Michael Lee, LCSW
Therapy can be an incredible tool for personal development and self-betterment as we journey through our lives.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I aim to provide a nurturing, validating, and safe space for that therapeutic process. I utilize a holistic person-centered and empowerment based approach to therapy, personalized to the uniqueness of each individual. I draw upon evidence based treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
However, I strongly believe in the importance of therapy being a collaborative exploration and journey, and tailor my approach to each individual. As a social worker I also take into account the many different systems and factors that impact one’s mental health.
I attended the University of Pittsburgh for both my Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Psychology and for my Master’s degree in Social Work. I’ve worked with adults with a variety of disorders and symptoms, such as mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders. Much of that includes works with individuals in crisis or dealing with severe and persistent mental illness. My own background includes exposure to a variety of settings & systems, including community mental health, mobile & at-home therapy, inpatient, and residential programs.
As a strong believer in positive change and the benefits of the therapeutic process, I hope to help you on that collaborative journey to building a life worth living.
“But what is important is that you experience your life as worth living—one that is satisfying, and one that brings happiness.”
– Marsha Linehan