Constructive psychotherapy to develop awareness and self-compassion.


Michael Ianello, LPC Intern

I work with clients to develop awareness and acceptance in times of psychological, relational, and existential difficulty.

My own journey toward empathic understanding and self-discovery has led to a deep love of travel, literature, film, games, and spending time with my family. I have found healing through my own unique process of self-discovery and it continues to instill within me a renewed faith that we all are capable, through introspection and curiosity, of fostering our own values and improving our relationship with others as well as ourselves.

My core influences include existentialism, buddhist psychology, humanism, postmodernism, transcendentalism and constructivist theory.

Finding Patterns, Allowing Process

Through empathy and compassion everyone can forge their own path toward building and sustaining improved mental health.

At Pattern & Process we work with clients to assist in the identification of patterns in their lives which may be contributing to discontentment. Once these patterns are identified, client and counselor collaborate to develop understanding of the individual’s core systems —attachment, spirituality, beliefs, relationships, professional expectations, etc.

When the therapeutic relationship is comfortable and safe, the work of processing these systems begins in earnest. The goal then is to facilitate greater understanding, awareness, and self-compassion in the individual or relational system so as to reduce suffering and enhance one’s capacity for the present moment.

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.”

-Carl Rogers