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Michele Laferte(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Rhode IslandMassachusetts
Anxiety - Life transitions-Phobias & fears-Self-esteem- Trauma-Mood disorders-

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Professional statement

Michele Laferte is a counselor based in Rhode Island, working with adults across the lifespan from college students to people in their 80s. Many of Michele’s clients seek support for issues such as anxiety, loneliness, depression, and grief. Michele is particularly passionate about serving Generation X, especially adults who grew up in alcoholic, abusive or neglectful homes. She also possesses advanced training in addressing PTSD.

Michele is proficient in various therapeutic modalities including EMDR, IFS, and psychodynamic therapy. In her practice, she aims to uncover underlying patterns and beliefs that may be hindering personal growth, helping clients to develop more compassionate relationships with themselves and others while maintaining healthy boundaries. During sessions, Michele emphasizes careful listening, curiosity, and reflective dialogue, empowering clients to gain confidence in themselves and their values and to effectively navigate conflicts.

Known for her curious, dynamic, and goal-oriented approach, Michele guides clients towards self-discovery through comfortable conversation, often with a sense of humor. She holds an MA and CAGS from Rhode Island College and has amassed extensive experience working in diverse settings, including Rhode Island Hospital's psychiatric emergency room, college counseling centers, community counseling centers, and over ten years in private practice.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Michele enjoys gardening, crafting, gaming, walking her two dogs, and relaxing with friends. She exclusively offers online sessions.

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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Michele Laferte Counseling, Psychotherapist
Arbor Counseling , Clinical Therapist
Gateway Healthcare, Emergency Services Clinician
Bryant University, Counseling Intern
Arbor Fuller Hospital , Case Manager
The Providence Center, Community Integration Counselor

Rhode Island College , CAGS , 2013


Massachusetts: LMHC12457 - Rhode Island: MHC00585




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


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

Locations & Hours


Michele Laferte is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$140 (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

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