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Sarah Matus

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
435 Buckland Ro...
31 mi
It's been a tough last few years and we could all certainly use a check in with ourselves. Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, or lost? Life has been tough with technology often overpowering everyday life, leaving people and families disconnected. I have over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic services to families, and adults in multiple settings. This journey is about telling your story and to reconnect with your life. It's time to have healthier, stable relationships and feel good about who you are.

Next available: May 3

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: Apr 24

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 23

Lesley Perez

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

Next available: Apr 29

Seniel Lucien

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LCSW
30 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified psychanalyst with certified CBT training as well and a Ph.D in an allied field. I had taught at UCLA, USC, and Antioch Universities and I was asked to try to give and develop a college program at the California Institution for Women, at the time, the only facility for female felons in the state. Shortly, I realized I needed clinical training and went back to school specializing in children and families. Later I moved to NYC to attend The Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, an affiliate of New York University. I did one training for adults (5 years) and 3 of the 4 years for the child and adolescent track. I have worked in clinics as well as private practice in both New York and CT. I hope I may be of service.

Next available: Apr 30

Krista Lawrence

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

Next available: Apr 23

Rebecca Comizio

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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 5

Becky Dawson-Hawley

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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 23

Elesa Nugent Weaver-Bey

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LCSW
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the state of CT. I obtained my Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut and have been in the field since 2006. My work experience includes working with family/family resources, child and adolescents/young adults experiencing anger management, peer conflict, mood disorders, coping skills, familial issues to ensure a stress-free life.

Next available: Apr 22

Janet Gueli

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm Janet, an LCSW licensed in CT with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I also have a M.Ed. in elementary education and have taught in classrooms from Pre-K to Grade 8 in CT and NY. My passion has always been working with children, adolescents, and their families. In addition to offering virtual therapy, I work as a school clinician at a therapeutic high school that serves adolescents with extensive psychiatric histories. Some of my clients are residential and some of my clients live at home and commute to my school. In the past, I have worked in a domestic violence shelter and outreach center outside of Boston, the CT Birth to Three program, and intensive in home psychiatric programs in CT. Additionally, I have experience working in the foster care systems in CT and NY.

Next available: Apr 28

Dr. Jose Valentin, PhD, LPC.

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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: May 17

Jennifer Vazquez

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Jennifer Vazquez profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Intelligent
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello there! My name is Jennifer and I am a bilingual-Spanish speaking, licensed clinical social worker. I have been working in the mental health field for 11+ years. I obtained my master's degree from Fordham University in clinical social work and my undergraduate work focused on social work, with a minor in psychology. I love working with individuals who are looking to improve their lives and feel better from a holistic approach. Life can be difficult to manage and it's easy to feel lost and isolated in the journey. I am honored to be part of some else's journey of healing and renewal.

Next available: Apr 22

Alexandra Dash

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Alexandra Dash profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
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: Apr 27

Kerri Zimmerman

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Kerri Zimmerman profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW, with more than 20 years of experience. I work with people of all ages. I hold a Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Miami, as well as a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania. I have completed certifications in Trauma, Anxiety, and ADHD. I am working towards a certification in DBT.

Next available: May 2

Amy McGoldrick

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LPC
10 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, my name Amy and I am a LPC, practicing in Connecticut. I have been a School Counselor for the past 13 years and have gained experience working with children and adolescents with attentional difficulties, anxiety, trauma, school and peer difficulties and many other areas. I have recently starting working with both adolescents and adults with my LPC. My main focus is creating an environment where my clients feel safe and supported. I want everyone to know that they are not alone in how they are feeling and there are always ways to work through challenges. I look forward to working with you and helping you to become the best version of yourself!

Next available: Apr 23

Patricia Cunningham

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Patricia Cunningham profile image
LPC
17 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Trish Do you ever feel like you are your own worst enemy? Or perhaps that you will never have the life you want and have dreamed of living? Reaching out for therapy takes both courage and humility, and I am honored to join you on your journey. We all have blind spots and often fail to give ourselves credit for the strengths and qualities that our uniquely ours. As a therapist, I will promise to help bring out your best, so that you can make the changes needed to welcome joy into your life. I bring a ton of life experience to my practice, having faced the challenges of establishing careers- yes, more than one- raising a family of four children and maintaining a very, very, very long marriage. I have lived in eight states and six countries, and count several different nationalities among my family members. My early career was in the business world, including a Fortune 10 company as a human resources manager and recruiter. I transitioned into non-profit leadership and have sat on several boards of directors. I gain a sense of meaning by accompanying you on your life journey, especially during challenging times. My greatest satisfaction is to help you to remove the obstacles that are keeping you from the joy of living and loving.

Next available: Apr 23

Janet Guthrie

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

Next available: Apr 30

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