Psychotherapy for Adults, Adolescents, & Children
ABOUT MICHAEL CASALI
I have been a licensed psychotherapist since 1995. My therapy work has been wide-ranging: children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in public and private settings. I have also worked in state government on issues of mental health and child welfare. In 2012, I joined the Lighthouse Clinic on the East Side of Milwaukee.
I approach my clients with a deep respect and concern for their suffering. I work to create a safe and supportive atmosphere in which honest self-exploration and sharing can take place. An important focus is on educating clients on the possible causes of their struggles (i.e., biological, environmental, past and present). With training in both long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy and briefer problem-focused models, I work with clients to choose the method that is best for their situation.
Divorce or separation often brings much change to the family’s ordinary way of operating day to day. The role of a family therapist is to guide families through a healthy reorganization of their lives after a separation or divorce. A family therapist also works to...
Samantha came to therapy in the midst of a long divorce. Her husband, Luke, had been struggling with an alcohol problem for many years and had numerous affairs. He was not able to hold a job for long and contributed little to raising their 10-year-old daughter,...
Loss is a term often associated with dying. It is common to hear “I’m sorry for your loss” when a death has occurred. Divorce can be experienced as a “death” which requires a similar grieving process. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a famous investigator of the death process,...