Michael Garfinkel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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Michael Garfinkel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

ARC: Anxiety Relief Centre
402 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B
(778) 784-5187
Offers online therapy

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About

Welcome! My name is Michael - I have a Master of Social Work from NYU, with a specialization in adult psychotherapy. I grew up in Vancouver, where I struggled with depression and low self-worth throughout my adolescence and early adulthood. Driven to seek solutions, I spent years studying Zen meditation in Japan and plant medicine in Peru. Through those experiences I learned that there is not one miracle cure, but an array of skills and practices we can harness to cultivate our health and wellbeing. By merging my professional training and personal experiences, I came to realize how creative and impactful counselling can be.
In my clinical work I draw from a range of modalities, integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) with skills rooted in somatic therapy, self-compassion, and mindfulness. My approach is warm, relational, and relaxed. I also have specialized training in Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD treatment.
Whatever you need help with, I promise to meet you with curiosity and care. It’s important to me that you feel safe in our relationship, so that you can use our sessions as a space to truly heal and grow. If you feel that we may be a good fit please don’t hesitate to reach out. Calls are directed to our answering service, so please email me directly.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $155+
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa
Please check your group plan for RSW or "Registered Social Worker" coverage.
Email me or call (778) 784-5187 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Licence: British Columbia / 14519

Endorsements

Counsellor, MCP, RCC

Location

ARC: Anxiety Relief Centre
402 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B
(778) 784-5187
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Neighborhoods
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
Photo of Michael Garfinkel, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vancouver
Michael Garfinkel

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW