Last edited 02/22/2024

Mr. Michael Rosewood LMSW-C

He / Him / His, They / Them / Theirs

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Mr. Michael Rosewood Licensed Master’s Social Worker - Clinical

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Learn more about my:

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Trigger Warning / Content Warning: Suicidal Ideations, Suicide Attempts, Inpatient Hospitalizations, Medical Gaslighting, Medical Trauma It may (or may not) surprise folks that my journey into psychotherapy actually started in a nursing program in a tiny, rural farming town, with a population of under 2,000 people. I've always been drawn to the healing professions, and nursing seemed like the most natural path in a small town. However, my personal experiences as a client in psychotherapy sessions opened my eyes to the world of psychology and social work. I encountered an array of therapists—one that was incredibly supportive, and the rest of which fell extremely short, pushing me further into the abyss of psychological despair. Anyone who has danced the "finding a new therapist" tango will tell you that there are therapists out there who are phenomenal, competent and compassionate clinicians, but there are also therapists out there who are in the profession for the wrong reasons, their gross negligence and ignorance harming the clients they're meant to serve. I knew what it was like to desperately want to connect with someone, to be seen and heard, and to have space held to process traumatic experiences. However, after all of the medical gaslighting, dehumanization, victim blaming, and overwhelming lack of empathy from professionals in my care team, I had found my resolution. After I recovered from my seventh failed suicide attempt, I quit my nursing program and transferred to social work. I didn't feel like the expectations and standards that I had for psychotherapists were exceptionally high, and if I couldn't find a therapist who could meet those expectations, then I was going to define those expectations myself. The mental health field had failed me a thousand times over, but it didn't have to fail anyone else who came to me looking for a path to wellness.

In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

Trigger Warning / Content Warning: Suicidal Ideations, Suicide Attempts, Inpatient Hospitalizations, Medical Gaslighting, Medical Trauma My personal experiences are the fuel that drives my passion, mission and value system as a psychotherapist. I have been a client on the opposite side of the desk a thousand times over, and with only a handful of those being neutral or somewhat positive experiences, I felt the call to redefine what being a psychotherapist meant. I trust in the transformative power of genuine connections and believe that at the core of the human experience we are all desperately craving a sense of belonging in a community that we feel attuned to. As a result, I approach psychotherapy with a strengths-based, person-centered, holistic, and trauma-informed perspective. This approach involves providing consistent support, guidance, and reassurance, fostering a collaborative dynamic that empowers you on your unique journey toward healing and self-discovery. I'm dedicated to creating a space that actively embraces your needs, concerns, and aspirations, while fostering strong therapeutic rapport and promoting resiliency.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I'm a neurodivergent therapist, and in my opinion my ADHD is my superpower. Throughout the course of talk psychotherapy sessions, it may feel as though the sessions are directionless, unstructured, or random, as though there's no "point" or "purpose" to the dialogue. Rest assured, that while my ADHD may bounce the conversation around from talking point to talking point, the discussion is actively being synthesized, and we are actively mapping the internal constellations of your psyche. My ADHD allows me to keep track of several different socioemotional and psychological concepts at once, actively hold them in a cognitive queue, before I relay all of these interconnected concepts back to you. My role as your psychotherapist is to support you in connecting the dots between concepts that may feel entirely separate and unrelated; however, when we zoom out and reflect, we can identify that they are intricately interwoven and typically connect to intrinsic core, primordial wounds. Once we've established the connections, and reflected on the mapping of your inner experience, that's when the collaborative transformational experience begins as you move forward on your path to wellness.

Identity

Gender

Man, Transgender

Ethnicity

White

Sexuality

Pansexual

Group Identities

LGBTQIA+

Other Identities

Neurodivergent, Living with ADHD, Living with Depression, Living with Anxiety, Living with a chronic disease, Millennial

Specialties

ADHD

LGBTQIA related issues

Self Harm

Suicidal ideation

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Academic challenges

Adolescent mental health

Anger management

College & graduate student issues

Fees

First Session$200
Individual Therapy$150
Group Therapy$80

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Mindfulness Practices

Eclectic Therapy

Art Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Training / Certifications

Advanced Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner (ACTRP)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

TheraPlay

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

Licensure

  • Michigan, Licensed Master’s Social Worker - Clinical, 6801116849

Education

Wayne State University, Master of Social Work, Major: Interpersonal / Clinical Social Work, Minor: Psychology, 2021

Michael Rosewood successfully achieved his Master of Social Work degree, complemented by a minor in Psychology, as part of the advanced standing program at Wayne State University. Admission to this specialized program is contingent upon meeting stringent criteria, including exemplary academic performance, active engagement in clubs and organizations, and compelling letters of recommendation. By undertaking the intensive full-time option, typically spanning 10 to 16 months, Michael's attainment of advanced standing status emphasizes his exceptional proficiency, competence, and expertise within the realm of social work and psychology. Michael Rosewood's academic journey included participation in an interpersonal track tailored to equip future psychotherapists for clinical practice. This specialized curriculum provided intensive training in interpersonal skills, therapeutic techniques, and clinical interventions essential for effective psychotherapy. Through this focused track, Michael honed his abilities to establish rapport, facilitate meaningful client-therapist connections, and navigate complex interpersonal dynamics inherent in therapeutic relationships. With a strong foundation in interpersonal theory and practice, Michael emerged from Wayne State University well-prepared to embark on a fulfilling career as a clinical social worker. At Wayne State University, during his MSW program, Michael Rosewood was maintained active involvement in the Phi Theta Alpha Honors Society, Social Work Peer Support Group (SWPS), and newly established Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP).

Wayne State University, Major: Social Work, Minor: Psychology, 2020

Michael Rosewood successfully achieved his Bachelor of Social Work degree, with a minor in Psychology, as a dedicated full-time student. With a focus on social work principles, ethical practices, and psychological theories, he cultivated a robust understanding of human behavior and societal systems. Michael's academic endeavors were complemented by practical experiences and extracurricular involvements, further enriching his professional development. At Wayne State University, during his BSW program, Michael Rosewood played a pivotal role as a core foundational member of the Social Work Peer Support (SWPS) initiative launched by the Wayne State University School of Social Work. Serving as a University-supported learning community, SWPS, organized by mentors at the bachelor's and master's levels, was dedicated to nurturing Social Work Warriors throughout their academic and field education endeavors within a peer-to-peer student-led environment. SWPS provided specialized training led by Social Work faculty, equipping students with essential tools and knowledge to foster connections among peers and identify instances where additional support may be needed. Recognized as one of the 40 registered learning communities overseen by the Wayne State Office of Academic Success, SWPS mentors were required to undergo comprehensive training on university-level resources offered by units such as the Dean of Students Office, the Academic Success Center, and Counseling and Psychological Services. SWPS aimed to cultivate a robust student support network, ensuring students had access to vital peer support throughout their social work training journey. As a SWPS core foundation member, Michael Rosewood emphasized the importance of interpersonal peer relationships in the social work profession, highlighting the initiative's commitment to enhancing students' relationship-building skills critical for future professional practice. Through personalized self-care sessions and monthly group events, both BSW and MSW student participants engaged in meaningful discussions about their field education and school experiences, fostering resilience and promoting a healthy balance between educational and professional development. Michael Rosewood was also actively involved in the Phi Theta Alpha Honors Society.

Delta College, Associate of Applied Arts, Pre-Social Work, 2016

Michael Rosewood successfully completed his Associate of General Studies at Delta College, majoring in Pre-Social Work. Michael Rosewood was also actively involved in the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

Work History

My journey through various roles in the mental health field has given me a solid foundation to support clients effectively in psychotherapy sessions. Previously, in my role as a behavioral health clinician, I've worked with individuals facing complex trauma and chronic, toxic stress, and through my specialized trainings and advanced certifications, I offer a trauma-informed and trauma-responsive approach that acknowledges the profound impact of past experiences on clients' current well-being. In my role, I believe it's my responsibility to ensure that clients are safe to explore the depths of their emotions and navigate the complexities of healing. During my time working a substance use counselor, I deepened my understanding of Harm Reduction methodologies, dual diagnoses, and both individual and group psychotherapy facilitation. I believe that in most instances, people are doing the best that they can with the knowledge set, skills, and tools they have at their disposal at the time. With the right supports, active engagement, psychoeducation, compensatory strategies and coping skills, people can navigate life's obstacles, foster resilience, and establish their unique path to wellness. Additionally, my experiences as a YAP social worker and as a YES-HR research assistant refined my abilities to assess a client's needs, synthesize information to create effective treatment plans, and collaborate effectively with others in a multi-disciplinary care team. With all of these diverse yet interconnected experiences in my professional background, I bring a wealth of knowledge, competent expertise and deep empathy to our work together.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Michael Rosewood, LMSW-C

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Michael Rosewood, LMSW-C, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Michael Rosewood accepting new clients?

Yes, Michael Rosewood is accepting new clients for online therapy in Michigan.

Does Michael Rosewood accept insurance?

No, Michael Rosewood does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Michael Rosewood offer?

Michael Rosewood offers therapy for groups and individuals.

Does Michael Rosewood offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Michigan can book Michael Rosewood for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Michael Rosewood offer online therapy?

Yes, Michael Rosewood offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Michigan.

How quickly can I see Michael Rosewood?

Michael Rosewood typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Michael Rosewood speak?

Michael Rosewood conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Michael Rosewood online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Michael Rosewood online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

Find Similar Therapists Near You