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Kim Fahey

(she/her)

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LMHC
24 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
440 Plain Stree...
39 mi
People are struggling with anxiety, depression, and stress from different sources from jobs to relationships to child care. With 25 years of experience, I have counseled many around women's issues, relationship difficulties, job difficulties, chronic illness, and grief and loss. I work not only with the individual but the family as well when needed. I believe compassion is a key component to therapy as well as incorporating a holistic approach. I include traditional talk therapy (CBT) with mindfulness techniques, education, and practical coping skills that are simple and effective. My view on counseling is that it is a partnership based on support, trust and encouragement. Counseling is a process and my aim is to give the individual a safe space to process and a toolbox of coping skills that range from stress and anxiety management to processing difficult emotions around trauma. Relationships are important. Negotiating relationships can be difficult. Together, we can negotiate through the difficult emotions around the many issues we face today such as high anxiety, depression, loss of a family member, or chronic illness. My hope is to help with that negotiating and for that person to move forward with peace of mind and confidence.

Next available: Apr 18

Luis Gamez

Luis Gamez profile image
LMHC
4 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with extensive experience treating a wide variety of mental health issues including, but not limited to, addiction, mood disorders (depression, anxiety), psychosis, adjustment disorder, and PTSD. In addition to individual counseling, I am also proficient in family and couples therapy. In both individual and couples/family counseling, I work with clients to build insight and to develop a greater understanding of self in order to improve current circumstances and/or work towards identified treatment goals.

Next available: Apr 19

Maria Perillo

(she/her)

Maria Perillo profile image
LMHC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
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.

Next available: Apr 18

Jose Ramos-Rodriguez, LICSW

(he/him)

Jose Ramos-Rodriguez, LICSW  profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
I'm glad that you have decided to give therapy a chance and work towards your self-development! My name is Jose and I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work. I've been in the field for over 15 years working with Adults and Adolescents and I understand the obstacles and intricacies of seeking out support for one's mental health. While it certainly is not an easy feat, it is one that you will be glad that you set out to accomplish once you make it out on the other side. I specialize in treating mood disorders, depression and anxiety in high-performing individuals across the life spectrum. I take the mental well-being of my clients seriously, so I do my best to stay current with evidence-based treatments and other resources. I then implement them into my practice to increase your chances of success and to feel empowered to overcome your barriers. I value a collaborative approach to ensure that everyone who is involved feels comfortable and ready to work. Throughout the healing process, I pull from a few treatment approaches depending on your needs. If you are looking to start your journey towards a version of yourself that is happier and healthier, I would love to work alongside you!

Next available: Apr 18

Kellie Foster

(she/her)

Kellie Foster profile image
LMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, and welcome to my virtual office! I would first like to acknowledge your strength and courage in taking this step toward making your mental health and wellness a priority. To tell you a bit about my background, I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of FL with 10 years of experience working with a variety of populations as I have strived to assist clients on their journey toward hope, growth, and healing. I am also well-versed in providing teletherapy services throughout the FL area.

Next available: Apr 23

Steve Sherry

(he/him)

Steve Sherry  profile image
LICSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
25 years as a clinical social worker has taught me that finding the right therapist is like trying on a pair of shoes. It has to be the right fit for you to start the journey of self-exploration. I believe in a strength based approach, where we not only explore the issues that brought you to therapy, but we explore how to expand the things that bring you joy and happiness. As Dr. Seuss once said, “life is a great balancing act” and he could not have been more right. My practice focuses on individual therapy for adolescents, and adults. My areas of expertise include depression, mood disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Trauma, and transitional issues of work, relationships, etc. Client’s describe me as genuine and authentic, supportive, strength based, straight forward, and always keeping hope alive.

Next available: Apr 19

Daphne Jakstis LICSW, LCSW, CDBT

(she/her)

Daphne Jakstis LICSW, LCSW, CDBT profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Holistic
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.

Next available: Apr 30

Monica Bestawros

(she/her)

Monica Bestawros profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Humorous
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!

Next available: Apr 23

Gahensha Pinckombe

(he/him)

Gahensha Pinckombe profile image
LMHC
5 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I'm glad that you have decided to give therapy a chance and work towards your self-development! My name is Gahensha, and I identify as a first-generation, queer, Black man. Given that I hold these identities, I like to believe that I understand the obstacles and intricacies of seeking out support for one's mental health. While it certainly is not an easy feat, it is one that you will be glad that you set out to accomplish once you make it out on the other side. I specialize in treating depression and anxiety in high-performing individuals across the life spectrum. I take the mental well-being of my clients seriously, so I do my best to stay current with evidence-based treatments and other resources. I then implement them into my practice to increase your chances of success and to feel empowered to overcome your barriers. I value a collaborative approach to ensure that everyone who is involved feels comfortable and ready to work. Throughout the healing process, I pull from a few treatment approaches depending on your needs. If you are looking to start your journey towards a version of yourself that is happier and healthier, I would love to work alongside you!

Next available: Apr 20

Christine DiPaolo

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LMHC
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts and received my master's degree in counseling in 2021. Previously, I had over 15 years of working in health care and the human services field. I am a dedicated practitioner, with a true passion for working with individuals striving to show up in life as the best and most authentic version of themselves.

Next available: Apr 27

Amanda Simms

(she/her)

Amanda Simms profile image
LMHC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC) based in Tennessee but also serve clients in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Utah. I received my Masters from the University of Tennessee and then my PhD in Counselor Education also from the university of Tennessee and have been practicing for 15 years. I help adults who may be struggling with LGBTQIA+ focused issues, mood disorder, addictions, and life transitions navigate their way to a place of healthy functioning.

Next available: Apr 18

Sawsan Shabazz-Colon

(she/her)

Sawsan Shabazz-Colon profile image
LMHC
8 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) based in Boston ,MA. I received my masters of education from Cambridge College in Mental Health Counseling and have been a practicing clinician for 5 years. I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist with a deep commitment to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve their fullest potential. With almost 10 years of experience in the mental health field, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my practice. My approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration, as I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to foster healing and growth.

Next available: Apr 26

Ellen Minter

(she/her)

Ellen Minter profile image
LICSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Indiana. Additionally, I am licensed and practice in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Virginia. I received my Master's from the University of Southern California and I enjoy working with people to help them become the best version of themselves. In a time where the world is full of hate, injustice, pain, and unprecedented challenges and changes, we all need someone to help process our lives. I want to serve as that for as many people as possible.

Next available: Apr 17

Jane Beth Gotshalk

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LICSW
Virtual
Are you a parent of a high-achieving adolescent or college student who seems to be withdrawing from school and from their friends? COVID created treacherous hurdles that high school and college students had to navigate including lack of socializing with peers and not having adequate support from teachers and inadequate learning opportunities for them to develop into confident students. Competition is now relentless due to 24 hour access to social media and kids just don't have enough down time to unplug. Are you a veteran of any of the conflicts in Afghanistan or Iraq? Are you having trouble integrating into civilian life or are traumatic memories of combat preventing you from having healthy relationships? I get it. I served in the U.S. Army from March of 2009 to September 2014 and deployed to Mosul, Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn. I am passionate about helping my brothers and sisters in arms move their lives forward and to find their new normal. I also enjoy helping professional women with life transitions whether that mean a new job, becoming a parent, infertility issues, or pursuing a new career. Please give me a call. Therapy is a collaborative process and I look forward to helping you on your journey.

Next available: Apr 20

Christian Cruz-Ayala

(he/him)

Christian Cruz-Ayala profile image
LMHC
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hello. My name is Christian Cruz-Ayala. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have been in the helping profession for over 7 years. This is a journey that has been personally and professionally rewarding. It has much growth to me as an individual in my personal life as well as in my professional life. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Psychology and Sociology. I then pursue a Masters in Counseling at Webster University. I have gained experience working in a crisis unit, working in inpatient substance abuse treatment. I then gain employment at a local methadone clinic where I was able to provide counseling services to individuals with an opiate addiction. Later on I began my journey in working with children, adolescents/teenagers, young adults and parents, which has now become my passion.

Next available: Apr 17

William Gilcoine

(he/him)

William Gilcoine profile image
LMHC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
*Currently NOT accepting couples* Hello, my name is William. I have been in the field for nearly 10 years now. I have worked in a variety of positions from Hospital settings to inpatient, to group/couples work, and the standard individual sessions. I am a sex-positive therapist who works with a wide range of issues. I work using a combination of short and long-term goals. However, I only work with 18+ year old clients. I'm not sure what exactly brought you here, but I can guess it has something to do with seeking a positive change. Perhaps this is your first-time trying therapy or you are well versed in the process. No matter the reason or experience level I would like to offer you a safe space to let those feelings out and share them in a nonjudgmental space.

Next available: Apr 23

Renee Tong

(she/her)

Renee Tong profile image
LICSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Renee Tong, LCSW, LISW 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, 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.

Next available: Apr 29

Chelsea Randall

(she/her)

Chelsea Randall profile image
LICSW
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
First off, I want to congratulate you on starting your journey to find eternal peace. Finding a new therapist is hard but you're actively making the first steps and that's incredible. Welcome, I'm Chelsea and I'm a LICSW out of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I received my Master's of Social Work from Rhode Island College in 2020 and have been practicing clinically since. I have practiced in a variety of different settings, among many different populations, of all different age groups. I strive to assist my clients in achieving internal peace and happiness through the utilization of different therapeutic interventions. I cater my therapeutic work to each client individually to meet the goals that are present. Join me in building a future together that exceeds any expectations that were previously present.

Next available: May 9

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