Why seek psychotherapy?

Two great reasons for seeking psychotherapy are to clear blocks that keep you from moving ahead in your life, and/or for adding new dimensions to the quality of your life.

People seek psychotherapy with Michele Lucas for many reasons, each unique to personal needs and life circumstances at the time. For example, those seeking to resolve problems that limit full participation in life, such as…

  • anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors;
  • depression or difficulty controlling mood swings;
  • angry feelings and reactive behaviors; or
  • when there is difficulty coping with grief, loss; or with acute or chronic pain.
  • When conflict is harming personal or professional relationships; or when the struggle with low self-esteem, negative body image or the internal critic is taking over.
  • When pain becomes chronic and depletes the inner resources that support functioning and the will to go on another day.
  • People also seek therapy to change habitual self-defeating behaviors, like smoking or disturbed eating patterns; and for life trauma which can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD).

When we experience difficulties, restoring our sense of inner balance can happen easier and faster when we open to receiving help in a time of need.

It can be confusing, even for those in the mental health field, to understand what various models of therapy have to offer and how they differ; and to choose what’s right for you. The fact that so many models of therapy have developed is a testimony to how complex we are as human beings, and I feel a responsibility to understand as much as I can.
… Michele Lucas

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs regarding the practical aspects of becoming a client. If you have other questions, please contact Michele.

Q: Will my health insurance cover the cost of psychotherapy?
A: Michele is an out-of-network provider. She does not belong to any managed healthcare networks.
Please talk with your insurance company representative about your coverage.
Ask if the services of an out-of-network Licensed Clinical Social Worker are covered.
If yes, what percentage of the $225 fee is covered.
Ask if  you have out-of-network deductibles to meet before insurance reimbursements.

Q: What kind of psychotherapy do you do?
A: Please check Models of Therapy below for this information.

Q: What is your fee?
A: The fee is $225 per 50-minute session for individual clients. Payment is due at the time the service is rendered. As a courtesy, Michele will submit a claim to your insurance on your behalf.

Models of Therapy



Individuals and Small Groups



For more information, contact Michele at 203.852.9874 or therapydoeswork@yahoo.com