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Michael Hanowitz

Michael Hanowitz LCSW

Psychotherapist

1415 North Broad Street, Suite 221C
Philadelphia PA 19122

215 588-5629 | hanowitz@gmail.com

Mon – Fri 8 am to 6 pm

DETAILS

  • Experience working with Temple students and staff
  • Assessment and therapeutic interventions tailored to your needs and goals
  • Former faculty at the Penn’s Graduate School of Social Policy & Practice
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Most insurance and EAP plans accepted
  • Willing to work with you to try to make your treatment affordable
  • Free consultation in advance of your first session
  • Located one block south of Morgan Hall on Temple’s campus
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BACKGROUND

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My experience includes positions at Temple University’s Tuttleman Counseling Services as a senior staff member/supervisor and the Coordinator of the Sexual Assault Counseling & Education Program, Bellevue/ NYU Medical Center, the Philadelphia Veteran’s Medical Center and the Department of the Defense. I have specialized training in treatment for sexual abuse, domestic violence and trauma related problems. I also have extensive experience working with the LBGT community. I received my M.S.W. from New York University, my M.S. from Long Island University, and my B.S. from Lehman College (CUNY). Prior to becoming a clinical social worker I worked with clients with developmental and physical disabilities at the Willowbrook Developmental Center and United Cerebral Palsy.

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Approach

My approach to counseling is collaborative and designed to help clients, using a psycho-dynamic/relational and cognitive approach, to explore their thoughts and feelings to help overcome symptoms and obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their goals. I utilize a client centered approach that emphasizes the clients innate abilities and strengths to lead the therapy and find unique solutions to their problems. I also use motivational interviewing to help clients to reduce the ambivalence and anxiety they may have about change. Supervision is available to social workers who are working towards their advanced clinical license. Having the right fit between client and therapist is essential for treatment to proceed successfully. That is why I offer new clients a brief free consultation to find out if they feel I am the type of therapist for them and to answer any questions they may have about starting their therapy with me.

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TREATMENT

  • Depression (feeling sad or disconnected, feeling like life is not worth living, lack of pleasure, lack of energy, difficulty with concentration, feeling dissatisfied, feeling irritable)
  • Anxiety (panic disorder, obsessive thoughts and/or rituals, generalized and social anxiety)
  • Trauma (crime victim trauma, sexual and relationship abuse)
  • LGBT Concerns (coming out, family issues, relationship issues)
  • Relationship Conflict (lack of intimacy, communication problems, co-parenting issues)
  • Loss and Grief Issues
  • Stress Management and Sleep Problems
  • School Adjustment (college adjustment issues, bullying, social skills support)
  • Substance Abuse and Recovery (ambivalence about stopping use/abuse, support in substance reduction/abstinence, family problems related to substance use/abuse)
  • Anger Management
  • Employment Problems
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AFFILIATIONS

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW)

CREDENTIALS

  • Master of Social Work - New York University
  • Master of Science - Long Island University
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Pennsylvania) CW013065
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work

APPOINTMENTS

Working through problems with a therapist can bring up a variety of feelings. Many people think that asking others for help means that they can’t do it on their own, or feel embarrassed or ashamed to discuss personal issues with someone they barely know. These are natural feelings, particularly if you have not had counseling before. My approach to therapy is collaborative and emphasizes your strengths and abilities to find explore and reduce symptoms and problems that may be keeping you from feeling better and reaching your goals. Help is just a phone call away.

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DIRECTIONS

My office is located in the Leon H. Sullivan Health Services building, one block south of the Temple Morgan Hall residence (between West Master and West Jefferson Streets). By subway, take the Broad Street line to the Cecil B. Moore stop and walk south one and one-half blocks. The building is located on the east side of Broad Street.

Michael Hanowitz LCSW

Psychotherapist

1415 North Broad Street, Suite 221C
Philadelphia PA 19122

215 588-5629 | hanowitz@gmail.com

Mon – Fri 8 am to 6 pm