Michelle A. Lodato, MSW, LCSW is licensed clinical social worker, a member of NASW and holds a certificate in Bowen Family Systems Therapy. She facilitates a feeling of comfort and safety in order to form a therapeutic relationship which will lead to successful treatment. Clients are met with empathy and an understanding of the person in the environment of stressors. Michelle helps a client to identify negative patterns through supportive feedback. Through therapy, she works with a client to interrupt those patterns with some little changes, including the addition of coping mechanisms. These additions build upon each client’s individual strengths to create new, positive patterns.