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Heather Parenti

(she/her)

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
205 Main Street...
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years in private practice and many years as a social worker in health care. I am also a lifelong fitness enthusiast, starting my life in competitive tennis at five years old. I am a California native who has spent six years enjoying the beautiful countryside and seasons of Connecticut. My focus in life is love. My passion not only includes health and wellness but also creativity. I have been writing poetry since high school and, I started painting again for pleasure and relaxation. My aspiration last year was to begin seriously working on compiling my poetry in preparation for a book. It is still in the making as I allow my process to flow without a due date. I am looking forward to a long life of love, health, and happiness! In Health, Heather

Next available: Jun 17

Tracy Dempsey

(she/her)

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LPC
4 years of experience
Warm
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! I'm Tracy. It looks like you've taken the first step in helping yourself work through whatever you have been dealing with. Engaging in therapy can be daunting, but you've made yourself a priority and should be commended for it. I'm here to help you learn coping strategies and mindfulness to assist in managing anxiety, depression, work stressors, and relationship issues and to offer guidance so you can be your best self. I see things holistically and believe our mental, physical, and spiritual health can influence one another. I hope we can work together and help you to grow and gain the peace of mind you're looking for.

Next available: Jun 20

Alicia Zamora

(she/her)

Alicia Zamora profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
I believe that everyone has the tools they need to implement the changes they want. As a therapist, it is my job to help you access these tools through, providing new broader perspectives and understanding how contexts and perspectives may be limiting you. I practice under the theory that relationships work in systemic ways, meaning when one aspect of a relationship is not functioning as it should another aspect will suffer. Through collaborative discussion I will challenge you to broaden your perspective in relationships, allowing you to access your internal tools to implement the necessary changes. Sometimes life is just funny, during our sessions we will laugh, cry and we may even disagree all in an effort to reach our goals and or elevate symptoms. If you are willing to do the work together we can help you create change.

Next available: Jun 21

Samara Basilone

(she/her)

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LPC
15 years of experience
Humorous
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut and have over 15 years experience. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Long Island Post University and have worked in various agencies focusing on a person-centered approach to helping others. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use issues, parental/relationship concerns as well as career challenges.

Next available: Jun 17

Tameika Ivey

(she/her)

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LPC
19 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been licensed in the state of Georgia for over 6 years. I also hold licenses in the states of Connecticut, Vermont, and Delaware. In addition, I have Telehealth privileges to practice in the states of South Carolina and Florida. I have over 19 years of experience within the helping field stemming from working in outpatient and mental health facilities, along with community-based practices. My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavior Therapy as I will strive to help others become aware of maladaptive behaviors while also developing coping skills to minimize symptoms. In addition, I am well versed in utilizing DBT, ACT, trauma focused, and strength-based practices.

Next available: Jun 25

Yomaris Ramos Rivera

(she/her)

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LPC
10 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut with 10 years of professional work experience. I hold a degree in Psychology and Counseling from the Interamerican University of PR. I prefer to have my sessions in Spanish but I do talk English as well. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, psychoticism and Substance abuse. I offer individual, couples. families and group therapy. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! ***ATTENTION: If you do not show up for your intake session your case will be closed. There are 3 documents attached to your file that needs to be filled out before your first session. There is a cancelation fee policy if you do not contact and let me know 24 previous to your appointment. If your health insurance is Husky or Medicaid and you incur two no shows your case will be closed. You need to be pending on emails because this is my way to contact my clients, especially Sundays when I revised the schedule and make adjustments on timing.

Next available: Jul 1

Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW

(she/her)

Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW  profile image
LCSW
Authentic
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
I place a high value on authenticity, empathy, and self-awareness, both for myself and my clients as individuals, but also as a critical part of the therapeutic process (I also take advantage of the healing power of laughter whenever possible!). I aim to normalize and validate my clients’ experiences without judgment, and above all, to provide the most basic of human needs: to feel seen and heard. Hi! My name is Stephanie (Stephanie or Stevie is fine) and I have been providing therapy in NJ exclusively via telehealth for the last 3 years (prior to that, in person). If you have been struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety, particularly if they are related to a traumatic experience, I would love the opportunity to work with you to reduce your mood- or anxiety-related symptoms, and to help you to experience a present that is not overshadowed or negatively impacted by situations and events from your past. I love working with women ages 20 to 30-something who are still in academia or just starting out in their careers, but also love working with women of any age. I frequently work with survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as those struggling with issues related to self-esteem/self-worth, but have treated clients with many different conditions, the most common of which are listed below. *My practice is focused primarily on treating adults who identify as female as well as being a welcoming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I do not currently treat cisgender heterosexual males, children or adolescents. Visit my website for client feedback: www.of2mindstherapy.com

Next available: Jun 17

Tom Foster

(he/him)

Tom Foster profile image
LCSW
41 years of experience
Humorous
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi : I have been a Ct. and New York Licensed Clinical Social Worker for many years. I specialize in treating the following Eating Disorders, Clinical Hypnosis to treat smoking cessation, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have also used Clinical Hypnosis for Peak Performance training for professional, college, High School, and Youth sports.

Next available: Jun 17

Jim Zagres

(he/him)

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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: Jun 17

Myriam Milfort

(she/her)

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LPC
7 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Challenging
Virtual
I have worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and life-changing situations. I am committed to supporting you during this process to reach your goal of self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-control so that you can positively change your relationship with yourself and others. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance.

Next available: Jun 24

Mary McGowan LPC

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LPC
25 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
My goal is to help my clients find joy, happiness and peace no matter what they are experiencing or have experienced in their lives. I work with those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, transition and change and those with feelings of low self worth, lack of confidence, loneliness, confusion and despair. You will not always feel the way you do today and there is light in the darkness. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you.

Next available: Jun 17

DaShelle Barco

(she/her)

DaShelle Barco profile image
LPC
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Authentic
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: Jun 18

Cyndie Cunningham

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Hi there! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist committed to supporting individuals on their journey toward mental and emotional well-being. I am passionate about empowering my clients to overcome life's challenges and find inner strength and resilience.

Next available: Jun 17

Karenna Lang

(she/her)

Karenna Lang profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Holistic
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, My name is Karenna Lang and I am a licensed master's level clinical therapist. I earned my graduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I also obtained a post graduate degree from the University of London. I am licensed to practice in the State of Michigan as well as the State of Connecticut. If you are facing challenges in your life and are considering therapy I am happy to assist. Many of us experience issues with anxiety, confidence, and self-esteem. Emotions, thoughts and behaviors can be very challenging. It is my goal to assist clients with understanding how these three components are interrelated and to assist clients with empowering themselves to achieve increased awareness, introspection and insight and gain a happier life. Are you faced with worry? Do you find yourself overthinking and experiencing racing thoughts? Perhaps you experience social anxiety. Are you facing a history of family trauma? Or perhaps, issues with communication and conflict in a relationship? Perhaps you are dealing with a stressful matter related to your career, or educational endeavors. Or, you may be dealing with identity issues and/or gender changes. These are just some of the examples of the topics I can address with you. My primary areas of interest include persons suffering from anxiety, persons with a history of family trauma, and individuals and couples experiencing problems with communication and conflicts. I also enjoy working with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community. Whatever issues you may be facing, it is a courageous step to seek and obtain counseling services and I am happy to offer a friendly approach and a safe, confidential, respectful, and supportive environment.

Next available: Jun 17

Lissette Estevez

Lissette Estevez profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. I am also bilingual in English and Spanish. Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to provide a supportive environment for couples, individuals, families, and children from different backgrounds and abilities. ¡Hola! Soy una terapeuta matrimonial y familiar que se graduó de la Universidad de Saint Joseph en West Hartford, CT. También soy bilingüe en inglés y español. En los últimos años, he tenido la oportunidad de proveer un entorno de apoyo para parejas, individuos, familias y niños de diferentes orígenes y habilidades.

Next available: Jun 18

Dina A Macaluso

Dina A Macaluso profile image
LPC
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
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

Next available: Jun 17

Nicole Beall

(she/her)

Nicole Beall profile image
LPC
11 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Nicole Beall is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 12 years of experience. She has a strong background in treating addiction and a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders. She is passionate about helping adults and geriatric populations overcome maladaptive patterns in their lives to overcome these challenges and accomplish their goals. Nicole has worked in a variety of settings from Outpatient, Inpatient detox, Inpatient Psychiatric hospitalization and nursing home/ group home placement. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Science degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY. Nicole then completed her Master’s degree in Human Services specializing in social and community services at Capella University in Minnesota and has completed 4 years of her Doctoral degree in Psychology. Nicole has treated adults and Geriatric populations with a wide range of mental health needs and utilizes most treatment modalities. Nicole utilizes many holistic approaches to treatment such as: Meditation and Mindfulness, Essential Oils, and Acu-Detoxification.

Next available: Jun 26

Maxine L. Kibble

(she/her)

Maxine L. Kibble profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Maxine L. Kibble LMFT, MA, PsyD Candidate intake+Maxine21932@growtherapy.com I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Connecticut, and Utah. I have a Bachelor of Science in Education and Dance Therapy from New York University. I have two master's degrees: one in marriage and family counseling from the University of Phoenix and a second master's in clinical psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology. I am enrolled in the PsyD doctoral program at California Southern University and am scheduled to graduate on 05/2024. I have 20 years of experience as an educator, counselor, career counseling and researcher in psychology. As a licensed MFT therapist, my expertise is in the areas of substance abuse, prison populations, AB109s (felons)/290s (sex offenders), anger management, domestic violence, career counseling, and parenting supervision. In addition to individual, couples, and family counseling, I have experience with specific populations, such as transgender and LGBQ, with a particular cultural emphasis on identity formation. I have worked closely with psychiatrists regarding members who require medication management and assessments, diagnosing and creating for those individuals, couples, and families treatment plans counseling services. My clientele ranges from 6 to 75 years of age, and my therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Narrative therapy, and Supportive therapy. My foundation and belief system is based on being culturally sensitive when working with all clients to understand how they see their presenting problem within the context of their culture.

Next available: Jun 17

Gily Roselle

(she/her)

Gily Roselle profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! I'm Gily and I am glad you found me. Are you a mama feeling the invisible load of motherhood? Are you finding it hard to connect with your family and children because of burnout? Are you losing your cool too easily these days? Or are you a new mama feeling overwhelmed with life with a new baby? As a mother myself, I can say I’ve been on the other side of the motherhood trenches (and still am from time to time) and there’s nothing more isolating than navigating parenthood with limited support. I help mothers in all stages of their motherhood helping to regain joy and control back into their lives. Parenting is not easy, and together we can identify ways to overcome specific challenges and stressors. With my client-centered and nurturing approach, I'll provide you with a safe place, free from shame and judgment, for you to share your feelings. Whether you have a strong-willed child, suffer from depression or anxiety, carry most of the child-rearing tasks, or simply need someone to talk to, I'm here for you. Together we can get you to be the mother you want to be.

Next available: Jun 26

Susan Cohen

(she/her)

Susan Cohen profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
45 Baxter Rd, M...
Hello New Clients! Through Grow Therapy, you can make appointments with me at: https://provider.growtherapy.com/book-appointment?id=5655&utm_source=provider-sourced&utm_medium=booking-link&utm_campaign=provider-dashboard OR new prospective clients may call Grow Therapy to register for your first session: +1 (786) 755-1863 You have reached the CT psychotherapy office of Susan Cohen. Register with Grow Therapy and make an appointment or ask me questions before we gin on the Grow platform in Messages. Specializations include: •Trauma recovery •Wholistic Counseling for Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss & other situational challenges •Person Centered theory for empowerment, improving self confidence and moving towards your best life. I specialize in psychotherapy with individuals, families, couples, & teens of diverse backgrounds, gender preferences and addiction prevention/recovery support. I also treat depression, anxiety, grief and trauma recovery using a wholistic counseling approach. Clients describe my work as an empowering, compassionate and a collaborative experience where goals are set by you. To call or contact the GrowTherapy Office to set up appointments use the following info: Susan5655@growtherapy.com Strengths. Clients feedback includes a strong capacity to develop relationships as a tool for healing, experience, and the ability to relate using active listening skills, and compassion. I believe in the moving through stressful & traumatic experiences into one's life with new purpose. Telehealth Tips If you're used to seeing your mental health professional in their office, it may take some time to adjust to this new process. Take heart that our patients typically find video conferencing beneficial. Make a list of the main symptoms you want to address in the conversation. Also be sure to indicate when your symptoms started, what tends to exacerbate them, and what, if anything, seems to soothe them. Write down questions. Remember that mental health appointments are a two-way street. This is your chance to ask questions you have about your symptoms, brain scan, diagnosis, and treatment. Having a list of questions ready can help you remember to ask them. Have your medical and psychiatric history handy. Your therapist may ask questions about past medical or psychological issues in addition to inquiring about names and dosages of medications you have taken. Having this information available can save precious minutes during your appointment so you can spend more time talking about how you are going to get healthy. Minimize distractions and choose a quiet, comfortable spot One of the best strategies to ensure a meaningful appointment is to eliminate distractions. Close your door, turn off the notifications on your phone, and make sure someone is watching the kids so you can focus. Being able to hear clearly is another important element of an effective mental Tele-Health Zoom appointment. Try to minimize any background noise, such as the TV, the washing machine, or a barking dog. In addition, it's important that you feel comfortable in your setting during your appointment. Find a spot where you are relaxed and at ease. Troubleshoot technology beforehand. Find out what technology will be used and make sure you know how to use it prior to your appointment. Are you signed up for Zoom, Skype, or another video conferencing app? Do you know how it works? If you have never used the app before, do a practice call with a friend beforehand so you can work out the kinks. Set a reminder to keep appointment. Most of us can benefit from helpful reminders and alerts from our digital calendars. Setting your calendar to send you an alert 5-10 minutes prior to your virtual session can give you the time to gather your lists and questions and to prepare yourself mentally. Reminders can be especially critical if you have a tendency to be forgetful or inattentive. Unblock your phone. If you're doing a phone call, make sure your phone isn't set to block unknown callers and answer your phone at the designated time even if it shows that it's from an unknown caller. DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT Take notes and/or ask for a recap. I specialize in integrative psychotherapy with individuals, families, couples, & teens of diverse backgrounds such as , gender preferences and addiction prevention/recovery support. I treat grief and trauma recovery using a therapeutic Mindful practice & therapeutic yoga adding up to a wholistic counseling approach. Clients describe my work as an empowering and collaborative experience where goals are set by you. Remember that mental health appointments are a two-way street. This is your chance to ask questions you have about your symptoms, brain scan, diagnosis, and treatment. Having a list of questions ready can help you remember to ask them. Have your medical and psychiatric history handy. Your Amen Clinics specialist may ask questions about past medical or psychological issues in addition to inquiring about names and dosages of medications you have taken. Having this information available can save precious minutes during your appointment so you can spend more time talking about how you are going to get healthy. Minimize distractions and choose a quiet, comfortable spot One of the best strategies to ensure a meaningful appointment is to eliminate distractions. Close your door, turn off the notifications on your phone, and make sure someone is watching the kids so you can focus. Being able to hear clearly is another important element of an effective mental telehealth appointment. Try to minimize any background noise, such as the TV, the washing machine, or a barking dog. In addition, it's important that you feel comfortable in your setting during your appointment. Find a spot where you are relaxed and at ease. Troubleshoot technology beforehand. Find out what technology will be used and make sure you know how to use it prior to your appointment. Are you signed up for Zoom, Skype, or another video conferencing app? Do you know how it works? Ifyou have never used the app before, do a practice call with a friend beforehand so you can work out the kinks. Set an alert. Most of us can benefit from helpful reminders and alerts from our digital calendars. Setting your calendar to send you an alert 5-10 minutes prior to your virtual session can give you the time to gather your lists and questions and to prepare yourself mentally. Reminders can be especially critical if you have a tendency to be forgetful or inattentive. Unblock your phone. If you're doing a phone call, make sure your phone isn't set to block unknown callers and answer your phone at the designated time even if it shows that it's from an unknown caller. DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT Take notes and/or ask for a recap. CBT DBT Feminist theory Transactional Analysis Diversity of gender & LGBT+Q persons Addiction relapse prevention & recovery treatment See Individuals, Couples, Families & Teens Video sessions are available. Sincerely, Susan Cohen, LCSW

Next available: Jun 24

Michelle Vacharakupt

(she/her)

Michelle Vacharakupt profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Empowering
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from Connecticut. I received my Masters degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and have been practicing for over 20 years. I have experience across all age groups, and have also been working in the field of education for the past 15 years.

Next available: Jun 17

Bamisile, LCSW

Bamisile, LCSW profile image
LCSW
24 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I am Dr. Dammy Bamisile, LCSW. I have over 20 years of clinical experience in working with individuals, families and couples using trauma informed CBT and other evidence based therapies in meeting clients where they are. I use a holistic approach that integrates the customization of your choice like values, culture and belief with science and psychology. I work with clients who have challenges on issues like anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, grief, sleeping problems, and problematic relationships. I specialized in working with young adults and other adults. Our session will center on the issue and how we can process a user-friendly person-centered approach for the empowered you!.

Next available: Jun 18

Michael Dutko

Michael Dutko profile image
LPC
21 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
I have over 17 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Behavioral difficulties and emotional regulation. I am trained in a variety of different models including CBT//DBT /CPT Person Centered Approaches, Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Tf-CBT. I work with clients of all ages, as well as professional adults and military service members. I enjoy thinking "outside of the box", and implement that in my sessions. I enjoy thinking of creative approaches and utilizing a variety of different skills to help my clients. My goal is to assist the client, you, in developing healthy coping skills, while building a strong therapeutic relationship. I have worked with people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, male, female, non-binary, various sexual orientations, young and old, and I have always taken the approach that each person is unique; their issues are real, and I want to not only help them, but truly hear them and their stories.

Next available: Jun 17

Melissa Caparitia

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LPC
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Ms. Melissa A. Caparitia is a Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY with special training and skill in working with individuals, groups and communities to improve mental health dysfunctions by discussing emotions and experiences, then prescribing custom Trauma -informed, relational and holistic approach. Additionally, specialized working with childhood trauma, victims of domestic violence, mentoring and life and career coaching. I create an empowering atmosphere for individuals to overcome their limitations through a partnership.

Next available: Jun 20

Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R

(he/him)

Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R profile image
LCSW
26 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you want to feel better, be less stressed, feel more positive, handle your thoughts and feelings more effectively? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, I can help. I am a supportive and empowering therapist. I provide a warm and supportive environment that stresses collaboration, mutual respect and trust. If you are you ready to start: developing healthy coping skills, change negative behavioral patterns, improve personal/romantic relationships, work on problem solving techniques and reduce stress. Please reach out so we can discuss how to meet your goals. Our work is empathic, proactive, and collaborative- we are on this journey together. We will make meaning out of hardship and transform crisis into opportunity. I am passionate and committed in helping each person achieve their maximum potential. I am licensed in NY, CT and NJ.

Next available: Jun 17

Briana Dovi

(she/her)

Briana Dovi profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Making that first call to a therapist takes real courage, but the rewards can be profound. I would be honored to be the one to support you in meeting your goals. I have a passion for working with adults 18+ who are struggling with depression, anxiety, panic, relationship issues, women's health, grief, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions and many other struggles. With 10+ years of counseling/social work experience, I know we can work together to build you up and support you in learning techniques to make life a little more manageable. My goal is to help you feel more in control of your lives by cultivating self-awareness, processing emotions, problem-solving, and replacing unsupportive coping skills with healthier strategies. Together we explore and identify the underlying thoughts and emotions that drive these behaviors while working at your pace.

Next available: Jun 18

Miranda Curnane

(she/her)

Miranda Curnane profile image
LPC
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I am licensed in Connecticut with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ related issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. Additionally, I hold experience working with children and adolescents with behavioural and mental health concerns. I take a person-centred approach in which I believe that you know yourself best and can make positive changes. My role is to guide you on the way. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to assist in challenging unhealthy thought patterns and to promote the regulation of emotions. Seeking out help can be the hardest part of making changes and I am proud of you for taking that step! I look forward to working with you. Additional areas of focus for my practice include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Isolation / Loneliness, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Harm, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, and Young Adult Issues.

Next available: Jun 19

Kelley Machado

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LCSW
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, my name is Kelley Machado, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut. You may wonder what does Licensed Clinical Social Worker mean, what does that allow me to do? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have the unique opportunity to help people work through various points in their lives. In the years I have been a social worker I have worked with various populations of people from many socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds as well as people with various presenting concerns. I began my career working in the mental health system, then the criminal justice system, then onto medical social work including various medical issues as well as aging and end of life concerns. I believe people can experience difficulties with coping whenever faced with a transition in life. These changes can include monumental transitions that are both good or bad, like a new job, new family members, loss, separations, disappointments, traumatic events, etc. These types of experiences can cause psychosocial distress which can have far-reaching impacts on many aspects of our lives. I work with my clients who include children, adults, couples, and families to find healthy coping methods in order to gain a healthier perception of themselves which can help to strengthen their relationships with themselves and others so they can find themselves as comfortable, secure, and whole. I take time to get to know each of my clients on an individual basis so that I can tailor approaches to care because I have learned that not one approach impacts and helps all clients. I have been trained and adopted many approaches to provide therapeutic support including cognitive-behavioral, attachment theory, developmental theory, trauma theory, and dialectical behavioral theory. Change is not easy and embarking on change takes a tremendous amount of courage and actions. I congratulate you on your wish, strength, and wisdom for seeking help and taking this first step towards making a change in your life. If you are prepared to move beyond wishes and intentions to action and fulfillment- I am here to empower and support you to achieve your goals. I would love to help you reach your goals, whatever that may be in life so you can move forward

Next available: Jun 17

Deena Sole

Deena Sole profile image
LPC
9 years of experience
Humorous
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
In-person
75 Granite Stre...
Hi Im Deena thank you for taking the time to read this. In a nutshell I believe everyone deserves a witness to their struggles. No matter what that struggle is, we will work through it together. This is a collaboration; we work together for you. This may mean doing things out of your comfort zone, such as homework between sessions. Everyone is different, finding out what works, doesnt work for you is important.

Next available: Jun 17

Sarah S

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Sarah. Do you ever feel like emotions are big scary monsters hiding in your closet, just waiting to come out and ruin your day? Do you feel like the rest of the world is seamlessly handling their days while you are running on empty to do the bare minimum? Is it challenging to treat yourself with compassion? I help young adults manage their anxiety and depression to create a life where they are thriving rather than just surviving. Together, we can learn what your triggers and symptoms are and how to manage them in a way that makes you feel back in control. Through using a holistic approach, we will address the needs of your mind, body, and spirit. I also utilize creative outlets to help you think outside the box and view your situation from a different perspective. Whether you are dealing with the stress of school, relationship issues, cycles of anxiety and depression, or trauma, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can be a scary first step, but it is also a brave one. You deserve a safe space to heal, grow, and learn practical self-care to promote long term happiness. Let's work together!

Next available: Jun 20

Tamar Kornitzer

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am Tamar, LCSW, I specialize in children, families, and their contextual systems as well as with young adults and adults who present with depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, parenting, and relationship and family conflict. I offers a unique, comprehensive approach to chronic pain using mind-body healing. I invite you to connect further and discuss.

Next available: Jun 17

Christine Twitty

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LPC
4 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in CT and AK (pending). I graduated from Capella University with a Masters of Science (mental health counseling). I am currently working with adults with a variety of stressors: ADHD, anxiety, depression, motivation, disabilities, chronic illness, grief/loss and other phase of life issues in a trauma-informed, multicultural awareness, strength-based orientation using a variety of tools customized to the client.

Next available: Jun 17

Jaron Cotton

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Humorous
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there! My name is Jaron Cotton and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience in the field of mental health. While life is a blessing for us all, it can bring incredible challenges filled with stress that can seem impossible at times. My goal in therapy is understand your goals and work together to help you achieve them. True growth comes from challenging ourselves to process, reflect and adapt in a healthy way. Remember that asking for help and showing vulnerability is actually a sign of strength, never a weakness! I am available through telehealth only at this time, but may be accepting in-person clients in the future. Thank you!

Next available: Jun 17

Amber Reyna

(she/her)

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am licensed in Connecticut with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Next available: Jul 13

Nicole Merlo-White

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Challenging
Virtual
Hello, all- I am a NY and CT State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently based out of Connecticut. I received my Master's Degree in 2001 and have been practicing in the field ever since. I work with children, adolescents, and adults, including conducting couples and family therapy. At the present time, I am offering counseling services via telehealth through Grow Therapy's portal.

Next available: Jun 17

Rebecca Comizio

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LPC
11 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Meet Rebecca Comizio: an experienced and caring therapist with a passion for helping others. With over 11 years of experience as a school psychologist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed mental health counselor, Rebecca has supported children, teens, and adults on their journeys. Rebecca Comizio provides a warm and compassionate space for children, adolescents and adults seeking therapy. Her deep belief in the resilience of the human spirit empowers her clients to overcome challenges and thrive. Whether you're seeking support for personal growth, stress management, or navigating life transitions, Rebecca's experience and caring approach make her an excellent choice for your counseling needs. Rebecca holds a B.S. in Education from Central Connecticut State University, an M.A. in Philosophy and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an M.A. in School Psychology from Iona University. Currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, she remains committed to learning and growth. As a member and volunteer for the National Association of School Psychologists, Rebecca is dedicated to her profession and community. She is also the co-founder and co-host of the School Psyched Podcast and has co-authored two books, including The Resilience Workbook for Kids (New Harbinger, 2022). Beyond her professional life, Rebecca is a mother of four wonderful adult children and enjoys running and reading extensively in the field of psychology during her free time. Rebecca Comizio provides a warm and compassionate space for adults seeking therapy. Her deep belief in the resilience of the human spirit empowers her clients to overcome challenges and thrive. Whether you're seeking support for personal growth, stress management, or navigating life transitions, Rebecca's experience and caring approach make her an excellent choice for your counseling needs.

Next available: Jun 19

Julie Dudek

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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: Jun 17

Keisha Cox

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am an LCSW with a private practice in NY and CT. I have earned a BA in Psychology and an MSW in Clinical Social Work, both from New York University. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and adults of all ages with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, strength based and mindfulness approaches.

Next available: Jun 24

Patrick Matthews

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LPC
20 years of experience
Humorous
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
I listen and try to understand your situation and learn what it's like to be you. I can offer suggestions but I won't tell you what to do. I believe that my clients know what they need to do to help them heal, it might not be clear right away but after I am able to understand your problems we can work together to find solutions. It's a big step to seek counseling and to go into therapy. I respect everyone who wants to improve their mental health and well being. It isn't easy to seek help and allow oneself to be vulnerable and share ones' experience. I have listened to thousands of people and I am delighted hear everyone's story to see how I can help.

Next available: Jun 17

Yonzel Burt

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Starting the process of participating in the therapeutic relationship takes courage. When beginning any level of therapy, you should feel safe and have a safe and non-judgmental environment that will promote healing, empowerment, and independence. I specialize in building on the strengths of individuals by creating a safe and nurturing environment while assisting in the problem-solving process. I am licensed in Connecticut and have eight years of professional work experience; I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Jun 28

Marva Beckford

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Virtual
Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse issues and self-esteem issues. You can expect me to walk you through whatever difficulties you re facing and help you learn more abut yourself and the way you interact with the world. This way we can be more open and honest with each other.

Next available: Jun 17

Janet Gueli

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm Janet, an LCSW licensed in CT with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I also have a M.Ed. in elementary education and have taught in classrooms from Pre-K to Grade 8 in CT and NY. My passion has always been working with children, adolescents, and their families. In addition to offering virtual therapy, I work as a school clinician at a therapeutic high school that serves adolescents with extensive psychiatric histories. Some of my clients are residential and some of my clients live at home and commute to my school. In the past, I have worked in a domestic violence shelter and outreach center outside of Boston, the CT Birth to Three program, and intensive in home psychiatric programs in CT. Additionally, I have experience working in the foster care systems in CT and NY.

Next available: Jun 17

Eugenia Dansinghani

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
Newington, CT, ...
I am an open minded therapist who has been in the field for over 20 years. I have a sincere passion for helping people navigate through difficult times and helping them find peace and balance in their lives. I have a sincere passion for helping people find their path in life. So they may live happier and more fulfilled life.

Next available: Jun 20

Rich Haste

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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: Jun 18

Kim Hunter

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am committed to helping my clients overcome addiction, depression, anxiety, and other life stressors that affect people at different times in their lives. I believes in a warm, open, encouraging relationship. I have many years of experiences in working with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer with mental illness, substance abuse, chronic illness, trauma, loss and other stressors. I have worked in a substance use residential setting and have worked with clients who have a goal of sobriety in a private practice setting. I have worked with patients in a hospital setting who are inpatient medically. I have worked in an outpatient medical setting with patients with a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. I work with patients struggling with social anxiety, a history of trauma, depression, loss, and anxiety. I also have worked with teens and adults with a diagnosis of Autism in a group and one on one set

Next available: Jun 17

Kim Kennedy

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Are you feeling stuck and ready for a change? Let’s sit down and work through it together! Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, conflict in your relationships or just overall feeling stressed, I am here to help. My name is Kim and I’m a LCSW with over 10 years of experience. I’m passionate about helping people build skills to live more fulfilled, happy lives.

Next available: Jun 21

Kristen Connor

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome!! So happy to have you here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience treating a variety of populations and age ranges. I work primarily with adults, young adults and adolescents experiencing a range of diagnoses and challenges including Bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, adjustment disorder, trauma, grief, familial conflict, and various life transitions. I also have experience working with the LGBTQ+ population, as well as with couples and family psychotherapy, parent support and guidance, and academic consultation. Let’s start tackling the stressors and challenges you’re facing together as a team. Together we can problem solve and help you reach your personal goals. No more doing it alone! Grab a tea, a snack, a heated blanket, your pet, a fidget, and whatever you prefer to feel cozy for our virtual sessions from the comfort of your own home. All are welcome!

Next available: Jun 19

Julie Guilmette

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am Julie with over 20 years experience as a clinician. Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and life. Is it hard to be kind to yourself? Together we can work on getting your life back in balance. Together we can help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself and help to lead a more joyful mindful life. I help individuals who might be high achievers, having adjustment to illness, caregivers and others manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Seeking therapy can be scary, but if you feel alone with your negative thoughts, it may help to talk with someone. We can assess what habits have worked for you and haven’t. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and enhancing your strengths.

Next available: Jun 22

Fran Holmes

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
As a licensed professional counselor, I assist to identify challenges, process feelings and to create appropriate solutions. I provide services with a non-judgmental, positive and therapeutic relationship in order to make appropriate changes to your improve quality of life. My primary method is a Client Centered Approach to treatment, one that allows for a better perspective to support you with your current challenges.

Next available: Jun 21

Chrissy Trumbour

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LCSW
18 years of experience
Virtual
I have been a therapist for over 15 years, and I find the most affective treatment is collaborative and tailored to fit each person’s goals and needs. Whether you are coming to therapy to find new coping strategies, change unhelpful patterns, or process traumatic and painful life events, we will work together to make sure that we are always solution-focused and moving steadily toward a place of health and wellness. We cannot always choose what happens to us, or how the human body responds to its environment, but we can learn how to reframe, manage, and better process those experiences. Through an eclectic and psychodynamic approach, I can help you gain skills and insights to feel more at peace, in control, and present in your life.

Next available: Jun 18

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