Michael Mruz is a Licensed Clinical Psychiatric Social Worker/Psychotherapist in both New York and New Jersey, with a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and extensive advance trainings and certifications in a variety of evidenced based psychotherapeutic approaches including the integration of Eastern and Western Mindfulness practices into treatment.
Therapeutic Approach & Philosophy
Michael Mruz’s philosophy is that each person has an intrinsic ability for healing and transformation that can be activated and supported through therapy. He draws on many effective therapeutic modalities to design a treatment approach for each client.
Michael Mruz takes an active role in the therapeutic process, which begins with discussion, exploration and clarification of your concerns in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment.
As an atmosphere of trust and understanding builds between therapist and client, a supportive space is created where unproductive life patterns can be acknowledged with compassionate awareness and clients are guided to access their own capacity for wisdom, growth and change.
A customized Integrated Psychotherapeutic approach will help you develop your unique personality, actively engage and connect to your world and others, become more spontaneous, flexible and empowered to pursue your life within your own cherished values.
In a sense, enhancing Mindfulness is like finding freedom. It “wakes you up” and puts you in touch with your own insights, reduces your stress levels and increases your inner capacity to healing, change, self compassion and compassion for others. Mindfulness Meditation Practices allow you to live more in the moment, awake, alive and at peace with yourself.
With a focus on Acceptance, Mindfulness, Personal Values and Spirituality, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) incorporate Exposure Therapy, Behavioral Activation,Mindfulness and Cognitive Restructuring, all to help you lead a more fulfilled ,meaningful and happier life.