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Leah Wessels

(she/her)

Leah Wessels, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
476 Storrs Rd, ...
Hello, there! My name is Leah Wessels. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about assisting others in achieving their mental health and wellness goals. I use a cognitive-behavioral approach to help you build an effective coping toolbox. I have a rich clinical background, with professional experience in different outpatient settings including in primary care, community mental health and in private practice.

Next available: Jul 19

Rebecca Bates

Rebecca Bates, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
As a Marriage and Family Therapist I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my clients to engage in the therapeutic process. I work to ensure your concerns are heard and will empower you as we navigate your challenges and work to strengthen your most meaningful relationships. Together we will assess what is contributing to your problems and develop healthy strategies for you to manage them and reach your goals.

Next available: Jul 19

Ok Kim

Ok Kim, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
I am a dedicated Marriage and Family Therapist with a profound commitment to holistic and culturally competent therapy. My practice encompasses virtual counseling, interactive workshops, and tailored programs designed to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and enhance emotional well-being. Drawing on my background in art, I incorporate creative methods into the therapeutic process, which significantly aids in emotional healing and personal growth. My approach is deeply rooted in understanding and respecting the diverse cultural backgrounds of my clients. This cultural competence allows me to connect authentically and effectively with individuals, couples, families, and young adults from various cultural contexts. I strive to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment where clients feel valued and understood. Through my extensive experience, I have developed a versatile and adaptable therapeutic style, enabling me to address a wide range of issues and meet the unique needs of each client. My commitment to confidentiality and sensitivity ensures that clients can trust me with their most personal concerns, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance. Overall, my goal is to empower clients to achieve their fullest potential, fostering growth and well-being across diverse populations. Whether through in-person or virtual sessions, my comprehensive and empathetic approach aims to support clients in their journey toward healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Next available: Jul 21

Liz Talbot

(she/her)

Liz Talbot, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
9 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Liz, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Grief Professional, trained in Perinatal mood and Anxiety Disorders and owner of Whole Wellness Counseling, LLC. More specifically, I am someone who can work with you to create more peace and fulfillment within your life and your relationships with others. Are you a mother who is feeling burnt out or overwhelmed with the constant responsibilities of caring for little ones? Maybe you're feeling unheard within your relationship and are looking for ways to regain that spark. Are you struggling with your past traumas or the current loss of a loved one? Do you feel like your grief is going to last forever without finding any peace? I specialize in working with mothers of young children - trained in maternal mental health. I am also trained to work with women who are struggling to move forward from the weight of their trauma, depression, and anxiety symptoms; and individuals navigating the heartbreak of loss. I will gently challenge you to make lasting behavioral changes that can have a positive impact on the overall quality of your life. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I will meet you with compassion and grace using evidence-based techniques with a laid-back approach. Together we can find a healthy and fulfilling balance to handle whatever season of life you may be in. I can't wait to meet you! wholewellnesscounselingllc.com

Next available: Jul 30

Marlena Maglieri

(she/her)

Marlena Maglieri, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I work with adult women experiencing chronic anxiety, high-functioning anxiety, and people-pleasing tendencies. Perhaps you've been making choices driven by worry and fear-based thinking that has left you feeling disempowered. Maybe you're looking to gain assertiveness skills & feel more confident in who you are. Anxiety relief is completely possible for you, and you already have what it takes to get there.

Next available: Jul 19

Tara Murphy

(she/her)

Tara Murphy, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
25 years of experience
Virtual
I am passionate about joining women in their journey to growth, healing and moving forward through life’s transitions in creative and life-affirming ways. If you are experiencing the loss of a relationship, ambivalence about your career and the direction of your life or struggling with past negative life events that impact you, I can help provide a safe and supportive space to help guide you through the places where you feel stuck. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Hello and welcome! I am Tara Murphy, LPC, LADC, EMDR certified therapist. I have been working in behavioral health for 25 years. My practice motto is "I won't have you try anything I haven't done myself."

Next available: Jul 19

Barbara August

Barbara August, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I am a professional counselor currently licensed in Connecticut. I have also worked in Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island over the last 20 years. I have a Master of Arts from the University of Colorado at Denver and I am committed to learning new techniques and modalities of effective treatments. My approach is holistic and unique to each individual.

Next available: Jul 19

Charlotte Zocco

Charlotte Zocco, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hey there! I'm a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC) based in Connecticut. I received my Masters from the University of Hartford and have been practicing for over 5 years. I help children and young adults with their emotions so they can become the best versions of themselves. Through our work together it is my hope that you can become confident and have a large tool box of strategies to help you navigate whatever life experiences you encounter.

Next available: Jul 22

Sherri Claudio

(she/her)

Sherri Claudio, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
26 years of experience
Virtual
Life is a journey, full of challenges and transitions that are sometimes difficult to navigate alone. Often these challenges create anxiety and leave us feeling stuck without knowing what direction to go. Making decisions during this time can be overwhelming while creating both fear and uncertainty. But you are not alone and have taken the first step to move forward on your journey. As your therapist, I will provide a safe, non-judgmental approach to create a comfortable, therapeutic environment. Together we will develop a treatment plan that is specific to your needs and personal goals. Cognitive-behavioral techniques, solution-focused strategies and mindfulness are some of the interventions used in therapy.

Next available: Jul 20

Meredith McGinn

(she/her)

Meredith McGinn, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
4 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Connecticut. I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Mason University and have been seeing clients since 2020. I see teenagers and adults who may be experiencing distress from stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD or trauma to manage their symptoms and find peace and healing. Using a holistic approach, I work with clients compassionately and respectfully to help clients achieve balance in their lives.

Next available: Jul 19

Katie Collins

(she/her)

Katie Collins, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
5 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Through the world of therapy, I hope to bring more education and support to pregnant and postpartum mothers, fathers, and birthing people. My style of counseling is positive, person-centered and solution-focused. I believe that the most important part of perinatal mental health is prevention; entering into therapy prior to or during pregnancy is the most effective way to process birth and postpartum. I will provide a safe and soothing environment for all of my clients to work through their identified needs. I use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy along with workbooks in order to give you hands-on activities.

Next available: Jul 21

Abigail Payne

(she/her)

Abigail Payne, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there! I'm Abbey. Do you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Maybe it feels like everything falls on you, or you need to have everything figured out. Or maybe you have no idea what you want, but you just know something is missing. That pressure alone can feel debilitating. If you're overwhelmed with responsibility, at a crossroads in your life, or you feel ready for a change (even if you don't know what that is), then I'm here to tell you that you're exactly where you're supposed to be. I’m passionate about helping women and highly sensitive individuals overcome anxiety to show up as their most confident and authentic selves. Whether you're struggling with relationship challenges, low self-worth, or processing trauma, I'm committed to supporting my clients on their journey to health, healing and happiness. My goal as a therapist is to make my clients feel seen, heard and understood so they can connect more deeply to their truth, find peace, and create the life they want.

Next available: Jul 22

Yamira Manrique-Rutgers

(she/her)

Yamira Manrique-Rutgers, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hola! If you are looking for a psychotherapist who is empathetic, open-minded, occasionally funny, and most importantly someone who will push you take the driver's seat in your own treatment, then I am the therapist for you. I’m here to help you to take back ownership of your own life when your symptoms have made you feel powerless. I am trained in a variety of modalities: CBT, DBT, ACT, CPT and psychodynamic therapy. I can take from these modalities what I think will most benefit my clients' progress.

Next available: Jul 19

Michael Shilleh

Michael Shilleh, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
1 year of experience
Virtual
I am a compassionate provider that uses my empathy and ability to connect with clients to provide hope and meaning in their lives. I utilize many different techniques and interventions to shed light on areas that may need some. I appreciate the client's perspective while offering reflections that may provide an unrecognized point of view. I always allow space for the client to share their thoughts feelings and emotions in a safe format.

Next available: Jul 19

Deborah Alter

Deborah Alter, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
A bit about me: A native New Yorker, I acquired my MSW following a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CCNY. Essentially, I view myself as a Life Coach, a motivator who recognizes that we’re all unique individuals, but do share many of the same thoughts and feelings. Most of us have struggled with anxiety, uncertainty and self-doubt- yet we’ve also experienced feeling confident, grounded and secure. Our backgrounds and early childhood experiences, our genetic predispositions all serve to shape our personalities and the essence of our being. To that end, as a clinician, I strive to guide individuals to examine their beliefs- in order to gain insight into their potentially self-destructive behavior- or whatever they perceive as getting in the way of their success. Together, we explore why you’ve sought treatment Now and what you’re looking to achieve or gain. What do you identify as the challenges or issues, what have you tried so far and what’s gotten in the way? Is it apathy/complacency versus a burning desire? How do you keep the momentum going and is FEAR getting in the way? The power of ignited vision means becoming laser-focused, but how? Let's identify the roadblocks (obstacles) while developing strategies to combat them. I have helped many clients build high performance habits, starting with self-talk, sharpening their self-awareness and being intentional. Let’s get started. As Anthony Robbins would say, “when would now be a good time?!”

Next available: Jul 22

Dr. Wayne Powell

Dr. Wayne Powell, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
14 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Life does present numerous obstacles and hurdles we have to negotiate and so we need someone to journey with us through those challenging times. Relationships will not always be smooth sailing as there will be periods of rough seas that couples will have to navigate as well. I offer to help you process those moments that will pass. I am passionate about working with couples who are experiencing relational distress and need guidance to restore the love and happiness they once shared.

Next available: Jul 22

Krista Lawrence

(she/her)

Krista Lawrence, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
“Together, we will work on strategies that address the root cause of difficulties. We have what we need inside us. Let’s use curiosity and compassion to ask the hard questions. Those answers are the gateway to resolution. Call me and let’s talk.” I believe there are no broken people. Decisions made during difficult, emotional times are influenced by unsettled parts. Through talk therapy, we can address past hurts in a safe and supportive therapeutic space free of judgment. Doing so will begin the healing process. The focus is to empower your quiet voice within to share your truth with first yourself and then others. The goal is to end historic pain by creating a more pleasant present, which allows you to live your best life.

Next available: Jul 19

Kelly Ha

(she/her)

Kelly Ha, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hey there! My name is Kelly. In my practice, I provide compassionate care and support to individuals, couples, and families seeking therapy. I believe in the power of collaborative therapy and strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment where clients can embark on their journey to self-discovery and well-being. I offer a confidential and judgment-free space for authentic expression. Mental health should be accessible, digestible, a love letter to yourself, and self-care people actually want to engage in. I believe in the power of laughing and humor in sessions and love when clients are able to be fully themselves whether it's using TikToks to show how they're feeling, cursing like a sailor, or letting go of the mask they wear daily. Everyone deserves therapeutic support that respects and honors their individuality. If you're ready to start your journey towards healing and growth, I am here to support you every step of the way! I look forward to hearing from you and being part of your journey.

Next available: Jul 19

Chanti DeCarish

(she/her)

Chanti DeCarish, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Chanti DeCarish, I graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have worked in mental health for 10 years and as a practicing clinician for the past 3 years. I enjoy working with youth and their families to find common ground and create a more functional and enjoyable family atmosphere. I also enjoy helping couples find new ways of connecting and communicating.

Next available: Jul 19

Samantha Vamosy

(she/her)

Samantha Vamosy , LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Samantha Vamosy and I am so happy you are interested in working together. I know starting a therapy process whether you have before or this is your first time can be scary and uncomfortable. I hope we can work through this time together making this journey as helpful and special as possible. My passions have always aligned with helping others and listening in a compassionate, non-judgmental, and curious way. I find real change occurs when a person can fully explore their life in a holistic way. Whether it is current mental health symptoms or past traumas holistic healing is possible for everyone. I received my Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Fairfield University and achieved my LPC after completing 3000 hours in an outpatient clinic for substance abuse. I value a person-centered approach that focuses on strength-based and solution-focused techniques. I also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy to be able to challenge unhealthy patterns that no longer serve you. Together we will identify goals, by exploring what is and is not working and be able to collaboratively come up with solutions and learning tools to better overcome barriers to success. We will work at your pace and readjust goals and steps as we go along. Through these techniques we will work together to identify maladaptive thoughts that contribute to avoidance behaviors and fears that keep us stuck, feeling even more anxious and often depressed. Overcoming life transitions, challenges, and uncertainty can be difficult and no one should have to face these decisions on their own!

Next available: Jul 19

Ida Terry

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Ida Terry, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
20 years of experience
Direct
Warm
Virtual
Hello. I'm a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Delaware and licensed in CT, Arizona, and Oregon. I hold a two-year Certificate in the Internal Family System and am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. With over 25 years of experience, I've had the privilege of helping a diverse group of adults, each with their unique life transitions.There is hope if you're looking for a way to break free from intrusive thoughts and unhelpful behavioral patterns. I work collaboratively with adult clients struggling with seemingly unending thought disorders contributing to the debilitating quality of life. Hello. I'm a licensed professional counselor (LPC) based in Delaware and licensed in CT, Arizona, and Oregon. I hold a Two-year Certificate in the Internal Family System and am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. With over 25 years of experience, I've had the privilege and honor of helping a diverse group of adults, each with their unique life transitions.

Next available: Jul 19

Robyn Hawley

(she/her)

Robyn Hawley, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Welcome! I am Robyn. These days many people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and depressed. Sometimes they feel as if no matter what they do, it isn't enough and either they or those around them are never happy with themselves. How about you? Are you trying to manage to be the best parent, spouse, and employee that you can be? Are you struggling with a recent life transition or the loss of a loved one or relationship? Are you lying awake at night reviewing the list of things you think you should have accomplished? Or are you ruminating on what you said to someone, how you said it, and what you should have done differently? You are not alone! Many people experience these feelings and you do not have to continue to feel like this! You CAN FEEL BETTER! I work with adults of all ages who are struggling with these things by providing a safe space to talk about and work through these issues. I strive to empower them to discern their strengths, their priorities, and the barriers to feeling better. Once we’ve done that, I help them find ways to address those barriers and build new coping skills they can use to overcome the challenges of anxiety, depression, managing change, and people-pleasing. Change is not easy! I am impressed by your courage in taking the first step of asking for help to start your journey toward feeling better! You deserve to have someone skilled and trustworthy to guide you to grow and heal. I will compassionately work with you using evidence-based techniques to get beyond the challenges you are experiencing and on the road to feeling better! I’d love to have the privilege of working with you!

Next available: Jul 23

Colette Cassidy

(she/her)

Colette Cassidy, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
HI I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor I received my Master's from Alfred University. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals with severe mental illness helping them identify healthier ways to cope with grief and loss, depression and anxiety. I provide a safe and relax setting that allows people to feel supported. My approach is collaborative and client centered we worked together to see the change you want.

Next available: Aug 1

Cornelius Anyanwu

Cornelius Anyanwu, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
11 years of experience
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut. I got my Masters degree from Central Connecticut State University. I have been practicing for the past 12 years. I love helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, grief, and adjustment issues return to their previous levels of functioning prior to their clinical symptoms becoming a concern.

Next available: Jul 19

Altagracia Trinidad

Altagracia Trinidad, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
I am a bilingual Hispanic therapist who has always desired to help individuals in need of support since a very young age. I have provided in home services, outpatient services. I have worked with children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals. It is my goal to help those find the confidence within themselves to learn their true identity and build coping skills to improve their quality of life.

Next available: Jul 19

Jim Zagres

(he/him)

Jim Zagres, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
14 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! I'm Jim, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in both Florida and Connecticut. I'd like to support you in building the life you imagine! Life can be happy, joyous, and fulfilling. However, life can also be challenging at times. Challenges may involve external situations which we're currently facing, they may be internal struggles involving our feelings and thoughts, or both. During these challenging times, it is often beneficial to work with an empathetic, supportive, and knowledgeable therapist who will assist you in taking the steps necessary to deal with such challenges effectively and move forward with your life. I have 14 years of experience as a therapist working with adolescents, adults, and seniors dealing with a variety of issues. I have worked as a therapist in a nonprofit outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment agency, treating clients with depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. As a primary therapist in an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, I have supported clients as they begin their journeys of sobriety and recovery. I have also assisted patients and family members facing end-of-life issues as a home hospice social worker.

Next available: Jul 19

Annie Tarnasky

(she/her)

Annie Tarnasky, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! Taking the step into, or back into, therapy is an important one. My goal is to support you in the effort by being warm and compassionate as a clinician to help you feel as secure as possible in the process. If you would like a partner to help sift through experiences in your life to draw out insights that allow you to feel more empowered in your life to take control and make decisions that are more authentic to you, I am here. I believe many of us turn to therapy when we need support in managing difficult aspects and realities in our life, and finding ways to be more at peace with those aspects so that we can have more control of our individual lives is an overall aim of our work together.

Next available: Jul 24

Rebecca Mullin

(she/her)

Rebecca Mullin, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hey, I'm Rebecca, Take a moment to acknowledge you've taken the first step towards bettering your mental health because, let's be honest - starting therapy can be empowering, confusing, or scary, all at the same time. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor, passionate about helping adults explore their relationships and gain insight into patterns that reinforce stress. I help clients develop assertive communication skills and enhance their ability to establish boundaries with themselves and others, thereby boosting quality of life, self-worth, and confidence. I firmly believe in the power of positivity. A good mindset can truly make a difference, turning a rough moment into just a blip on the radar. Remember, growth and change are within your reach, and I'm here to support you every step of the journey. Schedule our first session and let's get you on the road to feeling better today.

Next available: Jul 19

Mary DeLorenzo

Mary DeLorenzo, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I have experienced many seasons of life. I understand we all are on different routes and make stops along the journey. I try to embrace each new path. Life is full of joy and trials. I assist you in working through life’s challenges. My belief is that these challenges can have value and give us an opportunity for self-reflection and growth. When we find our strengths we can move forward and find inner peace. I enjoy working with adults, children over the age of 6 and couples. We all face emotional challenges. Hope communication and Restoration Key factors in recovery. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy with a plan and a purpose. Therapy is solution focused and I often incorporate mindful exercises and strategies. Despite the circumstance we are on a journey of self -reflection and hope. I look forward to learning about your journey.

Next available: Jul 22

Diane Knox

(she/her)

Diane Knox, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Connecticut. I received my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University, and have been in practice for 4 years. I work with culturally and ethnically diverse individuals and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, peer/family relationships, and life transitions to help them build better relationships with themselves and with others.

Next available: Jul 19

Justin Mink

Justin Mink, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
19 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi and welcome to my profile! I have been in practice 19 years and specialize in Christian Counseling, managing anxious thoughts, and improving self-confidence. I have had great success helping clients get unstuck, helping them get their lives back on track. While working together, we find the resources that are the best fit for personal growth. During sessions I offer prayer, reference Bible verses, and use Christian materials to aid in the growth and healing process. I look forward to connecting and helping you grow!

Next available: Jul 19

Idil Gursoy

Idil Gursoy, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
9 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed mental health counselor with a masters in clinical mental health counseling.  Throughout my career, I have been providing services in inpatient and outpatient settings for clients who struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, behavioral issues etc. I have special trainings and interest in working with trauma providing EMDR therapy as a helping aid.  I am bilingual in both English and Turkish. 

Next available: Jul 19

Melissa Brown

(she/her)

Melissa Brown, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Connecticut, and received my Masters in Social Work from Boston College. I have been in practice for 13 years where I have worked with ages birth to 26 in community, school, and office-based settings. In my private practice, I help adults of all ages navigate their life challenges by giving light to all that's been pushed to the side, left behind, and holding them back.

Next available: Jul 19

Laura Smith

Laura Smith, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I’m Laura Smith and I have been practicing for 15 years in a variety of settings; specializing in Anxiety and Depressive disorders. I support young adults and adults through life’s challenges and transitions with the objective of regaining a sense of self and finding clarity amidst uncertainty. Whether you're navigating school or career challenges, relationship difficulties, or other stressful life events, I’m here to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will help you learn healthy ways to cope and seek solutions that allow you to move forward with confidence and purpose. In addition, I specialize in Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health and provide compassionate care to women navigating the complexities of fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood. As a professional and mother, I recognize firsthand that life rarely follows a straight path, and the balancing act of motherhood can bring unexpected challenges and stress. * Additional availability coming this summer! Reach out to schedule a brief consultation at 860-578-2365 and learn more *

Next available: Jul 19

Rachel Kabari

(she/her)

Rachel Kabari, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Ledornubari "Rachel" Kabari and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Connecticut. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples with the primary goal of supporting and empowering clients to become the best versions of themselves. I take a holistic approach with clients and factor all aspects of their identities as well as their environment throughout treatment.

Next available: Jul 20

Melonie Atkins

(she/her)

Melonie Atkins , LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Connecticut. I received my Masters in Social Worker from Fordham University and have been in the field of Social Work for over 8 years. I specialize in generalized anxiety and depression. In addition, I provide clinical therapy to individuals with significant mental health diagnoses and trauma. I aim to take an open minded and nonjudgmental approach when engaging with others in my daily life and practice the same approach in therapy.

Next available: Jul 23

Julie Dudek

(she/her)

Julie Dudek, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Connecticut. I received my degree from Fairfield University and have over 20 years experience specializing in working with adults managing stress, anxiety, chronic illness, relationship issues and life transitions. I prefer an integrative approach to meet you where you are at in your life. My goal is to help you achieve your goals.

Next available: Jul 19

Rich Haste

Rich Haste, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Seeking strength, understanding, and a path forward? I'm not your typical therapist. I've walked the walk that you have, not just once, but twice. As a former Marine and law enforcement officer, I know firsthand the pressures, traumas, and unique challenges faced by those in service and beyond. Now, I leverage my experience and clinical expertise to guide individuals grappling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and the invisible wounds of trauma.

Next available: Jul 22

Loreal Massiah

(she/her)

Loreal Massiah, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
18 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! I am so glad you came across my profile; I am a licensed clinical social worker, based in the Raleigh Durham area of North Carolina. I have spent the majority of my career in healthcare settings and working with adults who are experiencing challenges with mental health. I help clients with long term health conditions find effective coping skills as well as meaning and acceptance in their diagnosis. I have also worked with children who have a loved on facing a life altering medical diagnosis. My experience is not limited to working with individuals that are facing a medical diagnosis, as I also have worked extensively with clients facing depression, anxiety, interpersonal challenges, self esteem issues and end of life. I view therapy as a collaboration, as you are the expert of your own life. I have a certificate to provide tobacco cessation counseling for individuals looking to live a smoke-free lifestyle.

Next available: Jul 21

Diana Hutchinson

(she/her)

Diana Hutchinson, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
32 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am an LCSW and practice in the state of Connecticut. I have my MSW from U-Conn School of Social Work and have been practicing for over 30 years. Throughout the years, I have primarily worked with teenagers and their families in a psychiatric hospital based clinical day school. That includes direct experience with Special Education services, PPT meetings, IEP's (Individual Education Plans) and behavioral challenges within the school setting.

Next available: Jul 23

Jamie Winn

Jamie Winn, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Have you ever felt misunderstood by family and friends? Find it difficult to trust others including professionals? Have difficulty being seen as a person and not your condition? Do you feel alone? Do you struggle with adapting and accepting your chronic illness or chronic pain? Let's talk! I can help you build tools to gain strength and confidence in managing your personal challenges. I empower adults with chronic illness/ pain or a history of abuse to take back their control and create healthy supports in order to stay on a path towards healing. Our experiences with our body or from how others treat us create unhealthy pathways for self regulation often exhibited as anger or anxiety. The compassion and guidance I provide will rewire those pathways allowing you to be the best version of yourself. In our sessions together, we will work on making small manageable changes through mindfulness, changing behaviors and embracing a positive healthy mindset. It’s often scary to start therapy for the first time or even to go back to therapy but it is the best self care gift you can give to yourself.

Next available: Jul 22

Daniel T Sciarra

Daniel T Sciarra, PhD - Connecticut Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
35 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Daniel T. Sciarra, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education and Director of Counseling programs at Hofstra University. Fluently bilingual in Spanish, he maintained a clinical practice with children, adolescents, and families through the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters on the subject of multicultural counseling, Dr. Sciarra is the author of five books, Multiculturalism in Counseling (Peacock, 1999), School Counseling: Foundations and Contemporary Issues (Brook/Cole, 2004), and Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (Allyn & Bacon, 2010), Teaching Difficult Students: Interventions That Work (Norton 2016), and Working with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Guide for K-12 Teachers and Service Providers (Vernon, 2022). His most recent publications include: Sciarra, D.T., & Ambrosino, K E. (2011). Post-Secondary Expectations and Educational Attainment. PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING, 14, 231-241 Sciarra, D. T. (2011). Emotional/behavioral disorders: Impact Upon Learning and Strategies to Help. INSIGHTS ON LEARNING DISABILITIES: FROM PREVAILING THEORIES TO VALIDATED PRACTICES, 8, 5-20. Sciarra, D. T., Seirup, H.J., & Ulatowski, E. (2010). High School Predictors of College Persistence. Sciarra, D.T., & Weber, G. (in press). Working with diverse cultures: Exploring sociocultural influences and realities in ATOD treatment. In P. Stevens & R.L. Smith (Eds.), Substance abuse counseling: Theory and practice. Boston, MA: Pearson. A former bilingual school counselor with the New York City Board of Education, Sciarra holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, a master’s degree in counseling from Boston College, and a bachelor’s degree in English education from Fairfield University. He is a licensed psychologist, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), and a national certified counselor (NCC). His research interests include multicultural counseling, racial identity development, and the role of the school counselor in the promotion of academic achievement and educational attainment among students of color. From 2001 to 2007, Dan was Chair of the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education, and Rehabilitation during which time he oversaw numerous initial appointments, reappointments, tenure, and promotion processes. PLEASE NOTE: I am a psychologist and not a psychiatrist. I do not prescribe medication.

Next available: Aug 6

Ariel Perkins

(she/her)

Ariel Perkins, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
8 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
So many of us feel like we struggle every day to survive through life. We might feel lost, unhappy, stressed or exhausted from constant overthinking or self-doubts. We go through the motions and cant seem to find as many enjoyable moments as we'd like or we cant figure out our purpose. Finding and accepting yourself is not always an easy task and sometimes we all need a little help or guidance. That's where I come in. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience in the mental health and social work field. I have worked in many different settings helping people in all different walks of life. I've provided services over the years to ensure my clients basic needs are met, to feel better about themselves, and to manage their symptoms and emotions. Through personalized counseling services that are built on a foundation of empathy, strength and acceptance, we will walk this path together to embrace your true self and the life you want to live.

Next available: Jul 22

Kristen Larson-Samalus

(she/her)

Kristen Larson-Samalus, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Connecticut. I received my Masters from Springfield College and have been practicing for 14 years. I practice a integrative, multicultural, practice of compassionate healing and growth. You are not just lectured at or listened to, we come together to help spark that part of you that was always there. We create more of a learning and practicing environment until it feels natural. Everyone starts out in life learning from their experiences and those who raise us. Later we can add more effective communication approaches, gain a deeper understanding, and efficient, empathetic problem solving. We've led people to a better understanding of themselves and accomplishment of their goals.

Next available: Aug 1

Lauramarie Vita

(she/her)

Lauramarie Vita, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
8 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Lauramarie. Do you find getting up and going about your day-to-day routines becoming a challenge? Are you having trouble trying to figure out who you are and how to navigate relationships with others in a healthy way? Does anxiety, stress, or frustration interfere with sleep or getting tasks accomplished? I work with adult clients to build a strong sense of self, create healthy relationships and boundaries, and work on relaxation and coping skills to decrease the impacts of symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, and adjusting to transitions in life. Together we can create a person-centered set of goals to address what is not working and begin finding peace and healing. I love integrating aspects of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and communication skills to empower you to become your best self. Whether you're dealing with changes in life, conflicts within different relationships, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow, and you will be met with compassion, validation, and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the difficulties and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Jul 19

DaShelle Barco

(she/her)

DaShelle Barco, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
6 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
It is my passion to support you as you heal from any experiences that you feel may be holding you back. Life tends to be difficult to navigate at times especially if a relationship has ended, a significant loss has occurred, or you are going through new life phases and transitions. I aim to journey with each one of my clients as he or she finds healing from challenging, traumatic, and stressful life experiences.

Next available: Jul 24

Scott M Trefny

(he/him)

Scott M Trefny, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut with over 25 years of clinical experience. I have an eclectic background working in residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospital settings and private practices. I believe everyone has their own special path to wellness and many struggle to find that path. I will assist you to, manage your negative emotions, increase your self esteem, challenge and re frame your unhelpful thoughts and find your own way to a better life. Therapy can be a great way to connect with someone who has your best interest in mind, who is there just for you. I will talk openly open mental health issues because so many people are managing them in one way or another. You are far from alone with your issues so understand that there is a way to work on them in a comfortable setting.

Next available: Jul 19

Ashley Beck

(she/her)

Ashley Beck, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
5 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Ashley 👋 Are you feeling overwhelmed, unsupported, stressed, or disconnected? Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Are you looking for a supportive place to be your authentic self? I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Clinical Mental Health and a Reiki II Practitioner. I have had the privilege to work with diverse populations, individuals of all ages, and families from all walks of life. I am passionate about helping adults shift their reality and take control of their lives by finding alternative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Together, we can identify dynamics, themes, patterns, and beliefs that are no longer serving you. I utilize a holistic approach and enjoy teaching individuals about meditative practices such as Reiki, mindfulness, and creative expression to help balance the mind, body, and spirit. I’m here to support you set intentions, make dynamic changes, reach your goals, reclaim your power, and expand your consciousness. I know that beginning therapy and healing work can be scary. I get that. I’ll be here to help support you throughout your journey and we can take things at your pace. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for those I have the opportunity to work with.

Next available: Jul 22

Natalie Roach

(she/her)

Natalie Roach, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Connecticut. I have practiced as an LCSW for 13 years and worked as a master of social worker (MSW) for several years prior to becoming licensed. I have practiced in a number of settings. I have utilized multiple treatment modalities. I offer a safe and compassionate space for individuals work on their own individual challenges and take steps toward personal growth. I utilize tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and/or applied behavior analysis as applicable to each individualized therapeutic circumstance.

Next available: Jul 20

Chelsea Salgado

(she/her)

Chelsea Salgado, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
I will follow your lead. I want to make therapy feel like a safe time and place that helps you feel lighter and refreshed after each session. There is no judgment here. I love working with clients who feel like they have not yet been truly heard. I like to help people from many different walks of life. I love watching clients grow and supporting them through every unexpected or challenging aspect of life. When we work together, you will not feel alone, rather you will feel validated and empowered. I will meet you where you are and work at your pace and comfort level. I aim to ensure that our working rapport and connection allow you to get the most out of your therapeutic experience.

Next available: Jul 19

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