Are you ready to explore the functions of your behavior and discover healthy ways to effect change? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual counseling to adults. 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.
You can change. You can feel better. You can reach your full potential. Our work together serves to help you achieve these goals. I have over 25 years’ experience conducting evaluations, assessment, and therapy and have been licensed as a Psychologist in Connecticut since 2006. My clients include adolescents, children (8+), adults, and seniors. I treat a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, relationship problems, and life/stage challenges (grief counseling, pregnancy loss/post-abortion counseling, LGBTQ+).
"Relax as it is."-Pema Chodron. It's a beautifully simple phrase yet it requires two powerful features: letting go and acceptance. Our life shapes the stories we tell ourselves and so often these stories foster feelings of anxiety, sadness, frustration, anger and blame (of ourselves and of those close to us). The changes that life always bestow on us are often unwelcome triggers causing us to notice how these ways of thinking can negatively impact our overall well-being. By taking the opportunity to look at ourselves in an honest and gentle way we create new pathways to accept and let go.
Good therapy happens when you and your therapist work collaboratively to achieve your goals, you feel truly heard and understood and your therapist has the knowledge and experience to help you identify the obstacles to achieving your goals. I am passionate about the work I do with children, adolescents and adults and feel fortunate to enjoy going in each day. I've been told by many, I have a warm, caring style and frequently use humor in sessions. I help people understand the connection between their thoughts feelings and behaviors and ways in which they can make changes to find relief from the stressors they experience.
Are you ready to to take the first step on your journey toward self improvement and achieving your personal goals? Twenty-four years as a school social worker has given me comprehensive experience with children, adolescents, parents, and families challenged by as difficult behavior, emotional disturbance, ADHD, and ineffective parenting. Two years experience as a clinician for a psychiatric hospital provided me intensive knowledge and compassion for adults with mental illness and dually diagnoses. Five years experience as a substance abuse counselor for a state agency provided a thorough understanding of addiction and recovery.
Congratulations on taking a step towards change and feeling better! I have had the honor of working with individuals, couples and families in residential and outpatient settings and have witnessed people change and reach unique and individualized goals. I use a variety of techniques such as experiential, CBT, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt and psychoeducational modalities. I use EMDR to help clients recover from traumatic, disturbing and shame-based memories. I help clients find the motivation to change their unsatisfying patterns by empowering them to identify, express and prioritize needs and to stay focused on their goals.
Hablo español. Overwhelming emotions (anxiety, sadness, low self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness) can begin after going through painful or difficult events in life. It's possible to learn skills for managing overwhelming feelings and to work through the issues that are causing the overwhelming feelings.
Chris has experience with and is adept at helping and educating families that are impacted by the family disease of addiction. As a man in long-term recovery, his life experience has motivated him to help others as they embark on their own journey in recovery. Chris earned his Associates Degree and his DARC Certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor from Gateway Community College and completed his internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital.
For the last 12 years I've enjoyed working in the non-profit sector helping people from various backgrounds. My therapy style is non-judgmental and relaxed in which I try to meet people where they are at. I help people address a number of concerns ranging from enhancing their self-esteem and coping skills to treating Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, and severe Depression. I'm experienced with helping adults communicate with other generations within their family and gaining healthier relationships. Over the years I've also fostered skills designed for helping men and women address a variety of challenges.
Reinhard is in-network with almost every insurance in CT and RI. Reinhard knows how to navigate the insurance and substance abuse treatment industries when a patient needs an intervention and/or all levels of care and services, locally or nationally. He helped countless physicians and healthcare professionals while at the New York State Committee For Physician Health and continues this important work with HAVEN, the CT assistance program and the RI Medical Society authorized by state law to serve licensed healthcare professionals.
For the past 20 years, my work has focused on helping children with anxiety and behavioral challenges. Like physicians, practicing what is scientifically proven to work is essential. Children deserve no less! So when working to help children with anxiety, ODD, DMDD, CD, and IED, I use Parent Management Training (PMT), Cognitive Behavioral Training (CBT), and Problem-Solving Skills Training (PSST). For 7-years at Yale University and for the past 10 years through my clinic, I have trained hundreds of professionals and parents from around the world in these treatments via telehealth and in-person sessions.
Jessica Miller is independently licensed in Connecticut as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and in New York as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She has dedicated her career to treating people with mental health issues, substance abuse and dual diagnoses. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus where she also received her Master of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude in Mental Health Counseling.
If you are struggling in life, chances are you have a diagnosis which is termed a psychiatric disorder- but diagnoses only define the negative aspects of who you are! In fact, most "disorders" have a wealth of amazingly positive traits also associated with them. Together, you and I will work to uncover your superpowers- those positive traits that diagnoses don't cover, and which make you amazing. Some of the therapies we incorporate into our practice include art therapy, play therapy, guided visualizations and rituals, narrative therapy, practical life skills (CBT), mindfulness (DBT) and other relaxation techniques.
Intimate relationships are fluid and complex. Conflict does not mean you are incompatible. It is a signal that you should start paying attention to the relationship. Problems do not magically go away! Conflict in a relationship can feel like a crisis, but it is also an opportunity for growth and change.
It takes courage to "stand up" and work hard on a relationship. Really facing what is in front of you, no longer living with pain, or loneliness, is challenging. After 40 years experience I can use my skills and knowledge to help shift the dynamic and allow you to move forward as a couple.
Our combined 30 years experience of interacting with people in a variety of settings has repeatedly demonstrated to us the resilience and growth that all people are capable of. At Coastal Counseling Associates we assist people in accessing those characteristics that are within them so they can cope with the difficulties life may have presented as well as preparing them to employ the psychological resources they posses to combat future difficulties. Our diversity allows us to match clients with staff resulting in strong, lasting therapeutic relationships across a broad expanse of behavioral health concerns for families, individuals, couples and children.
Now accepting clients in person and via telehealth. I specialize in identifying the cause of discomforts related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and work with you to get quick and lasting relief. I pride myself in my approachability and work to create a comfortable working relationship. Feel free to contact me here or through my website. I look forward to connecting.
***NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS CURRENTLY***Seeking change, making meaning, discovering a new path: these are just some of the motivators for pursuing support and making change in our lives. Together, we can take those first steps down the path that you are hoping to find your way down, despite whatever barriers may already exist that prevent you from taking those steps on your own. If you or your adolescent are in need of support, we can work together to find the best course of treatment, goals, and together look forward towards a more positive future.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal or family relationships, school or career stress, communication, or recovery from substance use, you do not have to walk through this time alone. By taking a strengths based, solution focused approach to therapy, I am able to meet you where you are and assist you with realizing your full potential in order to reach your goals. I offer support for adolescents & their families, adults, and elders. Currently accepting new clients in person and via telehealth.
Are you looking for an experienced therapist? I work with a range of issues. Behavioral problems, work/ family balance, grief, marital/ relationship issues, family therapy, parent-child, infidelity, sexual issues, alcohol/ drug abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety/ panic, emotional/ mental disorders, financial difficulties, life transitions, loss, PTSD, anger management and issues within judicial systems. Acknowledge the problem...Experience the solution. I love my work and problem solving with clients. My work strives to achieve a healthy lifestyle for my clients. I help clients achieve their behavioral goals within the brief compass of six to ten sessions.
I specialize in the comprehensive treatment of alcohol and drug abuse for both the individual and the family suffering. I have extensive experience in inpatient treatment programs for addiction, including Rushford Center in Middletown, Stonegate in Durham and Turning Point/Tunbridge in New Haven. Both adults and adolescents with or without an interest in 12 Step Work are the focus of my work. My extensive background in Spiritual Counseling can prove to be very helpful in assisting clients discover and foster their own spiritual path in recovery. I also teach as a Part-time Profesor for Quinnipiac University's MSW program.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison, or Child Psychologists in Madison.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Madison 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 Madison 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.