Michael Sobocinski, PhD

Michael Sobocinski, PhD Michael Sobocinski, PhD, is an American counseling psychologist living in British Columbia. He is a graduate of the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Denver and is currently in private practice, with an emphasis on treating complex trauma in adolescents and adults. His clinical experience includes psychiatric inpatient, residential psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents, adult residential treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and community mental health settings. Prior to moving to British Columbia, he was the Chief Operations Officer at Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, where he was active in statewide efforts at improving the quality of mental health services. While there he launched an innovative social enterprise program, Alaska Seeds of Change, that serves transition-age youth coming out of foster care, juvenile justice and children’s mental health services. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors for the Alaska Psychological Association and was active in education and advocacy efforts at the state and national levels and helped coordinate the continuing education offerings. Dr. Sobocinski has taught in the Clinical Psychology Program and School of Social Work at the University of Alaska Anchorage and in the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Denver, where he was involved in starting the graduate student training clinic. In addition to clinical work with adolescent and adult clients, he has interests in the intersection of spirituality and psychotherapy.

Existentialism and the Environmental Crisis: The Urgency of Meaning

By Michael Sobocinski, PhD