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103 therapists in Connecticut accepting OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions

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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 4

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 6

Nikki Knight

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LPC
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Connecticut. I received my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. I have been within the Mental Health for over 20 years. My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, and significant high-risk behaviors in a range of diagnoses. I have experience working with individuals and families. I absolutely enjoy what I do and feel that this has been my calling.

Next available: Mar 3

Samantha Ball

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who, for twenty years, has been helping others to live and lead their best lives. While my more recent work has been with Active-Duty service members and veterans, I have also worked extensively with adults of all ages in a variety of settings, such as inpatient and outpatient. I have far-reaching experience with helping people to manage addiction, process trauma and loss, cope with mental illness, and take on the challenges of everyday life. I earned my MSW and BS from the University of Utah, but I grew up in Connecticut. I hold the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship seriously and, as such, your comfort and privacy are exceptionally important to me.

Next available: Mar 1

CT & DE Faith-based Counseing

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CT & DE Faith-based Counseing  profile image
LPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
There is hope if you're looking for a way to break free from intrusive thoughts and unhelpful behavioral patterns. I work collaboratively with Believers and other clients struggling with seemingly unending thought disorders contributing to the debilitating quality of life. I believe in the power of collaboration and working together to address challenges and achieve personal growth. I look forward to working collaboratively with you on your journey toward healing and well-being.

Next available: Mar 6

Tom Foster

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LCSW
41 years of experience
Virtual
Hi : I have been a Ct. and New York Licensed Clinical Social Worker for many years. I specialize in treating the following Eating Disorders, Clinical Hypnosis to treat smoking cessation, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have also used Clinical Hypnosis for Peak Performance training for professional, college, High School, and Youth sports.

Next available: Mar 6

Jim Zagres

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Jim Zagres profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! I'm Jim, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Florida and Connecticut. I'd like to support you in building the life you imagine! Life can be happy, joyous, and fulfilling. However, life can also be challenging at times. Challenges may involve external situations which we're currently facing, they may be internal struggles involving our feelings and thoughts, or both. During these challenging times, it is often beneficial to work with an empathetic, supportive, and knowledgeable therapist who will assist you in taking the steps necessary to deal with such challenges effectively and move forward with your life. I have 14 years of experience as a therapist working with adolescents, adults, and seniors dealing with a variety of issues. I have worked as a therapist in a nonprofit outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment agency, treating clients with depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. As a primary therapist in an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, I have supported clients as they begin their journeys of sobriety and recovery. I have also assisted patients and family members facing end-of-life issues as a home hospice social worker.

Next available: Mar 1

Kim Perkins

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LCSW
19 years of experience
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: Mar 1

Brad Barninger

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LPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. I specialize in working with Couple's, Grief and Loss, Men's issues, and Young professionals. I enjoy lowering the stigma of therapy, it doesn't have to be intimidating. Together we work on the presenting issues, in a collaborative and supportive approach.

Next available: Mar 4

Marie Goodine

(she/her)

Marie Goodine profile image
LCSW
34 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
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 4

Angelique Ross

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Angelique Ross profile image
LPC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
My passion has always been to work with individuals to increase their overall happiness, build upon their strengths, and encourage them to never give up on their goals. I have worked in the mental health field over the last 6 years. I have worked in community outpatient clinics, and group homes, and have done in-home therapy. I have more of a relaxed and goal-oriented approach to therapy. I'll show up for you how you need to be supported. I will always be honest and challenge you to reach your goals. I am friendly and hold no judgments toward my clients. I am open to feedback and we can have open communication about what works vs what does not work for you.

Next available: Mar 2

Abigail Payne

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Abigail Payne profile image
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 5

Stephanie Almeida

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Stephanie Almeida profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Warm
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: Mar 1

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 1

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 4

Antonia Mahoney

(she/her)

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LPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Connecticut with eight years of experience in the mental health field. My journey in this profession has been driven by a passion for assisting individuals through life changes and empowering them to better manage and cope with the challenges they encounter. Over the course of my career, I've had the privilege of working with diverse populations, each with unique needs and circumstances. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, and I frequently draw upon modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Next available: Mar 1

Nicole Beall

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LPC
11 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Nicole Beall is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 12 years of experience. She has a strong background in treating addiction and a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders. She is passionate about helping adults and geriatric populations overcome maladaptive patterns in their lives to overcome these challenges and accomplish their goals. Nicole has worked in a variety of settings from Outpatient, Inpatient detox, Inpatient Psychiatric hospitalization and nursing home/ group home placement. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Science degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY. Nicole then completed her Master’s degree in Human Services specializing in social and community services at Capella University in Minnesota and has completed 4 years of her Doctoral degree in Psychology. Nicole has treated adults and Geriatric populations with a wide range of mental health needs and utilizes most treatment modalities. Nicole utilizes many holistic approaches to treatment such as: Meditation and Mindfulness, Essential Oils, and Acu-Detoxification.

Next available: Mar 2

Amy Feder

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Amy Feder profile image
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 4

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: Mar 1

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 4

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: Mar 1

Ariel Perkins

(she/her)

Ariel Perkins profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
So many of us feel like we struggle every day to survive through life. We might feel lost, unhappy, stressed or exhausted from constant overthinking or self-doubts. We go through the motions and cant seem to find as many enjoyable moments as we'd like or we cant figure out our purpose. Finding and accepting yourself is not always an easy task and sometimes we all need a little help or guidance. That's where I come in. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience in the mental health and social work field. I have worked in many different settings helping people in all different walks of life. I've provided services over the years to ensure my clients basic needs are met, to feel better about themselves, and to manage their symptoms and emotions. Through personalized counseling services that are built on a foundation of empathy, strength and acceptance, we will walk this path together to embrace your true self and the life you want to live.

Next available: Mar 11

Melissa Caparitia

Melissa Caparitia profile image
LPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Ms. Melissa A. Caparitia is a Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY with special training and skill in working with individuals, groups and communities to improve mental health dysfunctions by discussing emotions and experiences, then prescribing custom Trauma -informed, relational and holistic approach. Additionally, specialized working with childhood trauma, victims of domestic violence, mentoring and life and career coaching. I create an empowering atmosphere for individuals to overcome their limitations through a partnership.

Next available: Mar 10

Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R

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Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R profile image
LCSW
26 years of experience
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 4

Louise Kenny, LCSW

Louise Kenny, LCSW profile image
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 13

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