Michael is an Austrian-American social worker, therapist, and organizer based in Nashville, Tennessee. As a therapist, he specializes in working with individuals and families impacted by traumatic stress. He is also the co-founder and director of a collective of mental health professionals working to address mental health disparities and access for the LGBTQ+ community in the southeastern U.S. His other professional interests include research, immigrant and refugee mental health, relational neuroscience, and anti-oppressive work.
Michael received his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina, Bachelor’s degree in Science from Vanderbilt University, and has extensive post-graduate training in traumatic stress and child development.
Updated November 2022
More from Michael Zuch
If you felt like the world was on fire at some point in 2023, you aren’t alone
Senior Landecker Fellow Michael Zuch's Chroma released its 2023 Annual Report.
Michael featured in a Nashville Scene article
Landecker Fellow Michael Zuch was interviewed for a Nashville Scene article focusing on mental health.
Chroma Mental Health Collective: Eliminating LGBTQ+ Mental Health Disparities
Landecker Fellow Michael's Action Project is building the foundational infrastructure for the Chroma Mental Health Collective with the mission to eradicate mental health disparities for the LGBTQ+ community in Tennessee by eliminating barriers and cultivating communities of care.