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Pamela English

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LPC
2 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
80 Mill River S...
45 mi
Pamela English is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in the state of Connecticut. Pamela has 10 years of experience working in the mental health profession. She has provided therapy for children and teens dealing with grief and loss. She has also provided case management and therapeutic services for single adult women living in a homeless shelter. She also provided counseling for older adults in a nursing home. Pamela has extensive experience with adults and clients in crisis. She has experience working with teens and families. She also has experience as a case manager; she has extensive knowledge of mental health resources and utilizes those connections while working in private practice. Pamela can provide multicultural counseling for people with a variety of racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has also worked closely with many members of the LGBT community, providing counseling and case management when those services may not otherwise be available to them. Pamela completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care at Fordham University. Because her degree also focused on faith-based counseling, she can provide those services to clients when necessary. Pamela provides a calming presence for her clients. She maintains quiet confidence with each client and situation. She can draw from a wide range of experiences to provide therapeutic support for each client. She is flexible and versatile when building therapeutic rapport; she provides flexible scheduling. She is very excited to develop and grow her practice with Grow Therapy.

Next available: Apr 15

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 15 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: Apr 23

Stephanie (Stevie) Willoughby LCSW

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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: Apr 17

Stephanie Almeida

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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

JC Caro

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LPC
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
You may be nervous about participating in therapy due to worries of feeling vulnerable or being judged. I work hard to provide an environment that is accepting and supportive and simultaneously looks for ways that increase growth and healing. My approach emphasizes skill-building, self-knowledge, and balance. My experience has included working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, family conflict, trauma, and other issues that accompany adolescence and adulthood. Together we'll explore the tools that will work for you in working through your issues and coming out stronger! I view my role in your life as being part of your team where I can help you determine what is best for you. It is through working together that I believe positive changes can occur.

Next available: Apr 17

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 15

Yeharar Stephen

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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

Seva Galanis

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome to the next chapter of healing. My name is Seva and I am a graduate of the UConn School of Social Work. I practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). I foster a person-centered approach and specialize in addiction treatment, personality disorders, and acute psychiatric conditions. I also have extensive experience in assisting individuals heal through complicated grief, legal histories, and complex traumatic events. I help those struggling with everyday issues such as work/relationship stress, life transitions, career counseling, and stress surrounding financial hardships. I am trained to utilize evidence-based treatments to guide you in recovery, such as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational interviewing therapies to name a few. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Next available: Apr 14

Emily Felske

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LPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, my name is Emily and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in CT and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in IL who works with adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, family and group therapy sessions. I have over twelve years of clinical experience in a variety of environments including outpatient, inpatient, community, and in-home settings. I specialize in working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and clients of all ages who have experienced varying types of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. This experience has helped to expand my clinical areas of expertise such as stress and anxiety reduction, management of depressive and mood symptoms, harm reduction and substance abuse, and symptoms/risk behaviors associated with personality and attachment disorders. Additionally, I have worked within the foster care system providing both individual and family therapy services to children, adolescents, and guardians. I incorporate an array of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and solution-focused interventions into my treatment approach. In my extensive work with anxiety disorders and effects of trauma, I have frequently utilized DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) techniques, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and other interventions which focus on the psychosomatic manifestation of mental suffering in the body. I am motivated to help clients integrate past experiences into their current identity to increase insight in such a way as to make progress toward personal goals.

Next available: Apr 15

Lee R Chambers

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Mr. Chambers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Addiction Counselor, Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Master Level Registered Addiction Specialist, and Owner of Community Psychotherapy and Addiction Counseling, LLC (DBA Community Psychotherapy), a former Affiliate of Coffee Regional Medical Center, Douglas, Georgia, from 2017-2019. He is licensed by the Georgia Composite Board (License #CSW005857) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (License #008277) to conduct psychosocial evaluations, diagnose mental health disorders, and provide evidence-based behavioral and mental health treatment to individuals, couples, families, and groups. He also provides consultation, mental health diagnoses, and NEXUS letters for military Veterans to support VA service-connected disability claims. Mr. Chambers is a graduate of the University of Southern California Suzann Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, where he attended the Orange County Academic Center in Irvine, CA, the USC University Park Campus in Los Angeles, CA, and participated in the Military and Veterans Programs at the Military Academic Center in San Diego, CA. He is also a graduate of Troy University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice; Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science with honors, Magna Cum Laude; and Arizona Western College with an Associate of Science with honors, Academic Distinction. Mr. Chambers has over a decade of experience working as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and Program Director for the Veterans Health Administration, the Department of Defense, State and Local Governments, Public Health, Non-Profit Organizations, and Private Practice. I look forward to hearing from you.

Next available: May 7

De'Andrea Dillard

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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 18

David Archibald

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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

Yomaris Ramos Rivera

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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 23

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 16

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