Michael De Simone ,Ph.D, LCSW is a Psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and group therapy, and maintains a private practice in Staten Island and Manhattan. With over 25 years of experience as an individual, family, and couples therapist, and as a graduate of New York University specializing in individual and group therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are the treatment of anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, loss, grief ,bereavement, and issues related to divorce. Dr. De Simone also leads several Men's Therapy groups which help members to deal with mid-life issues. In addition to his work with adults, Dr. De Simone also has extensive experience working with children and adolescents.
In addition to being an outstanding psychotherapist Dr. De Simone has presented at National conferences and to professional and general audiences speaking on the topics of; Depression in Children and Adolescents, Post-Traumatic Stress, Loss-Grief- Bereavement, Adoption Related Issues, Compulsive Sexual Disorders and Men's Mid-Life issues.
Dr. De Simone Is a psychodynamically oriented therapist. His therapeutic approach is help clients express their deeper thoughts, feelings, wishes and fears and to gain understanding of the forces that shape their lives and behavior. He seeks to provide support and feedback to help clients address current and future personal life challenges in a more effective manner. An overriding goal of all treatment is to enable clients to develop a greater capacity for self-fufillment, love, pleasure and the enjoyment of life. Dr. De Simone integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With deep compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they desire.
Ph.D. Clinical Social Work, Silver School of Social Work, New York University, 1994.
Certificate in Advanced Clinical Social Work in Individual Therapy, Post Masters Program, Hunter College-School of Social Work, 1985.
Masters in Social Work, Hunter College-School of Social Work, 1981.
B.A., Psychology, Brooklyn College, 1976.
License, Certifications & Awards:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of New York
Diplomate-New York State Society of Clinical Social Work
Birth Mother Loss: Contributing Factors to Unresolved Grief,
Clinical Social Work Journal, Vol. 24, No.1, Spring 1996.
National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work.
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis.
National Association of Social Workers.
New York State Society for Clinical Social Work.
Sailing in the summer and playing piano all year long.