more than a decade working in outpatient community mental health settings as a clinician, supervisor, and clinic director.


Specialties

Career
LGBTQ
Trauma
Couples
Depression
Anxiety
Intimacy

Education

Masters in Social Work
Hunter College School of Social Work

Post-Masters
Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy

Accepted Insurance

Aetna


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