Mike  Morde
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Mike Morde

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Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee, CASAC-T Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC National Certified Counselor, NCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Pittsford, NY Accepting In-person
Updated December 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Mike Morde, a licensed mental health counselor, nationally certified counselor, and addictions therapist, offers in-person and telehealth sessions to clients throughout New York State.

Since 2011, Mike's career in behavioral health has spanned group homes, a VA medical center, and local outpatient mental health and chemical dependency clinics. His contributions have earned him recognition and awards, and he currently holds positions on numerous mental health boards and committees at both local and state levels. In 2022, he co-founded a Western New York affiliate group for the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science.

Mike's therapeutic approach is rooted in a person-centered and trauma-informed perspective, creatively integrating mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and psychodynamic approaches.


Message to clients

My practice operates under the motto, “Less Talking, More Doing.”

Therapy isn’t meant to be a lifelong commitment. To enhance your life and steer it towards a more meaningful existence that aligns with your true self, you need to actively participate in our therapy. My clients don’t come to me to endlessly discuss past traumas or seek magical resolutions to their mental health and addiction issues. Instead, we collaborate using practical exercises and techniques that are implemented both during and outside our sessions. Clients engage in mindfulness exercises, readings, podcasts, walking meditations, videos, and more! As the saying goes, “I can teach you to play an instrument, but without practice between lessons, progress will be limited.”

I'm affiliated with numerous insurance networks and can furnish a superbill for clients outside of these networks. However, many prefer to sidestep insurance complexities and opt for out-of-pocket payments. Let's choose the approach that suits you best and get started.

Contact me today. I assure you that I’ll respond within two business days.


Specialties

Addiction - Managing emotional distress and hardship; curtailing or refraining from detrimental habits like alcohol and drug use or other unhealthy behaviors.

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Enduring emotional distress; lessening or eradicating dependence on substances; cultivating new strategies to manage stress and alleviate suffering.

Anxiety - Managing overwhelming worry, anxiety, or stress; severe unease in social situations; abrupt and strong panic sensations.

Depression - Offering assistance and fostering recovery from feelings of despair, lack of motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disruptions, and diminished interest and joy in life.

Life transitions - Managing challenging or significant life transitions, like relocating, changes in relationships, parenting, or career shifts; acquiring self-care techniques to effectively handle the ensuing stress.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $130 (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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please see my website FAQ section for more information.


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 8am - 4pm
  • Tue 8am - 4pm
  • Wed 8am - 4pm
  • Thu 8am - 4pm
  • Fri 8am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Pittsford, NY practice
2850 Clover Street, Suite 2, Pittsford, New York 14534
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 4pm
  • Tue 8am - 4pm
  • Wed 8am - 4pm
  • Thu 8am - 4pm
  • Fri 8am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2022 - Present
Rochester Regional Health, Therapist, 2017 - 2022
East House, Per Diem Counselor, 2011 - 2017
SUNY Brockport, Graduate Assistant, 2014 - 2016
Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Lead Intern, 2016 - 2016
The College at Brockport, SUNY, Graduate Assistant, 2014 - 2016

NYS Office of Addiction and Supports, CASAC-T, 2020
The College at Brockport, SUNY, Masters of Science, 2016
Greensboro College, BM, 2005
Greensboro College, BA, 2003


Licensure

New York: 011593-01


Languages

English