Michelle A. Lawler, MS , LPC, NCC

Michelle A. Lawler, MS , LPC, NCCMichelle A. Lawler, MS , LPC, NCC
Counselor IV
Phone: (203) 392-5475

Theoretical Orientation

Eclectic--focusing on the whole person connecting the mind-body and spirit--uses theories and interventions that best suit the client and his/her needs. My emphasis is on Positive Psychology, Carl Roger's Person Centered Theory, Spiritual Solution Based Therapy, Constructive Narrative Therapy, existentialism (finding meaning in the world) and others that reflect on the resilience and strengths of individuals. (Milton Erikson, Bill O'Hanlon, Don Michebaum, Virginia Fry, Bessel van der Kolk, Matthew Selekman, Carl Jung, Victor Frankl, Erik Erickson, etc.)

Professional Interests

Grief, bereavement, trauma, critical incidents, spirituality, positive psychology, women's issues, self-esteem, and stress management.

Certification in: Critical Stress Management, Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Training, Suicide Prevention, Grief and Sexual Assault.

Also certified as an international Grief Recovery Specialist.

Member of

Connecticut State Crisis Response Team, National Certified Counselors, American Counseling Association and Connecticut Counseling Association. President-elect of CT Mental Health Counselor Association.

Mental Health Philosophy

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past; not to worry about the future but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. Buddha

To Thine Own Self Be True...