About Dr. Michael Picucci, An Individual
& Couples Therapist


  • Licensed Psychotherapist, Humanistic Psychologist (Ph.D.)
  • Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)
  • Sexologist
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) – Trauma & PTSD Resolution
  • Originator of Focalizing; a graceful, dynamic process for moving forward with dignity
  • International Researcher with honors
  • Teacher and Workshop Leader
  • Private Practitioner –Three decades of experience
  • Offices in Manhattan and Ulster County, New York
  • Online Therapy or Phone Consultations Available

About Michael

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Dr. Michael Picucci is an expert and specialist for a variety of challenges that people face. He has worked with hundreds of clients dealing with trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, intimacy and sexual challenges, and family issues.

In addition to sessions in his New York offices, Michael has worked with a great deal of clients via Skype and phone over the 13 years that he's been providing the option of online therapy. Michael's holistic approach is particularly well suited for the distance format and is a lifeline for those who cannot travel to see him.

One of a long list of unique gifts Michael possesses is his specialty in supporting gay men and the greater LGBT community through the specific challenges they face today. To date, about 50% of his client base are from the LGBT community with the other 50% comprised of heterosexual or otherwise identified people.

He has been honored with several awards for his research and fieldwork and is the author of numerous books and articles.

Foundations of Focalizing - A Fall Weekend Workshop & Training

Michael is thrilled to announce that he will be co-teaching a weekend workshop titled "Foundations of Focalizing." This experential weekend program will immerse participants in Focalizing and how it can be applied for profound personal and interpersonal healing. You'll learn why Focalizing is a lifeline for individuals who have not had success with traditional modes of therapy and witness as the technology enables positive shifts for those who engage with it. The result will not only be a new tool in your healing toolbox but a transformative personal journey that will leave you renewed and energized by the end of your stay. Click to read more about the program and register.

The story of Michael's journey and his discoveries are told in his books:

Focalizing Source Energy: Going In to Move Beyond

This small book illustrates how Focalizing transcends talk-therapy, and many other modalities, by shifting our attention to what is presently happening in our bodies, rather than the stories of our lives, with all the whys and what fors. In this somatic (body oriented) approach, we focus on the body in a particular way, allowing it to organically bring forth and gracefully transform whatever is blocking our Source Energy and making us feel stuck.  

Focalizing Dynamic Links: A Human Technology for Collectively Engaging Source Energy & Creating a Better Future

Focalizing Dynamic Links is a human technology for connecting and communicating differently, effecting transformation through our institutions and organizations. We are at a point of divergence, with two choices before us – continuing to engage with the world as we have in the past or a new path that leads forward in such a way that we all thrive. Read this small but powerful book to learn how.

Organic Solutions to Real-Time Challenges

This 32 page monograph gives the basics of individual and group focalizing as they were refined in 2007. 



The Evolution of Focalizing: Reducing Suffering and Supporting Possibilities

This e-book is about the evolution of healing i.e. curing what manifests in one’s body and mind that limits contentment and joy. It is also an archive of the foundations of the Focalizing Institute. The text includes an updated version of the many doorways of exploration that served as healing resources for the many who emailed us on their journey to feeling whole and complete.

Ritual as Resource: Energy for Vibrant Living

This insightful book opens up new vistas for all of us who seek inspiration for implementing our potential; to heal from life’s traumas and to be rewarded with the benefits of fully engaging with our desires and senses in the world around us. 


The Journey Toward Complete Recovery: Reclaiming Your Emotional, Spiritual & Sexual Wholeness 

Recovery takes on new meaning with this book. Anyone touched by the dis-ease of addictions or “blocked energy”, will be awakened and transformed by this work.


Other published articles on healing and wholeness for individuals and communities can be found here.

For an interview on my own life healing, click to download a written interview I did with the TheHealingBridge.org.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Picucci directly at:


Or, call 212-242-5052 or 800-409-5713.