Michael Accardo (they/them/theirs)

Accepting Clients

Drawing from both lived experience and professional experience, my goal is to help you move from merely surviving to truly thriving.

Psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Being able to connect with a clinician is hard--really hard. Especially if you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Am I right? Feeling "other" has become so normal that we often don't even realize we are merely surviving because we don't know there's another way to exist. Stress, oppression, shame, and collective trauma all create a tornado that is hard to get out of. That's where I come in.

My Background and Approach

I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community, including both gender identity and sexual identity. I also specialize in concerns related to trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. I am a LGBTQIA+, relationship, and culturally affirming clinician, including various relationship types (i.e. CNM, open relationships, poly relationships). When working with people from minoritized groups, I seek to explore how minority stress, oppression, and collective trauma contribute to symptoms of mental illness. Beyond the therapy room, we seek to advocate on behalf of others to promote healthier and safer systems for all, as well as reduce barriers to care. ​I enjoy creating a highly affirming and validating environment--a safe space where we are able to balance logical problem-solving, humor and positivity, and deep emotional processing. Let's get started!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

“It is revolutionary for any Trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.” – Laverne Cox

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: Español
  • Rate: $145 - 175/session


724-777-1433 Email Michael
134 S. Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
101 Bradford Rd
Wexford, PA 15090

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