Welcome to Alternative Paths Counseling where our goal is to help you gain an understanding and find resolution to the problems you are facing. Our licensed therapists are experts in their fields and are trained to help you deal with the issues that you face. If you are dealing with depression, addictions,anxiety,or need family therapy or marriage counseling, our therapists in Wallingford or Meriden CT. are here to help you in your time of need. We do this in a private and confidential office setting. We have a team of clinicians who have specializations in many areas of treatment. Many of our clients have issues with anxiety, depression,trauma, divorce, addictions and anger management. We also offer couples and/or family treatment. We are celebrating over 25 years of success. We offer day, evening and Saturday and Sunday appointments. We also take most insurances.
I am currently accepting new clients. I am a licensed professional counselor, trained in EMDR treatment with 33 years in recovery. EMDR is a proven trauma therapy that reduces distress caused by trauma and increases positive self worth. I assist individuals with making their recovery more satisfying and contented. I have worked with people both in and out of substance abuse recovery on their goals, the barriers to a contented and satisfying life and the deeper emotional issues they are facing. I assist with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship and self esteem issues. I assist individuals with anger issues.
My practice is devoted to supporting families, couples, and individuals through the often difficult life transitions and challenges.
I offer a non-judgemental, creative approach leading to the resolution of many difficult patterns, habits, and illnesses.
Modalities include and are not limited to hypnotherapy, energy healing, gestalt therapy, family constellations, couples therapy, and strategic therapy.
I am a bilingual therapist and have 15 years of experience working with individuals and families in different stages of their lives. My clients come from different cultural backgrounds and I strive to provide a warm, empathetic environment to help them address their challenges and build meaningful, fulfilling lives.
You are on a courageous journey of self-exploration, healing and empowerment. My commitment to you is to foster a space where you feel witnessed and heard. Our work together will be tailored to meet you where you are in your healing process and together we will formulate the best therapeutic approach to meet your needs. I specialize in working with clients that feel “lost” and “disconnected” to the world around them due to trauma. It is not uncommon for these feelings to manifest through substance abuse, eating disorders, and unhealthy relationships.
My name is Stephanie Stopper. For over 20 years I have been working with children, adolescents, and adults both individually and as couples or families. I have extensive experience helping people regarding life cycle transitions including communication, relationships, marriage, parenting, separation/divorce, and grief and loss issues. My experience also includes treating people who suffer from depression, anxiety and ADD/ADHD to name a few.
Reaching out is the first step. I provide my clients with a compassionate environment to help them facilitate the positive change they are looking for. I have an in-depth understanding of how trauma affects both the mind and body. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults. I also provide positive family building therapy. Together we can choose strategies that help you reach your goals. We all deserve brain wellness. I offer evening and weekend appointments that can support those with busy schedules. I understand that financial concerns vary for my clients and I am available for free phone consultations.
We often feel misunderstood, ignored, and alone. The chronic echos of “life has no meaning. I am worthless. I don't know what I'm doing” run through the chambers of your mind. You are not alone. Using compassion and humor, we will find moments to embrace little joys in your lives that bring meaning and satisfaction. This is your place and time to say what you have been holding back or scared of saying out loud.
I believe each person has the capability to change their life for the better and am honored to assist in this process. I am also a firm believer that laughter is excellent medicine for the mind and soul. When appropriate, I incorporate humor into my therapeutic style. After all, just because we are doing difficult work, does not mean we can't smile or laugh along the way. I operate from a philosophy which emphasizes an individual's exploration into identifying faulty assumptions or unhealthy thought patterns which may impact their daily activities and interactions with others.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MA, LPC, ADS
Welcome! I am a caring, bilingual (Spanish-English) therapist, that believes in the importance of self-care. In approaching therapeutic interventions, I consider the establishment of a healthy balance between mental and physical health, to be a primary focus. I center my practice on providing a safe and nurturing setting to enhance all individuals' performance, and improve their life. I have experience working with individuals, families, and in groups, including treatment for complex trauma; anxiety; depression; behavioral and emotional reactivity; functional behavior assessments and behavioral intervention planning; individual and group therapy; parent/family counseling and support.
Hello and welcome! My therapeutic areas of specialty are adolescent issues, women's issues, parenting, family conflicts and healing family trees. I got my Masters degree in Marriage and Family therapy at Southern Connecticut and have worked in private practice in Connecticut and Colorado. I’ve worked with clients on grief and loss, trauma, school and sports anxiety , marital conflicts, postpartum issues, attachment issues, faith issues, premarital counseling, and divorce support.
When someone close to you is ill, or has died, it can be devastating. Perhaps you thought you were prepared for this, but now not so sure about that. Each situation is unique and complex and, when we are in pain, it can be hard to sort out what to do. I will do my best to understand everything about what this situation means for you now. Together we can figure out ways to cope, so you will be able to heal, to manage all the stuff of life that needs your attention and, eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel. Please call if you want some help during this time, at least for a while.
My name is Sandra Gonsalves. I have been providing counseling support to chldren, adolescents,and adults for over 15 years. I provide all types of treatment; individual, family, and marital counseling. I offer a safe and supportive therapeutic environment to assist you in developing the necessary coping skills needed to tackle life's expected but most often unexpected challenges. With my counseling experience I can guide you through depression,anxiety,school-related issues, and relationship struggles. No issue is too big nor too smal for me to help you with.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has 14 years of clinical experience working with children and families. My therapeutic approach is viewed through a trauma informed, strength based and cognitive behavioral lenses. One of my favorite interventions is using art as a medium for therapeutic processing. Sometimes words is not enough to promote growth and express feelings for an individual.
Have you ever been afraid to step outside of your comfort zone? Have you ever wondered what it may be like if things could be different, to benefit both yourself and your family? Change is a challenge for many and yet, with the courage to work towards change, you can become healed from life's hardships. As a therapist, I utilize a collaborative approach and create a safe and supportive environment to further explore the way thoughts, feelings and past experiences impact your current experience and allow the process of change to be created.
Hello, my name is Melissa Zuppardi, I am a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LADC), certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC). I am also a Yoga Teacher who is trained in Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery through Veterans Yoga Project, trained in EMDR, and an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) to offer you a truly holistic experience. I have been working with adults with substance use and trauma for over 13 years in a clinic setting. My belief is that every person has the ability to heal and not be imprisoned by their past. I approach the therapeutic relationship
*I am not accepting new clients* I am committed and passionate about my work in helping others reach their full potential. I am trained to work with couples, families and individuals. I have experience in helping couples work through issues of infidelity, betrayal, intimacy, conflict resolution, and family/ life stage transitions. I believe in the power of all relationships and how it affects the quality of our lives. When working with individuals I use a systemic lens, in which I see the individual in the context of their relationships, major life events, ethnicity, race, culture, religion & sexuality.
Are you feeling sad, anxious, frustrated or angry? Does your family or relationship feel like it's coming apart? Do you or your children feel like you're losing control? Then you are caught up in life situations that are keeping you awake at night! These problems continue to resurface over and over again because we are unable to really understand how we can change ourselves and the way we think. "Our only block to personal happiness is our inability to access who we TRULY are."
First and foremost, my goal is to help you achieve your goals. I treat each person as the individual that they are, with the understanding that we are not fully responsible for all of the difficulties in our lives, but that we can collaborate to help make the challenges you face more manageable. My experience has been primarily with individuals and families, those struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues and adjustment. I welcome anyone who is seeking an objective individual, and a safe place to explore their situation and feelings.
Life is challenging, and sometimes those challenges can feel like too much to overcome alone. I work with individuals to explore the obstacles they face to live their best life. I want to help you focus on the strengths you have, find the positivity in your life, and lead you on the path to happiness. I will work with you to define goals, cope with difficulties, and support you through your journey and beyond. If you are struggling with your sobriety and/or emotional wellness or if you just need someone to help you through a difficult life transition, we are here to help.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wallingford 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 Wallingford 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 Wallingford, or Child Psychologists in Wallingford.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wallingford 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 Wallingford 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.