Michael Oster, MSW, LICSW is a clinical therapist specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy with a specialization in mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, grief and loss, as well as G/L/B/T and sexual questioning issues and maintains a private practice in Methuen, Massachusetts..
With over 20 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of Boston University, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused and Brief Treatment Therapy, he is currently serving a diversity of clients with a range of challenging life challenges and has become an important resource for the transgender community and their loved ones and caregivers in offering support and guidance.
In addition, Mr. Oster has presented at National conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from Anxiety Disorders, ADD/ADHD to Humor and Mental Illness.
Mr. Oster is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. He is a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist and his treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, he works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
B.A. Human Services, University of Massachusetts
M.S.W. Masters in Social Work Boston University
-Resident Internship with Massachusetts General Hospital Addictions Clinic
-Trainings in Mood Disorders ; specialization in Group work and Anxiety/Depression
-Dana Farber Cancer Institute in service trainings
-Resident Trainings in G/L/B/T issues
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW), State of Massachusetts
Outstanding Group Work Award, Boston University School of Social Work
Member of National Association of Social Workers
Member of Governors Commision on Gay and Lesbian Youth