About Me

Headshot picture of Mike Zaleski, smiling, sitting calmly in an outdoor background.

About Me

Hi! I’m Mike, a clinical social worker licensed by California and New York. I'm motivated by helping individuals make powerful changes in their lives, no matter the circumstances. If you feel stuck or overwhelmed, I’m here to help identify what’s getting in the way of you living the life you want to have.

I was led to private practice by a desire to give clients the most focused and personalized care that they deserve. Over the past 15 years, I have worked in a variety of settings in the medical and mental health field, including Kaiser Permanente, UCSF Medical Center & US Department of Veterans Affairs. I have learned how much some of life’s most painful moments are often the greatest teachers. Now, I am motivated to help people learn how to embrace these moments so that they can grow from them.

When not providing therapy services, I take time to read up on recent research and attend training in order to learn something new that can help me in my work. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, cycling, gardening, DIY projects, and spending time with friends and family.

Together, I believe that we can help you work through whatever it is that brought you to this page. You deserve to have a life that works and leaves you feeling hopeful and content.

Please feel free to get in touch if working with me sounds right for you. I offer a free 15-min consultation to see if we might be a good fit.

Take care,