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Therapists

Our Therapists provide a comprehensive set of services to help boost your confidence and offer support as you navigate your personal health and wellness challenges. They will work closely with you  in order to achieve measurable results that allow you to push forward with a new, positive mindset. 

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Melissa L. Costanzo
 LMFT| Therapist & Clinical Director

I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2002. Much of my career has been working with children and teens in conjunction with their families as well as with individual adult clients and couples, providing clinical treatment, support and psycho-education.

 

As a graduate of the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT in Marriage and Family Therapy, I gained a greater understanding of the effects that symptoms have on and are effected by family members. I utilize a Solution Focused therapy approach providing short term goal oriented sessions. In addition, I seek to establish boundaries and open communication in families increasing the level of functioning. 

My personal and laid back style has been successful working with ADHD, anxiety, depression, Bi-polar, suicidal ideation, self harm, as well as couples issues including sexual dysfunction, affairs, mistrust, parenting and co-parenting. I offer support through developmental stages of childhood, dissolution of marriage and family care giving. 

 

As a divorced mom of two, I am familiar with the struggles of parenthood, co-parenting, marriage and unfortunately divorce. I offer a supportive ear with clinical techniques to get you through your difficulties. I offer evening hours to decrease the need for you to take excessive time off from school or work.

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Morgan Poeta
MS LPC| Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. After graduating with my undergraduate degree in Social Work I began working at a residential treatment program for individuals with severe mental health disorders.  Throughout this experience I realized I was passionate about helping people improve their mental health.  

            I graduated with my master’s degree in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University and began working at the Root Center for Advanced Recovery. I have extensive experience and knowledge with substance use issues, co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety as well as life transitions. I utilize a Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) approach as well as a strengths-based perspective when meeting with clients both individually and in group therapy. Most importantly, I meet my clients where they are and work to promote both hope and courage as they face challenges.  

I believe that everyone has the ability to make positive changes in their lives and it’s my goal to help people realize their potential and find their strengths. I like to keep a laid-back and calm environment with a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship in order to always maintain trust and respect.  

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Olivia Goforth
 LCSW| Therapist

Seeking therapy can be an undertaking that brings on uncertainties about discussing the challenges of life. I am a licensed clinical social worker and a practitioner that is passionate about helping people restore hope and practically enhance their lives. I have professionally practiced in the field for twelve years and have provided clinical expertise since 2016 after graduating with master’s degree from Fordham University. With dedication to change work and motivation to increase overall happiness, I am sure that participating in therapy will provide a magnitude of improvements to you. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome depression, anxiety, addictions, familial and relational conflict, grief and loss, trauma, as well as additional stressors that can cause limits in daily functioning.   

 

My approach to therapy is derived from person centered techniques where I exhibit unconditional positive regard, compassion and a judgement free space for you to feel free and unrestricted about your sharing. I curtail my therapy in collaboration with the participant to find the best fit for you. I am trained in: CBT, DBT, Multi-dimensional family therapy, trauma informed modalities including: ARC, cognitive restructuring for PTSD, and seeking safety. Goal oriented and solution focused therapy have been techniques I’ve used to assist clients in gaining their self-identified objectives. I enjoy using a strengths based perspective where growing your self-determination will allow for resilience and the capacity to succeed in your goals. I have extensive experience working with individuals severely impacted by complex trauma, co-occurring disorders, intellectual disabilities, thought and mood disorders, as well as panic and depressive disorders. My professional background as well as personal life experience enables me to be an effective social worker who is comfortable and confident in counseling diverse groups of people. 

 

If you find that you are ready to commit to breaking the barriers in your life causing you distress, I invite you to schedule a session with me. I look forward to working with you and finding the footing you have lost, but will be sure to regain.

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Tanya C. Wayne
LMFT| Therapist

My ambition is to improve people’s lives and I have chosen to do this through providing therapy as a clinician since 2016. I earned a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Saint Joseph. In my professional career I have worked with clients and families in various settings. This background has given me the opportunities to better support clients, to give guidance in developing skills, to offer insight that empowers positive change, and to watch them grow. I enjoy working with clients from various backgrounds and cultures. This has led me to meet some amazing people.

Do you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts or emotions? Or find it difficult to establish or maintain satisfying relationships at home, work, or socially? I am here to help you on your journey to find solutions and build strategies for you to reach your goals. My experience in the clinical field has given me experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with clinical concerns such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship problems, and child-parent conflict. In the context of family, the mental health struggles of an individual can impact the family. Common concerns I have treated within families, but not limited to, are communication problems, goal setting, marital conflict, and behavioral issues of children. These concerns and many others can happen for a variety of reasons and impact one's personal life, career, relationships, education, and spiritual well-being.

My approach to therapy is to build a strong therapeutic connection with my clients that is respectful, nonjudgmental, and empathetic.  I utilize skills of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy as catalysts for therapeutic dialogue in sessions. Having trained in other modalities, I will tailor your treatment to best meet your needs. My diverse experience allows me to easily attune to my client's needs and help clients feel comfortable and safe.

 

I believe that for many the toughest step of therapy is the initial reaching out. You deserve respect and dignity through the process of learning how to address your current issue and build a healthier life with the appropriate skills to face your challenges. It is an honor and a privilege for me to be a part of that process.

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Lora Small
LCSW| Therapist

Are you currently dealing with a challenging life event that you believe is insurmountable? We will work together to figure out how to navigate your way back to feeling more centered and to a place where you can become a better version of yourself- or any version that you envision! I believe in using a collaborative, compassionate, and empathetic approach to meet my clients where they are. 

 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. I work with young adults, older adults, and families who are grappling with the circumstances of life. It is critical to me to develop a relationship with each client that is authentic, and that will foster a sense of trust as you begin to engage in the therapeutic process. I understand that starting a new relationship can be daunting- which is why your experience while engaging in treatment will always be honored. If you are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety or are experiencing relationship stressors, I can help you explore ways of managing symptoms to resolve your issues in a non-judgmental and comfortable environment. 



I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. I utilize a range of therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Multidimensional Family Therapy, and Supportive Counseling. If you are thinking about starting therapy, I would be honored to assist you with identifying the strengths and tools that lie within you to cope with the challenges of life so that you can live a more peaceful and fulfilling life. 

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Amanda Roy
 LPC| Therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut with training and experience utilizing Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and person-centered therapy. I graduated from Springfield College with my Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling, and have been working for years with people struggling with substance use disorders, alongside all of the complicated feelings humans experience: sadness and depression, anxiety, grief, fear, change, and problems in relationships. I also have experience with more severe concerns such as mood disorders, trauma, and addiction. 

 

I chose to become a mental health professional after I graduated college and worked for years in customer service. I began to notice that so many of the people around me – from coworkers to customers, family and friends - were silently struggling every day, and I was inspired by their strength. My style could be described as solution-focused, and I work as a team with my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals with empathy, compassion and an open mind.

My favorite thing to see is someone’s pride when they notice how far they’ve come. Often changes are small and incremental, and it can be hard to see our own progress along the way. No undesirable feeling or behavior is truly unexplainable, and while finding the root causes of our mental health concerns can be a difficult process and may take time, it ultimately helps us grow. Learning to be emotionally intelligent will have a consistently positive impact on your life as you learn the skills that will help you navigate life as it comes. I believe that every person is capable of change, and I also acknowledge that change can be unthinkably scary. I am here to help you find your own strength to be an emotionally healthy individual.

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Denise DeBrady
 LCSW / LADC| Therapist

I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master's degree in Social Work. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work with clients of all ages, and using a warm, safe environment, assists my clients to identify their strengths, goals, and abilities to cope with and overcome their symptoms and discomforts.

I have worked with a diverse range of populations in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, substance abuse and mental health agencies. My experience has been working with children and adolescent Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services and adults in individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Through this work, I became well-versed in high risk assessments including the threshold for higher levels of care, and have experience with anxiety, depression, self-injurious behavior, grief, substance use disorders, and social and familial conflict. In addition to counseling, I have been an adjunct professor for over 10 years and teach introductory courses to beginner social work students.

I look forward to navigating life transitions as well as the overall quest for clarity and self-awareness. I specialize in helping clients cope with and overcome symptoms that are interrupting their daily lives. I utilize a strengths-based and person-centered approach to treatment recognizing that each individual has resources within themselves which, when fostered, will help them meet their treatment goals. I believe in the importance of a therapeutic relationship and work closely with my clients to help them feel empowered to make changes in their lives.

My hope is to provide the safety and insight you need to identify subversive patterns of thought and behavior and move toward a more functional, confident approach to life. Currently, I only see clients telehealth.

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Emily Stockwell
LPC / LADC| Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in the state of Connecticut. I graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2018 with my master’s in clinical professional counseling with concentrations in mental health and addiction recovery.

My experience in the field began in 2017. Since that time, I have gained extensive experience working with people with substance use disorders, mental health diagnoses, and co-occurring disorders. I am well versed in using Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and use a person-centered approach in all people I work with. I also have experience with Medication Assisted Treatment clients.

It is my wholehearted belief that we all have the capacity to change, heal, and recover from all the wild things that life can throw at us; sometimes all we need is a little guidance to help us along the way. I strive to create a warm, welcoming, and trusting environment which I hope can allow us to work together towards your goals, whatever they may be.

As a working mom I understand how hard it can be to balance life and responsibilities while still finding time to take care of yourself, but I also understand how making changes within yourself can positively impact all those around you. I look forward to helping you live your most healthy, productive, and fulfilling life!

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Amanda Bascetta
LPC| Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I entered the mental health field after I graduated from Western Connecticut State University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology in the year of 2013. I then obtained my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University in the year of 2015.

I have worked in a variety of settings which include therapeutic group homes, outpatient settings, and community mental health programs funded by the Court Support Services Division. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have worked with a variety of populations including at-risk teens, couples experiencing relational stress, and individuals struggling with life stressors/transitions, symptoms related to adjustment disorders, ADHD, OCD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and PTSD.

I enjoy working to assist my clients in reaching their therapeutic goals with the use of DBT techniques, CBT techniques, solution focused techniques, strength-based approaches, and motivational interviewing techniques. I strive to create a safe, warm, and welcoming environment. My goal is to assist each of my clients in reaching a place of comfort for self-exploration that will lead to emotional wellness, and inner growth. I look forward to helping you reach your therapeutic goals as well as emotional healing. I am currently seeing adult clients for in-person sessions or telehealth sessions.

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Jessica Ahern
LPCA 
| Therapist

I have always had a passion for helping others and as a therapist I aim to work alongside the client to recognize their strengths and abilities, as well as explore unhealthy thought patterns that may impact daily living. I offer a safe, judgement free environment built on mutual respect and trust where individuals are given the space to work through life’s challenges and make positive changes. I believe in meeting clients where they are and tailoring my approach to achieve individual needs. I have experience with CBT, solution-focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET).

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) through the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. I graduated with my master’s degree in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Carolina and began working at the Root Center for Advanced Recovery. I have experience and knowledge with substance use issues, co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety as well as life transitions.

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Choosing to begin therapy is daunting and the potential changes can be scary, but I believe the growth and skills learned are worthwhile and I aim to make the process as smooth as possible. I am honored to be a part of your journey and look forward to helping you live your most authentic, fulfilling life!

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Kori Hames
LCSW| Therapist

I’m so glad you’re here! I’m Kori and I provide psychotherapy for children and adolescents. My approach is grounded in the belief that the therapeutic relationship is the most important indicator of success in therapy. I strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment for my clients where feelings of safety & connection are at the forefront of our collaborative partnership.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Connecticut, I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan from early childhood to late adulthood treating those with various mental health diagnoses, disabilities, complex trauma, relationship troubles, and those navigating challenging life transitions.

I practice client-centered, strengths-based therapy using a variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), to fit the unique needs of each individual.

I admire your bravery for joining in the therapeutic process and look forward to helping you on your journey to becoming the best version of you!

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Kaitlyn Romano
LPCA
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 Therapist

Dealing with the challenge of mental health struggles can be trying. With a compassionate and empathetic professional, overcoming these challenges can possible. As a licensed professional counselor associate (LPCA), I am able to assist you with identifying your strengths to overcome any identified struggles.

 

 I graduated with my masters degree in counseling and also obtained a masters degree in criminal Justice and forensic psychology from the University of New Haven. With several years of experience, I have successfully treated those with substance abuse disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other disorders and concerns related to the criminal Justice system.

 

As a diverse professional, I specialize in treating children and adolescents with conduct disorders, depression, history of suicidal ideations/attempts and adjustment disorders. Additionally, I am able to treat adults who struggle with cooccurring disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. I am also able to encompass a holistic approach by involving family members within the therapeutic process. Through a strengths-based perspective, I can help you identify effective coping mechanisms to increase your self-actualization and overall quality of life. I am efficient with applying differing techniques within CBT, REBt and person-centered theories. Overall, I adopt a flexible stance in treating your needs and modify your treatment accordingly.

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Melinda Sullivan
LCSW / LADC | Therapist

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor for over 17 years, working with clients from all different backgrounds, different diagnoses, and different experiences. I have enjoyed being a part of their process and a part of their recovery.

 

I have a person centered approach when working with my clients and always approach each client with an open mind. I always maintain a non-judgmental attitude and environment, so that you can feel safe, get vulnerable and make the changes you want to see in your life.

I specialize in PTSD, mood disorders, addictions, anxiety disorders and negative core beliefs about yourself that get in the way of your success and happiness. I'm trained and certified in (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization. EMDR treats mental health conditions that happen because of memories from traumatic events in your past. It’s best known for its role in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but its use is expanding to include treatment of many other conditions.

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Suzanne A. Rosenberg
 LCSW| Therapist

Our minds and bodies are not well designed for many of the stresses we face in daily life today. It is not unusual to go through periods where your normal coping skills just aren’t enough. Depression, anxiety, grief and anger can negatively affect your relationships, your work and your ability to live your best life. As a therapist, I support people on their journey of managing and mastering their challenges with painful thoughts and feelings and improving their quality of life.

My approach to therapy is centered in compassion and creating a judgement-free space of safety and support for us to do this work. Within this space, I will help you find ways to reduce your symptoms and distress and find solutions for yourself, using a range of skills and techniques. There is no “one size fits all” answer to anyone’s problems as we are all unique individuals. I use techniques from CBT, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and somatic (body centered) therapies with a solution focused approach, so that we are always working towards your goals.

I have extensive experience working in the medical field with people experiencing chronic and life threatening illnesses as well mental health conditions. Working with the relationship between body and mind, the way in which emotions affect the physical body and how physical symptoms affect the way you think and feel, we can reduce the distress and burden of illness and find new ways that you can experience joy and a sense of meaning and purpose at any stage of life or health.

I am also trained in ART Therapy (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), an evidence based practice uniquely designed to address traumatic memories using a voluntary memory/image replacement technique which changes the way memories are stored in the brain. Grounded in neuroscience, this treatment can substantially reduce the physical and emotional response to triggers and memories and help you live a healthier and happier life.

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Frank Grasso
MS LADC
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I graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2012 with a masters degree in Professional Counseling. I have been a CAC since 2009 with the Connecticut Certification Board and a ICADC with the IC&RC international board.

 

I have worked in the field since 2009, most recently in Virginia facilitating an Intensive Outpatient Program and providing individual counseling. I'm a qualified Mental Health professional that works with adults and children that have been affected by substance use in some way shape or form. I have worked with ages from 3 to 65 in Florida, Virginia and Connecticut. 

In my lifetime, I have strived to help others as a coach, mentor and counselor. The counseling modalities I use most are Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I help my clients to recognize the negative and unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns so that they are able to make changes that work for them and their life. I'm  also certified in parenting issues and trauma work.

I am an avid sports fan, enjoy traveling and still have a zest for life.

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Maribel Claudio
NCC, LPC | Therapist

I am a Bi-Lingual Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and am board certified (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors. My experience in the field began in 2018 at a residential facility for individuals who were in early recovery and reacclimating to life outside of treatment programs. Upon graduating with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2019), I did intensive in-home work where I worked with individuals, couples, and families that have been affected by substance use and various co-occurring disorders. I have extensive experience in working with dual diagnoses, substance use disorders, trauma, and various other mental health conditions. I provide counseling from a strength-based perspective and am a firm believer that everyone is the expert of their own lives, and that they should be the one to guide the direction of their treatment.

Using a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and a Person-Centered approach, I will work with you to collaborate on identifying your individualized needs, goals, and strengths to attain positive outcomes throughout the course of treatment.  I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and MDMA-Assisted Therapy (for treatment resistant PTSD). I currently work as a counselor in Methadone Maintenance and am familiar with working with individuals who utilize Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). I am also well versed in utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI).

I believe that in order to truly overcome our life struggles, we must first understand what drives the behaviors that contribute to them. Reaching out for help can be difficult but can be so rewarding. I look forward to working with you and helping you explore more effective ways of coping and living.

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Tracy J. Young
MS LADC / MSW| Therapist

I am a Master-level Clinician and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 26 years of experience.  Most recently I held a director’s role within Continuum of Care Inc. and Mid-Western Connecticut Council on Alcoholism. I have also worked in various treatment settings, including intensive inpatient programs for adolescents, young adults and psychiatric hospitals.

 

My approach to therapy is tailored to each individual client’s needs. Using a holistic framework, I integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus, Humanistic, and Mindfulness-based practices.  I work collaboratively to create a supportive therapeutic relationship, identify treatment goals, and help each individual meet them. 

 

I believe the client therapist interaction is particularly critical in making progress toward treatment goals and offers a safe environment for growth.  I will work with each individual to identify personal goals in order to assist each person achieve their major potential.

 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science from Purdue University and a Master of Social Work from Indiana University.

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Vanessa McClintock
LPC / NCC | Therapist

Taking initiative to begin therapy is a venturous act that can seem overwhelming to some, but will ultimately guide you toward betterment. Pursuing mental health care for oneself is a right that should be accessible to and personalized for all individuals. I provide counseling from a person-centered, strengths-based lens, meaning that you will be the one to guide your treatment according to your individual needs, goals, and strengths. Using a blend of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based therapy, I will work with you to identify each of these and achieve positive outcomes over the course of our time together.

 

I have a variety of experience in the mental health field, beginning in 2015 at an extended day treatment program for children. While returning to Springfield College to work toward my Master’s Degree, I began working as a mental health counselor in the inpatient setting and continued practicing clinically after completion of my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019. I am currently licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) through the state of Connecticut and am board certified (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors.

 

I have experience working with adults across the lifespan and gender spectrum, coming from many different backgrounds, navigating a variety of circumstances including life changes and stressors, trauma, grief and loss, substance use, and associated anger, depression, and anxiety. I have worked with individuals with a number of conditions including mood disorders, substance use disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and trauma and related disorders. With each individual, I utilize my ability to build relationships through empathy and acceptance in order to develop a treatment plan specialized for this person. I look forward to working with you as you find your way toward a more peaceful and productive place of wellness.

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Amanda Dill
LCSW| Therapist

I've been working in human services, mental and behavioral health since 2010 in a wide variety of treatment settings. I have worked with all age groups, from birth-3 to end of life, and everything in between. I graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelors in Childhood Studies and a minor in Social Work, as well as a Masters in Special Education. I later went on to earn another Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston in order to achieve my dream of providing individual and family therapy in a private practice setting.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I draw from a wide range of treatment modalities and theoretical perspectives in order to provide personalized and client centered treatment. Among the frameworks that I draw from are Existential Philosophy, Social Learning Theory, Psychodynamic Theory and Object Relations Theory. I also utilize modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

I believe that in order to truly overcome our struggles, we must first understand the root of them, and feel that above all else the therapeutic rapport and trust between client and provider is the best predictor of long term success and recovery. With the help of the right clinician and by looking back on our past we can then understand our present and create a healthier and happier future. I also believe that anyone, at any age, can benefit from therapy. I take a person centered approach and individualize my treatment methods and modalities to your specific needs, goals, concerns and hopes for the future. I truly look forward to working with anyone who is hoping to better themselves and their lives.

 

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Kristin Peck
MS LPC| Therapist

I believe creating a safe and trusting relationship is essential in helping you and child through therapy.  Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Diabolical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and solution based therapy, I seek to help children acquire the skills to handle life's challenges and replace undesirable traits with positive ones.

 

 I am empathic and understanding, which is why I became a child therapist. I'm also a certified school counselor and currently work in the Stamford Public School district. I've also worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center helping individuals through their treatment. I have helped children and adolescents deal with a variety of issues including, self image issues, peer trouble, career counseling, bereavement, anxiety, depression and divorce. I have a Masters Degree from Saint John's University (an CACREP accredited program) and my Bachelors Degree is from the University of South Carolina. I am also a member of the American Counselors Association. Currently I am only seeing clients via telehealth. 

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Shannon Jacobs
LPC | Therapist

I have worked in the human services field for over 15 years, and I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut. I graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2012 with an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy.

I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career, and I greatly enjoy helping others reach their goals. I worked for 11 years with young adults diagnosed with ASD teaching independent living and social skills in a residential setting. In 2017 I transitioned to working full time as a mental health counselor.  I have experience working with children, young adults, families, and couples. I currently work as a counselor in an outpatient setting with adults engaged in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

I have always had a passion for helping others and as a therapist I take pride in working with individuals to recognize their strengths and abilities. I believe that therapy is a safe way to provide others with the space, knowledge, and skills to facilitate change and reach personal goals. I use a client-centered approach to therapy, and I take pride in creating a relaxed and judgement free zone. I know that coming into therapy is not always easy and I strive to meet my clients where they are and provide the needed support to help them on their journey. I have experience with CBT, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET).

I made the decision to become a therapist because I want to support others as they grow and adjust to the many changes of life. I hope that I can have the opportunity to work with you to develop a toolbox of skills and strategies that can help you manage day to day life in a fulfilling and productive manner.   

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Chelsie Morais
LMFT| Therapist

My goal as a Marriage and Family Therapist is to help people heal, grow and become self-aware of their inner strengths. I provide a peaceful and non-judgmental space for you to explore your inner thoughts and feelings while processing every day challenges that might arise.

 

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I provide a person centered approach in therapy. I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Central CT State University. I am credentialed in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I have experience with children, teens and adults who struggle with relational issues, positive self-esteem, suicidal ideation and struggles with anxiety and depression. I also have experience working with teens and young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum, other mental health issues and intellectual disabilities.

 

Reaching out for help can be challenging but it can also be the first step towards making healthier life decisions. I look forward to getting to know you as you explore your personal growth and journey in therapy.  

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Theresa Nicholson
MS LADC| Therapist

As a Master-level clinician with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a License as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, I have been a leader in the greater Hartford community for over 25 years. I use my strong teamwork approach and ability to help facilitate change to assist the individuals and families I have the privilege to counsel. 

 

Throughout my career I have worked with several state departments including the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Developmental Services.  I truly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live their best life.

 

I bring with me a desire to take all that I have experienced in my career to assist those with a desire to grow, change, adapt and evolve into their best self. My style is characterized by teamwork and self-determination, for only you can make the commitment and set the path to becoming the best you.

 

As the mother of five adoptive children, I find that being a parent is the “hardest job I have ever loved to do”.  Children come with their own unique gifts and challenges, and I hope to share some of my own experiences in the hope that it can help other families.

 

My unique experiences along with my desire to help others have set a path that led me to Peaceful Mind. I look forward to the steps we can take to help you find your path.

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Quentin Garcia
LMSW| Therapist

Finding the right therapist makes all the difference when it comes to executing the changes you want to see in your life. As a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who studied at one of the foremost Universities for Social Work Education (Boston University), I aim to work with you to identify problem areas and collaboratively strategize for optimal treatment outcomes. 

 

My warm, people-centric nature creates a judgment-free space where you feel comfortable enough to be your most authentic self. The strength of our relationship and your innate ability to learn, cope, and grow is the driving force behind healing at all levels. I use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Solutions-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed approaches to help meet everyone’s individualized needs. 

 

I work with many presenting problems, including but not limited to Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, PTSD/Trauma, and Sexuality/LGBT matters. I use my professional experience in these areas to highlight your strengths and support your personal mission. My hope is that your journey, whatever path you choose, is fruitful and fulfilling. 

 

I look forward to our work together. 

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Eden Corridon
LPC
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 Therapist

Hello there! I am a dual Licensed Professional Counselor and School Counselor who is passionate about providing individualized therapy using a person-centered and holistic approach. I have a Masters in Counseling  from The University of Saint Joseph, and I have experience working with clients of all ages.

 

I believe that in a society where mental health can often be looked upon as an afterthought, it is especially important now more than ever that it is prioritized. I aim to create a collaborative working relationship that will ultimately lead to self-improvement and healing within a safe therapeutic environment. I use an interpersonal  and  relational-cultural approach in therapy meaning that one of my top priorities is getting to know the client as a whole person. This includes the many layers of a client’s identity and experiences. It is important to me that I place a large emphasis on client strengths and cultivate authenticity and empowerment so that they feel in control of their life.

 

I believe therapy should be collaborative and depending on the need, I integrate a wide range of treatment options including CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Therapy. Some of my training includes working with anxiety/depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma and abuse. My approach to counseling is rooted in my experience within therapeutic practice and my commitment to equity.

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