Michael Pavlak Ph.D
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Northcoast Mental Health Associates
3690 Orange Place, Suite 430
Beachwood, OH 44122

216-464-5330

 

About Me

Personal Statement

I am in private practice with North Coast Mental Health Associates in Beachwood, Ohio and I provide psychotherapy to adults (18 and older), couples and families and utilize a cognitive– behavioral approach and systems approach. Cognitive–behavioral therapy is based on the premise that the way we feel and act is influenced by how we think about our world, our self-talk, and how we interpret the events around us. A systems approach looks at the interdependence of individuals with their world and emphasizes the quality of relationships, communication patterns, and problem solving patterns in those relationships.

My areas of specialization include treating depression/mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress, and relationship and marital issues including communication problems, intimacy concerns, difficulty in resolving problems, recovering from affairs and infidelities, separation issues, and divorce adjustment.

Degrees

Ph.D. Counselor Education
The Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed. Counselor Education
The Pennsylvania State University

B.A. English and Secondary Education
Cleveland State University

Licensure

Psychologist, State of Ohio
#3523

Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Ohio
#F00057

Credentials

Clinical Member for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Postdoctoral Education

The Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy
Advanced 10 month training program in the clinical practice of cognitive therapy
www.behavioralhealthassoc.com/educationalPrograms.php

Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), Trained Leader
PREP is an education based program that teaches couples the skills and principles associated with successful relationships.
www.prepinc.com

Prepare-Enrich Marital Evaluation and Counseling Program, Trained Counselor and Seminar Director
Prepare/Enrich is a relationship evaluation and skills program based on a set of five inventories that examine major relationship issues a couple may experience.
www.prepare-enrich.com

Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association (APA), Member
www.apa.org

Ohio Psychological Association (OPA), Member
www.ohpsych.org

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor
www.aamft.org

Ohio Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Member
www.ohioamft.org

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