It can be overwhelming to know how to ask for help. If you do not know where to turn; or if you are struggling, don't try to face it alone. Let me be your guide. I enjoy working with couples and families who have lost their way and individuals (ages 12 and up) who struggle with relationship issues, mood or substance use disorders. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, meditation, mindfulness, a sense of joy and humor to help clients and families be the best version of themselves. Face to face is preferred but telehealth is available if necessary.
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.
Do you want to change your course? Move in a different direction? We all develop perceptions about ourselves and our relationships based on our unique experiences. Sometimes these perceptions can detour us from successful adaptation to life's ever-changing circumstances. Do you want to explore and resolve issues hindering your ability to navigate changes? I see clients from adolescence to end-of-life seeking greater satisfaction in their relationships and self identity. You'll collaborate in designing a treatment approach based on respect and compassion. Our focus is on your goals for change and your personal story.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 40 years of private practice experience. I treat individuals eighteen years old and over and couples. My goals with all clients are to correctly identify, understand and overcome self defeating aspects of their functioning. I adapt my treatment approach to the needs of each client and never forget to treat my clients with respect. When appropriate, I often use humor to address my clients issues. My office is in New London, but I see clients from all over Southeastern Connecticut, including employees from Pfizer, EB , L&M & ,of course, all others desiring psychological help.
Seeking therapy is a critical first step to improving your life. I am a clinical psychologist in private practice since 1995. My specialities include depression, anxiety, relationship issues and personality issues /low esteem. My goal as a therapist is to help each client facilitate the change they need by understanding themselves better and learning what is causing their distress. I utilize the following therapy techniques: insight, uncovering unconscious distructive patterns and false beliefs, understanding family influences and cognitive change. My goal is to build a safe, caring and respectful relationship with each person. My style is relaxed, supportive, and direct.
We are a Neurodiversity and LQBTQIA+-affirming group practice with physical locations in Clinton and New London. Each clinician at Anchor Wellness holds a specific focus of practice, from perinatal mental health to parenting, relationships/couples/family work, trauma, as well as general mental health conditions. All therapists are trauma-informed and person-centered, so you can always expect thorough assessment and individualized treatment. Telehealth and in-person options are available for all clinicians.
My goal is to provide you with a positive, motivating, sincere, and authentic counseling experience. I truly enjoy supporting and empowering children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am committed to partnering together authentically to help solve and resolve personal, interpersonal, family, career and other mental health changes that impact your functioning.
With literally hundreds of therapists in New London County alone, it is hard to know who to see. There are so many different degrees, license types, and approaches. By contacting us, we'll help you find a good match with a therapist in our large Waterford practice. If we cannot find you a good match within our practice, we will find you one outside of it either nearby or elsewhere in the county. There is no charge, either way.
Child and Family Agency's Child Guidance Clinics provide outpatient diagnostic and counseling services to children, ages three to eighteen, who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Adult Outpatient services are available to parents of children being seen by the agency. Masters' level trained clinicians provide counseling to address issues including family stress and conflict, child and adolescent behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger problems, adjustment to life stressors, trauma, peer problems and other behavioral health difficulties. We now offer Open Access Walk-In Hours in Essex on Tuesdays 11-2 and Wednesday 9-12.
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.
*** DUE TO COVID-19 , all session are currently telehealth. ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS***Do you worry excessively or have trouble motivating yourself to do the everyday tasks? Does managing your moods take all of your energy? Answering YES to any of these questions, can have a significant impact on the quality of your life. I will utilize a variety of approaches that are strengths based to help YOU make some positive changes in your life.
Making changes in life takes a process, and more often than not we need support. I believe that people has the power to heal and find peace within themselves, either if they have to overcome life-challenging situations or to learn to live through them. I have a psychoanalytic and cognitive training which helps me to provide goal-oriented service, in a warm and confidential relationship. I am bilingual (Spanish- English) and certified EMDR therapist. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a type of therapy aim to help people overcome trauma and anxiety related disorders among others.
We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from mental health therapy to addictions counseling. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients individual needs to help them attain the personal growth they're striving for, all at competitive fees, including insurance coverage, self-pay, and sliding-fee schedules for those in need. We offer flexible evening and week-end hours for added convenience and availability.
Having had over 30 years of experience, I understand that different people respond to different approaches to therapy. We will work together to find solutions based on who you are. If you are looking to work with someone who is direct, concrete, and flexible, you may want to meet with me to explore how the patterns you may have formed in your life are no longer serving you.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience in the field. I have worked with individuals, families, and groups. I have experience in both the outpatient, hospital, and a clinical day school setting. I offer services for anger, depression, anxiety, ADHD, crises, behavioral, adjustment, and school related issues. I like to utilize many different treatment modalities that best fit to meet my clients needs. I specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents.
Start your Journey Here... Any trauma to the heart impacts a person's spirit, causing challenges of depression, anxiety, stress, or addiction. These symptoms mask the true potential of living a more heart-centered, balanced and joyful life. Remaining mindful of client's goals, together we address trauma, navigate life transitions, resolve conflicts, manage crisis, and heal relationships. Through a non-judgmental and an emotionally supportive space clients gain insight and learn communication skills which enhance and deepen relationships. On this healing journey we undertake together I encourage clients to connect with their innate strengths to achieve profound emotional healing and positive lasting change.
Do you feel stuck in your life or in your relationship(s)? Or are you in a transition that's bogging you down? You don't have to go it alone. Together, we can clarify what isn't working for you and identify areas for change; tap into your strengths and talents; and help you move toward greater joy and deeper connections.
Acceptance, I think this is something that we strive for the most in life and it is also one of the hardest things we struggle with. It is hard for us to find ways to be true to ourselves and also feel like we are meeting the needs and demands of the world around us. I would very much like to help you find that balance. It is my goal to offer a place for you to examine yourself and what makes you, you and figure out the most helpful ways of expressing that person to the world around you.
My name is Karen Hanscom PhD. I am a licensed PhD psychologist with more than 30 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. While experienced in a wide range of psychological problems, my areas of expertise include: Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness and Adjustment to New Medical Diagnoses, Trauma and PTSD, Adjustment to Life Events:- the birth of a child; the death of a loved one; a new job, Major Depression, Anxiety, Mindfulness Training, Stress Reduction and Self-Hypnosis, Interpersonal Relationships, Senior Issues and The Attainment of New Habits.
Are you an individual trying to lead the life you would like to have and not succeeding, or a married or unmarried couple in an unhappy relationship, or a parent coping with a child's behavior you don't understand? Together we can discover what is getting in the way of achieving your goals with others, and with yourself.