James Edward Pollowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Clinical issues in adoption, parenting, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and difficulty in defining personal goals are a focus of my work.
Incorporating a nurturing, friendly approach, I'm able to quickly join with clients. We'll explore relevant issues that generate negative symptoms. Through exploration of many roles in relationships, stuck patterns are identified and positive changes can occur. Working with individuals, couples, families, I'll challenge you in a non judgemental, empathetic atmosphere. I'll actively help you to discover changes that can positively impact your quality of life. My therapy style is interactive. I excite clients' imagination by incorporating their innate creative spirit. Using varieties of therapy techniques, sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client(s).
(203) 307-2790
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Clinical issues in adoption, parenting, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and difficulty in defining personal goals are a focus of my work.
Incorporating a nurturing, friendly approach, I'm able to quickly join with clients. We'll explore relevant issues that generate negative symptoms. Through exploration of many roles in relationships, stuck patterns are identified and positive changes can occur. Working with individuals, couples, families, I'll challenge you in a non judgemental, empathetic atmosphere. I'll actively help you to discover changes that can positively impact your quality of life. My therapy style is interactive. I excite clients' imagination by incorporating their innate creative spirit. Using varieties of therapy techniques, sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client(s).
Kathryn Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in work with children (3+), adults and families. My clinical work has focused on trauma including early childhood trauma, foster and adoption, grief and loss , depression and anxiety. My approach is client centered and collaborative, tailoring each therapy to the individual or family culture.
(959) 209-9622
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in work with children (3+), adults and families. My clinical work has focused on trauma including early childhood trauma, foster and adoption, grief and loss , depression and anxiety. My approach is client centered and collaborative, tailoring each therapy to the individual or family culture.
We are a group of therapists who provide therapy for children and adults through the lifespan. We also offer psychological evaluations for all ages. Our therapists have specialties to help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, adoption issues, behavioral problems, grief and loss, and end of life issues. Let us help you with identifying and meeting your personal goals in a warm, supportive setting.
(860) 739-6974
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We are a group of therapists who provide therapy for children and adults through the lifespan. We also offer psychological evaluations for all ages. Our therapists have specialties to help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, adoption issues, behavioral problems, grief and loss, and end of life issues. Let us help you with identifying and meeting your personal goals in a warm, supportive setting.
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Esther Mwangi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MA, BCCC Verified
Offers online therapy
I also delight in working with individuals with adoption/adoptee concerns, parenting and immigration/ refugee concerns.
Faith is important in treatment and allowable in my space. I provide confidential and safe environment to explore specific reasons for seeking counseling.You may be experiencing difficulties with relationships, struggling with events from the past or be at a place in life you desire change and greater satisfaction. My treatment methods are based on the individual's presenting needs, assessment data and evidence-based practices. I utilize a strength-based approach, commonly using cognitive and behavioral therapeutic modalities, skills training, and education. A person needing empathy and support will find me to be encouraging.
(860) 736-3130
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I also delight in working with individuals with adoption/adoptee concerns, parenting and immigration/ refugee concerns.
Faith is important in treatment and allowable in my space. I provide confidential and safe environment to explore specific reasons for seeking counseling.You may be experiencing difficulties with relationships, struggling with events from the past or be at a place in life you desire change and greater satisfaction. My treatment methods are based on the individual's presenting needs, assessment data and evidence-based practices. I utilize a strength-based approach, commonly using cognitive and behavioral therapeutic modalities, skills training, and education. A person needing empathy and support will find me to be encouraging.
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Virginia P Ayres
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC, BCPTSD Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in attachment issues, including those caused by disrupted attachments during early childhood or the adoption process.
At times, it can be difficult to feel joy or appreciate life due to mental health challenges that appear during times of transition. Asking for help can be intimidating. I offer compassionate, non-judgmental, and empowering therapy solutions, helping you develop your strength and find balance in your life. For over ten years, I have worked with couples, adults, young adults, children, and families who are struggling with anxiety, anger, addictions, and relationship issues.
(203) 529-4567
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I specialize in attachment issues, including those caused by disrupted attachments during early childhood or the adoption process.
At times, it can be difficult to feel joy or appreciate life due to mental health challenges that appear during times of transition. Asking for help can be intimidating. I offer compassionate, non-judgmental, and empowering therapy solutions, helping you develop your strength and find balance in your life. For over ten years, I have worked with couples, adults, young adults, children, and families who are struggling with anxiety, anger, addictions, and relationship issues.
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Calming Elements Creative Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, BC Verified
Offers online therapy
My practice focuses on children, adolescents, women and families. Some deal with anxiety or social difficulties; some deal with trauma and depression. Some are grieving. Some are navigating life changes; others are navigating difficult environments, such as home or school. Some are finding out who they are and embracing their passions, while navigating their environments where they may not be fully accepted yet. This may be due to learning or neurological differences, circumstances of adoption, divorce and or/blended families, or gender or sexual identities. Sometimes work is done individually, sometimes in family groupings.
(475) 253-5223
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My practice focuses on children, adolescents, women and families. Some deal with anxiety or social difficulties; some deal with trauma and depression. Some are grieving. Some are navigating life changes; others are navigating difficult environments, such as home or school. Some are finding out who they are and embracing their passions, while navigating their environments where they may not be fully accepted yet. This may be due to learning or neurological differences, circumstances of adoption, divorce and or/blended families, or gender or sexual identities. Sometimes work is done individually, sometimes in family groupings.
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Barbara Stark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Hello. I would like to introduce myself so you can determine if we might work well together. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist which means I specialize in helping you with all types of relationships/issues. Parenting, adoption, adolescent issues, marital conflicts, problem solving, and self improvement goals are a few of the many things we can tackle together. I work with both individuals and couples and even entire families. I co-led a Bipolar group for clients and their family members.
(203) 318-4634
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Hello. I would like to introduce myself so you can determine if we might work well together. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist which means I specialize in helping you with all types of relationships/issues. Parenting, adoption, adolescent issues, marital conflicts, problem solving, and self improvement goals are a few of the many things we can tackle together. I work with both individuals and couples and even entire families. I co-led a Bipolar group for clients and their family members.
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Michael Bruce Pines
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Many of my clients have histories of foster care and adoption which have had a profound impact on their lives.
I am a psychologist with over 35 years in practice. I work primarily with children and adolescents and their families experiencing a variety of problems--anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral disorders and notably issues related to trauma, loss and attachment. I also treat a variety of adjustment disorders related to childhood and adolescence. In addition, I see adults and couples as well.
(860) 591-8176
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Many of my clients have histories of foster care and adoption which have had a profound impact on their lives.
I am a psychologist with over 35 years in practice. I work primarily with children and adolescents and their families experiencing a variety of problems--anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral disorders and notably issues related to trauma, loss and attachment. I also treat a variety of adjustment disorders related to childhood and adolescence. In addition, I see adults and couples as well.
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Susan W Baron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Since 1995, I have been involved in the field of adoption. For the first twelve years of my practice, I worked with families adopting domestically and internationally. Throughout that time, I began to realize that, although adoptive families experience the same challenges that all families face as their children develop, they cope with additional challenges which have their roots in adoption. I am able to provide you with sensitive, adoption-competent therapy which is based on the latest research in the field. I also have extensive experiences helping you navigate life's challenges and transitions.
(203) 779-6420
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Since 1995, I have been involved in the field of adoption. For the first twelve years of my practice, I worked with families adopting domestically and internationally. Throughout that time, I began to realize that, although adoptive families experience the same challenges that all families face as their children develop, they cope with additional challenges which have their roots in adoption. I am able to provide you with sensitive, adoption-competent therapy which is based on the latest research in the field. I also have extensive experiences helping you navigate life's challenges and transitions.
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Ali Nachtrieb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
I have been trained in Adoption Clinical Training (ACT), Pathways to Permanence (a parenting curriculum for parenting kids with trauma), Seeking Safety, ITCI (Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma), Play and Sand Tray therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children.
I provide assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families, specifically with children & teens experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. I have over 6 years experience in working with traumatized youth in a variety of settings such as Outpatient, Victims Advocacy, community settings, residential settings and school settings. I bring expertise to my practice from the field of foster care, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, trauma, and parenting. While I specialize in working with children and teens, I also utilize my skills with adults seeking trauma and grief treatment.
(860) 854-1641
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I have been trained in Adoption Clinical Training (ACT), Pathways to Permanence (a parenting curriculum for parenting kids with trauma), Seeking Safety, ITCI (Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma), Play and Sand Tray therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children.
I provide assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families, specifically with children & teens experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. I have over 6 years experience in working with traumatized youth in a variety of settings such as Outpatient, Victims Advocacy, community settings, residential settings and school settings. I bring expertise to my practice from the field of foster care, attachment, grief and loss, adoption, trauma, and parenting. While I specialize in working with children and teens, I also utilize my skills with adults seeking trauma and grief treatment.
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Caley Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD Verified
I provide therapy and assessment services to individuals from young children through young adults. Services provided include diagnostic and comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations, as well as treatment in individual and group formats. I provide treatment for individuals with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, and challenging behaviors. I have a particular interest in working with families and children around issues related to adoption and have completed a certification in Clinical Issues in Adoption developed jointly by the CT Department of Children and Families, the UCONN School of Social Work, and Southern CT State University.
(203) 779-6335
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I provide therapy and assessment services to individuals from young children through young adults. Services provided include diagnostic and comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations, as well as treatment in individual and group formats. I provide treatment for individuals with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, and challenging behaviors. I have a particular interest in working with families and children around issues related to adoption and have completed a certification in Clinical Issues in Adoption developed jointly by the CT Department of Children and Families, the UCONN School of Social Work, and Southern CT State University.
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Inner Reflections Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
  I also have extensive knowledge in foster care and adoption as well as reunification work.
Difficult roads can often lead to beautiful destinations. Let me help guide you to a place of inner peace and create an opportunity for growth and healing. I strive to provide a calming and supportive environment so you can feel comfortable and safe. I utilizes a strengths-based approach, helping to enhance self-esteem and empower you to reach your full potential.
(959) 200-8992
Verified
Offers online therapy
  I also have extensive knowledge in foster care and adoption as well as reunification work.
Difficult roads can often lead to beautiful destinations. Let me help guide you to a place of inner peace and create an opportunity for growth and healing. I strive to provide a calming and supportive environment so you can feel comfortable and safe. I utilizes a strengths-based approach, helping to enhance self-esteem and empower you to reach your full potential.
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Elizabeth Schenker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I have worked extensively with heterosexual and LGBTQ families regarding open adoption, co-parenting and child development.
Finding a therapist you can trust is paramount. My clients describe me as empathetic, compassionate and honest. I tend to speak up more during sessions than many traditional therapists; this is because I’m genuinely curious about how you think and feel. Engaging in a conversation and getting to know your story is the reason I became a social worker.
(203) 530-5637
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I have worked extensively with heterosexual and LGBTQ families regarding open adoption, co-parenting and child development.
Finding a therapist you can trust is paramount. My clients describe me as empathetic, compassionate and honest. I tend to speak up more during sessions than many traditional therapists; this is because I’m genuinely curious about how you think and feel. Engaging in a conversation and getting to know your story is the reason I became a social worker.
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Kristie G Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise are in addressing adoption issues, family dynamics, addiction, grief and loss, divorce mediation, custodial parenting, depression, attachment, anxiety and health and wellness.
I am a seasoned behavioral health professional with over 25 years experience in the field. In my practice you can count on receiving supportive, caring and responsive treatment. I will work closely with you to optimize your strengths and reach your potential using a solution focused couseling. Receiving counseling is a two way process and I am here to guide your thoughts and feelings to a positive place so you can live life in a positive manner.
(860) 406-5552
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My areas of expertise are in addressing adoption issues, family dynamics, addiction, grief and loss, divorce mediation, custodial parenting, depression, attachment, anxiety and health and wellness.
I am a seasoned behavioral health professional with over 25 years experience in the field. In my practice you can count on receiving supportive, caring and responsive treatment. I will work closely with you to optimize your strengths and reach your potential using a solution focused couseling. Receiving counseling is a two way process and I am here to guide your thoughts and feelings to a positive place so you can live life in a positive manner.
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Asmahan Liebowitz, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
I am happy to be serving the Farmington Valley, and neighboring communities with my private clinical practice located in Avon, CT. I have twenty-two years of experience in the field of child welfare with an extensive background in attachment, trauma, foster care and adoption. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to practice in various settings, ranging from residential treatment facilities, in-home to outpatient agencies. I have experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families seeking mental health treatment for emotional and behavioral issues.
(860) 717-3173
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I am happy to be serving the Farmington Valley, and neighboring communities with my private clinical practice located in Avon, CT. I have twenty-two years of experience in the field of child welfare with an extensive background in attachment, trauma, foster care and adoption. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to practice in various settings, ranging from residential treatment facilities, in-home to outpatient agencies. I have experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families seeking mental health treatment for emotional and behavioral issues.
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Zoe Tarrant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
I have a specialty in assisting individuals and couples in the area of infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption.
I know it's hard to take that first step. I am a strength-based family-systems-trained therapist who believes, "it is never too late to be what you might have been." I believe that who we are both in and out of relationship is not fixed, and that implementing small steps toward change is both do-able and rewarding. My passion for therapy is grounded in the belief that problems and worry held in isolation grow, whereas voicing them aloud in a safe place and working together with a compassionate and skilled therapist can help reduce them to a manageable size.
(203) 487-5859
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I have a specialty in assisting individuals and couples in the area of infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption.
I know it's hard to take that first step. I am a strength-based family-systems-trained therapist who believes, "it is never too late to be what you might have been." I believe that who we are both in and out of relationship is not fixed, and that implementing small steps toward change is both do-able and rewarding. My passion for therapy is grounded in the belief that problems and worry held in isolation grow, whereas voicing them aloud in a safe place and working together with a compassionate and skilled therapist can help reduce them to a manageable size.
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Nanette Greene
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals of all ages coping with chronic illness, grief and loss, trauma, adoption, abuse and aging.
My practice focuses on helping people feel empowered and gain a sense of clarity, direction and self care.I use a holistic approach incorporating mindfulness-based interventions and wellness strategies. My style is person-centered, compassionate, supportive and upbeat and encourages self reflection, motivation and insight.Clients learn to touch hidden areas within themselves and develop a greater sense of meaning and resilience.
(203) 989-4685
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I work with individuals of all ages coping with chronic illness, grief and loss, trauma, adoption, abuse and aging.
My practice focuses on helping people feel empowered and gain a sense of clarity, direction and self care.I use a holistic approach incorporating mindfulness-based interventions and wellness strategies. My style is person-centered, compassionate, supportive and upbeat and encourages self reflection, motivation and insight.Clients learn to touch hidden areas within themselves and develop a greater sense of meaning and resilience.
Cara Brannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Treatment Specialization includes: Trauma (including early childhood trauma), Foster & Adoption, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Family Counseling, Parenting Support, Grief Counseling Work, Stress Management and Conflict Resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children (4+), adolescents, and families for the past 12 years. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Risking Connections, and Global Assessment of Individual Needs (GAIN) as both an administrator and local trainer. My work has focused on trauma including early childhood trauma, foster and adoption, grief and loss , depression, and anxiety. I utilize the above training as well as play therapy, sand therapy, and a strength based approach.
(959) 265-0880
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Treatment Specialization includes: Trauma (including early childhood trauma), Foster & Adoption, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Family Counseling, Parenting Support, Grief Counseling Work, Stress Management and Conflict Resolution.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children (4+), adolescents, and families for the past 12 years. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Risking Connections, and Global Assessment of Individual Needs (GAIN) as both an administrator and local trainer. My work has focused on trauma including early childhood trauma, foster and adoption, grief and loss , depression, and anxiety. I utilize the above training as well as play therapy, sand therapy, and a strength based approach.
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D Alers Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EdD Verified
Offers online therapy
******Currently Excepting New Clients ****** I am a Bi-lingual ( English/ Spanish) License Clinical Social Worker with a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. My experience spans the continuum to include children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have experience with abuse/ neglect, adoption, family issues, substance abuse, homelessness, behavioral issues, mental health, trauma, depression, anxiety, career counseling, parenting, pastoral counseling, consulting and LCSW Supervision.
(959) 666-6304
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******Currently Excepting New Clients ****** I am a Bi-lingual ( English/ Spanish) License Clinical Social Worker with a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. My experience spans the continuum to include children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have experience with abuse/ neglect, adoption, family issues, substance abuse, homelessness, behavioral issues, mental health, trauma, depression, anxiety, career counseling, parenting, pastoral counseling, consulting and LCSW Supervision.
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Amy A. Hecht
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Greenwich, CT 06831
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a special clinical concentration in relationships, couples and adoption.
Anais Nin said, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom. " Psychotherapy is sometimes the most effective way to begin to blossom. The slow and comfortable establishment of mutual trust will come first as we work to fully understand your unique personality and situation. Together we will explore the the source(s) of pain or struggle in your life & identify practical, workable solutions. You & I will work as a team to ensure you have the support you need as you begin to feel better about yourself and your life.
(917) 652-6857
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Office is near:
Greenwich, CT 06831
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a special clinical concentration in relationships, couples and adoption.
Anais Nin said, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom. " Psychotherapy is sometimes the most effective way to begin to blossom. The slow and comfortable establishment of mutual trust will come first as we work to fully understand your unique personality and situation. Together we will explore the the source(s) of pain or struggle in your life & identify practical, workable solutions. You & I will work as a team to ensure you have the support you need as you begin to feel better about yourself and your life.

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