Therapy & Counseling for Individuals
With over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist, Michael has aided hundreds of individuals like yourself in achieving positive change and growth in all aspects of their lives. His approach to therapy is compassionate, intuitive and collaborative. Together you will explore past and present difficulties, identify self-defeating patterns, and establish your goals for a happier, healthier and more meaningful life.
In addition, Michael’s work also specializes in the following areas:
We all experience stress in our lives. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stress. When anxiety becomes excessive in our lives, it begins to impact our daily living and may feel beyond our own ability to control. Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United States.
Environment, genetics, developmental factors, diet, physical and psychological stress, and pollution are all thought to contribute to our experiences of anxiety. Fortunately, anxiety can be treated by certain types of psychotherapy, by medication, by relaxation and self-help techniques, or by a combination of all three.
Experiences with loss, abuse, accident/injury, illness, violence and natural disasters can all leave us vulnerable to psychological or emotional traumatization. We may experience numbness, frightening memories, strong and unsettling emotions, the inability to connect with or trust others, and a loss of our sense of security and the world as we knew it.
Everyone reacts differently to trauma. People may experience many psychological, such as anger, confusion, denial, or physical symptoms including insomnia, fatigue or a heightened startle response. We can begin to heal and resolve from our emotional or psychological trauma with the help of a trusted therapist using certain types of psychotherapy, gradual exposure to our memories and feelings, monitoring of our bodily sensations and tension, and techniques like EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Everyone encounters sadness or “the blues” from time to time, but depression is a serious illness that affects people of all ages, and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life and their closest relationships.
Depression is a common illness that is caused by environmental, biological, psychological and genetic factors, and it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. The good news is that it can be effectively treated with the use of psychotherapy, medications and other methods.
ADD – Learning disabilities
• Emotional Aspects of living with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Learning Disabilities
• Michael has published research on dyslexia and the life course.