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Michael Portelli, LCSW-R
Michael Portelli, LCSW-R
Office Location — Union Square, Manhattan

Address:
113 University Place
10th Fl. Suite 1011
New York, NY 10003

Phone Number
917-902-4248

E-mail
mjportelli@yahoo.com

Website
www.michaelportelli.net

Modes of Treatment
Individuals, Couples

Age Range of Patients
18 years and older

Insurance Accepted
Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Emblem, Empire B/C B/S, GHI, HIP, Oxford, Value Options, Medicare, Beacon and most other major insurance companies

Fee Range
Cash or check. As contracted with insurance providers. Out of network/Out of pocket: sliding scale minimum $70

Specializations
Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Bipolar Conditions, Career and Work Concerns, Caregiver Stress, Creativity Challenges, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Financial Stress, Grief, Separation and Mourning, Health Issues, Interpersonal Issues, Men's Issues

Therapeutic Modalities
Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Insight oriented approach using Relational and Interpersonal theory

Additional Certification or Specialized Training
Graduated from a four year post masters program at The Training Institute for Mental Health: Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Licensed at the "R" level: highest master's license in NYS: 5 years post masters supervision in relational/interpersonal analysis

Memberships
Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York, National Association of Social Workers. PsychworksNY, IARPP: International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy.
Personal Statement

During the initial session, many of my patients express similar problematic issues: "Why am I so angry all the time? Why did I react that way when that person said that? Why am I being treated this way? Did I do something to encourage this treatment? I can't seem to keep a healthy relationship going. I don't understand myself and why I keep repeating the same mistakes! As an adult, why do I now have strong negative feelings about my parents and my childhood?!" These are some issues we could address in the exciting journey that is psychotherapy.

I specialize in relationships. Many of my patients have a lot of anger toward their parents. Unfortunately, these feelings often get expressed inappropriately in their intimate relationship, sabotaging a relationship they would rather sustain. How can you nurture a relationship rather than destroy one? This we can work on in therapy. I work in an interpersonal, relational way. Have you ever had someone focus entirely on you, your process and interests for 45 minutes? This kind of focused attention is unusual and can bring about interesting results. Hopefully, you will leave each session feeling more accepting and curious about yourself.

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