Hello and Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to view my profile. Please allow me to introduce myself and to tell you a little about my experience, education, and background.
My name is Michael Lalic and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Marital Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Indiana. I have 40+ years in the mental health field, with over 25 of those spent in private practice. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University and my Masters in Psychology and Biopsychology from the University of Chicago.
My approach to therapy varies from person to person and is usually determined based on the individual needs of the client. My years of experience give me a unique perspective when dealing with all kinds of various mental health issues. I am trained and well-versed in many popular forms of treatment and I always strive to provide compassionate, constructive and effective care in a nonjudgmental environment.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and to help guide you on the road to better mental health. So if you are ready to leave negativity behind and begin the journey towards a healthier and more fulfilled life; don’t hesitate to contact me today.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34002925A
IN LMFT 35000047A
Michael is a very kind and optimistic person. I really appreciate his compassionate nature and his educational background. Thanks for keeping it upbeat!
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and anger management
Michael is a great counselor. I have been in therapy for about 10 years now and never found a therapist that gave me what I needed. Michael gets down to the science of the brain and explains how it works and why I feel the way I do. That was always my biggest question...why...why do I feel like this. He gives me a more clear understanding as to why and how my brain works and instead of just talking about my feelings, we talk about solutions and how to train my brain so I can have a happier more fulfilled life. He is genuine and caring and I felt 150% comfortable talking with him before the end of our first session. I truly look forward to our session every week and wish I could have more than one session with him a week. I finally found the counselor that I've been searching for, he gives me hope for the future to come.
Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
Michael has been wonderful!!! He listens to me and has helped me discover a lot of things about myself. He does a great job at prompting me.
Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem