Michael Burke, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Michael  Burke
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Michael Burke

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Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New York, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated July 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Michael Burke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. He works with both individuals and couples who wish to take a meaningful look inside themselves to help get past both the conscious and unconscious barriers that are keeping them from fully living their lives in the way they long for.

Michael’s clients are often challenged to look deep inside their emotional worlds with a compassionate, non-judgmental and caring approach. Through the use of insight-oriented therapy, Michael helps clients learn more about their emotional world in a way that offers new understanding, increased self-awareness and self-compassion. This leads to relief from feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear, shame, loneliness, despair, panic, stress and other painful emotional states which opens the door to a more peaceful, meaningful life.

Michael also works with couples using the Gottman Method. He has trained through all 3 levels of the Gottman Method with additional training in working with couples on trauma and affairs. Although Michael’s area of expertise is with LGBTQ couples and their unique challenges, he believes that many of the fundamental struggles that couples sometimes face (conflict management, creating shared goals and meaning, intimacy, sex, etc.) occur across all areas of the gender and sexuality spectrum. He has worked successfully with both heterosexual and LGBTQ couples.

Michael welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life to his practice. Whether you are a young adult feeling overwhelmed by the challenges ahead of you, a couple in midlife trying to regain equilibrium in your relationship, or someone dealing with post-retirement existential questions, Michael offers a calming, insightful environment to help.


Message to clients

What I love about therapy is the uniqueness of each person that walks through my office door. Everyone has their own struggles and story to tell. I believe that non-judgemental, compassionate, active listening is absolutely fundamental to successful therapy. Studies have also shown that the best predictor of a good outcome in therapy is not the the type of approach (cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, etc) but the relationship that develops between therapist and client. My goal is to create a nurturing environment that leads to building a relationship of connectedness based on trust, respect, understanding, and empathy.

I am happy to work with you either in-person, remotely or in a hybrid format depending on what your needs are and how they may change over time. My sessions are 50 minutes long and I am licensed in both New York and Massachusetts. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Michael Burke is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
30 East 21st St., #2A, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-8pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-7pm
  • Fri 8am-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years


Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, Level 3 Certificate , 2020
Psychoanalytic Association of New York, Certificate from 2-year training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Adults, 2004
University of Michigan, MSW, 2000
University of Michigan, BA, 1997


Licensure

New York: 074571

Massachusetts: 113682


Languages

English