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Tameika Ivey

(she/her)

Tameika Ivey profile image
LCMHC
19 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been licensed in the state of Georgia for over 6 years. I also hold licenses in the states of Connecticut, Vermont, and Delaware. In addition, I have Telehealth privileges to practice in the states of South Carolina and Florida. I have over 19 years of experience within the helping field stemming from working in outpatient and mental health facilities, along with community-based practices. My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavior Therapy as I will strive to help others become aware of maladaptive behaviors while also developing coping skills to minimize symptoms. In addition, I am well versed in utilizing DBT, ACT, trauma focused, and strength-based practices.

Next available: Jun 25

Frances Griffis

Frances Griffis profile image
PsyD
35 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Warm
Virtual
I am a clinical psychologist with 35 years of experience providing psychotherapy. My current private practice serves adults, with a specialty in geriatric psychology. I have practiced in Burlington, VT, Plantation, FL, Pompano Beach, FL, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in upstate NY. My approach to therapy is person-centered cognitive behavioral. I primarily offer an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on, and guidance on how to make your life better than it is. This may include a variety of other approaches and techniques. My education includes a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, and a post-doctoral Master of Science in Psychopharmacology. I like to say I have studied both the art and the science of psychotherapy. My personal life provides a broad spectrum of experiences including having lived in cities, the suburbs, and in rural areas. I have been married, divorced, remarried, and widowed, and have a vary large family and extended family. Treating depression, anxiety, grief & loss, chronic mental illness, family & relationship issues, and poor-self esteem are some of my areas of expertise.

Next available: Jun 17

Michelle L. King

(she/her)

Michelle L. King profile image
LICSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Challenging
Virtual
I am a Positive Psychology Clinical Social Worker and an Addiction specialist based in Georgia. Many of my clients come in to address depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, relationships, and/or to figure life out, personal values, and desired directions to go in life. I am particularly passionate about serving clients that feel they are alone in figuring out this world. I received my MSW from the University of Georgia (UGA): I am a DAWG :). I have provided services for individuals with substance use disorders and other common disorders, such as trauma, family relations, depression, anxiety, learning emotions, and Grief. I am passionate about the world being a kinder place, I strive to ensure every person I encounter leaves being/feeling better than before.

Next available: Jun 17

Jason Branch

(he/him)

Jason Branch profile image
LICSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Above all, I believe that therapy should be simple, stress-free and easily accessible. I am a warm and empathetic psychotherapist who takes a humanistic approach. My goal is to provide curious inquiry through a non-pathologizing lens filled with compassion and care. I view therapy as a heart-centered, shared journey focused on healing and wellness. I enjoy working with a variety of populations including adolescents, adults, and families. My passion is rooted in the primary mission of the social work profession to enhance human well-being and empower clients to be the best version of themselves that they can. Personal Interest: Spending time with my family, movies, sports, video games, comics, and some anime. Also, I love to smile.

Next available: Jun 17

Rebecca Edwards

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LICSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated with my Master's Degree for the University of South Florida. I have experience working with adult and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem, life changes and other challenges. I specialize in working with women and men who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, negative self-image. I work with clients to help them discover their true self, underneath the expectations they have placed on themselves or feel pressure from others. I will meet you where you are in your journey, and will facilitate the changes to help you be a happier and healthier version of yourself.

Next available: Jun 23

Daphne Jakstis LICSW, LCSW, CDBT

(she/her)

Daphne Jakstis LICSW, LCSW, CDBT profile image
LICSW
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Humorous
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: Jun 19

Madison Knowles

(she/her)

Madison Knowles profile image
LCMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a licensed mental health counselor currently licensed in Florida, Idaho, New Jersey, Nevada, Indiana, Wisconsin, Colorado New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Vermont. I have 10+ years of experience with all ages. I love to do parent training for people who struggle with their children regardless of their mental health, neurological, or developmental condition. My first love is behavior therapy for people with autism however, I have extensive experience in mental health and substance use disorders or all severities.

Next available: Jul 11

Lakeshia Hasten

(she/her)

Lakeshia Hasten profile image
LICSW
16 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Talking to a therapist can feel as comfortable as chatting with a close friend or buddy. You deserve to live a fulfilled and happy life. With 14 years of experience, I have learned ways to connect with clients and help them make changes that leave them satisfied. Is there something bothering you that is difficult to discuss with the people you know? Is past trauma impacting your relationships? Are you unsure if you have past trauma? I work with a wide range of cognitive and emotional issues. I specialize in working with adults, aging-related concerns, caregivers, and Veterans. I provide individual and group therapy. Are you ready to get started? Are there times when you feel alone? Have you experienced periods of sadness and frustration while attempting to do your best each day? Are you taking care of others and paying attention to your needs last? Are you struggling to make life changing decisions? Are you dealing with difficult relationships, stress, depression, anxiety or trauma? Sometimes you can feel uncomfortable opening up to the people closest to you. Did you know that talking to a therapist can feel as comfortable as chatting with a close friend? Imagine sharing your feelings and concerns comfortably in a confidential setting. Imagine receiving assistance with processing these feelings and working toward resolution. With 14 years of experience, I have learned ways to connect with clients and help them make changes that leave them satisfied. I specialize in working with adults, aging-related concerns, caregivers, and Veterans. I provide individual and group therapy. Please contact me to get started.

Next available: Jun 18

Celena Benjamin

(she/her)

Celena Benjamin profile image
LCMHC
25 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I have worked with clients over the 24 years helping them to process and work through individual challenges. Some of those included, ADHD, OCD, Depression, Anxiety, changes in life, parenting problems, relationship issues, career challenges and self-injurious behavior. I would like for us to start with some of the areas that you feel are your strengths. In our first session, I would like to learn more about you so that we can build on previous successes to help in breaking down some barriers you may be facing. You have already taken the first step by reaching out for help. I am very interested in working with you. Please take an opportunity to look at my calendar. Hopefully I have a time slot the works for you.

Next available: Jun 17

Yilian Montes

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LCMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with more than two decades of experience, my commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive mental health support to individuals across the lifespan is unwavering. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, teenagers, and adults, helping them navigate the complexities of their emotional and psychological well-being. Utilizing evidence-based therapeutic techniques grounded in the latest research and clinical practices, I strive to empower my clients to overcome obstacles, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative, with a focus on building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. I recognize the unique strengths, experiences, and needs of each individual, tailoring my interventions to meet their specific goals and preferences. Whether addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, or life transitions, I prioritize creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients feel heard, validated, and empowered to explore their thoughts and emotions openly. Throughout the therapeutic process, I work alongside my clients as a guide and facilitator, offering empathy, insight, and encouragement as they embark on their journey towards healing and personal growth. I believe in the inherent resilience of the human spirit and am deeply committed to helping my clients harness their inner strengths and resources to overcome challenges and live more fulfilling lives. My ultimate goal is to support individuals in realizing their full potential, fostering positive change, and promoting overall well-being in their lives.

Next available: Jun 20

Jose Diaz

Jose Diaz profile image
LCMHC
16 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I'm Jose L. Diaz, a Licensed Counselor in Virginia with 16 years of experience, I have had the privilege to to meet a variety of people in some of the most challenging times of their lives. Being able to be an intimate part of their lives, and connecting with their challenges, pain and suffering has allowed me to understand individuals beyond my clinical abilities. I have always remembered the human component that we all possess and the resiliency possessed, is what we use to leverage the recovery and healing towards your well-being. I sincerely appreciate and respect being allowed into your vulnerability.

Next available: Jun 17

Delores Morris

Delores Morris profile image
LCMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Delores Morris is a Licensed Professional Counselor with multi-state licenses. To assist clients with becoming a better version of themselves, she brings new perspectives, various strategies, and helpful tools to navigate challenging situations. She facilitates creative processes that help liberate and empower clients to overcome their circumstances. She identifies their strengths and upskill mentalities to meet the current demands in the home, the community, and the workplace.

Next available: Jun 15

Catherine Brenen

(she/her)

Catherine Brenen profile image
LICSW
1 year of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Michigan with over 15 years of experience as a mental health provider. I serve clients by helping them address various stressors such as anxiety, drug use, depression, interpersonal relationships, trauma, health complications, as well as overall life challenges related to aging. Respect, empathy, positive regard, as well as faith in God and people are foundational to the services I provide. I provide mental health support, based on best practices, to help clients resolve dilemmas and challenges that impacts their mental and emotional health. My clients report they feel very comfortable talking to me and that services directly addresses their concerns and helps them to resolve the issues. My goal is to empower my clients so that they have lifelong skills that supports them, now and in the future if they should ever have any challenges again. My method is non-judgmental, friendly, yet professional, rooted in evidence based best practices. I'll help you resolve your issues based on your life goals and values. Services will be practical, relevant, effective and tailored to your needs. My therapy style is warm and engaging. I don't embrace judgment, fear-based tactics or condemning others. I believe in providing unconditional positive regard while helping you to move forward in pursuit of a high-quality life. My approach combines solution focused, client based, dialectical and cognitive-behavior therapy and can be psychodynamic. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I'm ready to support you through this process! I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 15

Tanya Edwards

(she/her)

Tanya Edwards profile image
LICSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hello There ! My name is Tanya Edwards. I am a Licensed Clinical social worker. I have accumulated over 15 years of clinical experiences with diverse populations. My practice focus areas include issues attached to depression, grief, distorted self-image, career challenges, parental caregiving and entering new life stages. My practice is geared towards empowerment for growth, sustainment, and more growth!

Next available: Jun 17

Steven Lecce

(he/him)

Steven Lecce profile image
LCMHC
1 year of experience
Virtual
My practice is grounded in evidence-based, trauma-informed therapies, with a special emphasis on EMDR, DBT, and CBT. I use a client-centered approach to create a safe and empathic space Together, we will work to identify and deconstruct the underlying factors of your distress, setting the stage for profound healing and growth. In my therapy spaces I like to use tools such as video games, art, Sandtray(virtual) music or whatever media you would want to explore.

Next available: Jun 17

Angela Olson

(she/her)

Angela Olson profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is Angela (Angi) Olson. I have 20 years experience as a licensed clinical social worker. I have experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and recently completed a certificate program in Gender- Affirming Clinical Services. I am licensed and based in Michigan, and am also licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Next available: Jun 23

Betsy Blum

Betsy Blum profile image
LCMHC
30 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in North Carolina currently. I provide teletherapy services to clients in North Carolina and Vermont. I spent most of my adult life in Vermont and will be moving back to Maryland soon where I was born and raised. I received my master's degree in counseling psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School, New Hampshire in 1992 and My Bachelors in Transpersonal Psychology from Burlington College, Vermont, 1987. I do IFS, EMDR, and Somatic work to help clients find lasting and transformative changes in their lives. I incorporate Spirituality into my work. I teach mindfulness and The Law of Attraction, and creative visualization. I am a CPTSD survivor, and I have used these therapies personally to find lasting peace and joy. I enjoy providing compassionate, supportive therapy, and deep insight orientated, transformative therapy. I enjoy helping clients reduce stress, heal codependency, and heal trauma, depression, and grief. I teach clients to find their inner confidence, and courage, to set boundaries with others and stop "people pleasing". I teach clients to Love themselves and communicate clearly and compassionately with others. I help clients to get to the root of their problems, learn to regulate their emotions, and find peace in the midst of worry and distress. I help clients learn to set boundaries in healthy relationships and to leave abusive relationships.

Next available: Jun 17

Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, LCSW-C, ACSW

(he/him)

Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, LMSW, LIMHP, LCSW-C, ACSW profile image
LICSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, I am Joe and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with the ability to serve those located throughout the United States. My aim to to ensure that each and every session be approach with comfort, finding solutions and getting you to feel better with whatever associated problem you are experiencing. It may be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. We can work together to find a solution to getting you to feel better!

Next available: Jun 28

Ryann Diaz, LCSW

(she/her)

Ryann Diaz, LCSW profile image
LICSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
Looking for a down to earth and relaxed therapist? You're in the right place! While all the individuals I serve are unique, my focus is within the LGBTQ+ community where I have lived experience. I address a multitude of concerns including various LGBTQ+ issues, gender identity, transgender health, grief/loss, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, boundaries, and coping skills. I write gender affirming care letters. I'm here to provide you with a safe space and affirming care to navigate your concerns and assist you in reaching your goals!

Next available: Jun 17

Sari Green

(she/her)

Sari Green profile image
LCMHC
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm Sari. I have a passion for helping people overcome challenges and achieve a balanced and fulfilling life. For more than 14 years, I have had the privilege of assisting my clients in their healing and personal growth journey. I understand that taking the first steps to seek out therapy can sometimes be scary or overwhelming, but I am here to help guide you on this path of change and self-discovery.

Next available: Jun 18

Shirley Gedney-Rubel

(she/her)

Shirley Gedney-Rubel profile image
LCMHC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Humorous
Virtual
Hey there! I'm Shirley. We all struggle sometimes. You may need to make a change or a difficult decision. You may feel unsure of how to solve a problem. While family and friends may want to help, they often are unequipped to be truly helpful. Talking with someone unbiased and nonjudgmental can be most helpful when you feel lost or face barriers to achieving your hopes and dreams. I am a compassionate and knowledgeable licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut. I have about 10 years of diverse experience including trauma, substance abuse treatment, and domestic violence counseling and advocacy. I approach each client with an open mind and an open heart. I believe each person is the “expert” on themselves and it is my job to help them find the tools that will work for them. My journey to counseling has been a long and winding road, going back to school at the age of 50 after a successful culinary career. I graduated top of my class with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Bridgeport. In addition to a comprehensive education, I bring a wealth of life experience to the therapy room. I have been through marriage, divorce, parenting challenges, personal loss, and so much more. I love helping my clients find their passion and direction. I am humbled to walk with them as they discover their life path. I look forward to working with you as you begin your own journey.

Next available: Jun 17

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