Michael Shifter

Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
Photo of Michael Shifter, LCPC, NCC, MA, Counselor in Bethesda
(240) 466-9151

Michael Shifter

Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Forge Counseling Group
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 466-9151
Offers online therapy

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About

*I REPLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.* You can do this! You can face this! You have the tools! I am here to help to carry this burden for a time while assisting you to identify and grow your tools and skills to become stronger, wiser, and more capable to pursue that which is good and true in life. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and numerous other internal and external barriers can seem overwhelming when trying to navigate daily life alone- so let's do this together.
As a positive, motivational, and solution focused therapist, I work to first meet your immediate needs by clarifying critical issues and sorting out the troublesome life perceptions. I will teach you about healthy coping skills that are so often already within you, enhancing them through dynamic holistic approaches. After, we can get to the roots of issues!
At times, disruptive or traumatic story lines arise that I will help you navigate with narrative therapy styles that integrate trauma-informed mindfulness skills. I will cater my approach to each person, often integrating expressive modalities through writing, art, or body movement to work on issues you may not be able to talk through yet.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Optum
  • Out of Pocket
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: Maryland / LC10233
  • School: Regent University
  • Year Graduated: 2014

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. / 347848
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, C-IAYT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Location

Forge Counseling Group
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 466-9151
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sensorimotor Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 8 Sep 2022
Photo of Michael Shifter, LCPC, NCC, MA, Counselor in Bethesda
Michael Shifter

Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA