Michael Buccheri, LAC, MS, MA, NCC, CPRP, DRCC
License Associate Counselor
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Psychology with a Concentration in Biology. Michael then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Psychology at Kean University, while already working in the mental health field. While working in the field, Michael became a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC). Continuing his growth and development, Michael went on to earn a second Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. He specialized in addiction counseling while completing his Master’s program. Michael is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Michael is working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Michael is dedicated to self-care and actively participates in mental and physical wellness activities to continue to grow and develop as a person and a counselor. While completing his undergraduate studies at UMBC, Michael was a division 1 track and field decathlete which played a major part in Michael’s view of the body and mind relationship. He has continued his passion for physical activities as he is an avid skier, skim boarder, hiker, and camper. He also engages in self-exploration by meditating and practicing mindfulness to improve his sense of being as a person and counselor.
Michael’s theoretical frame work is based within Adlerian and Existential concepts. Within their journey together, Michael and his clients may explore how past experiences and patterns along with future goals and desires affect present day experiences. He believes that both past and present exploration is the key to present day changes. Exploration of these experiences include one’s feelings, thoughts, behaviors, perceptions, and processes which allows a person to gain better insight and make changes. This holistic point of view allows him to better understand a person in their entirety.
Services provided by Michael
- Individual and Couples Counseling
- Existential Issues for Adults
- Substance Use Counseling
- Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Co-occurring Issue-Wellness Model Based
- Crisis Intervention
- Men’s Issues
- Career Counseling