Michael Payne, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and wellness consultant who brings more than two decades of experience to helping individuals, couples, and families live happier and healthier lives. He provides virtual therapy services to clients in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, DC through a convenient and secure patient portal.
Hearts and Minds Health was created with the goal of optimizing your mental health through improved understanding and harmony between your cognitive and emotional states. The "heart" of HM Health relates to cultivating emotional well-being. For some, that's about being able to manage strong feelings. For others, it’s identifying and expressing emotions more clearly. Healing from a break-up, loss, or a painful past also involves heart-based work. In contrast, mental challenges like anxiety, negative self-talk, and avoidance may call for mind-based strategies. Michael also employs body-awareness, mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help anchor our thinking and feeling selves more fully in the body.
The first step is listening – learning why you’re here, outlining your goals for improvement, and envisioning a path forward. Michael has extensive experience helping adolescents and adults work through such challenges as anxiety, depression and lack of fulfillment, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, emotional regulation, boundary-setting, grief and loss, gender identity and sexual orientation, spiritual struggles, interpersonal relationships, and difficult transitions.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Michael Payne is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 24 years
Hearts and Minds Health, Owner, Psychotherapist, 2008 - Present
Parkhurst and Associates, Associate, Psychotherapist, 2003 - 2008
Larry Harmon, PhD, and Associates, Psychotherapist, 2001 - 2003
The Center for Mental Health, Psychotherapist, 1998 - 2000
Whitman-Walker Clinic, Case Manager, 1997 - 1998
Virginia Commonwealth University, Masters in Social Work, 1997
University of Virginia, B.A. in Psychology, 1985
Washington DC: LC303339