Michael is a therapist in the Pittsburgh area, specializing in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, anxiety, and OC Spectrum Disorders.He has received extensive training in ERP and CBT treatment through attending the General, Pediatric, and Advanced BTTI trainings offered by the International OCD Foundation. These trainings provide cutting edge instruction on the treatment of OCD and OC Spectrum Disorders by some of the most established experts in the field. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and his Master’s Degree from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Michael has over 20 years of experience in various mental health settings, including the Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program in Pittsburgh, The Portland State University Counseling Center, the mobile mental health crisis team of Portland, Oregon, an intensive parent training program in Brooklyn, NY, and in private practice. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation and the National Association of Social Workers. He first started the Center for OCD and Anxiety in order to help meet demand for quality OCD treatment in Pittsburgh. It is his hope that those struggling with OCD can realize that they don’t have to suffer, and that help is available.
ERP and CBT Therapist
The research is clear. The single best treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a form of CBT called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). More recently, a therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is also being added to the treatment protocol. As an OCD therapist, Michael specializes in both of these approaches. However, treating individuals is more than just administering a prescribed therapy. Michael works hard to listen closely to his clients’ stories and develop plans that recognize their particular situations, including their unique symptoms, their family and home circumstances, and their work/school situations. At the same time, he utilizes his expertise and experience to provide his clients with clear instruction and guidance when needed. Michael also trys to keep things relaxed and fun as much as possible, especially when working with children.
More About Me
When he’s not helping people to overcome their anxiety, he spends as much time as he can exploring the Pittsburgh area with his wife and 2 sons. He enjoys reading, writing, and hiking.