Welcome to your new journey. My name is Michael - I'm a clinical social worker who has worked in community mental health my entire career.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL
I was trained at Loyola University Chicago, a school known for its psychodynamic social work orientation. I have studied attachment theory, self-psychology, object-relations, ego psychology, and relational therapy to inform my approach to working with others.
I was trained in motivational interviewing through my alcohol and drug abuse certificate courses and multiple continuing education seminars. I have worked with those battling addiction and with legal issues my entire career.
I have extensive training in dialectical behavior therapy. I have facilitated DBT groups to various populations in an outpatient setting since beginning my careers. I have also completed the Contextual Behavior Therapy Fellowship program at the University of Chicago in addition to multiple continuing education seminars.