Michael  Pezzullo
Zencare Vetted

Michael Pezzullo

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Florida Accepting Online
Los Angeles Accepting In-person
Updated December 30, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Complex trauma (C-PTSD)
  • Mood disorders
  • Addiction
  • Attachment issues
  • LGBTQIA topics

Professional statement

Michael works from a trauma-informed lens—examining how overt and covert traumas have impacted one’s development and personality organization.

Michael's approach to therapy is interpersonal. Throughout the therapeutic process, he actively engages his clients in an ongoing dialog about their experience of the therapy itself--collaborating to make the treatment as effective as possible.

In addition to seeing clients in private practice, Michael has gained clinical experience as a primary therapist at several addiction treatment centers in Los Angeles, CA. He also specializes in providing affirmative psychotherapy to those in the LGBTQ community.

If you are interested in working together, Michael offers a free phone consultation to discuss your treatment goals. Due to the current social distancing guidelines, Michael is currently seeing remotely using Zoom as a tele-health platform.

Message to clients

If you’re like most LGBTQ professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs that I work with, you’ve probably spent most of your life feeling shame. Your culture, your community and maybe even your family told you you weren’t good enough. By now have probably built a successful life and had fantastic life experiences. But, despite the external success and validation, you still don’t feel good enough. Small rejections may trigger you. You frequently compare yourself to others. You don’t know how to feel confident as your full authentic self. Or maybe you don’t feel like you’re thriving as much as you could.

You don’t have to stay stuck. On the other side is a life feeling confident and good about yourself. You’ve probably heard that before, along with other promises of happiness and contentment. This one is different.

After years of specialized clinical training with the LGBTQ+ community, I have developed my own method for treating our unique needs. My method synthesizes the best of a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, EMDR and attachment theory, that specifically targets the needs of our community. My goal isn’t to tell you what to do. My goal is to help you create the life you want to live.

That’s how I developed the Thriving Mind Method. Only with a strategic mindset can you build the fulfilling life you want—as efficiently as possible. I want to give you a plan of action designed to help you feel fulfilled with your life and confident in yourself.


Complex trauma (C-PTSD) - Coping and healing after long-term abuse, attachment wounds, or repeated traumatizing events such as witnessing domestic violence or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns; fostering healthy family relationships

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Michael Pezzullo 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)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-6:00pm

Los Angeles practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Work and Education

Private practice, 2019 - Present
La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, 2019 - Present
Valley Community Counseling Clinic, 2017 - 2019


California: 120508



Client testimonials

"Michael had a pleasant demeanor; he was knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and relaxed."
- Zencare client • April 2021