Michael Ianello, MA, LPC-Intern

Therapist

Bio

I work with folks who are seeking a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. For those who feel stuck in patterns of suffering and numbness; I offer a place to feel enlivened and focused.  Perhaps this is a moment of transition for you; a new job, a big move, a baby. Maybe this is just the day when you chose to stop feeling anxious, when you decided to commit to yourself in a way that will create lasting change.

Over the course of our work you can expect to come into contact with your true self and begin to make sense of who you are. I will help you to recuperate energy and foster confidence. Freedom is possible, we are all worthy of healing and capable of making the changes we want most in our lives.

Utilizing existential, psychodynamic, humanistic techniques I provide clients profound and lasting change through enhanced self-understanding. Depending on your needs I can provide depth-oriented explorations of your interior life as well as more skills-focused goalsetting. Throughout our work I will maintain a stance of sensitive non-judgement and it’s important to me that you feel as comfortable as possible in the therapeutic space.

I am honored to do the work that I do and I look forward to meeting you.

I received my MA at Lewis & Clark School of Education and Counseling in Professional Mental Health Counseling.  While at Lewis & Clark I received extensive training in existential and humanistic counseling methodologies for individuals, couples, and families.  At Lewis & Clark I acquired additional training in ecopsychology, Gestalt and creative interventions.  I completed my internship at Community Services Northwest in Vancouver, WA. There I received additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for both groups and individuals.  I have also received additional training in ACT based interventions from Portland Psychotherapy Center in Portland, OR.

I received my BA from Brooklyn College in Psychology.  During my undergrad I became involved in both the cognitive development program, the comparative psychology program, and worked for the Arts and Development lab as a lab manager.  The main thrust of my work was studying the connection between human development, emotional regulation, and expressive arts.

  • $100 dollars for one hour of individual therapy with adults.
  • $140 dollars for one hour of couples or family therapy.

I also provide sliding scale options for a limited number of financially restricted clients. Please ask for current availability and terms if interested.

The most powerful tool in therapy is the relationship built by our therapists and their clients. That’s why we offer a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we’d be a good fit.