Michael Koehlmoos

Michael Koehlmoos therapist in philadelphia

Michael Koehlmoos

Areas of Interest

  • Couples Therapy
    • Communication
    • Problem-solving
    • Gratitude sharing
  • Couples Therapy
    • Communication
    • Problem-solving
    • Gratitude sharing
  • Grief (Bereavement)
    • Coping mechanisms
    • Processing emotions
    • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  •  Family Therapy
    • Conflict-management
    • Communication
    • Parent-child relationships
    • Sibling relationships
  • Depression
    • Maladaptive coping strategies
    • Adaptive coping strategies
    • Relationships
  • Adjustment/Changes in Life
    • Divorce
    • Aging
    • Loneliness
    • Friendships/relationships ending

Disclosure:
Michael is an intern student from Chestnut Hill College working towards hours for graduating from a Masters in Counseling Psychology program, specializing in couples and family therapy. He is supervised by Nitasha Strait, ABD, M.Ed., MA, LMFT, CST and receives classroom consultations at Chestnut Hill College.

I believe that the therapy session is a space and an opportunity for a person to step back from their everyday life and utilize a session as a means of reflection, exploration, and both individual and relational growth. I am aware that numerous situations in life can sometimes feel stressful, scary, and overwhelming. The therapy session is a space where you and I work together to help adjust and navigate the many situations and issues that can arise as you go through your journey of life. Life can also bring changes, some of which can be challenging to process. In our therapeutic relationship, I will work with you to strengthen your adjustment and adaptation capacities.

A core component of all relationships is communication. Whether I am doing family, couples, or individual therapy, I am sure to consider how you communicate your thoughts, feelings, wants, and needs with the people in your life.  I must understand what you are trying to communicate with me, so I value opportunities for clients to speak their truths. As essential as it is to communicate well, it’s just as important to listen well. Our sessions also focus on practicing silence and being in the moment, both with yourself and those around you.

Many of the theoretical orientations in our field are of great interest to me, primarily narrative therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Our childhood impacted us and continues to affect us in ways that we may not yet fully understand. Through the therapeutic relationship, I will work with you to help you gain knowledge of your internal makeup. Additionally, we tell ourselves stories about our families, our relationships, and ourselves. Through narrative therapy, I will work with you to explore those stories, further understanding how they impact you as individuals, couples, and families living their lives and where they might hinder us in reaching our ultimate overall well-being goals.

For my undergraduate education, I attended Goucher College where I majored in psychology. Currently, I am working towards a master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology with a concentration in couples and family therapy. Through my educational experience in counseling psychology, I have gained a mindfulness for how a person’s multicultural identity can impact their everyday life. My learning experiences in clinical psychology have provided me with a varied understanding of just how diverse a person’s mental health can appear, both to themselves and the people in their lives.