**NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Please email to be added to my waitlist. Please read: Current openings are updated regularly. The following openings are standing appointments (this would be your appointment time each week). I am telehealth only. Please contact if you are looking to commit to an available slot. Current openings: I do not currently have any openings available. The best way to get in touch is via email.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward" -kierkegaard. Pursuing additional support is one of the first steps towards therapeutic healing and growth. Although everyone's journey is different, my commitment as a counselor is to help with self exploration, empowerment and ability to uncover the underlying answers within themselves. Sometimes the most important healing tool is having someone to confide in that is safe and non-judgmental; as a counselor my hope is that I can be that support who will work with you towards finding your solace.
Therapy is a collaborative relationship. I work with clients to develop a safe and trusting relationship that we can use to explore challenging interpersonal patterns, to work through stressful life events and conflicts, and to better understand the motivations underlying our behavior. Through the therapeutic relationship, we can develop an awareness of the impact thoughts, emotions, behaviors and interpersonal relationships have on the way we cope with life events. By understanding how the past impacts the present we can gain insight into our current issues and develop the skills to manage the challenges in our daily lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 12 years of experience. I believe in the importance of collaborating with clients to help empower them to achieve their goals, and I am passionate about the power therapy can provide to improve the lives of others. In addition to working with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression, I have a passion in working with infertility/women's issues, as well as surrogacy/gestational carriers, and ART (Assistive Reproductive Therapy).
Life at times can feel overwhelming and challenging. My goal is to assist my clients in achieving their personal goals and improve their overall quality of life. My therapeutic approach is an eclectic mix of person-centered, CBT, DBT, gender responsive treatment, and trauma focused therapy. I have experience working with clients with a variety of issues including Addiction, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, family and relationship issues, trauma, grief and loss, and personal development.
Life often presents a variety of challenging experiences that can leave you feeling confused and troubled about how to move forward. Seeking out extra support is the first step in your process towards healing, growth and creating the life you envision. My mission is to guide you toward a meaningful, peaceful and balanced existence. We will work collaboratively to create concrete strategies, goals and solutions that can be applied in and out of the therapy session. Together we will access your strengths to support mindfulness, self-acceptance and empowerment so you can live a life of inner-peace and balance.
*Practice full! Unable to take new clients currently. My apologies for the timing. I update often so please check back. With great thanks! Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Hypnotherapist and EMDR/Trauma trained clinician. I take a strength based approach to my work and enjoy seeing adults, couples, children and families. I have spent several years in local school systems working with parents and children through PPTs and IEPs at school. I draw on many theories to bring my clients exactly what they need to realize success personally, socially and professionally through all stages of life.
Welcome! Thank you for checking out what we have to offer in your search for a therapist who can meet your unique therapy needs. We are holding in person and telehealth appointments but currently have waiting lists (see above for wait times). The waiting time is shorter for telehealth appointments as well as for those with more flexible availability for appointments. Unfortunately we do not have availability for appointment times after 2pm at this time. We do our best to return calls within 2 business days, but if it takes longer, know that we WILL call you back!
Life can feel challenging, overwhelming, lonely, and hopeless at times. Are you feeling sad, anxious, depressed, or frustrated with confusion as to what you’re feeling and why? Do you want to be seen, heard, understood? I am here to listen, get to know and understand you, assist you in processing your feelings and life experiences, and see you for who you are inside and out. All people are unique with different personalities, life experiences, abilities, and styles of coping. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy and utilize various supportive and open-minded treatment techniques tailored to each of my client’s specific needs.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the pressures of life or haunted by your past? I collaborate with my clients to gain understanding of unhealthy patterns and develop more effective approaches to handling life’s challenges. During my 11 years of practice, I have helped many clients gain confidence, manage their emotions, and develop healthy alternative for coping with stress.
Even in today's turbulent times therapy is accessible. Omata LLC is accepting new patients with several flexible Telehealth options. Having several years experience working with various populations and a diverse set of needs has shaped my fundamentals used in therapy. Taking the time to master a strong professional foundation of evidence based skills and techniques aimed at providing you with the best care and opportunity to achieve your goals with confidence. My approach is one that is always committed to accomplishing what you desire in your own time and in your own personalized way.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EdS, NCC, LPC
Whether struggling with a particular issue, or feeling that there should be more to life, I appreciate the opportunity to help individuals move toward wellness. I have over ten years of experience helping manage issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, substance use disorders, domestic violence, and family conflict.I strive to provide a caring, safe, and confidential environment to explore issues that may be getting in the way of a more personally fulfilling life. It is my goal to provide individuals with the tools needed to move beyond old, limiting beliefs and behaviors to a more rewarding place in their lives.
I believe YOU are THE EXPERT of your own life. One's perspective often limits one's view of problems and blocks one's intentions, desires, and dreams. I come alongside you in your journey and guide you as you discover that problems are not permanent attachments but issues which can be transformed into manageable catalysts for change. Change requires a plan which involves steps leading to reachable and measureable goals. Have oppressive feelings of helplessness and victimization become the story of your life? Would you rather optimism and hope? Then I invite you to Rewrite the Story of Your Life.
**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 have been privileged to work with clients in a variety of settings including schools, employee assistance programs, partial hospital programs as well as private practice. I enjoy working with tweens, adolescents, adults, including elders, couples and families. Most commonly clients present issues of depression, anxiety, relationship issues (including bullying), and issues related to trauma, abuse and addiction.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
As a military spouse, I know the difficulty in navigating life's transitions. It is never too late for change & growth. At times in our lives, we sometimes get lost along the way. I am in no way the expert; you are the expert in your own life. My role is to help you connect with your personal values and goals. This provides you the support and guidance to discover your best self. Research has proven that we need to be in touch with our emotions, enhanced by our ability to stay firmly rooted in our present and less in the past or future.
*Accepting New Clients* Mystic Bridge to Wellness, LLC located on the waters of the Mystic River is a Holistic Mental Health Practice focusing on the integration of holistic and medical modalities. We are passionate about providing genuine, supportive, and effective treatments for the body, mind, and spirit. Mystic Bridge to Wellness, LLC offers Mental Health Therapy, Medication Prescription & Management, Yoga, Reiki, Massage, Nutrition Coaching, Group Mental Health Treatment, Workshops, and more modalities to come!
Change is an intrinsic part of life. It is inevitable, often painful even when it is a change that we desire to make. At other times it is thrust upon us. Much of my focus is about navigating change and understanding the forces that have brought us to the point of change or the need to change. Symptoms of depression and anxiety or addiction, for example, are often signs to tell us that something needs to change in our lives. My practice is science based, non-judgemental, collaborative, and my style quickly puts my clients at ease.
Absolute "sex addiction " elite level expert 25 years 40,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided brings better insights. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sex Apps, Strip Clubs,Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to not act out these self destructive actions while simultaneously loving yourself and the life you have.
Life is not easy! Although we do our best to navigate obstacles in our way, we find ourselves stuck, struggling to move forward. If you or your child are dealing with anxiety, depression, or a major life transition, I am here to help. I am also here to support families and couples as they navigate changes like moving, loss, parenthood, and chronic illnesses. I believe that the goal of therapy is to discover your inner strengths to better cope with the challenges of life. This process looks different for everyone, and my goal is to create a flexible, creative approach unique to each client.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ledyard 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 Ledyard 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.
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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 Ledyard 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.
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