Michael Ghali, Ph.D.

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I honor and respect the courage it takes to seek therapy. Striving to understand and relate to you are my first goals as a therapist. This statement reflects the interpersonal style I bring to therapy and highlight my understanding that every person is influenced by a unique combination of experiences and personality. I respect my role in helping you reach your therapeutic goals and I am honest, genuine, and ethical in my practice. 

I frequently employ cognitive-behavioral therapy while understanding that a one-size-fits-all approach may not take into account your specific needs or strengths and limitations. I welcome the opportunity to be a part of your wellness team.

Dr. Ghali specializes in treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, personality and relationship issues, couples/marital therapy and anger management. He will work with individuals, couples’, and families in therapy and while he is not currently offering testing for potential learning disorders and ADHD, he can help with understanding results of such testing or with cognitive-behavioral treatment of those disorders.

Dr. Ghali currently offers appointments on Wednesday evenings at Associates in Family Psychology as he is also the Clinical Director at Florida Gulf Coast University. With over 20 years’ experience, he has worked in a variety of settings.  While most of his career has been spent in private practice and university counseling center, he has also worked in community-based programs focused on adolescents and adults with anger management and other behavioral issues, adolescent psychiatric hospitals and day programs, a residential treatment center for dually-diagnosed adults, and a career center. 

Florida License #PY 8141

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology: University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling: University of Northern Colorado
Master of Science degree in Psychology: University of Florida
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology: University of Florida
Doctoral Internship: University of Florida Counseling Center (accredited by the American Psychological Association) 

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Hours: Dr. Ghali's typical hours are Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm.

Dr. Ghali does not accept insurance.

Initial consultation is $185 and $175 per session thereafter.

If you are seeking services for a life-threatening emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for help as we do not provide emergency services.

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