Michael Accardo, Psychologist

Michael Accardo, PhD, LP

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I am a clinical psychologist.

Many of us are navigating systems that were not designed to nourish us, and growing through hardships that leave us feeling isolated and overwhelmed. I specialize in helping people (especially LGBTQ people, BIPOC, and Autistic people) understand how therapy (e.g. acceptance and commitment, interpersonal skills, trauma work, emotion regulation) can be applied to overcome and liberate. I also specialize in managing OCD/OCD-spectrum disorders, Social Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. By enhancing your strengths, reworking coping mechanisms, and reframing beliefs about yourself, you can find peace and joy.

Using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, organizational skills, exposure, problem-solving, dialectical behavior therapy skills (distress tolerance, core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation), we can enhance relaxation, confidence, mood-management, and strengths-focused empowerment.

We all benefit from additional perspective and a space to process through thoughts and experiences. Additionally, I hope to provide a plethora of coping skills that will decrease distress with time, increase your sense of emotional connection and control, and unite your mind, body and intention to provide a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Autism
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Health At Every Size (HAES)
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $175.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Optum
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
2
License(s)
License #
state
Psychologist
PS019377
Pennsylvania
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
WPATH
Full Member
National Register of Health Service Psychologists
Full Member
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Hofstra University
PhD
2020