Low Cost Therapy Available at Life Coaching and Therapy (LCAT)
Low cost therapy sessions are available from our LMFT-A licensed graduate and MFT interns that have joined the LCAT team.
Welcome New Team Members!
We have added Olivia Pace, LMFT-A to the LCAT clinical team. She earned a master’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, and completed an internship at an agency specializing in family outpatient care. She has experience working with individuals, couples and families. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist associate.
Additionally, we started an internship program this summer with two fantastic interns – Melody Atkinson and Mia Selgado, from Southern Connecticut State University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program.
We would like to welcome Olivia, Melody and Mia to the LCAT family for hopefully many years to come.
Please click here for their bios!
I am really excited to announce our new team members, as it offers us an opportunity to expand the practice, offer low cost therapy sessions to the community, and provide an educational space and opportunity for new professionals in the field who are dedicated to the healing arts! It really feels like a win, win, win!
Our new team members are passionate about our work and are dedicated to facilitating sessions that promote healing and growth.
Mia and Melody both hold interest in the LGBTQ community as well as making sure there are spaces for all people regardless of identity or barriers to accessing treatment.
How Does it Work?
As an LMFT-A professional, Olivia is able to see clients and is still required to be supervised by a licensed therapist in the same field. We are offering lower cost cash sessions to make her services more accessible and affordable to all.
I will be supervising Olivia on a bi-weekly basis. Supervision is where the master’s level clinician directly reports to a licensed therapist to discuss more in depth ways to approach a case. Not only will I help with the cases, I will be reviewing and signing necessary clinical documentation.
Our interns will be working a small case load each week. Each intern will be supervised by myself, Nicole Scrivano, LMFT, or Amanda Pasciucco, LMFT, AASECT CST (LCAT owner) on a weekly basis.
Our interns have already been seeing clients in the field in other placements through their graduate program. Within all placements they are required to be supervised and observed prior to engaging in their internship placement. They join our team to start to focus on their area of interest and speciality. We are their final placement prior to achieving their masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Supervision includes discussing cases on the intern’s caseload, various interventions and clinical tools to use, ways to help fine-tune and specialize clinical skills as well as reviewing and signing all clinical documentation. This ensures opportunities for the interns to experience more growth and development.
Both Amanda and I have worked with interns in the past and have been working at Life Coaching and Therapy, LLC since the beginning! We have been in the field for over 10 years and are so excited to utilize our expertise. And therapeutic models to advise a new generation of therapists in the field..
Amanda is an AASECT certified sex therapist who has nearly completed her PhD in Clinical Sexology. She has supervised both undergraduate, graduate, and licensed therapists and is an amazing therapist if I do say so myself. Amanda is an expert in trauma, sexuality, inner aspects, and non-violent communication.
I am an LMFT who is certified in EMDR, DBT, and other modalities… all this is just a fancy way of saying I am trained in a variety of things to help people manage their symptoms. Before working at LCAT, I supervised therapists at an agency (with staff of all levels of experience including interns). I work at LCAT as the supervisor of our other therapists.
If you would like to learn more, please check out our bios.
Why Work With a LMFT-A or an Intern?
Clients benefit from sessions by getting a fresh perspective at a lower cost session. How often are you searching for therapists and think the fees are too much for you to afford?
The interns’ sessions start at $60 per session for couples and individuals, and are not covered by insurance.
Olivia’s sessions start at $80 per session for individuals and $100 for couples, and are also not covered by insurance.
We are committed to making therapy accessible to as many people as possible. And this is a way to accomplish that.
Working with an LMFT-A or an intern also allows you to have the focus of two therapists. Through the supervision and frequency of communication between interns and their supervisors, you are also able to get perspectives from a licensed, experienced therapist as well.
Professionals early in their careers are usually incredibly energized and committed to the work that they are doing.
In my experience supervising interns in the past, they typically spend a lot of time trying to figure out ways that they can serve the community by utilizing the most current education in the field.
As many of you know, outside of the cost, accessibility to therapy has been TOTALLY bonkers. Especially during the pandemic and so many therapists have a waitlist or are not available. We wanted to add more staff to our team (including interns) to help fill this gap and make therapy more accessible to everyone.
If you are interested in working with Olivia, Melody or Mia or have questions feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our interns’ professional fees start at $60/session and Olivia starts at $80/session. They will be offering their services via both telehealth and in-person at our West Hartford office.
Olivia is a permanent team member and Mia and Melody will see clients through May 2023 so feel free to sign up for an appointment!
About Life Coaching and Therapy
Life Coaching and Therapy (LCAT) is a therapy and coaching practice that transforms our clients lives through our flexible. Multi-technique approach and pleasure-skills training provided by systematically-trained and licensed therapists!
Our team of compassionate, licensed therapists and certified sex therapists help all clients who visit us for a variety of personal, relationship, intimacy and sex problems.
LCAT provides on-site appointments, as well as video chat and text therapy programs.
Learn more about how LCAT can help improve your life at What We Do.
About Nicole Scrivano
Nicole is the director and a licensed therapist (LMFT) at LCAT. She has had working in this practice since 2017 when it became a group practice. Nicole loves this practice and what it means to be a therapist. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with a Masters with a speciality in Marriage and Family Therapy.