Michael Nias

JD, MSW, LCSW

Michael Nias

JD, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Psychotherapist, Addictions Counselor, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - SW10465
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Therapeutic Oasis of the Palm Beaches 851 Broken Sound Parkway NW
Suite 250
BocaRaton., Florida 33487

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My Approach to Helping

Oasis biography: Michael F. Nias, J.D., MSW, LCSW

Michael F. Nias, recently arrived at The Therapeutic Oasis of the Palm Beaches from the University of Florida’s, Department of Psychiatry. As an assistant professor in the department, he taught courses in law and medicine, bioethics, and addiction. He trained and mentored third year residents in Psychiatry and he was the primary psychotherapist at the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic.

Michael is a legally and psychodynamically trained behavioral therapist who uses evidenced based therapies to support his clients reaching optimal well being in their life. He specializes in working with young and older adults with serious mental health disorders, mood disorders and personality disorders, as well as people working through addictive disorders. He has worked with athletes at all levels including college and professionals to reach peak performance by helping them to remove mental, physical, and emotional blocks that hinder personal performance.

Michael has always believed in working from a bio-psycho-social and strengths perspective, which enables his clients to obtain maximum health and happiness in their lives. His legal training allows him to support his clients working through challenging mental and emotional court related issues such as separation-divorce, child custody, co-parenting and more. His multidisciplinary background with expert training and experience in evidence based therapies including psychological techniques EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing), MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) helps his clients working with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, recovery from addiction and family and relationship concerns.

A strong proponent of academic medicine he has been on the faculty or associated with several universities including the University of Florida, the University of Maryland, Howard University and Catholic University. He has taught, mentored and or supervised throughout his career that has included working with two Federal agencies, executive director of a mental health and substance abuse agency and Child and Family Services Agency of Washington D.C.. He is certified in the state of Florida to supervise master’s level registered interns in clinical social work and marriage and family therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Hoarding
  • Immigration issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
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