Mike  Swinchoski
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Mike Swinchoski

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Cambridge Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Massachusetts therapists on Zencare.

Updated November 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Substance use
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Mike Swinchoski is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Cambridge, MA specializing in anxiety, anger management, depression, trauma, substance use, and compulsive behaviors. His particular area of expertise is in helping clients recover from trauma. He draws upon extensive experience from working in community mental health to help people feel safe, normalize their experiences, help them recognize their inner strength, and gently guide them towards healing. He also enjoys supporting clients seeking help for anger management.

Mike pulls from a variety of treatment approaches to flexibly need the needs of each client. For clients healing from trauma, he takes a trauma-informed approach influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills. He is also trained in EMDR. For clients dealing with substance use, he uses motivational interviewing with harm reduction.

Mike works with young adults, college students, adults, parents, and seniors. He is passionate about creating a nonjudgmental space for clients to talk freely about and process their thoughts and feelings.


Message to clients

Congratulations on taking the first step to helping yourself feel better! Therapy, at times be intellectually and emotionally challenging. It is also enlightening, life changing and fulfilling. I can help you learn how to take back your power, and gain key skills to achieve your goals. I strive to create a client centered, relaxed, warm, nonjudgemental, and supportive environment in our work together. My clients have told me I have an engaging style in which they feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings. Thank you for taking the time to consider me for your therapist, and be well.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Anger management - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships

Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Substance use - Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (90min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month

Location(s)

Cambridge practice
339 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Outpatient Therapist, 2008 - Present
Anger Management Groups, Facilitator, 2006 - Present
Brighter Life Therapy , Therapist, 2020 - Present
North Suffolk Mental Health Association, 2006 - 2020
Conexions Day Program, 2009 - 2013
Hawthorne Day Program, 2007 - 2008
Meridian House, Intern, 2006 - 2007

Cambridge College, MEd in Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in Addiction Disorders, 2007
University of Missouri, BA in Psychology, 1980


Languages

English