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Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has been a therapist at the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (PPI) since 2005. Prior to PPI he has extensive experience working with a local outpatient community mental health center where he held positions as a team supervisor and he also was a field instructor for the School of Social Work. He takes great care to establish a trusting relationship with his clients and specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, mood, and interpersonal challenges for families and individuals in their teens through late life. He is a very kind, patient and empathetic listener and takes an interest in couples counseling.
Michael’s educational background includes a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University, as well as Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and various other groups such as Pittsburgh History and Landmarks, Carnegie Museum and the Sierra Club.
When Michael is not working, he enjoys time with friends for movies, concerts and outdoor activities. He grew up Presbyterian and is now comfortable as a Unitarian – Universalist which allows him to be open of many religious backgrounds. His approach is to provide a safe place for clients to develop emotionally and spiritually.