Michael Manchester MA, LMHC, NCC P.A.
|Professions: Counselling, Psychotherapy, Other|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LMHC - MH9898|
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My passion is helping people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other anxiety disorders. Many people will be affected by an anxiety disorder in their life. While anxiety is part of our experience it can be debilitating. When anxiety is out of proportion to the issues we are dealing with it can affect all aspects of our life. Effective therapy is available. My credentials include - Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Certified Cognitive Therapist. I am also an active member in the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder FoundatIon. In addition, I use evidence based therapies like Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Brief Strategic Therapy. I collaborate with patients to help facilitate the process of change. While I usually work with patients at their own speed I also provide encouragement to increase the motivation to work through challenges and obstacles. While specializing in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders I also help individuals with a variety of issues and concerns including depression, stress management, phase of life and interpersonal issues.
My approach to therapy/counseling is collaborative but also structured. By definition the therapy I do is brief. My goal is to help my patients as quickly and efficiently as possible so they can live life. My goal for your first session is to have you leave my office with a sense of hope to begin the process of change.
Email or Call Michael Manchester MA, LMHC, NCC P.A. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01728
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What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
When I discharge a patient after successful completion of therapy I feel a sense of accomplishment for myself but also for my patient. The reality is that I am only an agent of change and my patients deserve most of the credit. I often admire the motivation and the hard work my patients do to achieve their goals for therapy.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to facilitate positive change. When I work with my clients we collaborate and explore specific problems and issues that client wants to focus on in therapy. The collaboration process also includes setting goals for therapy and collaborating in the 'work' of therapy. While exploring specific issues/concerns is part of the process, I help patients consider what is important to them; their values. Patients often think they come to therapy to be treated for anxiety or to get guidance for a problem/concern. The reality is that patients come to therapy to take back what their anxiety or problem has robbed them of and live a satisfying life.
Services I Provide
- Group Therapy
- Home-Based Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
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