Mike  Swinchoski

Mike Swinchoski

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for afternoon & evening appointments in Cambridge practice (updated February 08, 2020)

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.


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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

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


Cambridge practice

339 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

North Suffolk Mental Health Association, 2006 - Present

Outpatient Therapist, 2008 - Present

Anger Management Groups, Facilitator, 2006 - Present

Conexions Day Program, 2009 - 2013

Hawthorne Day Program, 2007 - 2008

Meridian House, Intern, 2006 - 2007

Cambridge College, MEd in Education in Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in Addiction Disorders, 2007

University of Missouri, BA in Psychology, 1980


  • English

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