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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.
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
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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Michael Burke is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 23 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
New York: 074571