P. MICHAEL MASTROFRANCESCO
CREATIVE THERAPY FOR CREATIVE MINDS
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
GET TO KNOW ME
P. Michael Mastrofrancesco, MFA, LCSW #85978
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I have worked with families and couples on emotional expression to open communication and strengthen interpersonal relationships. I have significant experience working in all levels of care for clients with eating disorders and substance use.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, working in the field since 2015. I graduated from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St Louis, the number one school of social work. I also hold an MFA in creative writing and am a published author.
I look forward to talking with you, learning about your specific needs, and providing the support to achieve your goals.
Specializations: Eating Disorders, Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, OCD, and Mood Regulation.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
I have found that most people possess the necessary tools to improve their quality of life and simply need someone else to highlight them. I have a warm, direct style and utilize humor, when appropriate, to explore challenges and to collaborate on ways to live one’s most fulfilled life. I use an experiential and intuitive approach to help clients develop the best possible relationships with themselves and others.
My work incorporates a variety of methods, including cognitive behavioral and mindfulness/sensory techniques. I have a clinical and creative background, and I use both of these skills to assist you in learning new coping mechanisms.
In individual sessions, we will work together and explore current challenges that prevent you from meeting individual, relationship, and/or work related goals. I have a creative therapeutic approach that utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities, depending on the presenting issue or desired change or goal. I also provide meal support and outing exposures.
Each family has its own unique way of interacting and communication style. Through family sessions, we will explore your family dynamic and hierarchy, and how it functions. I utilize Structural Family Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.
When intimate partners feel stuck in negative patterns and their emotional needs go unmet, their relationship becomes strained. Emotional expression and contact reduces distress and strengthens connections. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to explore your emotions and related needs. The goal is couples will learn how to interact in more loving, responsive, and emotionally connected ways.
10350 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste 300
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County 90025