"The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life."
– Dalai Lama
Testimonials About Connie
I t is with great pleasure I write this testimonial for Connie Micale, LCSW. I have had the honor of working closely with Ms. Micale for the last two and a half years—through my job as the Program Coordinator of the Napa Police Department Youth Services Bureau, on a myriad of therapeutic cases. I am most impressed by her ability to see, as well as understand, the entire situation, thus allowing her to develop dynamic therapeutic interventions that meet the individual and family needs. I have always found Ms. Micale to be organized, efficient and extremely competent. Her communication skills, both written and verbal are excellent. She has distinguished herself as a pioneer in the therapeutic field. I highly recommend Ms. Micale's services as a therapist. — Toni McIntosh, M.S.
C onnie Micale is a down to earth and knowledgeable therapist. Her therapy approach is to support the client to change and strengthen their lives by empowering them and teaching them. Connie is funny, easy to talk to and open to all ways of life regardless of your path or belief. She shows respect and caring though has the strength to be open with her clients when needed. I find her trust worthy and approachable. — Madhur-Nain Webster, LMFT, Napa, CA
I find it hard to put into words the profound effect Connie has had on my life! I still think there are no words that could do it justice, but I’d like to get some words down so others can be helped as well. On my very first meeting I was quickly put at ease with her passion, enthusiasm and her reassurance that there was hope for my healing.
I cannot thank Connie enough for the help and support she has provided me over the past 10 years. I was stuck; miserable and unfulfilled and didn’t understand why. For years I’d tried numerous self-help books and approaches but with limited success as I still found so many things an uphill struggle.
I would like to say thank you for all the help you gave me, as when I saw you I was in a really dark place. You really helped me to see I wasn’t completely worthless and that I could make a life for myself and be happy within myself. Today I have a much clearer understanding of the roots of my struggles and challenges and opportunities of my personal journey. I still have to work at it, and I still am, but now I feel I have hope and a better grasp on how to deal with the challenges in my life and things in myself that I want to work on. — RK, client
O ur family came to see Connie for help in working with our teenager and other challenging issues. With her very personable style she had all our family members feel comfortable and safe as she helped us work through our concerns by offering tremendous skills and support to help get us back on track. Connie also went out of her way to be there for us every step along the way. What I also enjoyed about Connie was her different ways of working with each of us to get us where we needed to go. It has been a blessing for our family to have found Connie. — KH, client
C onnie Micale has a unique way of connecting with children unlike any other therapist we have encountered. Our son has a tendency to clam up and refuse to engage in therapy sessions. However, Connie — with her masterful techniques and childlike wonder herself — is able to draw children out in a way that they are unaware she is doing so. Connie's commitment to serving her clients and making sure they get exactly what they need is unparalleled. She will go to the ends of the earth to make sure your child is served and served well. We are grateful for the gift she has been to us and the heartfelt dedication she has had to our son. — MN, client
C onnie is the perfect blend of pragmatism and spiritual healing. It is clear she has the clinical aspect of her job down, but she also recognizes the human experience for all its faults and wonders. I feel comforted by Connie, but I also know I'm not going to get away with anything. She's helped me work through grief, anxiety issues, and lingering traumas. I highly recommend Connie as a therapist. — WL, client