Phone: 484-440-9740, ext. 700
Co-founder and Director of the Willow Grove office
Dr. Michael Cassano is a licensed psychologist in the State of Pennsylvania. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maine and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). For eight years, Dr. Cassano served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University where he taught and supervised students pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical psychology. While at Widener, Dr. Cassano co-founded the Widener Child Therapy Clinic and directed the Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy Concentration. Dr. Cassano left his full-time position on the faculty at Widener to focus on private practice and will stay connected to the program as an adjunct professor.
Areas of expertise include individual and family therapy to address a wide range of problems faced by children, adolescents, families, and adults. Dr. Cassano has extensive experience using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques to address concerns related to parenting challenges, ADHD, learning and homework problems, oppositional defiant disorder, aggression, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
Dr. Cassano regularly collaborates and consults with schools, physicians, and other adults who play major roles in the lives of children and teens. In addition to working directly with clients, Dr. Cassano places a significant emphasis on ensuring home, school, and community settings have what they need to support his clients’ behavioral and emotional growth.
Dr. Cassano has also conducted research in several areas related to clinical and developmental psychology. Specific research interests include family influences on children’s ability to manage emotions and the development of effective treatments for children, teens, and young adults coping with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Developmental-Clinical track), University of Maine
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Maine
B.A. in Psychology and Human Development, Boston College
Predoctoral Internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Postdoctoral Fellowship at CHOP in the Center for Management of ADHD
Abington Friends School, 2016-present. Consulting Psychologist
Widener University, 2010-2018. Associate Professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
Widener Child Therapy Clinic, 2011-2018. Co-founder and Co-director.
Pliner Psychological Associates, 2010-2014. Staff Psychologist
Drexel University, 2010. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2008-2010 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2007-2010 Predoctoral Intern and Postdoctoral Fellow
KidsPeace New England, 2005-2007 Psychological Examiner