All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
Mike Comparetto, LMSW, has joined the Montford Hall team. A native New Yorker, Mike earned a Master’s of Social Work from New York University in 2013, graduating summa cum laude. In that same year, he also earned certification as a Holistic Health Coach and a Hatha Yoga Teacher. He has extensive training in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and motivational interviewing, as well as mindfulness meditation, which he discovered when he began his own recovery journey in 2006 and has been practicing ever since. He has a significant background treating substance use disorders, LGBTQ issues, and anxiety.
When working with students, Mike brings all of this expertise and personal experience to bear. Clinical issues are explored in the context of the whole person, and with the student’s physical health, diet, habits of thought, school experiences, family dynamics, and family history in mind.
“Mike's clinical background and focus make him a great addition to our team,” says Alex Kirby, Psy.D., Executive Director. “Given Montford Hall’s all-encompassing approach to treatment, we couldn’t be happier to have him.”
Before joining Montford Hall, Mike was a clinician at NYC Cognitive Therapy, a group practice in New York City. Mike’s first career was as an audio engineer; he began as a freelancer and then ran his own recording and production company for six years.
About Montford Hall
Located in Asheville, NC, Montford Hall is a nonprofit residential treatment program for teenage boys in early recovery. The program combines comprehensive clinical care for substance use and co-occurring disorders, innovative academics, 12-step facilitation, family support, and a wide range of health/wellness and recreational activities to give students an integrated, individualized, an inspiring recovery experience. Montford Hall is licensed by the State of North Carolina and a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).