Michael Parker LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 15146

Michael Parker

LCSW

Michael Parker

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - CW017930
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Highmark
  • UPMC Health Plan, Inc.
Fees: $140/hour session
Free 10-minute initial phone consultation

Offices

2526 Monroeville Blvd, Ste 208
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146

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My Approach to Helping

I work primarily with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders such as Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. The type of treatments I provide are called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). These treatments have been shown through study to be the most effective therapies for OCD and Anxiety. I serve children, adolescents and adults, and provide services to couples and families as well as individuals. As a therapist, I take an active yet relaxed approach to my work, encouraging my clients to take gradual steps towards improvement without adding any unhelpful stress or pressure to the situation. Feel free to check out my website for even more information on my practice.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Good psychotherapy helps clients feel stronger and more confident, while also reducing mental health symptoms like depression and anxiety. As a psychotherapist, my goal is two-fold: 1) to help you feel supported emotionally in your struggles and 2) to encourage you to gradually face the thoughts, feelings, and experiences you have been avoiding. I also believe that psychotherapy, particularly with anxiety disorders such as OCD, should consist of something more than just talking about the problem. There must also be an experiential element where you feel empowered to face your fears and experience your uncomfortable emotions in small, manageable doses. Only this way will you discover for yourself that you can handle being anxious, that you can live with risk and uncertainty, and that your life doesn't need to revolve around your fears and anxieties.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Family Problems
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Trichotillomania
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
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