I was raised to believe that richness of exposures and depth of trainings make for the best professionals. Before I became a therapist myself, I earned a Ph.D. in an allied field and spent 16 years teaching, at UCLA, USC, and Antioch University West; then I went back to school for clinical training. I specialized in children and families as a base and then went further for psychoanalytic training, one program for adults, another for children and adolescents.
Pamela is a calming, beneficial presence on life's journey. With empathy and compassion, she gently helps you make permanent changes leading to a happier, more fulfilling life. Pamela has been a practicing psychodynamic psychotherapist for 33 years. Her work focuses on addressing the problems at hand and then collaborating with you to find and understand the underlying belief systems that are causing disharmony and unhappiness with yourself and others. Pamela works with you to develop a more satisfying, life-enhancing belief system, helping you to flourish to your potential.
Everyone has a story incredibly personal to them; a story that is full of many chapters. These chapters hold celebrations, accomplishments, losses, successes, pain, joy, sorrow, hardships, victories, and desires. We often find ourselves stuck in a chapter of our lives requiring support. Our journeys are unique to ourselves yet they are fundamentally connected to one another.
I specialize in intensive treatment for marriages and relationships in crisis. I have many years experience helping couples reestablish the emotional and physical closeness they once enjoyed. I help each partner identify and understand how familial, financial, sexual and work-related pressures impact their relationship. I promote improvement in communication skills, helping prevent separations or divorces which, upon introspection, could have been prevented. Upon assessment, I identify and clearly discuss each person's particular problem areas and needs for growth. I provide and model the skills necessary for improvement and guide the couple toward their particular relationship solutions.
I work to create hope and connection for all ages. I understand that coming to therapy or asking for help can be a difficult and overwhelming decision for anyone to make. I am here to help make this decision a beneficial and rewarding experience for you and your family. When you step into my office, you will receive unconditional acceptance and advocacy on your journey towards health and wholeness.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, couples, and individuals. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and also have a broad base of counseling experience working with anxiety, adjustment and mood disorders, among others.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, struggling with life challenges, or simply need someone to listen, it can help to talk to a safe, caring person who also has professional skills. I have worked as a teacher and mentor for 25+ years, and as a therapist for over 10 years, supporting and encouraging people with a wide variety of issues including life transitions, stress, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, developmental trauma, relationships, eating disorders, and addictions.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP, ADHD
ChangeTalkLLC.com appointments booked online! Adam believes that client's want to understand themselves and want to be understood by others. Ideal clients are ones who takes their time in selecting the right therapist. One that carefully reviews Adam's extensive clinical background, worldly experience, and advanced doctoral counseling training (4.0 GPA), and truly believes they might be the right potential fit for each other. Adam sees the propensity for clients being the true experts in their own lives and use the assistance of a clinician to evoke their best qualities to assist them in reaching their goals or symptom reduction.
Welcome! I have been working in various therapeutic settings with children and teens for nearly a decade to help them overcome family, relational, school and life challenges so they can find more joy and grow as an individual. I have found that many kids and teens benefit from movement while engaging in therapy so I incorporate outdoor activities while using traditional therapy techniques. I have had extensive training and experience in outdoor recreation such as hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, and more which I now use to help my clients grow and heal in accessible locations within Middlesex County.
I am a clinical psychologist with offices in New Haven and Middletown. My clients are primarily adults, both individuals and couples. My areas of interest and/or expertise include marital distress; problems at work; spirituality and meditation; coping with life-altering illness; and grief. I have advanced training from the Gottman Institute in marital therapy, and have completed the training and supervision requirements for certification in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy developed by Susan Johnson and her colleagues. I also provide consultation and clinical supervision for other psychotherapists and organizations.
During difficult times, we can feel overwhelmed and stuck, unable to break ineffective or even destructive cycles. Getting “unstuck” involves incorporating new skills and concepts, such as psychological flexibility, self-awareness, assertive communication skills, mindfulness, effective coping strategies, insight, decision making skills, and values clarity.
We really know deep inside what we want in our lives, but have never been taught how to find that part of us, or honor it. Our fears and unhappiness come from feeling stuck and alone, having no options. My work is to reassure you that you're not alone, and to give you the guidance and knowledge that you need to face your challenges, and make satisfying life choices. Whether experiencing unexpected life change, leaving relationship, or living your authentic self, I help you find your inner strength and courage, and provide the tools to take the next step.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual counseling to adults. My practice incorporates a variety of theoretical models ranging from supportive psychodynamic therapy to cognitive behavioral therapy, to support clients in achieving their desired goals. My approach with clients is always from a strengths perspective as I believe that people are inherently resilient and already have a variety of tools in their personal toolbox. Together we can work to establish healthy daily habits to promote overall physical and mental health and utilize your many strengths.
Working on the shoreline for more than 25 years; I have been passionately dedicated to helping individuals in all stages of life who are motivated toward personal growth and seeking to find relief from emotional pain/stress, anxiety, and depression; and who are struggling with relationship(s). I can help clients help themselves through the use of strategies and techniques to achieve greater impact, integrity, and intimacy in their lives.
Hi, I’m Samantha Parsons, a Licensed Masters’ Social Worker. I empower individuals to navigate their life’s challenges, heal trauma, and achieve emotional wellness. I provide compassionate, culturally informed, and integrative care through Somatic Movement and Mental Health Therapy, which aid in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, chronic illness, and physical issues.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR-BC, EMDR-BC
I am an LPC with over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I enjoy working with clients of all ages who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment difficulties. I provide a relaxing and judgement free environment allowing my clients to feel comfortable sharing their experiences. I use an integrative approach with an emphasis on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. It is an evidence based model proven highly effective for treating symptoms of trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, intense feelings, and mood changes.
**Currently conducting therapy through telehealth and I am available to work in CT, NJ, MA, VT and RI. Please contact me for more information.***I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a broad base of counseling experience with; children, adolescents and families. Areas of emphasis; mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorders and Asperger/Autism Spectrum. I view mental health holistically, incorporating the roles of mind, body and spirit as key components to healthy living. I am a relationships based counselor, which uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy as my models for treatment.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in helping clients who are dealing with issues related to an oncology diagnosis, palliative care caregivers and or/chronic illness and grief and loss. I also have expertise in chemical dependence treatment and am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Chester are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Chester then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Chester, or Child Psychologists in Chester.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Chester psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Chester specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.