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Alicia Zamora

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 25

Yomaris Ramos Rivera

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 7

Stephanie Almeida

(she/her)

Stephanie Almeida profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Direct
Virtual
I'm a Licensed clinical social Worker passionate about helping others become the best versions of themselves in order to live their best lives. I believe an essential feature of therapy is that I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can begin to heal and thrive. I strive to help you identify your strengths and positive traits to assist in building confidence and self-esteem. I have had the privilege to work with a diverse population including children, families, couples and individuals. I have experience working with clients in different capacities such as behavioral issues amongst children, teen substance and alcohol use, family struggles, couple counseling as well as individual counseling. I believe no two people are just alike. As a result, I take a flexible and ever changing approach to helping clients.

Next available: Apr 24

Susan Cohen

(she/her)

Susan Cohen profile image
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: Apr 24

Rachel Boxer

Rachel Boxer profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi and Welcome, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Connecticut with 9 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families in crisis. I have provided individual, group, and family therapy in a mental health agency setting while working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, relationship conflict, and parenting struggles, and many more. My approach is tailored to each individual based on their specific needs, but is always warm, compassionate, and collaborative. I draw primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Systems Theory in my work; however, I also incorporate other strategies such as skill building, mindfulness, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Life is a journey that can feel overwhelming and lonely at times. It takes incredible bravery to recognize when you need help and to ask for it. You've already taken an important first step in the process of change, simply by being here. I would love to work with you to help you reach your goals and regain your footing on your path forward.

Next available: Apr 24

Denise DeBrady

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I am Denise DeBrady, LCSW. I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master's degree in Social Work. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work with clients of all ages, and using a warm, safe environment, assist my clients to identify their strengths, goals, and abilities to cope with and overcome their symptoms and discomforts.

Next available: Apr 28

Michael Dutko

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

Next available: Apr 24

Tahara DeBarrows

(she/her)

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 25

Becky Dawson-Hawley

Becky Dawson-Hawley profile image
LMFT
12 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Therapy I feel is a chance to learn and shift patterns in our lives. Relationships are a key part of life but are difficult on many levels and we learn the way that we communicate with other from our experience. Learning and understanding that experience can help us make the changes that we would like to see in life. I believe in having an open space free from judgement were people can explore who they are and learn how to use that to change their lives and their relationships with others. I work with people from all different perspectives and believe that we are the products of our experience and that we can find ways to change the patterns that are not helpful for us. Communication is key in relationships but it is something that we have trouble with but are not always aware of the impact. Learning patterns, identifying the meaning that we put to our experiences and seeing our strengths are ways that allow us to become the person that we want to be without losing who we are.

Next available: Apr 30

Mimi Beaulieu

(she/her)

Mimi Beaulieu profile image
LPC
25 years of experience
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: Apr 24

Lee R Chambers

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Authentic
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: May 13

Indra Keliuotis

Indra Keliuotis profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Indra, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters from the University of Connecticut and have over 5 years of experience in the mental health field. My passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic and stressful events and helping them re-discover their passion and purpose in life. I also love working with couples.

Next available: May 9

Tricia Taglialavore

Tricia Taglialavore profile image
LPC
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello :) My name is Tricia and I’m a licensed professional counselor with over ten years of experience in the mental health field! I consider myself to be a caring, down-to-earth and thoughtful counselor who wants the best for others. I believe that we are all capable as humans to heal and influence our lives beyond our greatest imaginations. I also believe that while transformation can feel heavy at times, it can also be fun, interesting and more cathartic than many know.

Next available: Apr 26

Bamisile, LCSW

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

Next available: Apr 24

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