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Michael Raskind, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

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  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: 042667 New York, CW018517 Pennsylvania

I graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1983 with a specialty in Child and Family Services. I have worked in a variety of venues including Crisis Intervention; Family and Children's Counseling, Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. I have been a professor for the State University of New York and have been if Private Practice for over 30 years.

As a Director and clinical supervisor of major mental health & substance abuse clinics I have developed top notch clinicians over the years. My experience is thus not just my own, but I have learned through the supervision of others and seeing the benefit their clients have received.

My Book:

Instruction Manual for Your Child: The One You Wish Your Child Came With (AuthorHouse, 2008)
The manual was inspired by two decades of work with parents who were looking for a simplified way to raise their family without having to read several books and pay for hours of parenting classes or therapy (when it is not necessary). Since every parent wishes that they had an owners manual for their children; I felt that it should be written!


I specialize in Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Family Conflict.

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health:
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Age Groups:
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


My Approach:

I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Academic. My approach is to work with my client's strengths; help them develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works for them in obtaining their goals.

Online Therapy Sessions:

For many people, it can be difficult to schedule an in-person counseling session. Busy schedules, frequent travel, rural residence, military duty, long-distance relationships, childcare issues, anxiety, physical limitations, or limited transportation are a few of the many possible barriers to seeking help. I offer online sessions to make counseling more feasible for my clients.

Research has shown that distance counseling, whether through online video or telephone, can be just as effective as face-to-face counseling.

I have been in practice for over 30 years. Though my office is in Pennsylvania, I began my career in New York State. I remain practicing in NY via teletherapy. I offer online sessions to make counseling more feasible for my clients. For more info go to this address:

For residents of New York you can arrange for a secure and HIPAA compliant therapy session. Visit my website for more details.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Coaching
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Video/Skype Counseling


Avg Cost (per session):


Accepts Payment Methods:

American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa


I work as an Out of Network provider.

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