Michele Fletcher attended Mansfield University and SUNY Stony Brook. She is a Master’s Level Social Worker who is certified and licensed by the State of New York. Michele is also a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor trained in EMDR. Michele continues her education by attending workshops and keeping abreast of current literature, completing at least 20 hours of additional study yearly.
Her clinical experience since graduating in 1994 has been multi-faceted. She has worked with teens and adults dealing with addiction and many associated issues including treating the children of addicts. She has developed and maintained a substance abuse program for adolescents and their families. The program included five axis assessment, referral, individual sessions, and group/family counseling.
Additionally, Michele has worked with children and their families (birth and/or foster families to address behavioral and family.
Prior to private practice, Michele had worked for Delaware County, Otsego county and Tioga County as a clinical social worker. She was also the chairwoman for Broome Counties’ Adolescent Addictions Task force for many [specify?] years. Michele continues to use this work experience to help her private practice clientele navigate county programs as needed.
Michele has been in private practice since 2008. She has been focusing her skills on treating anxiety, depression and adjustment issues in adults and children. She also continues her work with children and their families to address behavior issues. Her work often focuses on assisting children and adults with anger and stress management, along with learning ways to reduce their anxiety. Additionally, Michele provides individual and family counseling for adolescents and adults struggling with issues related to substance abuse and/or dependence. Michel utilizes EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and play therapy.
If you are looking for support, someone to listen to and/or someone to help develop a plan to create change, Michele is available Monday-Friday, 8AM-3PM.
Michele currently accepts the following insurance programs:
Aetna, Excellus, Medicare, MVP, RMSCO, UBH/UHC, UHD, VBH NYS, VBH CDPHP.
However, if your insurance is not listed here it IS worthwhile to call your provider and make sure that this list is up to date since new insurance companies are regularly added.