Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW, M.Ed
Accepting new clients
Specialties & expertise
- Learning disabilities
- Life transitions
- Academic issues
Michael LoGuidice is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA. Michael has extensive experience working with young people and their families on challenges such as ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, and mood disorders. With an office in the heart of the Back Bay, Michael is conveniently located a five minute walk from the Arlington Street stop on the Green Line.
Michael works with children, teenagers, young adults, and college students one-on-one, and also conducts family therapy. He offers psychotherapy sessions in both English and Spanish, and prioritizes cultural competency in his practice – he works toward gaining a comprehensive understanding of his clients' unique perspectives and how this impacts their specific challenges.
Michael specializes in ADHD, disabilities, life transitions, relationships, and academic issues. He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems therapy, mindfulness practices, and Supportive Therapy in traditional psychotherapy sessions, and may also incorporate adventure-based methods that utilize outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and ropes courses.
His upcoming ADHD workshop for couples is on October 8th, 2017.
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on a client's decision making, school work, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges. ADHD is complex and can impact people inv arious ways at any stage of their life.
Learning disabilities – Includes navigating challenges such as auditory processing disorder and dyslexia in school and at home.
Life transitions – We all experience the challenges of transition throughout our lives. This ranges from adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn-out; etc. Learning self-care is a critical tool to addressing these challenges.
Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one's place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Autism spectrum – Family and parent support around a new diagnosis; learning behavioral strategies; advocating for academic accommodations
Bipolar disorder – Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes
Custody issues – Navigating recent separation; supporting the child through parenting challenges
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Parenting – Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Michael is not in-network with any insurances.
- Initial session: $160 (60min)
- Ongoing sessions: $160 (50min)
Therapist's note: Michael can provide invoices for patients to submit to their insurance companies for out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"I find that many people come to therapy to change or relieve some discomfort or challenge that is blocking them from moving forward or causing them pain. My job is to help understand and support them by first defining what the problem is, particularly in situations where the cause may not be obvious. I work with my clients by listening closely to discover the root of their issue, and then develop a plan with them. We set goals and articulate how we will know when progress is being made. This process is truly collaborative and requires developing trust. I operate from a strengths perspective, which essentially means we identify what has worked in the past and what internal resources and abilities they have to address the problem at hand. I believe people are much more than a diagnosis or specific situational problem – our collaboration begins with a discovery. My work includes sharing teaching techniques that can be applied now to help anchor the person so that we can move on to the less accessible roots of the problem."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflicts stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 1999 – Present
Michael's private practice has been focused on helping individuals and families struggling with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, academic issues, life transitions, and relationships.
Bank Street College of Education, M.Ed, 2013
Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 1993