I’m Rachael, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. You’ve likely known for awhile that you’re needing some additional support. Sometimes it can take awhile to feel ready to take this first step. I want you to know that I’m here to match your pace and honor your unique needs and goals throughout treatment. You can reach out today without fully knowing what you need or how to begin. We can figure it out together as we go. I specialize in addiction recovery and substance use disorders. I also love working with college students that are navigating various life transitions and relationships.
There is an old saying: "Never give a sword to a person who can't dance". This wisdom speaks directly to minds that are stuck and cannot move rhythmically but are bound to fear, anxiety and neglect. When our minds become inflexible, we cut ourselves away from our intuitive self, causing suffering and pain. Only with the experience of standing unbiased and naked in "another's shoes" can we really know we are clear and authentic. When we become authentic, we receive confidence. Confidence begets creativity and with creativity we discover our life.
Stuck in a sea of indecisiveness? Are life’s obstacles (anxiety, depression, apathy, ADHD,etc.) or past traumas/disappointments preventing you from moving to the next level? Is your life right now not where you want it to be, and that inner voice telling you that you were made for something more? Then maybe it’s time to start investing in your emotional health & growth towards becoming what you were meant to be. Welcome to Strength Empowerment Counseling, LLC. We are Life Coaches & Counselors who are in your corner; coaching, counseling, mentoring; challenging you to face your anxieties and fears rather than run from them.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 18 years of experience in the Mental Health field. I have served all populations throughout the years, from young children to elderly, with all different types of challenges. I am certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and utilize an eclectic approach in my therapeutic interventions. I believe each individual is the expert of themselves and their lives. My job is primarily to guide you, utilizing a collaborative manner, into finding a place where you no longer feel stuck and ultimately feel happier and more content in your life.
My work as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work in Mental Health and Addiction is to assist individuals and family members in reaching their goals and potential as they overcome their challenges and make use of their opportunities.
I have had the pleasure of working with people in this field for over 20 years.
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. SEE WEBSITE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER THERAPISTS ON OUR TEAM. In this moment, you're taking a courageous step by exploring your options for psychotherapy. It's a small victory, and you deserve to own it! Whether it's your first time trying therapy or you're looking to start again, seeking change can feel really overwhelming. You might be hoping to heal from your past, adjusting to major positive or negative changes in your life, managing anxiety that is limiting you in some way, or feeling so down and lost that it's hard to enjoy life like you used to.
Finding a therapist can feel vulnerable at times so I warmly welcome you to my profile and hope I can answer any questions you may have. I have training and experience in treating symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. I love working collaboratively with people to identify and begin taking steps toward their goals. As a therapist trained in EMDR, I'm a big believer in the need to "go back" before we can move forward in a more healthy way. Therapy is an opportunity to begin to heal past wounds so that we can navigate life free from the negative thoughts and painful memories that can make it so difficult.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my strengths are working with couples, individuals, families, military personnel and business professionals. I am successful treating clients who are adjusting to life transitions, work related stress, anxiety and depression. My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative holistic wellness model which highlights and builds on the clients' strengths. My philosophy is simple, I listen to what my clients are saying and then together we come up with therapeutic goals that lead to solutions. I use my education, clinical training and life experience to help clients solve very complex problems.
I have had the pleasure of working with people of all ages who have struggled with various life stressors. Whether it's experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, grief, relationship issues, or family conflict, I would like to help you find a way through. My approach is interactive & collaborative with you. I believe that the best therapeutic relationship is one that is built upon mutual respect, honesty, and a common desire to help you reach your goals. My approach is based upon the belief that our strengths are the foundation on our path to wellness.
Everyone has a story, and the chapters in it are determined by the choices we make. With the right tools, support, and encouragement-we can make your later chapters into a bestseller! Guys...don't let anxiety, depression, or some other unresolved issues prevent you from living out your best story. No matter what stage of life men are going through (teens - adults), men need other men to confide in, bounce ideas off of, or get some mentoring/coaching to get them though some life challenges. Our motto is: "As Iron Sharpens Iron so does one Man Sharpen Another". It's time guys to "Man-Up" and become the men we were meant to be.
My 35 years of clinical experience have taught me that clients often face many life challenges at the same time. These include problems with depression and anxiety, substance abuse or other addictive behaviors and interpersonal conflicts of many types. We all strive to achieve some measure of life satisfaction and happiness, at times needing support and guidance as to how we can view these challenges differently and make new and healthier choices to improve chances of reaching our goals.
At Small Victories Wellness Services, we are a team of highly skilled therapists individual, in-person talk therapy and telehealth services to adults, children, and families in downtown Middletown, CT. We believe that you deserve more than to be just barely getting by. You’ve been struggling to figure it out on your own for far too long. Whatever the issue, our staff will meet you or your family right where you are. You don’t have to walk through the door with answers. We can figure it out together. We understand that change is a journey, and we can take it one small victory at a time.
*Not currently accepting clients* Life can be tough sometimes, and it's important to adapt and overcome in these moments. Whether it's a stressful new development in your life or an ongoing problem that just won't go away, it is always worth taking the time to try and make things better. As a clinical therapist, my goal is to help people work towards finding peace, happiness, and success in all their ventures in life. Often times this work entails learning to manage stress, unpleasant emotions, relationships, and other challenges that life may bring. So if you think you're ready for a positive change, give me a call.
**Not currently accepting new clients ***With over 10 years of experience in mental health and addiction counseling I have developed an eclectic therapy style that pulls components from multiple theories and best practices to suit each client's individual needs. Whether you are looking for brief solution focused therapy lasting just a few sessions or developing a long-term therapeutic relationship to tackle a variety of life interfering issues, I am here to help you achieve your goals. Contact me for an initial consultation to see if I would be a good fit for you!
My name is Kelly and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have spent the last five years working in a community based program that provided clinical services to survivors of crime and/or experienced trauma. I also have experience working with people who struggle with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and personality disorders.
I’m Liz Lobostky, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in mood disorders, trauma, and helping people affected by substance use. My person centered approach encompasses creative techniques to help support you and work towards your goals.
Now Accepting New Patients! I specialize in treating people who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or desiring something better out of life. I have over 15 years of experience treating people with depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as those struggling to have satisfying relationships with other people. I use a person-centered, psychodynamic approach during treatment. I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness.
**Now accepting new clients- day, evening and weekend appointments available** Mission: Our 25 plus years of experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individualized psychological care. We treat a range of mental health and addiction disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. Our focus is to support individuals to heal and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing treatment goals.
*Now Accepting New Clients w/ evening availability/flexible scheduling* Are you experiencing a difficult time in your life? Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and believe life has become unmanageable? It's not always easy to reach out for support, but a phone call is the first step toward getting back on track.
Do you yell at your kids more than you would like? Do you find that the parenting advice you read online doesn't seem to work with your children? Do you wonder if your child needs therapy? As a parent counselor, I can equip YOU to be the one to help your children with big emotions and difficult behaviors and restore peace to your family. I can also help you break free from unhelpful habits and patterns of responding to your children. It is possible to become the parent you've always wanted to be. I can help you get there.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Middletown 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 Middletown 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 Middletown, or Child Psychologists in Middletown.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Middletown 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 Middletown 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.