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50+ Aetna therapists in Connecticut

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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: Apr 2

Samara Basilone

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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 13 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: Mar 6

Tameika Ivey

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LPC
19 years of experience
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: Mar 7

Marie Goodine

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LCSW
34 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
304 Main St sui...
15 mi
Hello and welcome. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. Reaching out to a “stranger” to enter your life is the hard part, my goal is to provide a safe environment where you can explore and enhance your strengths that will empower you to find strategies that support you through life’s challenges. Focus on allowing you to become the “captain” of your voyage in life and joining you in various parts of this journey. There are many times in our lives that for brief periods we just need some support and guidance around the challenges we face whether it is intrapersonal (within our own self) or interpersonal (with others), or just coping with changes that occur during our lifespan. Our goal is to empower your inner resources to live your authentic self in this journey of life. I encourage open communication and connection with those I work with. I utilize various modalities and fit the experience to each unique individual, couple or family. It is important that we utilize all aspects of our “selves”, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions.

Next available: Mar 11

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: Mar 6

Abigail Payne

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

Next available: Mar 6

Mary Karlan

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice since 2015. Before that, I had years of experience working as a program director for a mental health agency in CT. Post Master’s degree. I did a two-year training in Couple’s and Family therapy at Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan. Additionally, Since 2018, I have been working as a provider on the Emergency Mental Health Services Team. I am therefore trained in the diagnoses and treatment of patients presenting with mental health crisis’s in the ER. My client base is diverse. I have treated patients of all backgrounds, including children, adolescents, teens, young adults, adults, couples, blended families,,and the elderly population. My work also includes treating LGBQT patients, and patients of a diverse cultural identification. I have a great deal of experience treating mental health conditions such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, as well as, life transitions, relationship challenges, and trauma related disorders. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however, each case is unique, and other modalities, I may find useful, are DBT, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, etc. Thank you for your interest in my profile, and let me know if I can help! Mary

Next available: Mar 7

Karenna Lang

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LCSW
20 years of experience
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: Mar 6

Amy Feder

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LCSW
30 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Amy, a licensed clinical Social Worker and Dementia Certified Practitioner with over 30 years of professional work experience. I am committed to working with individuals who are coping with life struggles such as loss, grief, obtaining balance in their life, divorce, bereavement, dementia and anxiety. I am practical, warm, direct, empathetic, easy to connect to and passionate about helping each of my clients find solutions to live their best authentic life. For as long as I can remember, I was the "go to person" for advice and can not imagine doing anything else then helping my clients become empowered and make healthy changes in their day to day lives.

Next available: Mar 11

Susan Cohen

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
45 Baxter Rd, M...
44 mi
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: Mar 6

Lesley Perez

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Lesley Perez profile image
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: Mar 11

Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R

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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: Mar 6

Amanda Wirag

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LPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic and stressful events. I am passionate about taking an integrative approach to therapy, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), trauma informed, experiential and person centered techniques to treat the whole person and ensure that what is done in therapy is personalized, collaborative and unique to each client. My therapeutic approach is based on the belief that clients are in charge of their counseling experience. I have experience working with both teenagers, adults, and couples in outpatient settings, working in partnership with clients to utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I acquired my Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and then Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Post University. I view the counseling process as an alliance between both client and therapist and consider the client as the expert of their lives. Within the structure of the therapeutic relationship, clients can access their inner strengths and promote change. I hope to work with you soon!

Next available: Mar 18

Louise Kenny, LCSW

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, dear one. Life is a journey. Sometimes we can get lost and feel confused. Asking for help in those moments can be scary. Congratulations! You have taken a courageous step on your behalf! I am Louise Kenny, a licensed clinical social worker in two states, Florida and Connecticut. I have been dedicated to working in the field of helping others traverse the sometimes rocky, stormy, and dark spaces we can encounter during this journey through life. I work primarily with individuals ranging from young to older adults. I have worked for over 22 years in the field of therapeutic social work. My work experience spans bereavement, addiction, trauma, crisis intervention, groups, workshop facilitation, and teaching. I look forward to meeting you and providing assistance.

Next available: Mar 19

Miranda Curnane

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LPC
4 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
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, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, 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: Mar 7

Loreal Massiah

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LCSW
18 years of experience
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: Mar 7

Tamar Kornitzer

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LCSW
6 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: Mar 6

Krista Lawrence

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

Next available: Mar 7

Rebecca Comizio

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Rebecca Comizio profile image
LPC
11 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Solution oriented
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: Mar 10

Maria Arana

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LPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, Welcome to Grow! As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my desire is to help my clients learn to help themselves through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). During my long term practice I have learned that my clients ability to understand their cognitive behaviors and how these interact with their emotions is key to discovering and changing their lives. Catch it! Check it! Change it!

Next available: Mar 6

Elizabeth Lara

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there! As a therapist with over a decade of clinical experience, I specialize in navigating past traumas, relationship issues, struggles with people pleasing & boundaries, life transitions, and provide Christian counseling upon request. My work is centered around holistic and somatic healing, integrating body centered and mindfulness practices. I would love to help you gently peel back the layers, find inner stability, and come to a place of healing and growth. I will share knowledge, wisdom, and tools that will help you rewrite your life narrative.

Next available: Mar 8

Lamont Belle

(he/him)

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LPC
21 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Connecticut. I received my Master's from Cambridge College of Massachusetts and have been practicing over 15 years. I help people who struggle with many life problems or mental health disorders become more aware of their issues and assist them with providing healthy clarity.

Next available: Mar 18

Leslie Wilborne. LPC. NCC®.

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LPC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
My Name is Leslie. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor in the state of Connecticut. I have worked in various clinical settings including but not limited to in-home, community, private practice and outpatient settings. As a Counselor, I have several years of experience providing counseling services to individuals with varying ages and diagnoses. Currently, I mainly specialize in Trauma processing, Racial Identity issues, Anxiety, Stress Management, Low self-esteem, and Relationship concerns. I would describe my practice as one that is built upon the belief that people begin to heal at the moment, they feel heard. I would be remised if I did not mention that my personal history has cemented this belief and led me on my own journey toward healing. Which has placed me in this position to help others on their journey. I believe my ability to connect with clients is universal.

Next available: Mar 21

Dr. Vicki Carter

(she/her)

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LPC
22 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! My name is Dr. Vicki Carter. I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Capella University, 2008. I specialize in trauma, mood and personality disorders. I have twenty years of integrative counseling experience. Integrative care speaks of treating the whole instead of individual aspects. Therefore this value speaks to exploring the physical and mental health of clients .

Next available: Mar 9

Randolph Brooks

(he/him)

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PhD
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Randolph, and my goal is to help you achieve success, however you define it. My goal is to help you achieve your goals. In the past, I have been confused and tried to do all the things that everyone else told me to do, but it just did not feel right to me. I changed my major in college 3 times, took time off after undergrad trying to figure out my next steps, and found myself in situations in which I had to bet on myself because everyone told me that I should pick door number 1 while I knew I needed to take door number 2. I am glad I picked door number 2. As a psychologist, I help people find their full authentic selves, especially amid unfriendly, unaffirming spaces. We will figure out what has led to your frustration, anxiety, and burnout, and how we can turn things around. Together, we will craft a clear vision of what you want your future to be and the steps to become your best possible self.

Next available: Mar 11

Karen Fahey

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LCSW
28 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi! My name is Karen Fahey and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. By seeking help, you are demonstrating that you have courage, strength and hope, even if you are not feeling that way now. In a safe and supportive environment, my approach is warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental and infused with a sense of humor. I strive to help individuals live through their pain and get to a place where they love themselves and where they can be freer to absorb love from others. I use a holistic approach, with a goal of integration, healing and change. I will help you to understand patterns of thinking and behavior by cultivating self awareness and self acceptance. I also utilize somatic techniques to focus on the body to go deeper into the healing process that may bring about lasting change. During my 28 years as a therapist, I have worked with a diverse population from ages 5 and up. I have experience working in a variety of therapeutic settings including, private practice, state psychiatric and general inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency departments, community mental health centers and a cancer center.

Next available: Mar 7

Shirley Bradley

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is located in Connecticut. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in New York. I am a very well-rounded therapist, working with patients with substance abuse, psychiatric issues, depression, anxiety, children in crisis and hospice/end of life planning with patients and families.

Next available: Mar 6

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: Mar 11

Betsy Franco

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LPC
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I began my clinical career in 2016 as a Bilingual Mental Health Counselor for at risk youth. For the past 5 years I have practiced as a School Counselor in a high school setting. I am currently a Connecticut-Licensed Professional Counselor and I am excited to join you in your journey. I am genuine, honest and will meet you “where you are” with the ultimate goal of growth. I pursued the clinical counseling field due to my desire to help others find success through various techniques and strategies. I am passionate about working with people on Life Transitions, Career Changes/Goals, and most importantly assisting in developing lifelong skills to manage and overcome difficult times/emotions. I have found success through a person centered and strength based approach in order to assist you in building the necessary tools to navigate through current obstacles. I can’t wait to join you on your growth journey!

Next available: Mar 6

Justin Mink

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LPC
15 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi and welcome to my profile! I have been in practice 16 years and specialize in Christian Counseling, overcoming depression, managing anxious thoughts, controlling anger, and improving self-esteem/self-confidence. I also have a background in Trauma Resolution Therapy. While working together, we will find the resources that are the best fit for your 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: Mar 6

Lee R Chambers

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Humorous
Virtual
Mr. Chambers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Addiction Counselor, Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Master Level Registered Addiction Specialist, and Owner of Community Psychotherapy and Addiction Counseling, LLC (DBA Community Psychotherapy), a former Affiliate of Coffee Regional Medical Center, Douglas, Georgia, from 2017-2019. He is licensed by the Georgia Composite Board (License #CSW005857) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (License #008277) to conduct psychosocial evaluations, diagnose mental health disorders, and provide evidence-based behavioral and mental health treatment to individuals, couples, families, and groups. He also provides consultation, mental health diagnoses, and NEXUS letters for military Veterans to support VA service-connected disability claims. Mr. Chambers is a graduate of the University of Southern California Suzann Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, where he attended the Orange County Academic Center in Irvine, CA, the USC University Park Campus in Los Angeles, CA, and participated in the Military and Veterans Programs at the Military Academic Center in San Diego, CA. He is also a graduate of Troy University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice; Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science with honors, Magna Cum Laude; and Arizona Western College with an Associate of Science with honors, Academic Distinction. Mr. Chambers has over a decade of experience working as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and Program Director for the Veterans Health Administration, the Department of Defense, State and Local Governments, Public Health, Non-Profit Organizations, and Private Practice. I look forward to hearing from you.

Next available: Mar 6

Meredith McGinn

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

Next available: Mar 6

Harold Fischer

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
"Smooth Sea's don't make skillful sailors" -African Proverb I've been in clinical practice for over 20 years. I am a Graduate of the University Of Connecticut and later attended The Southern California University for Professional Studies. In addition to being clinically orientated I have an academic concentration in Healthcare administration, policy and planning and a certificate from Cornell University with a focus on Nutrition and it's effectives on our mental health. My clients are given a nonjudgmental, accepting space to explore issues, and are guided to move towards growth and change. I incorporate mindfulness strategies, as well as techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist my clients with challenging previous ineffective ways of thinking. Issues I treat include trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, managing stress, and relationship challenges, addictions, Men's issues and concerns particular to cultural matters. I look forward to helping you navigate the challenges you face.

Next available: Mar 21

Marlena Maglieri

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut and I earned my Master's degree from Quinnipiac University. I work with women ages 25+ and other female therapists & healthcare professionals looking to create more balance, flow, and ease in their life. (NOTE: I do not work with male clients). Together, we will work to help you connect back to yourself more deeply so that you can use your gifts and skills to their maximum potential. Using holistic modalities & life coaching techniques to supplement our traditional therapy approach, you can decrease burnout & stress and increase self-empowerment, clarity, and purpose in your day-to-day life.

Next available: Mar 6

Alexandra Dash

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi there! My name is Alexandra, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed in the state of CT, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. I have over 7 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of settings. Including specialized experience focused on working with survivors of domestic violence as well as Veteran and military populations. I currently offer individual therapy, focused on helping clients navigate feelings of anxiety, depression or overwhelm, challenging relationships, life transitions or other ongoing stressors, as well as working through traumatic experiences. I have a particular focus on helping people cope with the emotional and psychological effects of difficult or traumatic events. I am committed to providing compassionate and effective therapy, in a safe, supportive, and nonjudgemental space. My goal is to support my clients in developing greater self-understanding and growth, supporting change, and fostering healing. My approach to therapy is holistic, strengths-based, and trauma-informed; providing supportive talk therapy while drawing on various therapeutic modalities as appropriate. My approach centers around meeting clients where they are, utilizing a collaborative approach to identify areas of need and developing insight. We will take time to develop achievable goals for therapy and the future; together we will work toward building the skills and strategies to realize those goals. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify and further develop their strengths and resources; developing coping and problem-solving skills that will enable them to successfully navigate and manage their symptoms and live a full and meaningful life. If you are struggling with the effects of stress, depressed mood, anxiety, or trauma, or just want to be able to talk to someone in a supportive and nonjudgmental space - I encourage you to reach out for help, you do not have to face these challenges alone. Life is often full of an incredible mix of significant positives and profound challenges, often these challenges are filled with anxiety, overwhelm, or distress, that can at times, feel impossible to navigate. My goal is to help and support you while you learn to navigate these challenges and work toward healing, happiness, and growth. Please remember, as you are taking this step to connect with a therapist, while it may not have been the easiest of decisions to come to, the decision to seek help is a sign of profound strength, never one of weakness. You deserve to feel happy and well.

Next available: Mar 9

Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, EdD

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
My name is Dr. Olushola Bakare, and I’m a board-certified Psychotherapist. I attended St Joseph College. I’m happy to help you today with any of your concerns. I enjoy empowering people and digging out their strengths. I don't ask fish to fly, neither do I ask birds to swim. I respect everyone's strengths and help my client be aware of their strengths. I love to highlight my client's strengths. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgment-free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). I am sorry, but I do not accept clients who pay in cash. It is my ethical duty to officially terminate our therapeutic relationship when it is reasonably clear the client is no longer beneficent, when services are no longer required, when counseling no longer serves the needs and/or interests of the client or when Dr Olushola Bakare, LMFT limits do not allow provision of further counseling services. It is the policy of Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, that after a one-month consistent lapse of meeting with a client our professional relationship will be considered terminated. Dr Olushola Bakare, LMFT, will make an attempt to notify you of this change in status as soon as possible after the one-month period. It is my ethical duty to identify, be available, and care for current clients. This could possibly feel awkward for our relationship to end yet, is not meant to be discourteous in anyway.

Next available: Mar 6

Kerri Griffin

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I am Kerri! Do you struggle with stress management, self-esteem issues and finding a balance in your life? I help people explore their strengths and strategies for improving how they feel about themselves. Together we can explore what is not working in your life for you and develop some ways to create a better balance in your life. In our sessions, I will meet you where you are and focus on what is important to you to work on. I use cognitive behavioral health techniques, and talk therapy, to help you explore and identify ways to feel better about yourself and develop the tools you may need to better deal with everyday stressors. It can be hard to reach out for help. Asking for help and support is the first step to feeling better. Let's work together!

Next available: Mar 7

Allyson M.

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with adults dealing with high stress jobs, anxiety, depression, parenting, divorce and sexual/intimacy issues. Whether you're dealing with feelings of being overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Apr 3

Anne Harders

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I have been a clinical social worker for over 20 years and began my career in the Boston area. I have been practicing in Connecticut since 2008. I have worked as a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) in several different settings and roles. Work experience includes community behavioral health, medical social work, hospice, out-patient private practice, geriatric psychiatry, partial hospitalization, and acute in-patient psychiatric hospitalization. I have had the privilege of working with adults ranging in age from 18 to 100+. My combined work experience over the years has helped me to develop my present therapeutic style based first and foremost in compassion, with the knowledge that each client is a unique individual. I trust that things can get better so you can maximize the quality of your life. Let me help you to discover this! My goal is to create a safe, collaborative environment where clients can explore their concerns, patterns or triggers and find strategies for healing. I feel that attention needs to be given to the interconnected areas of the mind, body and spirit. Addressing the whole – mind, body and spirit - and increasing self-awareness, will improve self-acceptance and strengthen self-compassion. Areas of clinical work with adults for individual therapy include, but are not limited to - anxiety, depression, stress related to change and life transitions – college, retirement, move to assisted living, etc.…aging, caregiver stress, grief/loss, parents of adult children with major mental health and/or SUD (substance use disorders), separation/divorce, medical problems, self-care, self-esteem, early diagnosed neurocognitive disorders, and spirituality. Whatever your situation, I look forward to working with you toward your goals.

Next available: Mar 18

Sarah Smith

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
(Saturday sessions only) Are you experiencing a time of transition? Are you facing difficulty with a particular challenge that is impacting your mental health? Are you a person of faith seeking to incorporate your beliefs/spiritual practices in your mental health care plan? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, I want you to know that you do not have to manage your problems alone. As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience in faith-based ministries and a Master of Divinity (MDiv), I look forward to creating a welcoming virtual space where you can address barriers and create paths for your mental health and overall wellness. I am passionate about providing therapy to: 1. First and second-generation people impacted by im/migration, xenophobia, and racism. 2. Adults who struggle with self-worth, anxiety, and a sense of self due to conflict with family of origin or adverse childhood experiences. 3. Millenials and GenZers coping with crises related to employment, career, finances, relationships, boundaries, self-care, transitions and the daily demands of “adulting”. 4. Persons whose faith tradition and background have an impact on their wellbeing, decision-making, lifestyle, and mental health. Together, we will assess and prioritize needs, identify goals, create a treatment plan, evaluate progress, celebrate success, and make changes as necessary. I encourage you to reach out for support today. Your mental health matters!

Next available: Mar 9

Patricia Cunningham

(she/her)

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