Michael Zwirblia, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Zwirblia is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of New York. He has a Doctorate of Pyschology in Clinical Psychology and has been providing services since the onset of his graduate education in 2013.
Dr. Zwirblia helps patients, who like most of us, encounter challenging moments in our lives that may lead us to therapy so that we can find a way to cope or think about the challenge differently. Most importantly, everyone needs a place to feel safe and accepted while they talk through these challenges. He believes the therapeutic relationship is one that supports change, encourages growth and new perspectives, and is a testing ground for new ways of managing and expressing feelings. The change begins in therapy and spreads to other areas of our relationships such that we have the potential to feel more in control, valued, and genuine in our life’s pursuits.
Dr. Zwirblia uses evidence-based interventions that are founded on a thorough, organized understanding of the patient’s physiology, current and past social environments, and inner thought processes. He emphasizes the importance of goal setting and measuring progress, as personal psychological growth reinforces itself/generates more growth.
Dr. Zwirblia has several years of experience that include working with geriatric patients and patients with medical/health issues in skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. His post-doctoral residency was at Herald Square Psychology, where he helped a wide variety of people in a number of different settings from private practice and a psychiatric unit to community mental health. Dr. Zwirblia has treated children, parents, couples, adults, and clients of many ethnic and racial, gender, and sexual identities with challenges of being in crisis, fearing abandonment and rejection, relationship distress, anxiety, and depression. He has completed research on Dialectical Behavioral and Mentalization Based Therapies, as they serve as foundations for helping patients learn emotion regulation skills related to attachment disruptions. Dr. Zwirblia earned a master of science degree and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL.
Dr. Zwirblia spends his free time volunteering services to the underserved, improving his Spanish-speaking skills, practicing Taekwon-do, and reading fiction and academic books. He also travels to other countries to gain an in-depth experience with their cultures.