June 25, 2017

About Michael

For the past 16 years, I have been helping individuals, couples and families build higher self-worth and strengthen their relationships. In a very short time, I can provide you with the tools to communicate effectively, manage difficult feelings and not take others’ behavior personally.

I am a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and have been profiled on PBS-TV as a couples expert. I am also a certified Inner Bonding© facilitator trained in cognitive/behavioral and inner child work. I have assisted Dr. Margaret Paul, who co-created Inner Bonding©, at her five-day intensives around the country.  I recently assisted Dr. Paul at her Inner Bonding weekend workshop at Kripalu Center for Health and Yoga in September 2016.  I have also assisted Harville Hendrix, who created Imago Relationship Therapy, at his Imago Relationship Therapy Workshop at Omega Institute.

I lead workshops on various topics such as Healing Your Aloneness, Six Steps to Joy, Finding the Gold in Your Relationship, Sustaining Connection with Your Partner While Parenting, Screening for Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Anxiety.  Audiences have included chapters of Holistic Moms and Mothers & More, pediatric private practices, hospital nursing staffs and Ob/Gyn grand rounds.

One of my passions is working with new parents to improve communication between partners and to prevent and treat perinatal mood disorders, including postpartum depression. For the past ten years, I have worked with women who are at risk for developing postpartum depression.  I offer individual therapy and couples counseling for new moms and their partners.

In addition to my clinical practice, I have been a Lecturer at Columbia University, Field Instructor for New York University, Visiting Lecturer at Rutgers University and a field instructor for Rutger University’s Silver School of Social Work.

After graduating from the University of Virginia, I received my Master of Social Work from New York University.