Michele  Laferte
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Michele Laferte

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Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, CAGS Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated February 14, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Phobias & fears
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Michele Laferte is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Rhode Island. She specializes in treating adults with anxiety and trauma, life transition issues, and relationship issues. She also works with couples. Primarily an EMDR therapist, she uses elements of Internal Family Systems Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

She is available for individual teletherapy for people residing in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and sees couples in Newport.


Message to clients

Let's get you unstuck.

Maybe the constant stress of the last few years have you feeling overwhelmed and shut down, or maybe you're feeling like you are recreating the same negative cycles in your relationships. Maybe you're stuck in a negative emotion like anger or sadness. Maybe something bad happened to you and you can't stop thinking about it. Maybe you're paralyzed by fear. Maybe there's a sense that you haven't felt joyful and connected in a long time.

I would like to help you get to the originating experiences, ideas, patterns, and physical reactions which are blocking your access to life. I'd like to get to know the parts of you that want to live a healthy vibrant life, and the parts of you that are trying so hard to hold it all together. Let's problem solve what we can, heal what needs to heal, and move past the rest.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Michele Laferte is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm - 6pm
  • Tue 11 am, 2pm - 6pm
  • Wed 2pm - 6pm
  • Thu 11 am, 2pm - 6pm
  • Fri 11 am, 1pm - 4pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm - 6pm
  • Tue 11 am, 2pm - 6pm
  • Wed 2pm - 6pm
  • Thu 11 am, 2pm - 6pm
  • Fri 11 am, 1pm - 4pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Michele Laferte Counseling, Psychotherapist, 2013 - Present
Arbor Counseling , Clinical Therapist, 2012 - 2013
Gateway Healthcare, Emergency Services Clinician, 2012 - 2013
Bryant University, Counseling Intern, 2011 - 2012
Arbor Fuller Hospital , Case Manager, 2011 - 2011
The Providence Center, Community Integration Counselor , 2001 - 2003

Rhode Island College , CAGS , 2013


Licensure

Massachusetts: LMHC12457

Rhode Island: MHC00585


Languages

English