- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Master of Social Work, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
MICHAEL LASSOFF, LCSW
Clinician at Ethos Wellness Lovett
The guiding principle of my therapeutic work is that the truth will set us free. I believe that all humans have an inherent goodness and a drive to transform and grow. It is our potential to have fulfilling and meaningful lives, expressed through our love and our work. Therapy supports individuals realizing this potential. Therapy is effective at alleviating acute stress, anxiety and depression and in turn finding meaning in the difficulties and struggles of life. All pains are growing pains. My goal is to help you live a life with greater calm and acceptance, greater resilience in the face of difficulties, a greater sense of energy, effectiveness and elegance in living, an enhanced sense of choice and satisfaction, and improved intimacy with loved ones and friends.
My training includes extensive personal study of classical psychoanalytic theory, as well as several decades of my own therapy. I have a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. I have also trained in AEDP, an experientially based psychodynamic treatment for trauma, and am pursuing certification in that style of work. I have worked at the Houston OCD Program where I learned to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat OCD, depression, anxiety and anxiety related disorders. I am also training in alternative, wholistic therapies integrating mindfulness, psychodynamic theory and the body. Finally I offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for existing patients struggling with trauma, treatment resistant depression, and suicidality.