Michael Perlman is the Family Services Supervisor for Caron Ocean Drive and Caron Renaissance, a role in which he oversees the family therapy programs and supports therapists in their work.
Since joining Caron in 2013, he has seen how patient care and quality drive Caron’s approach throughout all levels of the organization. The experience and clinical expertise Michael gained during his tenure have given him a deep foundation of knowledge for his current position.
Prior to his supervisory role, he was a family therapist at Caron Renaissance from 2018 until 2021. During that time, he was one of the first therapists trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment that has been proven to effectively treat patients, and instrumental in implementing a DBT program at Caron Renaissance.
Michael began working at Caron Renaissance as a counselor assistant in 2014 and was promoted to a primary therapist in 2015. He came to Renaissance as an intern in 2013 while getting his master’s degree. His education and professional experience prepared him to successfully work with dual-diagnosis patients and their families. He began his career working with children on the autism spectrum and their families, serving as both an educator and a support for the entire family.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in general psychology and a master’s degree in applied counseling from Lynn University, with a specialty in addiction. Michael also is a licensed mental health counselor, with advanced training in DBT.