Find Your Best Self Once Again
Do you remember a time in your life when you felt confident, proud, happy, and in control? Even if it was just for a few short minutes, those feelings had to be AMAZING! Let’s work together to find those feelings again.
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Face to Face and Telehealth Options Are Available.
Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR can also be used to help mend attachments, increase self-esteem, and increase performance.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes.
This is not the kind of hypnotherapy you see on a stage where a hypnotist makes you do funny things your friends can laugh at. This type of hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It's important to know that although you're more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don't lose control over your behavior.
Gottman Method Style of Couples Counseling
The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Counseling
CBT strategies might include learning to recognize one’s distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality. Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others. Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations. Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.
Michael Radonski, LCSW
Owner / Clinician
I listen, I act, I help transform
Hi there. And thanks for your interest in working with me. Please let me introduce myself. I’m Mike. Not only am I a counselor, but I’m also a father, and a retired US Navy veteran.
I hold a Master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland University College. My clinical experience includes helping people work through many different issues, including anxiety, substance use/abuse, depression, PTSD, sexual trauma, and anger issues. I have also successfully worked with couples who are trying to keep their relationship together as well as those who want to find ways to effectively co-parent after a relationship is over. I am trained in EMDR, DBT, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I also use Gottman-related techniques in my work with couples.
I really and truly care about the people I work with. Those who have worked with me tend to describe me as genuinely warm, caring, understanding, and interactive. I hope you do too.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need counseling?
Counseling sessions can help you gain clarity on an issue, change old patterns, untangle complex personal issues, or embark on a journey of self-development. You may seek counseling as a result of a crisis, or you may be encouraged to seek counseling by family members, friends, or colleagues.
How do I know if the therapist/client relationship is a good fit?
The most important thing about therapy is being comfortable with your therapist. You have taken the first step to get better; I will do whatever I can to support that. Please ask as many questions as you like. This is a big decision, and you want to ensure it is a good fit before committing to it.
How long should I expect to continue counseling?
The length of your treatment will depend greatly on your unique circumstances. I recommend six sessions followed by a review to discuss your needs.
Once you start sessions, new issues and angles can arise that you were unaware of and may want to explore. It's also possible to see improvement faster than expected. In summary, it's best to keep an open mind about how long you will be in therapy and discuss it as you go along.
Will I be seen weekly?
Initially, the standard frequency is weekly. This helps make gradual and steady progress, leading to real results. In some cases, I will agree to two or more sessions per week if we both find it beneficial and I have the availability.
Can I attend more than one session a week?
Yes. If you require more than one session a week, I may be able to accommodate this. However, I might not always have the availability to offer multiple weekly sessions.
How do I know if counseling is working?
You'll experience shifts in moods and emotions and find that symptoms have improved. Your thinking and behaviors will change, your relationships with others will improve, you'll have better life satisfaction, and your diagnosis might change. I also track changes in the inventories we administer.
Is therapy all I need to get better?
For some, therapy alone is enough. However, for most, therapy is only part of the solution. Clients are encouraged to try new behaviors, get involved in activities, face their fears, read related books and articles, or watch related videos. If you're on medication, continue your medication regime. Any change in medication should be discussed with your provider.
Is couples counseling the same as individual counseling?
Yes and no. In couples counseling, the relationship is my client, and the focus is mostly on the relationship and skills to improve it. I am not trying to find out who is at fault. However, each partner may bring issues into the relationship that become barriers to moving forward. This doesn't mean either partner is the problem; it means we've identified a barrier that needs to be addressed to meet the relationship goal.
Sessions start at $225.
An affordable sliding scale is available for private pay clients.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Out of Network
Financial limitations should not interfere with getting help. Therefore, we offer very comfortable payment plans for clients who have not met their deductible or those who choose to pay privately. Sliding scales are also available for some private pay clients.
“Michael has made my first counseling experience seamless and warm. He has given me the ability to look at things from a different perspective and has suggested things I can tangibly do for myself outside of counseling.”
Written by L.U. after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks