Michael Stein

Dr. Michael Stein, Psy.D.

Michael SteinI am a licensed clinical psychologist in Denver specializing in adults and teens with anxiety and OCD. I love my work.  I enjoy treating anxiety and OCD and chose to specialize in this area because therapy for anxiety disorders is very effective, and because I discovered I had a talent for it early on in my doctoral training.  I find it to be a very personally rewarding specialty because the vast majority of people that I see for anxiety or OCD get dramatically better. My core values as a therapist are effectiveness, integrity, and service.  I got into clinical psychology because of this core value of service: It is important to me to have a career where I help people reduce their suffering and live fuller, more vital, more meaningful lives.  As a therapist, I get to work towards this goal in unique, exciting, and personal ways. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University and my Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver.  I founded and have served as President of the International OCD Foundation’s Denver affiliate, OCD Greater Denver, and still serve on its Board of Directors. I was trained as a behavioral therapist and am well-versed in Exposure Therapy and other forms of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).  I have experience treating anxiety disorders and OCD in community mental health centers, college counseling programs, outpatient clinics, an employee assistance program, and the University of Colorado Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine.  I also enjoy teaching and training students and other mental health practitioners in the treatment of anxiety and OCD. In my spare time, I am an avid skier, rock climber, and chess player.  I have been skiing for 25 years and climbing for 20 years.  Needless to say, I am in love with Colorado and plan to spend the rest of my life here.  I am also (unfortunately for me) a die-hard New York Jets fan.  I live in Colorado with my wife and our two children.