Michael Kotch

Licensed Professional Counselor

Michael Kotch

Licensed Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 701010899
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Newport News, Virginia 23606
Newport News,, Virginia 23602

My Approach to Helping

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2008. In 2012, I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling from Montclair State University. While at Montclair I had the opportunity to attend training in post-traumatic stress disorder, mindfulness, and anxiety. Furthermore, I have specialized training and extensive experience working with survivors of sexual assault and first responders. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified National Certified Counselor. I have over 8 years of experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, and their families in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential, and community-based services. Having served as a first responder for over 20 years in varying capacities, I understand the unique situations our responders face daily and have developed a system that is effective in approaching those concerns. Much of my focus is dedicated to clients who are experiencing symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, and adjustment difficulties. In addition, I have provided community outreach services and education, CISM services, and disaster response to various communities. My goal is to create a safe space in which people can gain insight, process their experiences, and grow as individuals. I draw on a person-centered and strength-based approach to accomplish this goal and utilize evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. Coming in to see a therapist can be daunting, but it is often a powerful first step on the journey. I value the importance of working with individuals to acquire skills, enrich their lives, and create an overall sense of well-being.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Men's Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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