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Michael Pellecchia



Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

  •   Bachelor of Social Work - 1988

  •   Master of Social Work Degree - 1989

Michael currently lives in the heart of downtown Omaha. He has a very casual, down to Earth style when working with clients and likes to inject humor when appropriate during therapy.  Michael studied at the Temple University School of Social Work in Philadelphia, PA and graduated at the top of his class in May of 1989.  He has been married for 34 years they both feel lucky to share their space with two very special dogs.


Michael has worked with all age groups and areas of focus ranging from HIV to those with serious mental illness, veterans, life stage issues, hospice, sexual orientation, sex offences, and the criminal justice system.  He has been able to effectively help others to succeed in rising above life challenges.

“I have a lifetime of professional experience refining my craft to be the finest clinician and therapist I can be.  My experiences have shaped and molded me into a therapist I am proud to be.  I am proud to share my talents and skills with people in need.”

M. Pellecchia, LICSW


Michael is a generalist clinician using an eclectic approach, drawing upon numerous methods to achieve results for clients.  He works with a wide variety of problems, concerns, and issues.   

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

  • EMDR (light) focus is more on exploration of feelings than of events.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (Albert Ellis Institute, NYC)

  • Issues resulting from addiction: both substance and behavioral (I.E. addictive behaviors and co-dependency)

  • Contingency management

  • The uses of the Enneagram

  • Problem solving therapy

  • Errors in thinking

  • Whole Life

  • Brief problem focused treatment

  • Stages of Change

  • Utilizing techniques with parents developed by John Rosemond as a framework for raising and providing structure for children.

  • Psycho Education

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