Michael awopileda, lsw

in-person: Chicago – river west
Teletherapy: Illinois

Michael is a Licensed Social Worker with a Master’s degree in social work and specialization in mental health. He studied at Loyola University School of Social Work (MSW) and trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Counseling Centers of Illinois. Michael counsels adults, adolescents, and their families with a client-centered lens using Trauma-informed, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Michael believes in creating a safe, empathic, and warm environment, which he views as an essential component of the healing process. Michael seeks to collaborate and provide the necessary support to help clients achieve their treatment goals.

Areas of Interest

Addiction/Substance Use, Anger Management, Anxiety/Social Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Faith-Based Issues, Guilt/Shame, Identity/Self-Esteem, Men’s Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder, Personality Disorders, Prejudice/Discrimination/Social Injustice, Process Addiction, Singles’ Issues, Stress, Trauma


Urban Balance prioritizes the safety of our clients and staff and will provide teletherapy counseling services.