Michael Crocker

333 West 57th Street, Suite 102
8th & 9th Avenues Columbus Circle
New York 10019
United States
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1207 Jeffrey Street
Locust Drive
Asbury Park 07712
United States
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Pronouns:
  • He/Him

Gender identity:
  • Man

What I do:

I am an active, engaging and curious clinician who helps my clients develop their own curiosity and emotional literacy, which results in change.

I am a certified individual and group psychotherapist who works with individuals who struggle with behaviors that they feel have gotten out of control which can include sex, eating, substance use as well as gambling and other money-related difficulties. I believe that behaviors that feel out of control are related to feelings that are often unidentified and then turned into actions, often outside of our awareness. I believe that the affect of shame is highly related to many out of control behaviors. Shame can be conscious and/or unconscious. I help my clients to develop an awareness of their shame, as well as other feelings, in order for them to use the feeling states in the service of directing their actions consciously and purposefully. Many feeling states that are turned into action are blends of feelings such as shame mixed with fear or shame mixed with anger. I help my clients to understand the complexity of these emotional states. I purposely collaborate with my clients to study their behaviors and decode what underlies these actions. In doing so, we are able to create the opportunity for choice and volition. This in turn enhances self-esteem and allows my clients to find for the first time or, in some cases, re-find, their connection to creativity, play and relational connectivity.

Degrees:

DSW, LCSW, MA, CGT

Licenses:

LCSW

Certificates:

Three post graduate certificates - two in Individual Psychotherapy and one in Group Psychotherapy