Working with Michael

As I move through life, I become more convinced that we are all connected and that everything that we experience has a meaning and is purposeful.  While growing up, I had an intrinsic desire to go into some type of helping profession.  While taking some Social Work classes at West Chester University, I realized that I found my home.  After graduating from West Chester, I transitioned to Monmouth University for my Masters program, where I graduated in 2001.  Another great experience was had, thus reinforcing my sense of purpose.  In addition to the education, the campus was located close to the beach.  From growing up on the New Jersey shore, the ocean has always been comforting and soothing to me.

Since I have graduated, I have worked in a child residential rehabilitation setting, but most of my experience as been in outpatient nonprofit organizations.  I have supervised other clinicians from Masters level students, to therapists working to obtain advanced licensure.  I now find myself at CTSA, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!  I am very excited to be able to share the next chapter of my life with an organization that has such a meaningful mission.

Throughout my career, I have helped people overcome issues involving anxiety, depression, addictions, marital difficulty, stress management, anger management, grief and loss, and trauma. I love working with my clients to help them accomplish their life and relationship goals. We do our best work when we feel comfortable with who we are working alongside, therefore my practice is based on compassion and acceptance. Sometimes emotions and situations are overwhelming. However, you don’t have to deal with them alone. Allow me to help empower you to gain control over your life.  You can learn new ways to cope with your world and your relationships.

I find the power of thought to be astounding. Research shows that changing one thought has the potential to change our entire reality. My goal is help others manage their thoughts and emotions to improve their relationships with others and themselves.

I use techniques defined by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help people overcome obstacles in their lives. I also include the use of Spirituality, Quantum Mechanics, and Neurology to support CBT when it is deemed appropriate.  I work with people throughout the lifespan; from adolescence into later adulthood.  I enjoy working with couples as well as providing individual therapy.  Along with therapy, I am also always looking for new topics to present in workshops and seminars.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy being active and out in nature.  From the beach to a trail meandering through a state park, nature has a way of healing what ails us.  Movies, reading, and spending time with family have also been outlets to help me remain balanced and grounded.

Thank you for taking the time to read about me.  I hope that I will also get to know you.  If you are interested, please contact me at (443) 567-7037 extension 707.  Thank you.