Mike Rizzo

Mike Rizzo

Since 2002 Mike has worked in the substance abuse field previously working as the program manager for Alternatives.

In addition to his private practice Mike also works for the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center as the Program Manager of Crystal Meth Recovery Services and Addiction Recovery Services. 

Mike received his certification as a Drug & Alcohol Counselor from LA City College, also holds his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Salem State College and received his Master’s in Psychology from Antioch University.

Mike serves on several crystal meth work groups and advisory boards and has been both a featured speaker and panelist in various town hall meetings throughout the country. 

Mike’s  work within the gay recovery community has been featured in various mainstream publications, including GQ Magazine, The Advocate and an Emmy Award Winning episode of KCET’s “Life & Times” television series. 

Membership and Affiliations:

CAMFT     LAGPA     NALGAP     Psychology Today  



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Gender: Male

Populations Served: Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Non-Gay Men, Non-Gay Women, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Adults, Seniors

Theoretical Orientations: Client Centered, Cognitive, LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy, Solution Focused

Therapy Modes: Long Term, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy

Degrees: MFT

Academic Institute 1: Antioch University

Year Graduated 1: 2012

License Number: 85854

License State: California

Years in Practice: 3

Currently on Staff at: Los Angeles LGBT Center

Staff Title: Manager/Addciiton Recovery Services-Crytsal Meth Recovery Services

Private Practice: Yes

Available for Emergency: Yes

Accept Interns: No

Insurance Accepted?: Yes

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