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Michael Meir Psychotherapy, LMHC

Dr. Michael Meir trains and leads workshops for couples, families, individuals, and governments. He is a TEDx speaker, a former dean of health sciences, and has written four books. He focuses on couples and families with an integrative approach. If you are struggling or want to advance as a parent, in a relationship, or in life, he is an active listener and proactive therapist.

Dr. Michael Meir trains and leads workshops for couples, families, individuals, and governments. He is a TEDx speaker, a former dean of health sciences, and has written four books. He focuses on couples and families with an integrative approach. If …

Dr. Michael Meir trains and leads workshops for couples, families, individuals, and governments. He is a TEDx speaker, a former dean of health sciences, and has written four books. He focuses on couples and families with an integrative approach. If you are struggling or want to advance as a parent, in a relationship, or in life, he is an active listener and proactive therapist.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Sex and intimacy
  • Marriage and Partnerships
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

    including BlueCard Network access

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  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay with a program
  • Optum Live & Work Well (EAP)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
  • Sliding scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
  • Offers virtual sessions
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I am ready to answer emails, messages, or phone calls anytime; I feel that gives clients a certain level of comfort.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After finishing medical school, I became a clinical and interventional cardiologist and practiced that specialty for 15 years. After this, I decided to focus my efforts on therapy and coaching. When I first became a physician, cardiology seemed extremely interesting to me, mainly because it involved not only the general wellbeing of a patient but the wellbeing of the whole family. The reactions and interactions were so significant! My colleagues used to call me “the cardiology psychologist”; before each procedure, I had a lengthy conversation with patients and often with their family members, which had a very calming effect. Not only did this conversation cover the anxiety that a procedure caused but the hopes and dreams for a healthy future. It ultimately resulted in decreasing the number of tranquilizers needed. It increased the level of confidence in the patient’s attitude but also in the team’s response.
What should someone know about working with you?
I remain an unbiased observer of my client’s experience. I ask a number of questions that allow me to gather the necessary knowledge about that person’s needs in order to change behavioral patterns. This helps me design homework (a practical activity, questionnaires, a list of thoughts, etc.) that a client will send me before an upcoming session. This will help achieve the necessary and desired goals and speed up the process. I am ready to answer emails, messages, or phone calls anytime; I feel that gives clients a certain level of comfort.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I would like to point out that my life experiences shaped my worldview as well as my practice; I have lived in more than one country, speak several languages, and managed a foundation in Argentina that led workshops for hundreds of people each week. I was rewarded with the results people obtained.
What is your goal as a therapist?
I would like to offer strategies to people who are eager to make changes and who need to find solutions to their conflicts.
“I would like to offer strategies to people who are eager to make changes and who need to find solutions to their conflicts.”