Dr. Michael Rodriguez is a Psychologist located in New York, NY. Dr. Rodriguez offers both individual and couples sessions for young adults and adults He is currently operating entirely remotely for telehealth sessions. He specializes in helping clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and substance abuse. Many of Dr. Rodriguez’s clients find that their perfectionism, grief, or trauma hinders their ability to feel comfortable in the relationship they have with themselves and others.
Dr. Rodriguez’s style is empathetic, caring, and gentle. He encourages clients to explore their feelings and behaviors, looking for emerging patterns that offer insight into who they are and what they can change for a healthy impact. Clients grow their self-awareness and emotional flexibility, particularly benefiting from changing thought patterns and focusing actions and decisions around their values. Dr. Rodriguez guides them through reflection on readiness for change, supporting them as they determine the right next steps for them.
He employs an integrative approach to treatment, incorporating theory and techniques from several evidence-based approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy in order to individualize treatment based on client needs.
Dr. Rodriguez earned a PsyD from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He takes a trauma-informed approach to his sessions, encouraging that everyone feels welcomed and safe when in therapy. He enjoys working with clients from all identities and backgrounds.