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Dimensional Psychotherapy


Dimensional Psychotherapy

Her work is her passion and it shines in every aspect of her being. She possesses the perfect combination of expertise in her field, insight, empathy, professionalism and dedication.
— Marcella Talignani, LMSW

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We have seen so many experts and doctors and therapists and we have gotten no where ... just one conversation with Michelle and I have a renewed sense of hope
— T. L.

What is Dimensional Psychotherapy™?

Let's start with what it's not. 

It is not flat.  It is not cold.  It is not always quiet.  And you will not feel alone. 

It IS innovative, sometimes "outside the box",  and based on your unique situation - not your diagnosis.  It is about gaining a deep understanding of your situation and how to create change where change is needed.

Dimensional Psychotherapy is about getting to the heart of the matter and then using tools that are innovative yet clinically sound and safe.   

The idea behind Dimensional Psychotherapy™ came straight out of my sessions.  I found that I kept saying to my clients, "there's a big difference between a 2 dimensional understanding of something and a 3 dimensional understanding of something; there is a difference between thinking you get it and then really getting it."   I frequently use that idea to guide my clients to a deeper understanding of themselves, their behaviors, their strengths, their potential, and their goals.   

I frequently make sure we are "on the same page" when it comes to use of language, ideas, and concepts.  I am always checking in and evaluating your level of understanding regarding your needs, feelings, and goals.  You will understand where you are, how you got there, and where you want to go. 

As a result, I often hear my clients say things like:

  • "Oh!  It was never said like that before!"
  • "NOW I get it!"
  • "Yes! That is what I am feeling"
  • "So that's why I do that!"
  • "ohhhhhh, that makes sense!"

Every person, every problem and every solution is unique.  I have a gift for deeply understanding the subtleties and nuances in your unique situation and then choosing and using the tools that are best for you.  I listen carefully, contemplate thoughtfully, and I observe with an open mind. 

The three components of Dimensional Psychotherapy are:


Innovative Treatment

Traditional "talk" therapy is a very healthy way to address problems but it is simply not enough.  Many of my clients had described feeling alone and lost during their previous therapy experiences, having gone from expert to expert and feeling that they were just not being heard.

Dimensional Psychotherapy is different.

I created a practice where I always maintain an authentic feel in our sessions.  I put the client's experience at the forefront rather then a preconceived clinical approach. 

I infuse traditional "talk" therapy with new and innovative modalities and theories and always keep an open mind about your unique situation.

I view psychotherapy treatment as a partnership between client and therapist.  We become a team and work together to achieve your goals.


Using Creative Tools

A session with me is based on various psychodynamic theories, Internal Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and Mindfulness.  Upon this solid foundation I include new Mind-Body theories and my own intervention called "Dimensional Work" (working with other "parts" of you via guided imagery and free association),  guided imagery, and meditation. 

In Dimensional Psychotherapy™ I rely on your input, my education, and my experience.  Additionally and very importantly, I use my intuition, creativity, and vision.  My tools include:  

  • You (of course)
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Intuition
  • Vision
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Authenticity
  • Unconditional Positive Regard
  • Empowerment

For Unique Clients

We are made up of very much more than meets the eye.  We have depth.  Our relationships, sense of self, struggles, hopes and dreams all have depth.

In Dimensional Psychotherapy™, I do not view you as a diagnosis.  You are more than your struggles, more than your trauma, and more than your past. 

We are made up of different parts and the work we do together will involve discovering those parts, seeing how they show up in your day to day life,  and learning about them and what they need.

We will explore what happiness is for you and work on defining and empowering your authentic self.

My philosophy is: " In the beginners mind there are many possibilities; in the experts mind there are few"   ~~ S. Suzuki

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Dimensional Psychotherapy Simplified

Dimensional Psychotherapy Simplified


Uncover and identify the hidden perspectives and beliefs that you have about yourself, your relationships, and your relationship with the world.

People that I work with come in believing:

  • I can't stop doing ...

  • I am not good enough

  • It doesn't work out for me

  • I am different

  • I am alone

  • I am angry

  • My mother will never understand

  • My father will never be happy with me

  • Things will never change

  • I can't control how I react and what I do

  • I can't get through this


Change your perspectives and your beliefs about yourself, your relationships, and your relationship with the world.

Together we will change your beliefs to:

  • I can stop doing ...

  • I am good enough

  • It does work out for me more than I ever realized

  • I am different and that is truly okay

  • I am not alone

  • My mother will never understand me and I do not need her to.

  • My father is as happy with me as he is able to be and I do not need his approval

  • It has changed

  • I am able and I am worthy

  • I am in control of my reactions and actions

  • It will be hard but I will get through this


Experience the joy of being healthy, happy, and satisfied with yourself, your relationships, and your relationship with the world.

You will leave our sessions:

  • More confident

  • More aware

  • Empowered

  • Better able to advocate for yourself

  • Able to seek out and engage those who are healthy and inspiring

  • Able to set goals and achieve them

  • Able to have limits and boundaries with yourself and those who are not always healthy for you

  • Better able to manage and navigate your life and environment with ease

With Michelle’s expertise and power, I was able to finally break out of the negative pattern that I kept repeating
— I. T.

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An investment in yourself is the most important investment you can make


An investment in yourself is the most important investment you can make

I have come to know, appreciate and respect her work ethic, practice principles and standards.
— Marcella Talignani, LMSW


You have a gift. You understand people in a way that is not typical. You say things in a way that is penetrating... You are not a typical therapist.
— J. B.

I offer a free 45 minute in person or telephone/virtual consultation.

Individual session (50 minutes)  - $200

Family/Couples session (60 minutes)  - $225

Family/Couples session (90 minutes) -  $250

Virtual therapy via Skype is available.

**In-home visits are priced based on location and travel time.

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.  Additionally, if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FLEX, HSA, FSA, etc) through your employer you can use those pre-tax dollars to pay for therapy services.  Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have out-of-network mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is therapy covered by my Flex plan?

I am a registered out of network provider for Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield as well as other private insurance companies.

Reduced Fee
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.

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Cancellation Policy 
It is extremely important that you attend and be on time to every session.  If you must cancel your therapy appointment, I require 24 hours notice.  If you do not give 24 hours notice, you will be responsible for the full cost of the session.  Extenuating circumstances (severe illness, inclement weather, death of a loved one) will be taken into consideration.  In the event you must cancel a session, an effort will be made to make up the session within the current week. (Schedule Permitting)
Thank you for your consideration regarding this important matter.

Is there a benefit to paying "out-of-pocket" for therapy versus using my insurance?

In order for the treatment to be covered by the insurance company, the therapist must submit paperwork that includes a mental health diagnosis for the client. The purpose of this is to prove to the insurance company that there is “medical necessity” for the treatment. Many people prefer to not have any record of treatment or a documented diagnosis.

Additionally, when one is paying "out-of-pocket" there is a greater investment and potentially a greater commitment to the work and progress.  Being a part of a therapeutic team means there is a higher level of accountability for both client and therapist to be "doing the work". 

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