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Barbara J. Varnum, MS, CAGS

Barbara J. Varnum, MS, CAGS profile image
LPC
25 years of experience
Humorous
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
304 Pecan Court...
735 mi
Life is STRESSFUL !! Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, and unable to meet all the demands of life? Everyone feels this way at times. But you are not alone and help, care and compassion are only a phone call away. I enjoy assisting people who are dealing with one or more of the stresses life can bring including anxiety, depression, and relationship and parenting issues. I work best with issues of stress and family dysfunction, relationship issues, self-defeating behavior patterns, and parenting issues with teens/oppositional children. Ideally, clients I work with are willing to express their feelings, and explore their situations in a safe, accepting environment to achieve the peace of mind they seek. My specialty is my ability to understand and get to the heart of my client's concerns. I assist clients in sorting through their pain and confusion. Then I present a selection of strategies and pathways to resolve or manage their difficulties. Clients choose the approach that best suits them. I approach therapy as a cooperative partnership in which I work with individuals, couples, and families to reduce pain/stress and increase peace of mind, harmony, and level of functioning.

Next available: Apr 17

Alicia Zamora

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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 18

Kim Perkins

Kim Perkins profile image
LCSW
19 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Greetings!! I am a clinical social worker, based out of Georgia. I have been practicing and serving the community for 19 years. I earned my MSW from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, FL. I am passionate about helping people discover their personal strengths while guiding them in their journey to overcoming their challenges.

Next available: Apr 19

Stephanie Almeida

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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 22

Karenna Lang

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Karenna Lang profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Holistic
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: Apr 18

Michael Dutko

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

Next available: Apr 22

Amanda Wirag

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Amanda Wirag profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Authentic
Holistic
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: Apr 18

Dr. Wayne Powell, PhD

Dr. Wayne Powell, PhD profile image
LMFT
14 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Life does present numerous obstacles and hurdles we have to negotiate and so we need someone to journey with us through those challenging times. Relationships will not always be smooth sailing as there will be periods of rough seas that couples will have to navigate as well. I offer to help you process those moments that will pass. I am passionate about working with couples who are experiencing relational distress and need guidance to restore the love and happiness they once shared.

Next available: Apr 23

Rebecca Comizio

(she/her)

Rebecca Comizio profile image
LPC
11 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Authentic
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: May 1

Gianfranco Beaumont

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Gianfranco Beaumont profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Are you tired of feeling trapped in the same endless cycle? Does the weight of your thoughts feel heavier with each passing day? Enough is enough. Are you ready to break free from the grip of anxiety and depression? It's time to reclaim your reality, your joy, your true self. Let's rewrite your story, one step at a time. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist helping individuals achieve their goals for over 7 years. My primary focus is anxiety, depression, mood disorders and motivation to navigate challenges and strive to achieve personal growth and well-being. Let's journey together towards a better life. My therapeutic approach is deeply rooted in empathy, understanding, and a relentless pursuit of growth. Through compassionate listening and collaborative exploration, I guide clients on a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and empowerment.

Next available: Apr 18

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 26

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

LaSonja Carter

LaSonja Carter profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I have extensive experience in serving adults, adolescents, children, and families by providing mental health counseling, domestic violence prevention, substance use prevention, addiction recovery, career counseling, family support, career coaching and education. I enjoy live theater productions, watching classic movies, reading biographies, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with family. I will look forward to working with you soon.

Next available: Apr 17

Kendra Toodle-Register

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Kendra Toodle-Register profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
I am an LCSW in the state of CT and LISW in the state of OH. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults in healthcare settings. For the past 6 years I have been developing my professional counseling skills for private practice to meet the needs of my clients. I specialize in person centered approaches rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques which include, mindfulness and strength-based methods. These approaches will allow us to create a safe space to explore your emotions by building a trusting client-therapist partnership and equip you with the tools you need to live healthier and happier lives.

Next available: Apr 18

Beverly Chevalier

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Beverly Chevalier profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
In-person
410 State Stree...
19 mi
Hello, I am an experienced clinical trauma professional who engages in a holistic mind, body, and spirit approach in my work with racially, economically, sexually, and culturally diverse persons. As a licensed clinical social worker, clinical trauma professional, and mental health integrative medicine professional, I focus on the clients as people, not as conditions or as diagnoses. In working with chronically and complexly traumatized individuals, couples, and families I recognize and interact with clients affirming that they are deserving of empathy, respect, and dignity. To this end, the treatment methods I use are tailored and combined to meet the needs of each specific individual, couple, and family I work with. I counsel clients who are struggling with traumatic stress disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, problem behaviors, and addictive behaviors. The healing journey intentionally addresses the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Evidenced-based traditional, holistic, and expressively creative client-centered therapeutic processes and interventions are used to help clients overcome limiting, self-defeating thoughts & feelings about self-worth, relationships, and patterns of choices that lead to dysfunctional behaviors. Clients learn to manage the underlying issues that interfere with family, social, vocational, or educational functioning.

Next available: Apr 19

Lee R Chambers

Lee R Chambers profile image
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 7

Dr. Jose Valentin, PhD, LPC.

Dr. Jose Valentin, PhD, LPC. profile image
LPC
15 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Fully Bilingual (English/Spanish) Outpatient Provider with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PhD) and an active Licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut. I have worked various clinical roles with special focus in Mental Health and Counseling services since 2012 under direct supervision with Licensed Professional Clinical Psychologist. I obtained my doctorate (PhD) in 2017 and have been trained in extensive clinical experience within the modalities of Individual, Family, Group and Couples Psychotherapy interventions applied within various clinical approaches such as that of: Psychoanalytical, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multimodal, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Narrative, Expressive psychotherapies, Motivational interviewing, Existential/ Humanistic psychotherapeutic approaches considering a holistic analysis to help address various psychological triggers, behavioral responses and distress that the client may go through. I have had vast experience and training in psychological testing: Psychoeducational, Neuropsychological and Personality Assessment to help provide diagnostic clarity towards other clinicians of the current mental health conditions that are present. In addition I have worked with emphasis in Health Psychology and Clinical Psychological interventions to offer support in managing crisis interventions, minimize the effects of Trauma and Childhood Trauma with clients whom have diagnosis of PTSD as other mental health conditions such as Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Addiction, Bipolar, Depression/Anxiety and behavioral problems. I work along with the client to establish collaborative clinical goals that can help the client to identify their short term to long term goals to help address the psychological need of the diverse populations of children, teenagers, adults, veterans and geriatric populations.

Next available: Apr 24

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

(she/her)

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

Lisa Tonnessen

(she/her)

Lisa Tonnessen profile image
LPC
24 years of experience
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: Apr 26

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

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: Apr 18

Helena Zappolino

(she/her)

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

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: Apr 30

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 19

Tanesha Morgan

Tanesha Morgan profile image
LCSW
16 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
I became clinician to help others heal from trauma and life circumstances. I can guide you on a path of self-discovery and self-love that can empower you through many situations. Therapy is a place for you to practice being yourself and expressing your needs, so you are comfortable advocating for your needs and communicating your desires. Life is what you make it and I can help you to start walking into the person you desire to become. I have over 14 years in the mental health field and have experience working with individuals' families and couples with diverse needs. I have help people to regain a sense of self-worth and unlearn negative beliefs about themselves.

Next available: Apr 17

Bamisile, LCSW

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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 19

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