Last updated: 5/4/2020

Michelle A. Batacan Alexander, ACSW, LCSW (219) 877-8921
Last Updated: 5/4/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker Resilience, Relaxation, and Focus Trainer

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:


In my 30 years of clinical practice, I have met many interesting individuals, who made the choice, like you, to seek counseling. I offer a dedicated and professional listening ear, compassionate spirit, and a clear, supportive guiding voice. My goal is to assist people in developing their strengths, coping skills, and energy so that they may better enjoy their lives. My focus is to work with you, to change, not only to solve the problems at hand, but to learn how to problem solve for the future. I encourage positive change, resilience, and the growth that comes from learning.

Diagnostics help name the problem, whether it is depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship or organizational , I am an experienced diagnostician with good insight. Once the problem is named, the greatest work ahead is to learn what to do, how to address the problem, when and what to change.

My clinical practice experience ranges from working with urban social service projects in Chicago, training multinational corporation executives in New York, providing in patient psychiatric interventions, supervising and training psychologists, therapists, educators. I am adept with individual as well as family systems and group work.

Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Depression Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anger Management Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Elder Abuse Forensic Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns
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Michelle Batacan, ACSW, LCSW
619 Franklin Street Suite 2B
PO Box 628
Michigan City, IN 46361  

(219) 877-8921

Contact: Michelle

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 12 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 30

IN - LCSW [34001999A]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $110
Couples: N/A
Group: $35
Family: $120

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (Open Choice)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Preschool (Under 6)
Specific populations:
Alzheimer's Caregivers Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Biracial Cancer Patients Children of Divorce College Students Diabetes Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Transgender
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Focusing Geriatric Consultation Humanistic Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Medicine Case Management Contemplative Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Existential Psychotherapy Forensic Evaluation Holistic Hypnosis Information and Referral Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Long-Term Mediation Narrative Therapy Outreach Pastoral Therapy Prevention Psychoanalysis Satir Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Supervised Visitation Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Group Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
Asian Pacific Islander
African-American Hispanic Irish Native American
Professional Associations