Hi – I am Dr. Michael Levy and I want to thank you for considering me as your potential therapist. Seeking therapy can be an intimidating process. It can be scary to reach out for help and when you do, you want to find the right therapist for you. That is why I offer free initial phone or email consultation, so that you can get a sense if you would feel comfortable talking with me.
Life, at times, can be challenging and everyone can get stuck at certain times in their lives, whether caused by a job loss, relationship problems, a trauma, unresolved issues from the past, or even substance use or other addictive behaviors. My goal is to help you make sense of your situation, to give you the tools and insight to make the changes you want to make, and to enable you to lead a more fulfilling and satisfying life. I work with adolescents and their families, adults, and couples. I am trained in many approaches and work differently with different people. I love what I do and bring passion to my work. I would be honored to work with you.
I graduated from Boston University where I earned my BA degree, and I earned my Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Berkeley. I have maintained a psychotherapy practice for over 20 years. I have also been the clinical director of many substance use and mental health facilities and have trained other staff in their clinical work. I hold a faculty appointment with the Division of Addictions at Harvard Medical School.
I have written two books and one specifically was written to help people who struggle with alcohol, called "Take Control of Your Drinking...And You May Not Need to Quit". I have also written over 20 articles on the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders, and how to help people who suffer from both substance use and mental health conditions. I have given many lectures and workshops both locally and nationally, and have been interviewed numerous times on TV and radio. For many years, I wrote a column that appeared in four newspapers that focused on helping individuals and families who were impacted by substance use.