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Low Cost Therapy Available Through Interns at Life Coaching and Therapy (LCAT)

Low Cost Therapy Available Through Interns at Life Coaching and Therapy (LCAT)

Low cost therapy sessions are available through our new interns that have joined the LCAT team starting in June 2022. 


Welcome Interns! 

Our internship program is starting with two fantastic interns from Southern Connecticut State University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. We would like to welcome 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 this addition, as it offers us an opportunity to expand the practice, offer more lower cost 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!

Both Mia and Melody are passionate about this work and are dedicated to facilitating sessions that promote healing and growth. 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?

Our interns will be joining our team and 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. Supervision is where the intern directly reports to a licensed therapist 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 nearlycompleted 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 a higher level of care at an agency (with staff of all levels of experience including interns). And have worked at LCAT as the supervisor of our other therapists. 

If you would like to learn more, please check out our bios.  

Why Work With An Intern? 

Clients benefit from sessions with an intern 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? Intern sessions start as low as $40 for an hour (the typical cost of a copay!) and are 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 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. 

Interns 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. 

Get Started!

If you are interested in working with one of our interns or have questions feel free to contact info@lcatllc.com

Our sliding scale starts at $40/session Our interns will be offering their services via both telehealth and in-person (at our West Hartford office). 

If you are interested in working with one of our interns or have questions about this new development at LCAT feel free to contact info@lcatllc.com

They will begin seeing clients in June so feel free to sign up for an appointment and get added to our waiting list! 


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


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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.


Anxiety Quiz

Anxiety Quiz or Is My Life Out of Balance? [WORKSHEET]

Anxiety Quiz or Is My Life Out of Balance? [WORKSHEET]

By Francesca Gentille & Edited by Amanda Pasciucco


Do I need an anxiety quiz or is my life just out of balance? Sometimes when life is challenging, it can feel like anxiety and depression are taking over.

One might notice:

  • Eating more or controlling/restricting food and movement
  • Sleeping more or having trouble staying focused and awake throughout the day
  • Sleeping less or having trouble sleeping
  • Shopping more and becoming present less
  • Feeling more irritable, withdrawn, depleted, depressed, or anxious
  • Feeling more aches and pains
  • Impulsively seeking substances more
  • Having a lower sex drive or feeling sexually compulsive

These could be signs of:

    • Hormonal imbalance
    • Loss and grieving
    • Systemic trauma and enculturation
    • A life that is out of balance

If it is due to a life that it is out of balance that means that there are more situations, activities, relationships, agreements, or expectations that might be inauthentic, over giving, lacking in support, high in criticism or something else. 

It might also mean that I am undernourished with situations, activities, and relationships that are replenishing. 

I may also have unresolved trauma or missed functions from childhood that have me:

  • Feel powerless and/or trapped
  • Blame others for my emotions and thoughts
  • Feel reactive, uncomfortable, and unsettled
  • Feel fearful, anxious, and / or insecure

If I am noticing that I either feel collapsed, numb, unable to make choices, overgiving, resentful, and/or reactive, then this is a sign that I have Inner Work to engage in to heal from childhood trauma.

 Not doing this Inner Work will deepen a sense of anxiety, reactivity, powerLESSness and depression. 

If I am unclear, I make 3 lists.

  1. What is not working, or not working as well as I would like. 
  2. What is working; Notice what nourishes me, gives to me, delights me, supports me, in some way. 
  3. I make notes of where I can take positive action. (Taking positive action is taking my personal power to make requests, express boundaries, and invite collaborations. I cannot make anyone else do or feel anything. My empowerment is over myself not another.)

If the list of what isn´t working is short, the list of what is working is short, I know that the issue is NOT that my LIFE is out of balance, yet that there might be something physically and or mentally wrong. Get professional help for your anxiety and / or mental health issues and instead of taking a quiz, see a psychotherapist. 

NOTE: Not all columns will be the same length. 

Anxiety Quiz

If you have any questions, or for clients hoping to take their intimate lives to the next level through personalized sessions on YOUR terms, learn more about our Text Therapy Program.

Life Coaching and Therapy (LCAT) is a relationship coaching and sex therapy practice that transforms our clients lives through our flexible, multi-technique approach and pleasure-skills training provided by systemically-trained and licensed therapists! 

Our team of compassionate, licensed therapists and certified sex therapists help Millennials and Baby Boomers alike who visit us for a variety of 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.

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Female Masturbation And Orgasm – Hands-Free Techniques

Female Masturbation And Orgasm – 14 Hands-Free Techniques

Learn about 14 female masturbation and orgasm techniques without using your hands from an article in Womens Health Interactive featuring LCAT owner, Amanda Pasciucco. Written by Wednesday Lee Friday

Whether you refer to it as vibe time, flicking the bean, rubbing one out, or some other witty moniker — most people aren’t opposed to a healthy dose of masturbation.

Society has accepted that men give themselves handjobs on the regular, but not everyone has received the memo that women — wait for it — also enjoy sexual self-gratification.

According to one study that explored the masturbation habits of more than 3,600 women, 91% reported pleasuring themselves at some point during their lives, with 29.3% doing so within the past month.

This is important because fewer than 20% of women regularly orgasm during intercourse with a partner.

Amanda Pasciucco, a licensed therapist known as The Sex Healer, told us that most women have their first sexual experience with another person, while the majority of men have theirs while alone.

With a little bit of know-how, though, almost anyone can orgasm through masturbation, hands-free or otherwise — although not everyone wants to.

I met a woman in college who had no idea that “normal people actually masturbate.”

She honestly believed that only “perverted men” have sex with themselves.

While that may seem like a staggering information gap, it turns out that this sheltered gal was not alone in her thinking.

Limited sex education in schools (don’t even get us started!) and the generalized sense of shame that clouds sexual knowledge leads to grown adults who never learned some of the most basic carnal truths.

But it’s never too late to get the facts you missed!

Even people who say they don’t masturbate probably find ways to self-stimulate, even if they’re unable to call it what it is:

Female Masturbation and Orgasm

We talked to a lot of awesomely forthcoming women to learn more about their experiences with personal giggity. Names have been redacted to protect the sexy.

One thing that we discovered along the way is just how many different ways a vulva-owner can masturbate — without even using their hands.

(Editor’s Note: for our purposes, the term “women” encompasses both binary and non-binary women.)

Article Summary:

Hands-free female masturbation and orgasm, offers a bunch of amazing benefits and it can be done in a zillion different ways — your creativity is the only limit.

This handy, yet hands-free, masturbation guide is full of fun suggestions, safety tips, and even a helpful anatomy lesson you may or may not have gotten in Sex Ed.

In this article, we’ll talk about:

Read the entire article here


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