Michael Accardo

Psychologist, PhD

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
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Michael Accardo

Psychologist, PhD

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Philadelphia, PA 19102
(412) 754-4628
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

State College, PA 16801
(412) 754-4628

About

Many of us are navigating systems that were not designed to nourish us, and growing through hardships that leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. I work to help people (especially LGBTQ people, BIPOC, and Neurodivergent people) understand how therapy (e.g. acceptance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, stress-reduction, trauma work, value-driven action) can be applied to overcome and liberate. I also specialize in managing Bipolar Disorder, OCD/OCD-spectrum disorders, PTSD, & Social Anxiety. By enhancing your strengths, reworking coping mechanisms, and reframing beliefs about yourself, you can find peace and joy.
Using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, organizational skills, exposure, problem-solving, dialectical behavior therapy skills (distress tolerance, core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation), we can enhance relaxation, confidence, mood-management, and strengths-focused empowerment.
We all benefit from additional perspective and a space to process thoughts and experiences to make sense of chaos. Additionally, I hope to provide a plethora of coping skills that will decrease your distress with time, increase your sense of emotional connection and control, and unite your mind, body and intent to provide a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • EAP:United/Optum
  • Highmark
  • Medica
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / PS019377
  • School: Hofstra University
  • Year Graduated: 2020

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: P.08280 Ohio

Location

Philadelphia, PA 19102
(412) 754-4628
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

State College, PA 16801
(412) 754-4628
Specialties
  • LGBTQ+
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 28 Aug 2022
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Michael Accardo

Psychologist, PhD