Michael Paglione, LCSW

Michael in Three Words: Compassionate, Insightful, and Motivating

Michael Paglione, LCSW is a licensed social worker in the state of CT; his passion is working with children, adolescents, and adults. Michael focuses on building a positive rapport with every client, maintaining a great relationship from the first session and on. Throughout his work, he prides himself on being deeply compassionate, caring, warm, culturally aware, and positive. His primary therapeutic methods areDBT (Dialetical Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), with some additional use of Narrative Therapy. Michael believes in adding a healthy dose of skills building within therapy, such as, healthy relationships, coping skills, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness. Due to having a long history as an athlete, Michael likes to motivate and coach clients, and he feels as though being involved in healthy, pro-social activities is one of the most utterly important aspects of life. He likes to help clients find meaning in experiences, process the past, and, most importantly, strive for and achieve the life and future that they envision for themselves.

Michael graduated from Boston College with a Master’s in Social Work and has worked in the social work field since 2011, he has a breadth of experience doing in-home therapy, outpatient therapy, and in a public high school health center.

Outside of work,he stays stay busy with his family, engaging in various athletic endeavors, enjoying time outside, traveling, and visiting as many cafes as possible.

Michael offers:
  • Individual counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families.
  • Parenting, relationship, and family problems.
  • Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Family Issues, Behavioral Disorders, ADHD, Stress, Trauma, Divorce/Blended Families.
  • Adolescent boys group
    "We just want to thank you for everything you have done for us. Thank you for listening to our dramaand our home situations. We enjoy every second of your presence. We are so grateful for the joy and laughter we get when we enter your room, and the sense of acceptance. We all thank you so much for being there for us because if you weren't we would be complete messes".
    Adolescent boys group
  • E.H., age 18
    "I just wanted to take this time out to thank you for everything you have done for me. You help me so much become a better person, and I thank you".
    E.H., age 18
  • Y.L., ae 42
    "Thanks for always having a bright attitude- it's always a morale booster for others! You're going to do great things in your career- I'm glad to have been a part of it".
    Y.L., ae 42
  • G.K., age 17
    "I just want to thank you for taking your time to listen to my problems. I was dealing with a lot and you helped me get through it all. You have a bigger effect on people than you realize, I guess you can call it your superpower. Thanks to you, I now look on the brighter side of things. Thank you!!!"
    G.K., age 17
  • N.R., age 11
    "You are a very cool social worker and you've helped me a lot. I enjoy your company when we talk".
    N.R., age 11
  • E.J, age 9
    "Thanks for being a helper to me. You're a really good person to talk to. Every time I am down, you bring me up. If I need someone to talk to, you are there".
    E.J, age 9