Mike Morde, Therapist in Pittsford, New York — Zencare
Mike  Morde
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Mike Morde

He/Him/His

Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee, CASAC-T Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC National Certified Counselor, NCC
New York Accepting Online
Pittsford, NY Accepting In-person
Updated November 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Mike Morde is a licensed mental health counselor, nationally certified counselor, and addictions therapist. He provides sessions in-person and also via telehealth with clients across New York State.

Since 2011, Mike has worked in behavioral health, including group homes, a VA medical center, and in local outpatient mental health and chemical dependency clinics. Mike has won awards during his career, including the Star of Service from East House Corporation and the 2016 NYMHCA Graduate Student of the Year. He currently serves on several boards and committees for advocacy and mental health affairs on local and state levels, and is a co-founder of a new local affiliate group for the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science. He has been in private practice since 2021, and regularly does presentations for professional and medical groups about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Mike operates from a person-centered and trauma-informed background, combining his approach with mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This cutting-edge approach has demonstrated to be very effective with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, depression, chronic pain management, psychotic disorders, and eating disorders. Visit his website more information and videos.


Message to clients

The slogan for my practice is "Less Talking, More Doing."

No one wants to be in therapy forever. My approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or "ACT" for short, is based on ACTION. To improve your life and drive it towards a lifestyle that is more meaningful and in line with who you want to be, you need to put your shoulder behind our therapy together. My clients don't visit me to talk endlessly about old traumas and find magical solutions to their concerns with mental health and addictions. We work together using realistic exercises and techniques that are done both in session and out of session as well. Clients use mindfulness exercises, readings, podcasts, walking meditations, videos - you name it! As the expression goes, "I can teach you to play an instrument, but if you don't practice between lessons, you won't get very far."

Visit my website and contact me today to schedule a free 20-minute consultation. If I'm not a good match for you, I'll help you find someone that is.

Let's do this.


Specialties

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

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

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

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri 9am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Pittsford, NY practice
20 Office Park Way, Suite 129, 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 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri 9am - 4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Rochester Regional Health, Counselor, 2016 - 2021
East House Corporation, Per Diem Counselor, 2012 - 2017
Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Lead Intern, 2016 - 2016
SUNY Brockport, Graduate Assistant, 2014 - 2016


Licensure

New York: 011593-01


Languages

English