Michael Koblensky, LSW, CAADC

Licensed Social Worker

I began my career as a Social Worker back in 2011 when I decided to change my college major at West Chester University to Social Work.  All I knew at that time is that I wanted to help people.  I graduated with my Bachelors in Social Work in 2014 and completed an accelerated Masters degree from Bryn Mawr College focused in Clinical Social Work in 2015.   

I have worked for many inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, focusing my efforts on helping others recover from mental and behavioral health issues.  I have served as a therapist, a supervisor of other therapists, and an administrator over the 10+ years of working in the field. 

Recently, I decided to focus my efforts and energy as a Social Worker more on what I believe are the precipitating events that result in someone turning to unhealthy methods an behaviors for comfort, peace, and happiness – psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship conflicts, etc.  Many people turn to unhealthy methods for relief from symptoms related to the above but know that this is not a sustainable way to live.  I want to help you overcome those challenges so that you do not feel the need to turn to self medicating or unhealthy methods as a way to cope.   

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Certified Advanced D&A Counselor (CAADC)

education background

  • Masters in Social Services (MSS) from Bryn Mawr College
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work (BSW) from West Chester University

Professional Experience

Psychotherapist

Clinical Supervisor

Primary Therapist

Counselor Assistant

Personal Bio

About Michael Koblensky

One of my favorite quotes by Spencer Johnson says, “Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.”  I believe that the things we experience in life shape us into who we are as individuals and human beings and these experiences also make us stronger, if we allow them.  Humans experience an array of difficulties, challenges, and adverse experiences.  I say this not to diminish your experiences, but rather so you know that you are not alone.  I have been met with unique challenges in my life that I have had to learn to overcome with the help of others but it has always been worth it in the end.   

When not working or being a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my Husband and our pets. My Husband and I enjoy traveling and exploring the world as much as we can.  I have a personal goal of trying to visit every state in the United States at least once before the end of my life.  We have a dog, two cats, and I have two saltwater aquariums that take up a lot of time and attention.   

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