Michael Spitz

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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Michael Spitz, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles
(323) 745-8275 Website

Michael Spitz

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW


Location

Glendale Center
3401-B Glendale Blvd, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90039
(323) 745-8275

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Atwater Crossing
3273 Casitas Ave, Suite 104
Los Angeles, California 90039
(323) 745-8275

I work with children & teens who have experienced abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and parent drug addiction. I also see adults suffering from a variety of mental health issues. Many kids come from single-parent homes and have never known or seen their father. Many are depressed, anxious, oppositional, suicidal, and engaging in self-harm behaviors. I've worked in the "trenches" in Residential Treatment Centers for teens on probation, in the public schools, and currently in an outpatient setting for the Department of Mental Health. My approach is primarily psychodynamic, but also using play therapy, cognitive based interventions and behavioral modification skills.

I work with you or your child to explore thoughts, feelings, and problems on a more internal and psychological level which I believe has a longer lasting impact while still clearing up the more overt behaviors. I can consult with the teacher and school to obtain IEP/special educational accommodations.

My sense of humor and relaxed, informal manner helps patients feel safe and comfortable. I often use my creativity and interests in photography, film, music, and writing in my work with kids and teenagers. I have used photography as a form of photo therapy, leading photo groups for teenagers.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Loyola University - Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License and State: 24503 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Paypal, Wire

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Psychoanalytic Center of California / Certificate of Completion
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing / Pupil Personnel Services PPS
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Location

Glendale Center
3401-B Glendale Blvd, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90039
(323) 745-8275

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Atwater Crossing
3273 Casitas Ave, Suite 104
Los Angeles, California 90039
(323) 745-8275
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Parenting
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Arts/Creativity/Grief & Loss
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Dyan Kolb, LCSW
Dyan Kolb, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 10 years
Mike is one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable social workers and therapists that I have had the pleasure to work with. I have worked with him for many years and have collaborated with him in the context of Field Instructing for Social Work students. He provides quality mental health services and cares a great deal about his clients.
Dyan Kolb, LCSW
Dyan Kolb, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 10 years
Dyan Kolb, LCSW
Dyan Kolb, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 10 years
I've known Dyan for a number of years as a colleague. She works hard for her patients and has proven to be an excellent supervisor and field instructor for social work interns. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. She will go that extra mile for her patients.

Links

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Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018
Michael Spitz, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles

Michael Spitz

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW