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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 22

Aida Valerio Lerner

(she/her)

Aida Valerio Lerner, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I’m Aida Valerio-Lerner. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who found my calling 11 years ago having discovered that I wanted to provide people with a therapeutic space to heal, grow, and ultimately transform. Are you going through a personal challenge or major life transition? Do you need a safe space to have your experiences affirmed and validated? Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions and in need of support? Have you considered speaking to someone but are unsure of how to begin? Wherever you are in your journey, I want to congratulate you on exploring possibilities to receive help. Therapy, like anything new or unknown, can feel scary. When Wendy was learning how to fly in Peter Pan, her fear of “what if I fall?” was met with Peter’s response of “oh, darling, what if you fly?” Not only did she fly, but she also transformed! My therapeutic approach is gentle, warm, and trauma-informed to ensure your comfort every step of the way. I listen attentively and non-judgmentally, welcoming your authentic self. You can express yourself in English and/or Spanish as I am fluent in both languages. Together, we can overcome anything.

Next available: Jul 23

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 22

Tara Murphy

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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 23

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

Ediany De Sousa

(she/her)

Ediany De Sousa, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I am Ediany, I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Connecticut State University. I have more than 7 years of experience working with children, teens, and their families. I utilize an integrative approach to counseling such as skills and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness practices in my work with my clients.

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

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 20

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 20

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

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 21

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 20

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 25

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 22

Robyn Hawley

(she/her)

Robyn Hawley, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
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

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 20

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 20

Jim Zagres

(he/him)

Jim Zagres, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
14 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
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 20

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 22

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 20

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 22

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 20

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 20

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 22

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 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

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 20

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 20

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

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 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 22

Rebecca Comizio

(she/her)

Rebecca Comizio, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 26

Tameko Penny, LCSW

(she/her)

Tameko Penny, LCSW, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I’m Tameko and it’s so wonderful to meet you. It’s likely that if you’re here reading my page you have found yourself in a situation where you are struggling to experience the life you desire. Well, I can help you with that whether it’s rooted in a lack of motivation to set and follow though with goals, a limited mindset that contributes to feeling stuck, ongoing mental health symptoms that have been difficult to manage, unresolved traumas or adverse life events, or feeling generally disconnected from yourself and the world. Let’s get started addressing and eradicating the barriers to living a more pleasurable, functional, and fulfilling existence.

Next available: Aug 5

Ali Morea

(she/her)

Ali Morea, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC & LPC) based in Connecticut. I support my clients through life’s inevitable stressors and help them to understand themselves better, all while maintaining a culturally sensitive and empathetic approach so you may feel most supported. I have experience in working with anxiety, adjustment, trauma, anger management, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and in providing career and academic guidance. It is my aim to bring compassion, insight, and everyday coping tools to my work with you; using an integrated approach of person centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness practice. Therapy can be a challenging yet life-changing process. If my approach resonates with you, I encourage you to reach out. Taking that first step is often the hardest!

Next available: Aug 9

Parveen Vohra

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Parveen Vohra, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
17 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
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For over 17 years, I have specialized in working with a wide range of clients with life transitions, work/career issues, relationship issues, parenting support, anxiety, depression, bereavement issues, stress management. In a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere, I utilize a highly personalized approach to address a person's individual needs. As a licensed professional counselor, based in Glastonbury, CT. My bachelor’s degree is from the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!) in Psychology. Subsequently, I was employed in an analytical chemistry laboratory engaged in Diabetes Research at the Yale School of Medicine before deciding to return for advanced study. Through volunteer work, I realized I wanted to directly have an impact on others’ lives. I then studied for and received my master’s degree from Central Connecticut State University in Psychology as well as an Advanced Certificate in Counseling. Additionally, I have 12 years of experience working at a non-profit mental health and substance abuse agency where I learned and applied my education and developed many of my skills and practices in crisis intervention, prevention, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and providing psychosocial evaluations and individual therapy.

Next available: Aug 15

Sallee Kay Decker

(she/her)

Sallee Kay Decker, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a down-to-earth, quirky, holistic clinical social worker that uses evidence-based techniques in innovative and creative ways to provide compassionate, empathetic, person-centered care. I am here to help you reach your goals through a personalized process. Together, we can work to come up with a plan that feels right to you to help you work through your concerns and issues and back to a balanced place in your life. I Integrate a holistic approach to help address the physical and emotional issues that come along with stress, overwhelm, and trauma. I will spend time helping you learn grounding techniques coping skills and mindfulness. Whether you are navigating a difficult transition in your life, dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues, cycles of anxiety and depression, or working through trauma, I will meet you where you are in your life at this moment with open ears and provide you with a safe space to share your story.

Next available: Jul 23

Aiesha Phelmetto

(she/her)

Aiesha Phelmetto, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Connecticut. I received my Masters from the Southern Connecticut State University and have been practicing for 7 years. I help adults struggling with stress and burnout become the best versions of themselves.I believe everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties. Therapy is a collaborative process and my goal is to guide clients to increase their self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase their personal strengths in order to have a more meaningful life experience.

Next available: Jul 23

Samara Basilone

(she/her)

Samara Basilone, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 22

Gily Roselle

(she/her)

Gily Roselle, LMFT - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 22

Christine Weber

Christine Weber, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
30 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I would like to provide people with the best possible counseling to meet them where they are at. I am person centered and am aware everyone is different and have different needs and goals important to be aware of in the counseling process. I have been in the field for over 30 years working with those with all diagnoses especially anxiety, depression and substance use. I offer strategies to ease the symptoms of these to then be able to work on changing thoughts to then change behaviors. I am motivated to help you to be able to manage your symptoms and become aware that you can control your thoughts and behaviors and improve your quality of life.

Next available: Jul 22

Fikreta Cirikovic

(she/her)

Fikreta Cirikovic, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
3 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker, currently in the process of obtaining my doctorate degree in behavioral health. I work with young adults to address symptoms surrounding anxiety, depression and building self esteem. I started my private practice as a way to provide support to individuals who may need it during a crucial point in their lives.

Next available: Jul 22

Lisa Tonnessen

(she/her)

Lisa Tonnessen, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
24 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I am Dr Lisa Tonnessen. I have been working as a Counseling Psychologist in Connecticut for over 20 years. I am warm, empathetic, gentle and supportive in my approach to helping individuals. I describe myself as open minded and accepting. The goal of treatment is to empower the client with the confidence and skills to help manage and express emotions. I am open to working with teens and adults with issues re: depression, anxiety, life transitions and adjustments.

Next available: Jul 25

Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW

(she/her)

Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW , LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
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 about the last 4 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 Licensed LCSW/LICSW in New Jersey, Connecticut, Oregon, and Washington.

Next available: Jul 22

Mimi Beaulieu

(she/her)

Mimi Beaulieu, LPC - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy
LPC
25 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! My name is Mimi. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Art Therapist. I attended Albertus Magnus College and SCSU. I have been in practice for 12 years and more in the public sector. I like to help people who struggle with what may feel like great obstacles find positive changes and the best version of themselves. In a non-judgmental environment, we look at the issues and find individual goals, solutions that fit, and your personal change plan in collaboration to increase the quality of your life. Using supportive and motivational therapies to explore issues, I work with you to create positive changes, no matter what issues, short or long-term.

Next available: Jul 23

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