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Michael Gelbart - Shift In Perspective

Shift In Perspective






Michael Gelbart


Michael S Gelbart, LCS#13607, is an integrative depth psychotherapist, expressive arts movement specialist and clinical director of Shift in Perspective, Inc., dedicated to opening awareness and healing mind, body, heart, soul and all our relations.

A clinical social worker for over 40 years, Michael has facilitated dozens of trainings, workshops and groups, as well as guiding thousands of clients, couples and families through their psychological and relational mazes.

Michael integrates a wide variety of therapeutic modalities includinG humanistic and existential perspectives, Somatic methods (Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing), Gestalt, DBT, mindfulness-based resourcing, attachment therapies, and Intergenerational trauma healing storytelling circles.

You can count on Michael to bring creative approaches to the issues you have been struggling with!! 

Anna B.
Anna B.
Michael is a very special therapist. I am so lucky to have found him. Kind, funny, smart, he has been a deeply important part of my healing journey. I don't know how I would have been able to navigate some of the toughest times of my life without him.
Kyle P.
Kyle P.
Incredibly helpful + compassionate therapist. I feel lucky to be able to work with him.
Rinda C.
Rinda C.
Michael is an expert in his field. In a short time, he has helped my marriage go from despair to hopeful. Over the coarse of a long term marriage my husband and I had drifted apart and found ourselves arguing more than talking. Michael has helped us find our way back to each other with his incredible intuitiveness. I credit Michael for bring laugher and love back into our home.
Bevo B.
Bevo B.
Michael, helped me deal with serious anger issues, and anti-social behaviors which often led to low self esteem and depression. I can't say enough for the help and care I received while working with Michael. As a therapist myself today, I often think back to the out of box thinking Michael used to help me, and through this, I help others. I am so appreciative of his contribution to my life. Ken Letizia
Tina C.
Tina C.
This review is long overdue and we cannot thank Michael enough for what he has done for our relationship and our family. I found him on yelp as I know it's hard to find a good therapist to connect with. He definitely did not disappoint! Therapy is hard and uncomfortable but he makes our sessions fun and helps me break out my shell.... Which is pretty hard to do! He's very intuitive, easy going, non-judgmental, trustworthy, authentic and observant. I am so thankful that I found him as he has completely turned my life around. He's helped us to become better as individuals as well as a stronger family unit. My relationship is the best it's ever been! Thank you Michael
Lisa E.
Lisa E.
Update: 2/2/22. Thank you, Michael! I am starting to thrive! 2021 was my "annis horriblis", yet with your support and presence, I am really digging deep to exorcize my inner demons and fears so I can fulfill my purpose. Every day, my vision becomes more clear and focused on the path I'm navigating. I feel so lucky to have met you, and I am looking forward to more hysterical laughter, some tears, and more self exploration this year! Can't wait to see What a ride this is going to be!
Lisa E.
Lisa E.
Michael is an amazing human being who provides a safe space for "shifting your perspective". He listens and is able to provide his perspective and offer insights into mine as I figure my shit out. Michael is one of the most well read, thoughtful, patient, insightful and kind human beings I've ever encountered. We have the most productive conversations which I guess you could call therapy, because in the short period of time I've worked with him, my perspective has shifted from bleak to bearable, and is getting better every day. If you are looking for a new perspective on life, or just needing emotional support from a qualified professional who listens and gives good feedback, I highly recommend Michael Gelbart as a therapist, listener, fellow human being in this common adventure called life.
Chris R.
Chris R.
I have seen a lot of therapists through the years and Michael is by far the most intuitive, calming and insightful that I have worked with. I have seen him alone and with my wife. I would highly recommend him for individuals and couples. He can make difficult situations fun to take the edge off. We look forward to our sessions and always come away amazed and closer.
Melissa D.
Melissa D.
Wow, where to start? We've been so lucky to have found such a great therapist. I feel like he's not only been a wonderful tool for us a a couple, but I feel safe individually in knowing that he took the time to get to know each/both of us. We came in from opposite end and Michael was able to pull us together in a way that validated each of our needs. We've also been lucky enough to be part of Michael's couples' group therapy sessions where we've found friendships that have long since past our weeks in his office. We've kept our group going, still learning from and helping each other explore the highs and lows in partnership. I can't say enough about how much I respect and appreciate Michael's help. Super grateful.


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