Life is challenging and difficult to negotiate. The goal of therapy is to identify and build on your strengths so we can better manage life's stressors. My goal is to help people achieve their dreams and goals. Your past doesn't have to be your present or future. In addition to providing treatment for those living with depression or anxiety, I also specialize in issues relating to infertility, and the Gifted/Talented individual.
Telehealth session offered. I welcome individuals and couples facing relationship challenges, depression, anxiety and stress. Many of my clients experience difficulties balancing the demands of relationships, parenting, work, transitions, and finding time to look after their own needs. During the Covid- 19 crisis many are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and relationship problems. In working with me, clients will work on gaining insight into their problems and improve their ability to achieve peace, fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives. I offer Saturday morning appointments for clients with busy weekday schedules.
**CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS** Welcome, I want to thank you for considering me to be a part of your journey. Finding the right therapist is imperative to treatment and I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative one. With that, I strive to create strong connections with my clients in a safe, open and judgment free environment. I have been working in the counseling field since 2005 after earning my Bachelors Degree in Human Services and earning my Masters Degree from Saint Joseph College in Community Counseling.
As a clinical social worker, I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a variety of therapeutic settings. Creating a therapeutic environment that is warm, compassionate and nurturing is one of my strengths. Therapy often helps provide insight into our strengths and internal resources we already have so we can build skills for improved daily functioning, emotional health and fulfillment and positive change. My areas of special interest include adjustment to life changes, low self-esteem, stress management, relational concerns and emotional/mood disorders.
My ideal client is a person aiming to reclaim their zest for life. I'd love to work in partnership with someone who wants to do good in the world and is looking for a holistic approach. Being open to appropriate humor and a straightforward therapeutic delivery is essential, as I keep it very real. I won’t do the work for you, but I WILL enthusiastically shine a spotlight on your radiant innate gifts and help you see yourself as the person you were always meant to be. Then, we’ll find your footing. Freedom, self-love, power, and a sense of wonder are already within you. You are the masterpiece and the world really is up for grabs.
I'm a retired Navy Drug/Alcohol Counselor with 24 years' experience in varied clinical settings. Now I have my own private practice in a quiet, peaceful setting. This is not fast food nor a high-volume dealership. I offer counseling/psychotherapy in a friendly, supportive, non-hurried, non-judgmental environment. I'm an optimist. I listen, assist, guide, teach and help others to the best of my abilities. Depression, anxiety, substance misuse, Diabetes and other health issues plus general life issues do not define a person. Change is possible. My hope is to help each client in my practice attain their personal goals.
Accepting afternoon appointments only. Welcome! Looking for and reaching out to a therapist for support takes a lot courage and can be time sensitive. I will do my best to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. For older teens and adults I enjoy using a relational approach in order to maximize the therapeutic relationship as this is the anchor for treatment. I enjoy working with high schoolers and 18+ as you navigate so many transitions and issues that can arise such as anxiety, eating issues, relationship challenges, changes in mood, and large approaching life decisions.
Welcome! I want to support you on your journey to becoming your best self by helping you identify your needs and goals and taking steps toward balance, acceptance, healing and self renewal. I have 20 years of experience working with children, families and individual's. As a School Counselor I have worked extensively with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, ADHD, school and social issues. I work with adults with anxiety, depression, trauma work/life stress and relationship issues to find solutions to specific problems, new insights into self, higher levels of functional coping and more effective communication.
30 years in practice, and working intimately with thousands of individuals, families and groups, has been my greatest teacher. It has taught me the single most important ingredient that determines ones likelyhood of successfully achieving their desires and actualizing their highest potential. The ingredient COURAGE allows for fear AND steps forward in spite of it. Call now if are a sincerely determined individual and want to feel relief and have a greater sense of control and mastery over the direction of your life, despite feeling stuck,anxious,depressed, suffering with traumatic memory.If you bring the courage anything is possible
Looking for a therapist can be scary and intimidating so congratulations on taking the first step in healing! Life, especially now more than ever, can be exhausting, challenging and hard. You are taking the first and most important step into finding the healthiest version of you. My experience is with adults and teens who have experienced various life stressors including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, addiction, alcohol use, relationship and communication related issues, and family conflict. As a therapist, I offer a collaborative approach with my clients.
You will select me as your psychologist not because I simply listen- but because together we will change, create, and organize your true self. After 30 plus years of working with clients in psychotherapy, I continue to look for the unexpected, the surprises, and the unknown, about the important people in your life and most of all, renewal within you. It is exciting to define new directions in a career or a relationship. As an older parent, I still look for overcoming the challenges in seeing how we all grow. I have had training in schools, agencies, and hospitals.
I’m Carleigh Hannah, LCSW and I’m here to help. My goal is to provide a safe place to explore current life challenges. I am here to root you on when things are going well, encourage you to look deeper into underlining meanings, support you through difficult life decisions and transitions. I treat ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Autism, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Personality disorders, Schizophrenia, PTSD. I am an ally to our LGBTQ+ community and have experience with educating and advocating for LGBTQ+ misconceptions.
**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 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.
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.
My ideal client is someone who is currently lost or overwhelmed and wanting to come alive again after a major loss or transition. Or has been dealing with a physical illness, and now wants support in coming back into life in a new way. It can be easy to forget that we are not the lives we have created, we are so much more. Having help recognizing where you are going and why, and dealing with the problems that show up along the way can be necessary in looking at exactly what is happening, why they are happening, and what you want/need to change to make things so much easier to handle so you can bring in joy, peace, and your dreams.
I am a bilingual (Spanish-English) profesional with 20 years plus of experience in the mental health and addictions field. I am dedicated to working with individuals and couples to help them to develop skills to change negative behavior, allowing them to live a healthy and productive life. All that we have experienced in our lives can make us grow or feel stuck, leading us to live a happy or depressed life. I help the client to understand and gain insight into their situation, to have hope and to gain skills to be able to manage their problems without feeling overwhelmed or in despair.
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.
My therapy practice focuses on creating a warm, welcoming, safe space to foster creativity, openness, and genuine sharing, empowering individuals to make positive changes. My therapeutic approach is individualized to client needs, and incorporates evidence-based techniques to improve self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, protective factors, and self-esteem, for overall improvement in emotional and behavioral regulation. In addition to talk therapy, I embrace role playing, problem-solving activities, mindfulness, and between session skill practice into my work.
Difficult times are an opportunity for change; change is hard and a real investment...in you. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with couples trying to strengthen, salvage, or make a decision about a relationship. I offer family therapy with a specialty in child/adolescent emotional and behavioral issues and parent coaching designed with you to realistically meet your family's needs. I also work with individuals seeking change, coping with transition, and seeking to come to terms with present/past trauma, on going struggles, and the hope for change. With hope, readiness to work, and the right therapist, it will happen!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook, or Child Psychologists in Old Saybrook.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook 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.