Michelle Costello, LPCMH

Calm Sea

Bio

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Here is a bit about myself and practice for you to determine if you think we would be a good fit!

I use evidence based practices and follow up to date science about trauma informed research and our brains (which I love learning about)! I see our "attachments," or our social connections and relationships as an integral role in who we are, and how we manage our stress.  It warms my heart to hear and see my clients describe feeling more connected to themselves and others through our work. Mindfulness is also a large part of the work I enjoy doing with my clients. I love when my clients find abilities within themselves to calm their body and mind in ways that they may have never accessed before.

A few common issues my clients present; although they are high functioning, working, going to school or taking care of a family, they describe: discomfort with slowing down, feeling overwhelmed with every day life, but struggling to know how to make it feel easier, taking care of others and leaving themselves last at times, wanting to be more connected to their partner or child(ren), and expressing life as an uphill battle, but unsure of how to change. I enjoy working with adults and families who have a genuine desire to change, and are open to make some deeper connections and insights.
 

If you are a client of mine you should expect to explore your relationship patterns. We will explore ways to understand, regulate and connect your mind and body, and possibly address some breathing or meditative exercises while we are at it! I hope that through our sessions you become more aware of your patterns, and feel more connected to yourself and loved ones.

 
 

So that we can have more flexibility in our work together, I do not take most insurances. You may use your Out of Network Benefits.

At this time, I take versions of Blue Cross/Highmark.

 

Family Therapy

I have extensive experience working with families and love connecting parents and children when it may seem difficult; whether it is a child's negative behaviors or certain family dynamics that are making it hard to connect. I utilize an attachment focus, and PCIT principles for younger ages. Families meeting with me should expect family work, but also parent/caregiver sessions as an important piece of the work.

**Please note I do not do custody related work.**

Individual Therapy

Some clients come to me with a desire for focus, be more productive or to "fix," something, and through our sessions this may lead to slowing down and being more present. My individual clients tend to be professionals, some in care taking professions, or those who in their personal life have tended to others' feelings or needs rather then themselves. I enjoy supporting growth related to boundaries, by teaching and supporting clients to feel more a peace when they are not over functioning or being productive.

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Contact Michelle

 

Office hours: M, T, W, & Th: 9am-3pm

Office Location: 284 East Main Street, Newark DE 19711


NOW OFFERING: In person and tele-health services

Must be in Delaware for all virtual sessions

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