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Book 10+ of the best Person of Color (POC) therapists in Connecticut

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Lesley Perez

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Lesley! Have you been struggling to feel entirely like yourself? You'd be surprised to know that you are not alone. Whether it's struggling with relationships, focusing in school or work, or managing your emotions, I'm here to help. I'm a bi-lingual multicultural therapist with a passion for empowering individuals in getting the best mental health support in order to function to their fullest. I am full-time clinical supervisor providing therapy for adolescents at a High School, but I also have copious experience working with adults in an inpatient setting. When I am not providing therapy, I am practicing Yoga as certified yoga instructor. We'll use evidenced based practices, such as TF-CBT, CBT and DBT, along with a holistic and strengths-based approach to get you back to where you want to be. I value the therapeutic relationship, so we will work together to develop the best healing process for you. I offer free 10-15 minute phone consultations to anyone interested to see if we are a good fit.

Next available: Apr 22

Rosalie Coriolan

Rosalie Coriolan profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
**Please Note: I require a free phone consultation to be sure that you are matched with the right therapist. During this call, you’ll be able to share some of your concerns, hopes, and expectations for therapy. Also note that the time that you select would be your same time every week. You are a driven and ambitious high achieving individual who finds yourself constantly overwhelmed and stressed. You feel like your mind is always racing, juggling multiple responsibilities, and struggling to find a work-life balance. You may also feel trapped sometimes, with the inability or hesitancy to say no. Whether it’s the weight of past traumas, the inability to stick to boundaries, or the demands of daily life, you end up getting lost in the chaos. There’s a fear of failure or disappointing yourself or others. You feel isolated or like an imposter. Many of us are unaware of how our upbringing is really walking around with us every day. Remember that you can become the person you have longed to be. Let's get you to start thriving! I empower you to understand your mind/body connection so that you can gain insight into the things that may not be serving you and how you can make those healthy/effective adjustments to your daily life. I help you to explore your past and how it’s impacting you in the present. We identify patterns/cycles, increase self-worth, and improve relationship dynamics.

Next available: Apr 22

Krista Lawrence

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

Next available: Apr 18

Tahara DeBarrows

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Tahara DeBarrows profile image
LMFT
6 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
*My availability is limited, however, I am accepting new clients. Please email me at info@ajourneytohealingcounseling.com Hi there! My name is Tahara, and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm here to help you navigate the sometimes confusing world of emotions with compassion and understanding. My passion is helping people like you build self-confidence, advocate for themselves, and achieve emotional well-being. Let's work together to help you feel your best! Check out my most recent article: "How to Relax without Alcohol: 16 Ways" https://www.choosingtherapy.com/how-to-relax-without-alcohol/ Check out my contributions to the following Grow Therapy blog posts: "What is PMDD? How Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Affects Mental and Physical Health" https://growtherapy.com/blog/what-is-pmdd/ "6 Anger Management Strategies to Keep You Calm" https://growtherapy.com/blog/how-to-manage-anger/ "Signs of Low Self-Esteem and How to Overcome It" https://growtherapy.com/blog/signs-of-low-self-esteem/ "What is Agoraphobia, Understanding the Causes and Treatments" https://growtherapy.com/blog/what-is-agoraphobia/ "Why We Need to Break the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health and Therapy" https://growtherapy.com/blog/therapy-stigma/ Featured in "Local Therapists discuss Black men and mental health" in the Meriden Record Journal. https://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/Southington/Southington-News/Local-therapists-discuss-black-men-and-mental-health.html

Next available: Apr 22

Patricia Jenkins-Simmons

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Patricia Jenkins-Simmons profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
410 State Stree...
19 mi
Getting help for me started at an early age - seeking help in my mid-teens Little did I know I was beginning my journey to assist others in rescuing themself from life's ticks. As a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience, I want to help change the view, break the stress tension, tame depression, and overthrow anxiety. ​My specialty is stress management, trauma focus therapy, I apply an eclectic mix of solution focus therapy, EMDR, CBT and Trauma focus solutions coupled essential oils. Let's start the journey together.

Next available: Apr 18

Brittany Phillips

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LPC
6 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! My name is Brittany Phillips, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I received my Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Counseling from the great LSU. I have been serving clients across the globe (licensed in PA, CT, LA and have serviced clients in the UK and Australia) for the past six years. I'm a chameleon in the field and have worked in multiple settings. I'm an upbeat and encouraging clinician who has formed incredible relationships with my clients over the years. I pride myself on being a safe haven and a judgement free zone.

Next available: Apr 18

Keisha Cox

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LCSW
22 years of experience
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: Apr 30

Martine Saintilus

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Martine Saintilus profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
There is so much power, and strength in one's voice, and I am here to listen. Imagine being able to release the burden that you have been carrying for years. My goal is to empower those who are struggling with diagnoses such as (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, and PTSD, find effective coping strategies. It is important for me to hear your story, and encourage you to uncover your greatest potential. My passion is to help you to identify your obstacles, while empowering you to find healthy ways to address them. I provide evidence-based therapy, such as Cognitive-Behavoiral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy, in order to help one reach their desired goals. I also provide Christian/faith-based Counseling!

Next available: Apr 18

Jeigh Hayes

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LPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
12 Case Street ...
51 mi
I am an LPC in Connecticut. I have specialized training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, Gottman Bringing Baby Home and Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I am working toward certification in Beck Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. “Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. ART is unique because the ART Therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing. And this is done quickly, most often within one session! Once the negative images have been replaced by positive ones, the triggers will be gone.” I am licensed as am LMHC in RI, cash pay clients only in RI.

Next available: Apr 18

Tameko Penny, LCSW

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
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: Apr 29

Katt Vaughan

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LMFT
6 years of experience
Direct
Humorous
Warm
Virtual
Katt Vaughan Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Population: families, couples, individuals and group therapy. therapeutic interventions and primary modes of therapeutic interventions include CBT/DBT with Gottman and Bowenian theory infuses. I have a special emphasis on modified CBT for adults and teens who are high functioning ASD. Anxiety, depression, OCD, behavior regulation issues, marital and family conflicts, PTSD, grief/loss, communication issues, social connect and OCD. hours are Monday thru Thursday 7am to 6 pm and Fridays till noon.

Next available: May 3

De'Andrea Dillard

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De'Andrea Dillard profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Have you experienced a traumatic event that impacts the way that you life your life? Have you struggled to cope with challenges associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, or community violence ? Are you recovering from homelessness, substance use, or an illness? Are you a veteran readjusting to civilian life or an active duty military personnel returning home from deployment? Are you looking for someone who will understand your needs? My name is De'Andrea Dillard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My background includes intimate partner violence, trauma, and a specialization in Alcohol and Substance Use Counseling. As the child of a soldier, I have spent many years traveling and being immersed in diverse cultures and situations. I am an advocate for clients and their needs for themselves and within the community. I meet clients where they are to assist with goal planning and overcoming barriers. I integrate my enthusiasm, dedication, and passion for people into my practice. Asking for help is hard, but you have already taken the first step. Let's work together to establish goals that will help you restore your life to a higher level of functioning.

Next available: Apr 24

Kimberly Taylor

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Kimberly Taylor profile image
LPC
12 years of experience
Direct
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, My name is Kimberly. I am a heart-centered therapist who is dedicated to helping my clients to find balance and purpose in their lives. When we open ourselves to the question of "What would love have me do for myself and others?" we begin healing our hearts. When we heal our hearts, we clear out the darkness caused by trauma, limited beliefs, circumstances of birth and the stressors of post-modern living. If given the opportunity, I'd like to be a guide on your journey. As a teaching counselor, I've worked in a variety of settings ranging from community mental health, residential settings, agencies, schools, refugee camps and private practice. I have 12 years of experience counseling teens and adults who are struggling with trauma, OCD, depression, anxiety, codependency, women’s issues, domestic violence, and more. I am also fluent in Spanish. I utilize EMDR, ERP, DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, IFS and holistic practices to create a unique healing experience for you. If you feel drawn to who I am and what I do, please reach out and contact me.

Next available: Apr 18

Janet Guthrie

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Janet Guthrie profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Greetings! Are you feeling overwhelmed by day- to day issues? Are you struggling in your relationships, or having difficulties communicating with others? Do you just need a safe space to vent? These are all normal daily occurrences. This may be where you'll begin in therapy. However, the goal is to increase coping skills and decrease adverse symptoms as time progresses. My goal is to connect with you and truly understand your needs and goals. Expect an environment free of judgment where you can speak freely and show up as your authentic self. My approach is person-centered while utilizing appropriate evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I help support young adults, individuals, and couples that may be dealing with a range of challenges in their lives related to trauma, anxiety, and depression. Let's work together to identify solutions that can improve functioning and increase life satisfaction.

Next available: Apr 25

Ashley Caceres

Ashley Caceres profile image
LPC
7 years of experience
Direct
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
In-person
56 Arbor Street...
23 mi
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is licensed in Connecticut with 7 years of professional work experience and 3 years in private practice. I love what I do...working with and for each person! I have collaborated with a variety of clients with various needs. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, & coping with life changes. I am available to aid clients in improving concentration, memory and focus (ADHD). Above all, I aim to see you for who you are...your strengths, interests, and personal gifts to help you navigate life. Your struggle is real and so are all the other qualities & goals that make you. Let's explore this together!

Next available: May 13

Helena Zappolino

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Helena Zappolino profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Are you struggling to get back on your feet after a major life setback? Is trauma or abuse from your past affecting your day-to-day life, or do feel like you are coming up against the same obstacles over and over again that are keeping you from living your life fully? Together we can work to help you make meaningful, long-term changes in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. During our sessions, we’ll work together to clarify your needs. Issues we can address during our sessions include (but are not limited to): multi-cultural issues, divorce care, chronic illness, co-parenting, women's empowerment, abuse, trauma and grief. Our sessions will be tailored to address your specific needs. I have dedicated my career to helping people heal inner wounds, develop closer family bonds, and improve their lives. Counseling is a journey of discovery that I enjoy with each client, and I feel grateful to be able to share that journey with you. Our sessions together will be a secure space to get the emotional support and professional guidance you need.

Next available: Apr 22

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