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Calm Sea



A psychotherapy practice providing a suite of services to help you change your life


Your well-being is my ultimate concern. I  provide patients with a wide range of psychological and counseling services to suit their needs. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today.

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I provide all patients with an initial evaluation, utilizing a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about you and your behavior, personality and capabilities. We will discuss your symptoms and issues, at which point a diagnosis can be identified and explained.


In my therapy sessions, I take a collaborative approach, utilizing a wide range of cognitive and behavioral techniques that suit each individual. Using a tailored-approach, you may learn relaxation techniques, methods of identifying and reframing negative thought patterns, meditation exercises, engage in desensitization to anxiety or fear triggers, or methods of communication. Adults and children are actively involved in their treatment planning and attaining their goals.

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Whether you're interested in strengthening your relationship, gaining a better understanding of each other, or improving a troubled relationship, I can help you work on communication issues, sexual difficulties, family conflict, parenting struggles, or other related issues.

What techniques are used?

I practice cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a very effective, evidence-based form of psychotherapy. CBT can help you learn to change your thoughts and help you feel better.

Additionally, other techniques may be used if they could be helpful to you. These can include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Mindfulness meditation

  • Anger management

  • Assertive communication skills

  • Exposure techniques

how long does EACH therapy SESSION take?

Sessions last 45 minutes and are typically weekly. Sometimes the frequency of  sessions need to change. If this is the case, we will address it together.

can you prescribe medication?

Psychologists in New York State cannot prescribe medication. If you are interested in seeing a psychiatrist, I can provide you with a referral for medication management.

do you offer video sessions?

do offer telehealth sessions utilizing a very easy to use, HIPAA- and HITECH-compliant platform. Please check with your insurance company regarding their reimbursement for this service.



I do not currently accept insurance. As an out-of-network provider, I will provide you with an invoice that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


*Out of network benefits depend on your individual policy product which may cover all, part, or none of your expenses. There is no guarantee you will be reimbursed and you are ultimately responsible for your fee.


We may be able to discuss a reduced rate based upon your income or financial hardship.

What can i do to prepare for my first session?

Head over to the Patient Portal and click on the appropriate forms.


From there, you can review, print, and complete forms that are needed at your first session.

Where is my personal health information (PHI) stored?

I utilized an electronic health record called SimplePractice. It is 100% HIPAA-compliant. You can read more below:


Dr. Mike has been helping people of all ages live better lives for over a decade. While pursuing his doctoral training in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University, he obtained specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders, phobias, trauma, depression, and student counseling.

Dr. Mike has received specialized training through a variety of experiences. As a therapist in the Hofstra University Phobia and Trauma Clinic, he provided unique, technologically advanced treatments, such as Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, to patients whose fears inhibited their quality of life. Dr. Mike worked with college-aged students while working as a Student Counselor at Hofstra University, helping students with issues such as life transitions, stress management, and a number of other emotional difficulties. Additionally, Dr. Mike served as Crisis Counselor while at Hofstra University, providing students with proper crisis intervention and helping them recover from and process traumatic experiences.

Dr. Mike then completed an internship at the Mental Health Association of Westchester County (MHA), where he gained experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, in both outpatient settings and homeless shelters. Patients were given individual and group psychotherapy to help provide relief from a wide range of psychological disorders.


Following his internship, Dr. Mike obtained licensure while working at a private practice in Manhattan's Upper West Side, providing outpatient therapy and other services to children, adolescents, adults, parents, families, and groups. He engaged in home and school observations, functional behavior analyses, and created behavior plans to help children in a number of settings, while collaborating with parents, school psychologists, pediatricians, and other professionals. Additionally, he served as a coordinating educational psychologist, directing the clinical care and academic support for children, adolescents, and young adults who received academic coaching services, as well as students receiving homeschool services at the practice.

Additionally, Dr. Mike has taught a number of undergraduate psychology courses at Hofstra University, engaged in research in areas such as separation anxiety in children, motivation, and issues surrounding elder-abuse.

Most recently, Dr. Mike has been providing specialized psychological services including evaluation, treatment, cognitive rehabilitation, and pain management to injured workers through the New York State Worker's Compensation Program.

Dr. Mike was born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, NY and currently lives in Long Island, NY with his wife, two daughters, and son. He is a musician, a home gardener, loves to read, fish, and is very active in his community, as a volunteer providing his synagogue with security on weekends.


About Dr. Mike

"Had I not fallen,
I would not have arisen.
Had I not been subject to darkness,
I could not have seen the light."

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(347) 694-5655

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