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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: Apr 26

Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW

(she/her)

Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW  profile image
LCSW
Authentic
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
I place a high value on authenticity, empathy, and self-awareness, both for myself and my clients as individuals, but also as a critical part of the therapeutic process (I also take advantage of the healing power of laughter whenever possible!). I aim to normalize and validate my clients’ experiences without judgment, and above all, to provide the most basic of human needs: to feel seen and heard. Hi! My name is Stephanie (Stephanie or Stevie is fine) and I have been providing therapy in NJ exclusively via telehealth for the last 3 years (prior to that, in person). If you have been struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety, particularly if they are related to a traumatic experience, I would love the opportunity to work with you to reduce your mood- or anxiety-related symptoms, and to help you to experience a present that is not overshadowed or negatively impacted by situations and events from your past. I love working with women ages 20 to 30-something who are still in academia or just starting out in their careers, but also love working with women of any age. I frequently work with survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as those struggling with issues related to self-esteem/self-worth, but have treated clients with many different conditions, the most common of which are listed below. *My practice is focused primarily on treating adults who identify as female as well as being a welcoming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I do not currently treat cisgender heterosexual males, children or adolescents. Visit my website for client feedback: www.of2mindstherapy.com

Next available: May 2

Jim Zagres

(he/him)

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: Apr 22

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 23

Karenna Lang

(she/her)

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 25

Michael Dutko

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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

Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R

(he/him)

Peter J. Amato, LCSW-R profile image
LCSW
26 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you want to feel better, be less stressed, feel more positive, handle your thoughts and feelings more effectively? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, I can help. I am a supportive and empowering therapist. I provide a warm and supportive environment that stresses collaboration, mutual respect and trust. If you are you ready to start: developing healthy coping skills, change negative behavioral patterns, improve personal/romantic relationships, work on problem solving techniques and reduce stress. Please reach out so we can discuss how to meet your goals. Our work is empathic, proactive, and collaborative- we are on this journey together. We will make meaning out of hardship and transform crisis into opportunity. I am passionate and committed in helping each person achieve their maximum potential. I am licensed in NY, CT and NJ.

Next available: Apr 25

Andrew Benson

(he/him)

Andrew Benson profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
Hello. My name is Andrew and I'm a clinical psychotherapist (LCSW #88861). I provide individual therapy to adults via telehealth in California and Connecticut.That I use a blend of Psychodynamic Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, which means that we will focus on developing insight and collaborating on therapy goals. What matters most to me in therapy is creating a safe and trusting environment for you.

Next available: Apr 22

Christine Twitty

(she/her)

Christine Twitty profile image
LPC
4 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in CT and AK (pending). I graduated from Capella University with a Masters of Science (mental health counseling). I am currently working with adults with a variety of stressors: ADHD, anxiety, depression, motivation, disabilities, chronic illness, grief/loss and other phase of life issues in a trauma-informed, multicultural awareness, strength-based orientation using a variety of tools customized to the client.

Next available: Apr 22

Yeharar Stephen

(she/her)

Yeharar Stephen profile image
LPC
15 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, I'm Yeharar Do you find yourself overthinking and analyzing every little detail of life events? Are having trouble relaxing? Are you struggling to find motivation and energy? Do you have a hard time connecting with the people in your life? I support my clients manage day to day stress, anxiety and depression. Together, we can identify what's not working and come up with a plan that can improve your quality of life. We'll use an overall wellness approach addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. Using an interactive approach, I am committed to building good rapport, trust, and providing a safe space for clients to have open dialogues about their concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, attachment theory, and person-centered. Whether you're dealing with feelings of being overwhelmed, relationship concerns, cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to support your growth. It takes courage to be aware of your needs and to seek out support to change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to partner with you and work towards the change you want.

Next available: May 8

Krista Lawrence

(she/her)

Krista Lawrence profile image
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 22

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

Jeremy Leone

(he/him)

Jeremy Leone profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Connecticut. I received my Masters from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and have been practicing for 4 years. I help my clients navigate through their current struggles; whether it be stress, anxiety or any specific issue; we work together to come up with the best plan to become the best version of yourself!

Next available: Apr 22

Elyssa Kreimendahl

(she/they)

Elyssa Kreimendahl  profile image
LPC
14 years of experience
Virtual
My anchoring belief as a therapist- and as a person- is that therapy isn't about "being fixed," as if any of us are some kind of broken thing. To me, it’s about recovering from suffering, and connecting more deeply and authentically to yourself, allowing for your thoughts, feelings, desires and dreams. It can be difficult to begin a new therapy relationship and be vulnerable, especially when relationships have been harmful in the past. I think taking the risk anyway reflects an inherent pull toward repairing the old wounds that restrict our capacity to live freely and joyfully. I provide psychodynamic, trauma-informed, and relational psychotherapy. We’ll collaboratively explore and process the impact of the past on the present, as well as tackle current difficulties. Creative arts therapy and drama therapy approaches can also be integrated into the therapy process, based on client interest and need. My style is warm, nonjudgmental, playful, curious and real- I have very solid boundaries, but have learned how to navigate them while also being a very real person in the room. I love this work, and love being an agent of change in guiding folks to live the life they truly want to live, and feel more alive inside of it.

Next available: Apr 29

Sallee Kay Decker

(she/her)

Sallee Kay Decker profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a down-to-earth, quirky, holistic clinical social worker that uses evidence-based techniques in innovative and creative ways to provide compassionate, empathetic, person-centered care. I am here to help you reach your goals through a personalized process. Together, we can work to come up with a plan that feels right to you to help you work through your concerns and issues and back to a balanced place in your life. I Integrate a holistic approach to help address the physical and emotional issues that come along with stress, overwhelm, and trauma. I will spend time helping you learn grounding techniques coping skills and mindfulness. Whether you are navigating a difficult transition in your life, dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues, cycles of anxiety and depression, or working through trauma, I will meet you where you are in your life at this moment with open ears and provide you with a safe space to share your story.

Next available: Apr 29

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 13

Meredith McGinn

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 22

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

Danielle Bonsignore

Danielle Bonsignore profile image
LPC
6 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Saint Joseph. I have in depth experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and group settings. I have a background in working with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma related disorders, substance use/addiction, and personality disorders. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with a person-centered and trauma-informed approach, to help my clients to identify and challenge faulty thought patterns, and develop coping strategies that empower them toward wellness. I am extremely passionate about fostering a safe and non-judgmental space in which my clients can learn and grow. I view the counseling process as collaborative, offering my clients a motivating, mindful, and empathetic experience throughout the therapeutic process. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at local animal shelters, caring for my many pets, and enjoying nature!

Next available: May 2

Patricia Cunningham

(she/her)

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 22

David Archibald

(he/him)

David Archibald profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is David and I’m a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience providing services to various populations in a variety of settings. Just a little about me: I hold both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work, and have had the opportunity of treating different age groups in a multiple settings including outpatient, inpatient, in-home, residential, and emergency rooms. I know that seeking therapy is a difficult step, and I am glad that you reached out, as I am here to help guide you along that path to healing. Together, we can make a difference.

Next available: May 4

Ryan Poole

(he/him)

Ryan Poole profile image
LPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Connecticut. I obtained my masters in clinical Mental Health Counseling from St John's University. I have been working in the field for about 4 years at this time. Currently I work alongside a team in community mental health. I now want to take what I have learned and apply it to a larger crowd. I work to help clients with anxiety, depression and life stress.

Next available: Apr 22

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