November 15th, 2009 by Mike Giordano

“(I) wanted to say thank you SO much on behalf on MPAGS…to help us learn more about … the poly and kink communities. I had high expectations going into our discussion … and I can honestly say you exceeded all expectations. I’ve coordinated a lot of speaking events over my last two years as Diversity Chair for MPAGS, and you definitely stood out! You have an expertise that is hard to find, and perhaps most importantly, truly model what it means to be nonjudgmental, open, empathetic, and humble above all.”

– Maite Silva, Diversity Chair, Maryland Psychological Association Graduate Students


“Mike is a dedicated, experienced and thoughtful clinician. He has a strong knowledge-base in mental health and is an expert in many areas. Through advanced training, he keeps current with the latest research and techniques.  He is topnotch and  I am confident that clients I refer to him will receive the best quality of care.”

– Joyce M L Harrison, LICSW, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor


“I am very happy to recommend Michael.  He is a gentle, caring man, which is evident the moment you meet him.   I have seen his work as a group co-facilitator and I can say that not only does he possess a calm demeanor in his approach, he has a unique way of providing subtle challenges at appropriate times. We all know that finding the right therapist is a difficult task, but I can say with confidence that Michael is a great choice for almost anyone who is lucky enough to connect with him.”

– Kevin McGarry, Founder of the Maybe Baby – Gay Men Considering Parenthood – Group and Author of Fatherhood for Gay Men: An Emotional and Practical Guide to Becoming a Gay Dad


“Mike is a client-centered and culturally competent social worker.  He is committed to creating a safe space for all of his clients so that the complexities of their identities can flourish.  Mike also has a wonderful sense of humor and one can always feel that he is fully present.”

– Margaux Delotte-Bennett, LICSW, Director of Field Education at Gallaudet University


“As one of a few legal practitioners in the country working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer survivors of domestic violence, I work with many survivors who have struggled within or been turned away from therapeutic relationships that cannot respond to their specific needs. Given this, I am grateful to be able to refer clients to Mike Giordano. Mike is kind, attentive and keyed into the LGBTQ community and also understands the complex dynamics related to LGBTQ intimate partner violence.”

– Morgan Lynn, Staff Attorney & Manager of LGBTQ Project, Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE)


“Mike is a brilliant and respected therapist. He brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and training in providing therapeutic and clinical services to LGBT youth, people of color and other populations…

Mike has a way of making people feel very comfortable in his sessions, as many of the clients that he saw … at SMYAL were poor African-American youth struggling/dealing with sexuality and acceptance issues among other diagnoses. Many of these clients had not been in a clinical setting and were apprehensive about receiving counseling services due to the many myths that exist about mental health counseling. However, Mike was able to make them feel comfortable and encouraged them that it was ok and that everyone needs someone to talk to. The clients became very excited to attend his sessions and the support groups that he conducted …

A good clinician … is someone from a different background who can work comfortably with others from different backgrounds due to understanding the various nuances that …cultures bring, thus providing and creating a safe space … to share and receive feedback to better deal with whatever issues they may bring to the table. Mike is that person.

…anyone seeking services from him would be pleasantly amazed and awed at the insight and expertise that he, with quiet confidence, brings to the table.”

– Christopher Lane, Owner of 1Vision Solutions and Community Activist

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