Michael Lavetsky, MA, LPC, NCC

Michael Lavetsky
Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator
Sutherland, 418

Certifications and Professional Licenses

  •  Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  •  Pennsylvania Certified Secondary School Guidance Counselor
  •  New Jersey Certified School Counselor
  •  National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  •  Previous licenses: New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); Delaware Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)

Professional Memberships and Organizations

  • Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board (SOAB)
  •  Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
  •  Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MARATSA)

Areas of Expertise

Treatment of children and adolescents; Forensic evaluations and treatment; Evaluation and treatment of juveniles and adults who have committed sexual offense; Risk assessment of sexual offenders and forensic population; Substance abuse evaluation and treatment; Treatment of co-occurring disorders; Trauma-focused treatment; REBT and cognitive-behavioral treatment; Motivational Interviewing; Clinical consultation and training; Secondary school guidance; Career and college planning; Working with English-Learner (EL) students

Research Interests

  • Efficacy of Telehealth counseling;
  • Co-occurring disorders and children and adolescents;
  • Forensic mental health;
  • Forensic risk assessment;
  • Rehabilitation and management of individuals with sexual behavior problems;
  • Public stigma, legislation, and youthful offenders;
  • Efficacy and legality of civil commitment programs for offenders


B.S. Criminal Justice, West Chester University - West Chester, PA

M.A. Counselor Education, University of South Florida - Tampa, FL

Client Assessment in Rehabilitation and Human Services
Community Mental Health Practice and Services
Introduction to Internship
First-Year Seminar
Individual Differences in Education
Counseling Adolescents
Development of English Learners