Michael  Pezzullo

Michael Pezzullo

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California, Florida Accepting Online
Los Angeles Accepting In-person
Updated September 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Complex trauma (C-PTSD)
  • Mood disorders
  • Addiction
  • Attachment issues
  • LGBTQIA topics

Professional statement

Michael works from a trauma-informed lens—examining how overt and covert traumas have impacted one’s development and personality organization.

Michael's approach to therapy is interpersonal. Throughout the therapeutic process, he actively engages his clients in an ongoing dialog about their experience of the therapy itself--collaborating to make the treatment as effective as possible.

In addition to seeing clients in private practice, Michael has gained clinical experience as a primary therapist at several addiction treatment centers in Los Angeles, CA. He also specializes in providing affirmative psychotherapy to those in the LGBTQ community.

If you are interested in working together, Michael offers a free phone consultation to discuss your treatment goals. Due to the current social distancing guidelines, Michael is currently seeing remotely using Zoom as a tele-health platform.


Message to clients

Anyone can give advice.  In my experience, clients come to therapy looking for something they cannot get anywhere else. Usually they are struggling with anxiety, depression, or some other issue, that they have not been able to solve on their own.

How can therapy help? I believe that we heal through relationship—not in isolation. So rather than providing a list of pre-scripted tools, I strive to develop real, authentic connections with my clients. Beyond looking for relief from troubling symptoms, my goal is to help you resolve underlying conflicts that interfere with your life today.

I am currently seeing clients in-person and remotely throughout California. I am also a Telehealth provider in the state of Florida.


Specialties

Complex trauma (C-PTSD) - Coping and healing after long-term abuse, attachment wounds, or repeated traumatizing events such as witnessing domestic violence or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns; fostering healthy family relationships

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Michael Pezzullo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-6:00pm

Los Angeles practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Work and Education

Private practice, 2019 - Present
La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, 2019 - Present
Valley Community Counseling Clinic, 2017 - 2019


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Michael had a pleasant demeanor; he was knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and relaxed."
- Zencare client • April 2021