Michael Zimmerman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michael completed his Bachelors of Science in Psychology and MSW at the University of Pittsburgh while serving in the Pa Army National Guard. Michael has seven year’s experience as a clinical social worker. After completing his MSW, he deployed to Afghanistan as an Army helicopter avionics mechanic and technical inspector. Michael served 14 years as a military avionics professional (5 years active Marines, 1yr inactive Marine Reserves, and eight years with the Pa Army National Guard) before shifting into the role of a clinical social worker. Shortly after his tour in Fallujah, Iraq (2004), Michael says he decided to switch from avionics to mental health work. His own experience as a Marine, Soldier, and Veteran led him to specialize in working with the military and veteran community. He further specializes in treating military couples issues and post-war PTSD. Additionally, Michael has experience providing complex grief and bereavement therapy (CGT) and supports the Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) theory. Over the years, Michael picked up many certifications: American Board of Social Work Board Certified Diplomate (BCD), Gottman Institute Level 3 trained couples therapy counselor, Gottman 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work workshop leader, Gottman Bringing Baby Home workshop facilitator, Level 1 Certified Tech Addiction & Digital Health counselor for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults, Level 1 Certified Mindfulness-Informed Clinician (CMC-1), certified counselor mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for Servicemembers workshop facilitator, to name a few. Michael has the type of personality that people say is “easy to work with.” He takes great care to enact empathy and active listening to better align with people and better support them on their healing journey.