Michele Jakab, LCSW

Clinician Bio

About my approach (style) to therapy…

I provide psychotherapy to adults and families with a commitment to helping clients improve their quality of life. My therapy style is client-centered, believing the relationship between the client and the therapist is of the most importance. I use an integrative approach, focusing on different therapy models depending on the client’s unique needs. I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and strength-based, solution focused therapy.

 

About my background and training….

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have over 20 years of experience in social services and the mental health field. As an accomplished mental health professional, I have a broad base of counseling experience working with adults, older adults, and families of all backgrounds; specializing in grief and loss, stress, life transitions, adjustment, depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, caregiving, aging and end of life. Throughout my career, I have provided services to individuals and families using my experience from both my social work and clinical practice.

About my work (ideal clients)

I work with adults, providing individual and family therapy. Whether you are feeling lost or vulnerable, experiencing a difficult life transition, or just looking for a change, I aim to create a comfortable and safe space for all clients, focusing on the therapeutic relationship to help you enhance your well-being and restore your basic or complex needs.

A Little About Me…

Born and raised in Southern California, I am now proud to call myself a New Englander after living in Connecticut for 19 years. I am a proud mom of a Girl Scout and an Airman in the United States Air Force. I love anything outdoors; gardening, hiking with the family dog, and being near water. Most of all I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.


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    Therapy Approaches:
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Couples Counseling
    • Mindfulness-based Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
    Specialties:
    • ADHD
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Aging Concerns
    • Alzheimer's
    • Anxiety
    • Attachment
    • Codependency
    • Compassion Fatigue
    • Coparenting
    • Depression
    • Divorce
    • Family Caregiving Stress
    • Family Conflict
    • Grief or Loss
    • Highly Sensitive Person
    • Job Stress
    • Life transitions
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Relationship / Marriage Issues
    • Self-Esteem
    • Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Women's Issues
    Phone: 959-210-6800
    Meeting Options:
    • Telehealth
    Age Range:
    • Children (0-12)
    • Teens (13-17)
    • Adults (18+)
    • Adults (65+)
    Address:
    Connecticut
    • Insurance
    • Sliding Scale
    • Self Pay Options / Out of Network
    Accepted Insurance:
    • Aetna
    • BCBS of MA
    • Cigna
    • Connecticare
    • Optum
    • Oxford Health Plans