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.
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.
If you are interested in working with one of our interns or have questions feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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.