Michael Anthony-Nalepa, MA is a proud and passionate postmodern therapist who strongly believes in the power of stories. Nalepa has worked extensively with gay & trans-identified individuals, those wrestling with the effects of HIV and cancer, and the bipolar community — utilizing both art therapy and lived-in narratives in order to bring forth one’s preferred hopes, dreams and preferences for a fulfilling life.
When not teaching in Antioch’s BA psychology program, Nalepa also serves as an equal rights activist and as executive director of the AnonymoUS Initiative, an anti-bullying non-profit program that empowers marginalized communities through community action and activism. Author of the Anthology of AnyonmoUS book series and lead producer of the AnonymUSe music therapy soundtrack college, Nalepa’s social justice-based journalism has been featured on NBC News, ABC, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, NPR and at educational conferences throughout the country.
He currently works as a narrative therapist at the Narrative Counseling Center and serves as an executive board member for the non-profit Being Alive, helping those wrestling with HIV to live a healthy, fulfilling live. Outside of therapy, his passions include making social justice documentaries with the International Documentary Association, contributing to psychological journals, taking gourmet cooking classes and fostering shelter animals.