Michele Lucas

City: Norwalk, CT
State: Connecticut
Tel: 203-601-7975
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Therapy Specialties: 

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Modality:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Payments Accepted:

    My Approach to Helping

    Dr. Karl Meninger once said, “Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” This reflects my reasons for becoming a psychotherapist.

    Doing my part to develop a “good fit” with everyone I meet is my first priority. This opens the way for building mutual trust and partnering. Within this relational context the work of therapy can begin. Finding a psychotherapist who feels like the “right fit” is an important first step to entering psychotherapy.

    My therapy practice is a holistic and integrated model; that is, I integrate traditional psychotherapy with positive psychology, somatic experiencing therapy, energy psychology, and spirituality. The people who become clients come with a variety of problems in living. However, anxiety, depression and relationship problems are the most prevalent.

    At the foundation of my practice philosophy arr my personal values. Some that I hold dear include, closely evaluating any modality offered to clients. “I first experience a process personally before integrating it into my practice.” Also, I believe continuously working on myself through weekly clinical supervision and advanced clinical training helps to keep my approach fresh and expansive.”

    Also, for times when attending therapy is difficult, i.e. inclement weather, traveling, moving to a new location, sessions using Face Time or Google Chat are an alternative. For more information about this. please call me.

    More Info About My Practice

    Once the process of psychotherapy begins, the love and compassion Dr. Meninger speaks of provides a solid foundation for encountering the players in our internal world, even those we have tried to keep hidden. As the capacity to understand and accept expands, disowned parts feel safe enough to be known. In the process, a deep reservoir of inner beauty and strength becomes apparent, perhaps for the very first time.

    I am aware of how blessed I am to be witness to a mysterious process – the unfolding of another human being.

    How Psychotherapy Can Help

    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. 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.

    “Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart.
    And try to love the questions themselves.”
    …Rainer Maria Rilke

    How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

    Everyone has a story that seems to be at the root of who they are. For me, it is “just knowing” as a child that there was something wrong about me, but what? I didn’t know. While I couldn’t know it then, a felt sense of wrongness was the root that ultimately blossomed into the fullness of my adult being. My journey has had many twists and taken many turns, and it’s still unfolding. At its heart is my personal outcome – being a Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist.

    …Michele Lucas, LCSW, BCD, SEP

    Client Focus (Age)

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders
  • Treatment Orientation

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Anger Management
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Brainspotting (BSP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
  • Services Fee

    Billing and Insurance:

    I don’t currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for “out of network” benefit coverage

    Fees: $225 per 50 minute session. $450 per couple session of 1 hr 40 min

    Sliding Scale Available  InfoClinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.

    Evening Availability


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