Dina A Macaluso, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy

Dina A Macaluso

Dina A Macaluso

LPC
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual

I have been in the behavioral health field for over 30 years in various roles. I have a doctorate in psychology. Additionally, I have assisted others in gaining recovery over their addictions and trauma . I specialize in depression, personality disorder, narcissistic abuse, women issues, attachment issues, anxiety, and grief. My goals are to assist you in achieving contentment in your life by empowering you. I will assist you in exploring patterns of thinking and behaving; along with exploring solutions to your personal issues. PLEASE NOTE; AETNA, UNITED HEALTHCARE, CIGNA, OXFORD, AND SEVERAL OTHERS. I NO LONGER TAKE FLA BCBS. SPECIAL EVENT SEPTEMBER 9TH 12 PM: CANDLE MAKING AND BRUNCH; EMAIL TO JOIN $50.00 ONCE A MONTH SPECIAL EVENT AND IN OCTOBER A BEACH CEREMONY GROUP THERAPY 6:30 PM THURSDAY Women's EVENING; BOOK CLUB Co-Ed Process Group Tuesday evening 630 pm when enough people sign up Addiction Recovery Group: Friday 12 pm to 1:30pm when enough people sign up. DBT Group Therapy: Fridays when enough people sign up. Sexual Abuse Survivors group is coming in October 50.00 per group but if you do individual therapy with me, I can bill insurance. I prefer group attendance is face to face in my beautiful office space but I am willing to allow telehealth. DRDINA@FRIENDLYSOLUTIONSTHERAPY.COM WWW.FRIENDLYSOLUTIONSTHERAPY.COM

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

My goals are to assist you in achieving contentment in your life by empowering you. I will assist you in exploring patterns of thinking and behaving; along with exploring solutions to your personal issues.My goals are for you to feel emotionally better, to feel safe and supported, to be educated, and challenged. We are a team!!!! If something is said or suggested by me does not resonate with you, you are open to disagree stating why. I view this as a reciprocal relationship.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Ability to relate and form a rapport easily Insightful Engaged and creative Trauma Depression, anxiety, personality disorders, life issues

About Dina A Macaluso

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy used to assist cl in re- framing core beliefs, automatic thoughts, and destructive negative thinking. We explored destructive negative thinking and used schema restructuring, harmful thoughts patterns to recognize cl ability to practice alternatives ways of thinking, regulate distressing emotions and harmful behaviors.