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44 Aetna therapists in Massachusetts

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Jacques Barbour

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LMHC
21 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
152 Dean Street...
38 mi
Counseling is a unique process where you can feel safe and be yourself, create goals and find ways to improve your quality of life. As your therapist, I provide a relaxed and comforting environment for you to share whatever you choose to share. My job is to listen, provide feedback and help you develop skills to create positive change in your life. I will be able to help you reduce stress and help you grow. I am creative and comforting in my treatment process and will remain objective and non-judgmental to allow to work together on the presenting problem. I specialize in relationships, couples therapy and individual counseling. I can help you improve your relationship with your spouse, partner, boss or family members. I also work with folks who have addiction issues including substance and gambling addictions. My main focus and priority when working with clients is to provide a safe and comforting space to allow clients to engage and be open in therapy, this will help to get to the root of the presenting problem. Creating positive change, increasing self-esteem and problem-solving is the goal.

Karina Solis

(she/her)

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LMHC
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hey!! My name is Karina Solis and thank you for reading my profile. Do you ever feel stuck in life? Feel like no matter what you do, things do not seem to get better? Do you ever feel lonely, sad, and at times like no one hears you or understands you? Do you find yourself struggling to balance your life and job? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? If so, you came to the right place as I am here to help you! Everyone can use a helping hand and a listening ear when their world feels upside down. Whether it is related to family issues, relationship trouble, work or life stressors, together we can identify what has been working out and what has not been working out in your life. We will discuss your hopes and dreams; while achieving little milestones along the way. I offer a person-center and solution focus approach, to support you in your journey. We will also use a holistic and self-approach to address not only your mental and emotional needs; but your physical health as well. I provide life, wellness, and career coaching services. It is important to not only have good mental health but also good physical health. I believe that with a little bit of help and guidance; you can achieve your goals in life. I am committed to my clients while providing a safe place to talk and address anything that is on your mind. I believe in you because you matter.

Patricia Wornum

(she/her)

Patricia Wornum profile image
LMHC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Patricia, When you are in a session with me you are free to be yourself and to speak your truth. There is no judgment. We work together to process your thoughts and feelings until we can get to the root of the problem so that you can build coping skills to cope with the issue or resolve the issue if possible. I am looking forward to guiding you through your journey. Some days may be harder than others and that is where I come in to offer my listening ear and guidance. I use Person-Centered therapy, Holistic, CBT Motivational Interviewing and other interventions as needed. If you are looking for someone who has empathy but is also straightforward then here I am! I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ adults and youth who may have depression, anxiety, family issues, substance abuse, trauma or just everyday life issues. I always say, "Finding a good therapist is like finding a good pair of shoes." It has to be a good fit to help you on your journey. I look forward to joining you through your time of healing that you may need to continue with your journey of life.

Ranu Aeron, LICSW, EMDR Certified

(she/her)

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LICSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
I work with children and families struggling with emotional concerns - age 10+ and with preteens, teenagers, young adults and adults. I have experience working with PANDAS, OCD & tics, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD. I specialize in the areas of Trauma, Sexual abuse, Dissociative Disorders, Depression, Phobias and short term crisis resolution. I help my clients by utilizing EMDR, TF-CBT or CBT approach to develop effective coping skills to increase personal functioning and resilience, and release past learned maladaptive behaviors/phobias that may be causing dysfunction in their present life. I am a graduate of Boston University with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I was born and raised in India, and can read, write and speak Hindi, I can also understand Panjabi, Gujarati and Urdu.

Rebecca Bibeau

(she/her)

Rebecca Bibeau profile image
LMHC
16 years of experience
Virtual
Are you going through a transition in life? Maybe you are seeking further education in a career or trying to seek insight into the age old question "What do I want to be when I grow up?" If you feel stuck, depressed or anxious at the thought of the previous question, I am your person. I am most often described as "passionate". I put my whole being into every decision I make. I believe that steady hard work always has a positive pay out in the end. Sometimes the big picture can be overwhelming and daunting, I break life down into manageable and realistic steps. The most important aspect of the process is understanding that you have choices in life. Nothing ever needs to be set in stone. If you don't like something, you can change it. And you can change it until it is right for you.

Amelia Crawford

(she/her)

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LMHC
12 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
158A Belmont St...
12 mi
Hello, I'm Amelia. Are you struggling to connect with your inner sense of well-being? Do you experience relationship issues or inner conflicts that seem to prevent you from attaining your personal goals in life? I strive to assist my clients in finding their inherent strengths and learning how to utilize their personal wisdom to find their unique path to healing. Through uncovering these things, I hope to help them learn to be their own best ally in the ongoing process of healing emotional scars and creating a healthy inner experience for themselves. As an intermodal expressive arts therapist and licensed mental health counselor, I have over 12 years of experience working with people from all walks of life and all different age groups. Using compassionate listening along with clinical insight and feedback, I aim to develop a working relationship with my clients based on trust, safety and willingness to do the work. By incorporating expressive arts, which can include visual art, music, dance, writing or more, we can tap into the healing and strengthening qualities of your imagination.

Monica Bestawros

(she/her)

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Virtual
No matter how hard we try in life, inevitably we come across unpredictable waters. Sometimes riding the waves of life can be delightful and sometimes it can be soul crushing. Thus, I seek to help high functioning adults and adolescents to "embrace uncertainty and live joyfully through the process." I hope to energize and empower you to become the best version of yourself, especially during times of adversity. I work with you to evaluate your life goals and to gain insight and clarity about factors that might influence your success. I personally have experienced the power of having someone offer support in both the good and bad times of uncertainty, and it would be an absolute honor to support you as you navigate your life!

Krystyna Ksiazek

(she/her)

Krystyna Ksiazek profile image
LMHC
29 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Krystyna Ksiazek. I live in Massachusetts. I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician. I have been practicing psychotherapy for 29 years and never got sick of it. Seeing my clients succeeding, whether in therapy or their private life adds meaning to my work. My area of interest is Trauma and Complex-PTSD, Anxiety Spectrum Disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, phobias, Eating disorders, Depression, and Grief. Also, I have experience in the treatment of anger management problems, self-harm behaviors, and dissociative/split personality disorders. I like working with Young Adults, Adults, the Elderly, men, and women. I like to reach out beyond the traditional scope of therapeutic interventions, to alternative medicine based on the homeostatic model of health. I want to help clients to build self-confidence and optimism and empower them to face new challenges, grow and succeed as they never imagined. I like to build up therapeutic alliances with the clients, and create an atmosphere where they know and feel that I am there for them and that I understand and support them. I do not mind spending more time with them if this is clinically necessary. Also, under exceptional circumstances, I allowed clients to contact me on the phone outside of therapy sessions, to assist them in coping with extraordinary situations, guide them when they struggle with using newly acquired skills, etc. I came to the USA from Poland in the year of 1981. I had to start "from the bottom". I have been through many ups and downs, and painful personal losses; my mother, friend boyfriend, but I never gave up. My resilience, optimism and non-conformist outlook on life, did not allow me to accept the failure. Contrary, it motivated me to try harder, because I believed that "I can". Most of the time it worked.

Jennifer Williams

(she/her)

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LICSW
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! Thank you for beginning this journey. If this is your first time in therapy, welcome. Getting started can be tough, especially talking to someone you don't know about things that make you uncomfortable, sad, angry, or embarrassed. I maintain a nonjudgmental space and a process that is introspective. Therapy is difficult sometimes and at other times it can be an enjoyable part of your week. I encourage you to express your thoughts freely and without apology. Whether you had a not-so-great counseling experience in the past, or you’re returning because prior experiences helped you trust therapy and its benefits, you are welcome here. I look forward to working together. Jennifer

Maria Perillo

(she/her)

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LMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I have an eclectic background that includes holistic medicine, exercise physiology, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have worked with individuals with a broad range of goals, interests, and challenges, including athletes, LGBTQ individuals, adults experiencing chronic medical issues, adults in need of career counseling, adults with intellectual disabilities, and mostly, regular people experiencing everyday challenges in life that we all face, sometimes seeming to overwhelm, intimidate and distress us even on our better days. My goal with treatment is to clarify, assist, and support. The best outcome for me is that you, my client, feel capable of using some of the tools and strategies that we talk about to better navigate your daily life.

Nichole Cruz-Torres

Nichole Cruz-Torres profile image
LICSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome, It must have taken quite a bit of courage to be able to reach out for help. You have already taken the first step to making change! A little bit more about me; I am a licensed social worker and utilize a combination of different techniques to help you address your concerns. My area of expertise is in treating substance use, co-occurring disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Shobha Manas Therapy Room George

(she/her)

Shobha Manas Therapy Room George profile image
LICSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Shobha. Do you feel stressed out, anxious in a social circle, feel blue? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help people manage anxiety and depression. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole person and CBT approaches, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. Whether you're dealing with feeling down, overwhelmed, or stressed out, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome mental health concerns that are holding you back. Let's work together!

Tonia Zarrella

(she/her)

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LMHC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Are you a woman of childbearing age looking for additional support with your life issues and the impact they have on your mental health? I take pride in supporting women through their journeys in therapy by lifting them up and encouraging them as they find practical ways to navigate obstacles in life. I am passionate about and trained to work with and support pregnant/new moms experiencing perinatal mood disorders as well as individuals who have experienced trauma. Many of my clients find themselves in therapy to work on decision-making, setting healthy boundaries, self-esteem, and navigating new and complex relationships.

ROSSANA SCIOLLA LCSW

(she/her)

ROSSANA SCIOLLA LCSW profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of clinical experience in mental health services. I currently have active licenses from Florida and Massachusetts States. The approach I use in sessions of Telehealth psychotherapy is eclectic, including cognitive behavioral system, solution focused, relational approach with a strength base foundation. My areas of clinical work are adolescents and adults, who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma related symptoms and struggles with life transitions including but not limited to divorce, retirement, parenting children with special needs, grief and loss, non-binary gender clients, complex medical conditions and women issues. Tengo mas de 15 annos de experiencia clinica con servicios de salud mental y un diploma de maestria en trabajo social con licencia profesional de sico- terapeuta en los estados de Florida y Massachusetts. El enfoque que uso en las sesiones es una combinacion de terapia cognitiva, enfoques de solucion, relaciones con bases de fortalezas y habilidades de cada persona. Mis areas de solida experincia clinica son atender a adolescentes y adultos que sufren cuadros de depresion, ansiedad, sintomas de trauma y desafios emocionals que se viven en distintas etapas dela vida; salud emocional de la mujer, divorcio, jubilarse, criar hijos con necesidades especiales, duelos, comunidad LGBT, problemas de salud cronicos .

For a Season Counseling, PLLC

(she/her)

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LICSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Are you a first-time parent and feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling to balance it all? Do you miss having time for yourself? Are you wondering if what you're feeling is normal? You are not alone. I started For a Season Counseling because this is what so many mothers feel, but are afraid to talk about. Sometimes the parenting journey is not what we expected making the days feel daunting. This may be a challenging season of your life, but it will pass. I started For a Season Counseling to help normalize the struggles parenting brings up and give parents the tools to manage what they're experiencing.

Diane Rose LMHC LADC1

(she/her)

Diane Rose LMHC LADC1 profile image
LMHC
26 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
My ideal clients are those who recognize that we all need help and understand that asking for support is a reflection, not of any weakness, but of their own self-regard and strength. I started off as a nurse and decided to return to school and get a masters in counseling psychology. I spent more than 25 years in addiction, including the years I spent as a nurse (11 years). I also have been a clinical supervisor and director of substance abuse programs, which made me realize I love working with clients individually and went into private practice. I have been in practice for 7 years, although I'm just returning to this level of care January 2023 I have worked all those years with clients suffering from trauma, anxiety and relationship issues.

Kristin Tessier, LCSW

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LICSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, My name is Kristin and welcome to my profile page! Do you feel stuck in a job, relationship, or pattern of behavior that feels impossible to shift? Do you feel depressed or anxious, but can't seem to figure why? I empower my clients to confront and remove barriers to their happiness and uncover long-standing patterns or negative beliefs that may be preventing them from living the life they want. My approach to therapy is client centered and holistic; I believe in the synergy of mind, body, and spirit for optimal wellness. My Interactions with my clients are guided by the ethical principle of self-efficacy, you are the expert on you! I am here to listen and guide you towards what your heart desires. Choosing to begin therapy is a big step, you must have a therapist you can trust and connect with. I strive to provide an empathetic, safe, judgment free space for my clients to process their thoughts and feelings and accomplish their therapeutic goals.

Anthony Quarles, LPC

(he/him)

Anthony Quarles, LPC profile image
LMHC
9 years of experience
Virtual
*Not Accepting Children/Teenager Clients* Reaching out for help in the form of therapy is not an easy thing to do as many can attest, but by reading this biography, you are taking the first step in getting help for yourself or a loved one. At times, life offers many struggles and obstacles that can be difficult to overcome alone. Engaging in therapy will provide opportunities to explore and process the thoughts and feelings that prevent you from living your best life. Though the thought of therapy may be intimidating and even nerve-wrecking for some, I believe once a person finds the right therapist, they find a trusting confidant who seeks to understand and problem solve.

Tammy Carson

(she/her)

Tammy Carson profile image
LICSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! My name is Ms. Tammy Carson and I am a board-certified Psychotherapist. I am originally from Boston Massachusetts. In my younger years I traveled and worked in many states in a corporate yet still helping role as a business analyst and functioned as a project manager too in South Africa Johannesburg. I am licensed in the state of Massachusetts and Florida. I attended a Christian college for my undergraduate degree at Eastern Nazarene a college affiliated through the church of the Nazarene. The social work department at the college mirrored and was taught social work through a Christian perspective and philosophies taken from the stories of the bible. I completed my graduate degree at Simmons School of Social Work in Boston Massachusetts, getting an MSW, and an Urban Leadership certificate. I have been licensed and doing psychotherapy since 2013. My last job before doing psychotherapy full time was working in an emergency room alongside psychiatric residents doing crisis evaluations, advocating for all populations to get them the proper level of care needed. I like to think in psychotherapy session’s that, “I meet people where they are at in life”, and take it from there. I am an empath and proud of it. I genuinely like helping people understand, identify and better manage their daily lives and relationships. I enjoy helping people to take control and get the best out of life for themselves.

Greg Kelley

(he/him)

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LICSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Greg, Have you ever felt like the path your life has taken has not turned out the way you expected? Do you sometimes wonder why you don't feel the way you think you should, or worry that you may not be headed in the right direction? We all feel that way, quite often, and I've found that it often helps to talk through some of these things to help us feel more confident in ourselves, and in our lives. For the past 30 years, I have been in the business of helping people of all ages through tough spots in their lives, with a variety of circumstances and problems, and I have seen a lot, but I am always interested in meeting new people and finding new challenges to work through.

Carol Ann Fletcher

(she/her)

Carol Ann Fletcher profile image
LICSW
24 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi this is Carol. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in eight states including Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Illinois. My career started in Pennsylvania where I attended Chestnut Hill College and received my Master's in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Option. It continued in upstate Pennsylvania and New York where I attended SUNY University of Buffalo and received my Master of Social Work Degree. I capped those off with a Psy.D. from CalSouthern University, received Magnum Cum Laude in 2012 using an online doctoral format. I am also an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor in the state of South Carolina. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend the University of South Carolina shortly after relocating in 2016 where I received a certificate in Military Matters. If you are being stalked by traumatic memories that you cannot shake, we can disburse them using best evidence practices. If your anxiety has gotten out of control, we can combine forces to put you in control of the stressors and persistent thoughts that keep you from being your best and sleeping well at night. When depression makes you want to stay inside of your home or in bed each day, I have tools we can use to empower you and help you avoid guilt. For any problem that interferes with your life or life transitions, there is a tool in my toolbox that has the power to bring about change. If we need a tool from someone else's toolbox, I know how to either borrow that tool, gain that missing knowledge, or do a warm handoff to other resources and providers without missing a beat. I strongly believe in the unity of and interaction between the mind and body. The body keeps the score and emotional and physical assaults leave scars. I believe that a respectful level of humor enhances one's ability to grow and accept the dialectal events in life. Research tells us that a sense of humor helps people to learn and grow. Therapy is one of many ways in which we learn to navigate the roads and streams of life.

Kim Reynolds-Solar

(she/her)

Kim Reynolds-Solar profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
I have nearly 25 years of experience in the mental health and medical social work fields. I am trauma-informed and trained. I hold a safe space for all. My approach is warm, non-judgmental and direct. Along with a Bachelors's and Masters's Degrees in Social Work, I have advanced certificates in family trauma and substance abuse and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My focus is on chronic health conditions, anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship struggles. I also have considerable experience with LGBTQIA+, traditional and non-traditional relationships. I strive to meet individuals where they are at and become a professional partner and support.

Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, EdD

(she/her)

Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, EdD profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
My name is Dr. Olushola Bakare, and I’m a board-certified Psychotherapist. I attended St Joseph College. I’m happy to help you today with any of your concerns. I enjoy empowering people and digging out their strengths. I don't ask fish to fly, neither do I ask birds to swim. I respect everyone's strengths and help my client be aware of their strengths. I love to highlight my client's strengths. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgment-free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). I am sorry, but I do not accept clients who pay in cash. It is my ethical duty to officially terminate our therapeutic relationship when it is reasonably clear the client is no longer beneficent, when services are no longer required, when counseling no longer serves the needs and/or interests of the client or when Dr Olushola Bakare, LMFT limits do not allow provision of further counseling services. It is the policy of Dr. Olushola Bakare, LMFT, that after a one-month consistent lapse of meeting with a client our professional relationship will be considered terminated. Dr Olushola Bakare, LMFT, will make an attempt to notify you of this change in status as soon as possible after the one-month period. It is my ethical duty to identify, be available, and care for current clients. This could possibly feel awkward for our relationship to end yet, is not meant to be discourteous in anyway.

Bryan Wade

(he/him)

Bryan Wade profile image
LMHC
18 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
45 Hope Street,...
61 mi
I am a motivated professional with a proactive, positive approach to service; reinforced by multiple years of experience with knowledge of personnel management principles and clinical practices in human or social service systems. I have been fortunate to have an array of experiences working in corrections; additionally, creating and facilitating IOP and PHP programs that addressed substance abuse and mental health issues. As a practitioner, diagnose utilizing criteria set forth in the DSM-5 and provide psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adult individuals, and families who suffer from brief and long-term modalities such as: - Depression, mood disorders, anxiety, divorce - Child and adolescent issues - School concerns - Marriage, Couple, Family Counseling - Autism Spectrum Disorder - Parenting issues Additionally, provide EAP services for ESI EAP, UBH EAP, Compsych EAP, Aetna EAP, and CIGNA EAP as well as work closely with Veteran Administration to provide mental health counseling services via VCCN through Optum/UBH.

Anna Cardoso

(she/her)

Anna Cardoso profile image
LMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! My name Anna Cardoso and I am here to help you on your journey. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Holistic Coach, and a Reiki Master. I truly believe we all have the power to heal ourselves and it is my mission to share with you alternative methods to help you on your path. I like to think of it as finding your way back home to yourself and I am here to help you remember how. I fell in love with yoga and energy work in search for healing for my chronic pain and past trauma. Healing comes from the inside out and we first have to begin with ourselves. I help people understand and ground their energy to shift themselves into a more abundant life flow. Including balanced overall health, financial stability, and having more abundant relationships. I will teach you the tools, knowledge, and support needed to overcome the challenges of balancing your life and growing a vision you are passionate about. By aligning your energy, embracing your unique strengths, and implementing effective strategies, you will experience accelerated health, business, and relationship growth and find the energetic empowerment necessary to create a thriving and fulfilling life.

Virginia Rockhill, Ph.D.

(she/her)

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PhD
29 years of experience
Virtual
As a licensed Psychologist, I first prioritize learning not only why a person is contacting me, but also to be able to relate to that person based on their individual needs and what are their expectations of therapy. I believe that we all need to have a sense of purpose or meaningfulness in our lives, something that our thoughts, emotions and life experiences contribute to the "heart" of our personalities. The process of healing from the challenges of life begins with a search for truth about our beliefs, habits and relationships. Physical health is affected by our mental health through the complex interactions between the brain and bodily functions. Interventions I use in my sessions include Cognitive Therapy, CBT, DBT and ACT. As a Psychologist, I have worked in private practice, long term care, and forensic and psychiatric hospitals. Even though these patient populations are diverse, the common denominator is the human "heart". My sessions work to connect a person's sense of meaning in life to help them overcome anxiety, depression and a loss of personal identity in this complex world.

Jessica Avila

(she/her)

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LICSW
17 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Jessica. Do you feel unappreciated, unseen, and unheard? Do you often put the needs of others before your own because “That’s the way things have always been”? Are you questioning your purpose in life, feeling lost, as if life is happening “to you”? Are you struggling to make time for yourself, feel stressed, or overwhelmed? Do you find making time for yourself, relationships, work, or health challenging? I help sensitive ambitious women break cycles of overthinking and self-doubt, manage depression and anxiety and avoid burnout. We will work together to identify unhealthy patterns that have you stuck and get you to a Thriving level of life and freedom. We will use a person-centered, culturally sensitive, strengths-based, and empowering approach to guide you through your authentic journey to unpack, unlearn, and navigate to improve mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. I also integrate mindfulness and faith/spirituality to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you are dealing with cycles of anxiety, depression, a relationship, significant life transition, or you feel overwhelmed as a single parent of a child with special needs, I'm here to help. I provide an empathetic and soulful foundation to guide you through your journey to thrive. Looking for a therapist can be difficult. The therapeutic process can be frightening. And the fact that you are here, at this very moment, means you are in the right place at the right time. Remember, this is a journey, and it is YOURS. Let's work together.

Tatum Montoya

(she/her)

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LMHC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Tatum. Take a moment to acknowledge you've taken the first step towards bettering your mental health because let's be honest - starting therapy can be empowering, confusing, or scary, all at the same time. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients to explore obstacles with concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship distress, family dynamics, work-life balance, and/or self-care. I focus on helping clients develop assertive communication & boundaries with themselves and those around them that can help improve their quality of life. Counseling can foster personal development in whatever way you may be seeking and help build the life you so deeply deserve. If that's what you're looking for, I'm here when you're ready to share.

Mark Miceli

(he/him)

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LICSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
I have been a Clinical Social Worker for the since 2017 working primarily in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at a psychiatric hospital in Boston, and more recently in my own private practice. Prior to this, I have spent most of my professional life working in higher education as an administrator and educator for over 20 years. My clinical focus has been working with late adolescents, young adults, and adults with anxiety, depression, substance use, and other mental health concerns. I believe in a client centered approach to therapy that starts with ensuring the client and therapist have a strong therapeutic relationship. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in communication from SUNY Fredonia, a master’s degree in education from Boston University. I earned my Doctor of Education degree from Johnson & Wales University, where I studied the campus climate for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual students at Catholic and non-Catholic institutions of higher education. I earned my Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in clinical mental health from Boston College. I conducted my first internship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Community Development and Substance Abuse, and my final internship at HRI Hospital in Brookline Massachusetts.

Cynthia Mobley

(she/her)

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LICSW
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, please call me Cindy. Thank you for stopping by. You took the first step to start looking for a therapist and I am glad you are here. Are you struggling in your relationships? Having a difficult time managing work stress or a new position or additional work responsibilities? Are you trying to manage stress and avoid burnout? Does anxiety have you in a state of overwhelm or panic? Are you too depressed to enjoy the things you used to enjoy? Is your family experiencing a change and you are trying to navigate life the best way possible? I want to help you through this temporary period of change. Together we will identify which areas need work and get you back on a positive course. I use a holistic approach by addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit in order to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. I will provide you with a safe space to heal. I have a down-to-earth approach and will meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can grow and get back on a positive track with a better mindset. If this sounds like what you were looking for, let's get started!

Daphne Jakstis LICSW, LCSW, CDBT

(she/her)

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LICSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am Daphne Jakstis. I have been a licensed therapist for over 20 years. I keep up to date with the latest advances in evidence-based therapy practices and incorporate them into my work with clients. Evidence-based practices are skills and techniques that have been proven to be effective. I also believe that healing is a holistic approach so I combine evidence-based practices with complementary approaches to promote overall healing and wellness. I realize that no two people are the same, so I tailor my approaches to best fit the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other issue, I will help you fully realize your strengths and provide you with skills to help you manage challenges in healthier ways.

Roselene Rowe

(she/her)

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LICSW
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
Are you a young adult struggling to navigate professional life? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed about the next steps in your life? Are there childhood experiences impacting how you want to show up in your life today? Starting therapy can be daunting, but you're here, so you're one step closer to positively changing your current situation. As an experienced mental health professional, I focus on helping clients build awareness of how patterns rooted in early life experiences can impact them in the present.

Rebecca Helman

(she/her)

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LICSW
26 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Rebecca. Do you feel drained and over whelmed with life at times? The world we live in today so many natural human experiences have become so overwhelming. Whether it is anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationships, or substance use disorder, I would like to walk along the path with you. Together we will create a plan to help you feel more empowered in your own life. I am an LICSW, who has been practicing for over 25 years. My specialties include Grief work substance use disorder, anxiety and depression. I look forward to hearing from you to being this journey together.

Katrina Creech

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LICSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I am so glad you are beginning to explore what therapy can do for you. Reaching out and sharing your story may cause you to feel vulnerable and afraid. You may be worried about what to expect and what therapy looks like for you, but know you've come to the right place for support. Challenging relationships, anxiety, depression, or trauma can cause distress in your life. Do you feel like you don't know where to begin? Do you think you are all alone? Don't worry, we'll tackle these issues side by side. In our sessions, we'll work together to understand your unique experiences and emotions, all while creating a safe and non-judgmental environment. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, and my role is to facilitate self-discovery and personal growth. Remember, you're not alone in this journey. We'll work towards creating a more fulfilling and meaningful life. So, let's take that first step together and embark on a path of healing and growth. I'm excited to meet you and be part of your transformation.

Elizabeth Aponte-Perez

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LMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
"Know Thyself" Socrates, a philosopher, emphasized the importance of knowing your true self. I am a Licensed Therapist in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Kentucky with over 20 years of counseling experience. You have taken the first step to learn more about yourself and facilitate change. If you are ready to take that step, I invite you to schedule a first-time appointment. You may call +1 (786) 755-1863 or email: reception+Elizabeth14658@growtherapy.com There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” John Green.

Stephanie Curran

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LICSW
6 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Having a safe place where we can compassionately explore and bring wisdom, mindfully to the forefront of experiences is essential. Taking the time to understand our thoughts, emotions and behaviors using a whole-person approach is very helpful. I explore how trauma and biological resilience have been impacted over time by an individual’s lifestyle and emotional experiences throughout life. Understanding how somatic tools, reframing techniques, and lifestyle changes can help with resetting the parasympathetic nervous system. I also enjoy working with those who are experiencing chronic health conditions whose nervous system is overstimulated or who are experiencing chronic inflammation that affects their mood, daily. I work with adults on their sense of self and building healthy relationships.

Brendan Kennedy

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LMHC
3 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Warm
Virtual
As a therapist, I understand the importance of providing individualized care to those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health concerns. My goal is to empower my clients to overcome these challenges and improve their overall well-being. To achieve this, I utilize a combination of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and an eclectic approach that takes into account each clients unique circumstances and needs. By working together, we can identify and challenge negative thought patterns and develop new, healthier coping mechanisms. In addition to CBT, I may also incorporate other therapeutic approaches, such as mindfulness, narrative therapy, and religious and spiritual exploration. My ultimate goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in their lives.

Erika Leigh Grandberg, LCSW, LICSW

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LICSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
I love my profession! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (independently licensed in FL and MA) for over 25 years with experience working with adults and adolescents, both female and male, inspiring hope while working together to develop essential life skills and healthy coping tools. I take a strength-based approach as I believe everyone can grow and change. The hardest and most important step is reaching out and asking for help, so you are on your way to a better place in your life. Do you find that you tend to dwell on the past and things you can’t change? Do you worry about the future, the what if’s and things you cannot predict? Do you find that you are so busy in life, maybe taking care of others, putting their needs ahead of your own or you forget or don’t feel you have time to take care of yourself? That’s where I can help. I specialize in treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosocial stressors/major life changes, self-esteem building, social skills, trauma and grief. I am very knowledgeable about mental health diagnosis' however I concentrate less on the actual diagnosis because a mental illness does not define who you are. I am here to help guide you to a happy and healthy place in your life.

Allaphia Richards., M.ED., LMHC

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LMHC
8 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
I am licensed in Massachusetts with over 8 years of professional work experience as a Clinician. In addition to being a License Mental Health Clinician, I am also a License Social Worker, School Adjustment Counselor, ABA Registered Behavior Technician, Paralegal and Professor of Social Science and Humanities. I have over 10 years of experience in Education and Human Services. I am experienced in helping clients with managing stress and anxiety, coping with unwanted addictions, domestic violence, learning disabilities, trauma and abuse, & many mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder etc. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment in a solution focused treatment modality. I am experienced working with children, individuals and couples as well family therapy. I am training in a variety of clinical approached and practiced evidenced based data treatment through experiential learning. I believe that given the right tools and supports, clients can live a more fulfilled life.

Jennifer Boyer

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Jennifer Boyer profile image
LMHC
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I see myself as a partner to help individuals find their chosen path. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an ongoing building process that starts right now. I am experienced in treating patients from the age of 18 and older that suffer from a variety of different problems. What I love most about being a therapist is helping people realize their goals and teaching people to solve problems in their life. My specialty is treating anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and family issues. I utilize an eclectic approach which focuses on positivity and building others up. With over 15 years in the health care industry, I have had an opportunity to try different techniques and have first hand knowledge of what works best.

Kim Lyman, LMHC

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Kim Lyman, LMHC profile image
LMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Kim. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with court involved individuals, adults feeling overwhelmed or stressed by life, experiencing Bipolar, Anxiety and/or Depression. I offer a safe, collaborative, and judgment free space using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and a strength-based approach. We will work together to help you perform at your best, find joy in the things you like most, or help you reach new goals.

Charuta Pednekar

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LICSW
14 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi there I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) practicing in the field for past 14 years. I believe in providing care with respect, compassion, sensitivity and in a non judgmental way. Life is full of challenges however, in my experience I have realized that most of my clients are equally resourceful. Time and time again I have observed that my clients often resolve their issues with guidance and support. Many of my clients have said that they feel heard and not judged for the decisions they make day in and day out, I believe this is my strength. I meet my clients where they are at and try to understand what they are dealing with. I take the time to understand your struggles and craft a treatment plan based on your abilities and strengths. If you are ready to usher in the change in your life, I am here to help. To book an appointment please reach out to my intake team at +1 (786) 755-1863 OR reception+Charuta8742@growtherapy.com

Jamie Sullivan

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LMHC
11 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
If you are looking for a warm, welcoming place to discuss any issue, thought, or problem you've been dealing with without judgment or closed-mindedness, then I could be a great fit for you! I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and I'm licensed as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts. I have a very friendly, laid-back personality and am always eager to help. I use a lot of humor in my general approach; however, I am also very comfortable working through serious and difficult subjects in a calm, supportive way. I'm a very happy, positive person and can always find a silver lining in almost any situation! I’ve been in the human services field since 2011, and my experience is very diverse. I have a lot of experience with substance abuse, depressive and anxiety disorders, PTSD, and ADHD, both through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based treatment. Additionally, I have experience with domestic violence, the Department of Children and Families (DCF), foster care regulations, and the Massachusetts legal system. My therapeutic approach pulls from several different types of therapy, and though I'm mostly based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I'm also able to utilize different approaches and techniques as needed. I am very open and welcoming to feedback, as well as flexible, so I always encourage people to share what they want and need while we're working together so that I have a chance to help or adjust accordingly. I’ve also worked with clients of all ages from all kinds of ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. Once we build a positive relationship with open and honest communication, I am confident I can help and support you in reaching your goals! A promise to you, as my client: I will always work at your pace, so you'll never feel rushed, and we'll always focus on whatever issue you feel is most important or urgent. Remember, you know yourself better than anyone else ever could, so I will never assume that I know what's best. My job is to listen, support, and provide you with the tools to be able to manage your feelings and your life, so you can accomplish the things you hope to achieve!

Renee Tong

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LICSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Renee Tong Psychotherapist - LCSW and LISW-CP Renee Tong, LCSW is a highly skilled and compassionate clinical therapist dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care and support to adults over age 18, and seniors and is LGBTQ-friendly. Her private practice began in 2007. With a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of human behavior, Renee is committed to helping her clients navigate life's challenges and achieve personal growth. Renee earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Barry University, Florida, equipping her with a solid foundation in evidence-based therapeutic techniques and theories. She went on to obtain her clinical licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), demonstrating her commitment to professional excellence and ethical practice. She is currently licensed in the following states: Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, and Kansas. Throughout her career, Renee has successfully assisted clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of mental health concerns. Her expertise spans various areas, including life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem struggles, Stress and worry, Caregiver stress, PTSD, Trauma, ACOA (Adult Child of Alcoholic or Drug Addict), addictions, Relapse Prevention, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Shame and Guilt, Abandonment issues, Betrayal, Codependency, Toxic Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Adoption-informed, and Infertility-informed. By employing a holistic and client-centered approach, Renee fosters a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Renee's therapeutic style combines empathy, active listening, and collaboration, ensuring that each client's unique needs and goals are addressed effectively. She employs evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, solution-focused therapy to promote personal insight, resilience, inner child wound work, narrative therapy, attachment style theory method along with client center humanistic approach towards positive change. In addition to her private practice, Renee has worked in various clinical settings, including mental health centers and hospitals. These diverse experiences have allowed her to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of mental health and the importance of tailoring treatment approaches to meet each individual's specific needs. Renee is passionate about ongoing professional development and stays up to date with the latest research and advancements in the field of psychotherapy. She is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and continually seeks out training opportunities to enhance her skills and expand her therapeutic toolbox. Known for her warm demeanor, genuine compassion, and unwavering commitment to her clients, Renee Tong, LCSW is a trusted partner in the journey toward healing and personal growth. With her expertise and guidance, individuals can navigate life's challenges, develop resilience, and achieve lasting positive change. ​

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