Gina M Psenicska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Newark, DE 19711
I have been a practicing therapist for 26 years. My practice is in walking distance from the University of Delaware. I have expertise in providing individual, marriage, and family counseling. I believe that each person's experiences are unique. Therefore, treatment and intervention should be specific. I think that empathy, trust and understanding are essential components of the therapeutic process. My goal is to fully grasp what struggles you are encountering to facilitate positive change as quickly as possible. >>
(410) 702-4313
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Newark, DE 19711
I have been a practicing therapist for 26 years. My practice is in walking distance from the University of Delaware. I have expertise in providing individual, marriage, and family counseling. I believe that each person's experiences are unique. Therefore, treatment and intervention should be specific. I think that empathy, trust and understanding are essential components of the therapeutic process. My goal is to fully grasp what struggles you are encountering to facilitate positive change as quickly as possible. >>
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Michael A Peyton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSS, MLSP Verified
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
His therapeutic approach is strength based and problem solving focused; employing cognitive behavioral, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and marital/family communication strategies.
Michael graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Masters in Social Work, and employed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for past 26 years. He provides therapy to individuals, couples, families, and children 12 years and older. Michael engages each client in identifying his/her need and discovering a better path forward.
(302) 204-2396
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Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
His therapeutic approach is strength based and problem solving focused; employing cognitive behavioral, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and marital/family communication strategies.
Michael graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Masters in Social Work, and employed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for past 26 years. He provides therapy to individuals, couples, families, and children 12 years and older. Michael engages each client in identifying his/her need and discovering a better path forward.
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Kasey Seltner
LGPC, LACMH, NCC, CATP Verified
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
My name is Kasey Seltner, I am currently a Licensed Professional Graduate Counselor in the state of Maryland and have my associate level license for Delaware. I have had the experience of working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues. A few of those examples include dealing with behavioral, anger management, stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, communication, family/ relational problems, eating disorders, couple. etc. I also work with Cecil County in providing services to those affected by opioid abuse whether it is family or children.
(302) 565-4178
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Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
My name is Kasey Seltner, I am currently a Licensed Professional Graduate Counselor in the state of Maryland and have my associate level license for Delaware. I have had the experience of working with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues. A few of those examples include dealing with behavioral, anger management, stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, communication, family/ relational problems, eating disorders, couple. etc. I also work with Cecil County in providing services to those affected by opioid abuse whether it is family or children.
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Mark James Casagrande
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
My specialities include mood and anxiety disorders, chronic mental illness, LGBTQ+ issues, gender identity, couples work, family therapy, core strengthening and nurturance work, grief/bereavement, holistic healing, sexual abuse and trauma, attachment issues, adoption, spirituality, primary caregiver stress, EAP/work-related issues and end of life issues.
I believe every person has the ability to facilitate healthy changes and has the right to be free from emotional pain and trauma. My ideal client is a person who believes in one's readiness to change one's life and open to exploring one's capacity to change from within. The therapeutic relationship is unique and transactional, and it is imperative to have a safe, trusting and nurturing environment in which to do this transformational work. I highlight a person's strengths and build from the strongest foundation possible to create the happiest and healthiest life. **Currently closed to new referrals until May 1, 2021.
(302) 524-0014
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Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
My specialities include mood and anxiety disorders, chronic mental illness, LGBTQ+ issues, gender identity, couples work, family therapy, core strengthening and nurturance work, grief/bereavement, holistic healing, sexual abuse and trauma, attachment issues, adoption, spirituality, primary caregiver stress, EAP/work-related issues and end of life issues.
I believe every person has the ability to facilitate healthy changes and has the right to be free from emotional pain and trauma. My ideal client is a person who believes in one's readiness to change one's life and open to exploring one's capacity to change from within. The therapeutic relationship is unique and transactional, and it is imperative to have a safe, trusting and nurturing environment in which to do this transformational work. I highlight a person's strengths and build from the strongest foundation possible to create the happiest and healthiest life. **Currently closed to new referrals until May 1, 2021.
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Monique Byers Schaffstall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDP, CADC, CCDP-D Verified
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
At MBS Psychotherapy Services, we specialize in conducting individual and family psychotherapy sessions with clients who are experiencing varied mental health and substance use concerns. We also focus on those who experience trauma, persistent mental illness and chronic medical conditions in the adult and adolescent populations
(302) 343-6236
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Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
At MBS Psychotherapy Services, we specialize in conducting individual and family psychotherapy sessions with clients who are experiencing varied mental health and substance use concerns. We also focus on those who experience trauma, persistent mental illness and chronic medical conditions in the adult and adolescent populations
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Mia S. Dorman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Newark, DE 19711
At MBS Psychotherapy Services, we specialize in conducting individual and family psychotherapy sessions with clients who are experiencing varied mental health and substance use concerns. We also focus on those who experience trauma, persistent mental illness and chronic medical conditions in the adult, adolescent and child populations. I have worked in the counseling field for 18 years. In 2013, I developed into a dedicated Social Worker. I am passionate about assisting guiding and helping individuals to achieve their goals and dreams.
(302) 525-0167
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Newark, DE 19711
At MBS Psychotherapy Services, we specialize in conducting individual and family psychotherapy sessions with clients who are experiencing varied mental health and substance use concerns. We also focus on those who experience trauma, persistent mental illness and chronic medical conditions in the adult, adolescent and child populations. I have worked in the counseling field for 18 years. In 2013, I developed into a dedicated Social Worker. I am passionate about assisting guiding and helping individuals to achieve their goals and dreams.
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Integrative Psychology Group, LLC
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
Staff at Integrative Psychology Group, LLC provide a supportive, collaborative and compassionate approach that will empower and support you in dealing with your unique circumstances. A developmental perspective helps us know where to start. We work with you to understand the relationship between your challenges, emotions, learning and behavior. Are there areas in your life that you are struggling to understand? Have you experienced a death or loss, or have you been diagnosed with a terminal illness? Are your relationships in jeopardy or your family in turmoil? Or maybe you are trying to figure out why you, or your child, are having trouble learning, or maintaining attention. Do you need help with parenting and behavioral management of your child? Do you, or your child, need to be evaluated for ADHD, or a learning disability? Whatever the situation may be, we are here to help. Therapeutic goals are established to address your individual needs; and treatment is both person centered and evidence based. For families dealing with the educational needs of their children, comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis give you the answers you need. Please contact us, we are committed to helping individuals, children, adolescents, adults and families with special needs.
(302) 715-0076
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Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
Staff at Integrative Psychology Group, LLC provide a supportive, collaborative and compassionate approach that will empower and support you in dealing with your unique circumstances. A developmental perspective helps us know where to start. We work with you to understand the relationship between your challenges, emotions, learning and behavior. Are there areas in your life that you are struggling to understand? Have you experienced a death or loss, or have you been diagnosed with a terminal illness? Are your relationships in jeopardy or your family in turmoil? Or maybe you are trying to figure out why you, or your child, are having trouble learning, or maintaining attention. Do you need help with parenting and behavioral management of your child? Do you, or your child, need to be evaluated for ADHD, or a learning disability? Whatever the situation may be, we are here to help. Therapeutic goals are established to address your individual needs; and treatment is both person centered and evidence based. For families dealing with the educational needs of their children, comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis give you the answers you need. Please contact us, we are committed to helping individuals, children, adolescents, adults and families with special needs.
Rebecca L Zenkert
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Newark, DE 19711
I believe that every individual has the right to live a full and satisfying life. Sometimes things get in the way, such as a history of trauma, unresolved grief, family difficulties, or just "everyday" stressors which feel overwhelming. You may be searching for a therapist because you do not feel as fulfilled or content with life as you could. You may be looking for help for a loved one, such as a child or a spouse. Contacting a therapist is the first step toward a journey of healing. I encourage you to take that step today.
(302) 321-6057
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Newark, DE 19711
I believe that every individual has the right to live a full and satisfying life. Sometimes things get in the way, such as a history of trauma, unresolved grief, family difficulties, or just "everyday" stressors which feel overwhelming. You may be searching for a therapist because you do not feel as fulfilled or content with life as you could. You may be looking for help for a loved one, such as a child or a spouse. Contacting a therapist is the first step toward a journey of healing. I encourage you to take that step today.
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Sharon Boyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH, NBCC, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed counselor of mental health in Delaware and a certified marriage and family therapist. I received my Master's degree from the University of Virginia. I personalize treatment for each client's needs. While creating a warm, non-judgmental environment, I collaborate with the client to increase hope for change and optimism based on the work that we do together in therapy.
(302) 317-2319
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed counselor of mental health in Delaware and a certified marriage and family therapist. I received my Master's degree from the University of Virginia. I personalize treatment for each client's needs. While creating a warm, non-judgmental environment, I collaborate with the client to increase hope for change and optimism based on the work that we do together in therapy.
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Brigida Rodriguez Counseling ServicesCorporation
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH, MEd, School, Counsel Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to understand better and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email me for an individual, couples, or family therapy consultation today.
(302) 721-6872
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to understand better and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email me for an individual, couples, or family therapy consultation today.
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Karla Bailey Cooper
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
In addition to personal, relationship, family school/workplace problems, I also work with eating disorders/obesity and male & female athletes.
I have a true passion for working with clients to get to the root of stressors and life issues so they can grow. I offer not only my clinical training but also my own varied life experience in the "together work" with women, men, college students, teens and people from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Clients frequently express their belief that I understand what they are going through and importantly their belief that I can help them. This is where we start...with a professional relationship that is respectful, helpful and meets your needs.
(302) 261-8722
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
In addition to personal, relationship, family school/workplace problems, I also work with eating disorders/obesity and male & female athletes.
I have a true passion for working with clients to get to the root of stressors and life issues so they can grow. I offer not only my clinical training but also my own varied life experience in the "together work" with women, men, college students, teens and people from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Clients frequently express their belief that I understand what they are going through and importantly their belief that I can help them. This is where we start...with a professional relationship that is respectful, helpful and meets your needs.
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Sandra Taub
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
My goal is to help people feel better and function better. Most people come for help because they don't feel well emotionally or they have problems in dealing with others. Work stress, family dynamics or even the inability to find a meaningful relationship are common in today's world. Together we explore new options. I belief that individuals go through life making the best decisions they can given the information they have. No one gets up in the morning and thinks, "today I will shoot myself in the foot," yet in hindsight some decisions could have been better.
(267) 753-2372
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
My goal is to help people feel better and function better. Most people come for help because they don't feel well emotionally or they have problems in dealing with others. Work stress, family dynamics or even the inability to find a meaningful relationship are common in today's world. Together we explore new options. I belief that individuals go through life making the best decisions they can given the information they have. No one gets up in the morning and thinks, "today I will shoot myself in the foot," yet in hindsight some decisions could have been better.
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Wesley Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
I offer private and confidential individual and family therapy sessions that help develop personal accountability, and goal-setting.
I am a counselor with over 17 years of experience working with children, teens, families. There are many challenges that arise in a person's life, and oftentimes counseling can help a person to navigate those challenges in a healthy and productive way. I believe that with the proper support and guidance I can help my clients work toward behaviors and insights that will give them the tools to live the lives they want.
(302) 508-0669
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
I offer private and confidential individual and family therapy sessions that help develop personal accountability, and goal-setting.
I am a counselor with over 17 years of experience working with children, teens, families. There are many challenges that arise in a person's life, and oftentimes counseling can help a person to navigate those challenges in a healthy and productive way. I believe that with the proper support and guidance I can help my clients work toward behaviors and insights that will give them the tools to live the lives they want.
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Dennis J Carradin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH, NCC, BCETS Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I offer a full range of trauma services to help the individual, couple, family, group, or corporation to heal from pain and sorrow.
Life Can Be Difficult. Let Me Help. I understand that life can become difficult and stressful. And certain situations can be overwhelming. I am here to start you on the path to owning your success. Through questioning, discussing, goal setting and counseling, we will work together to assess your business or personal issue and work to resolve it. The road to owning your success takes dedication, hard work, education and change. I will help you experience success in dealing with personal issues, professional problems, relationship conflicts, disaster and trauma, and corporate mishaps.
(302) 251-8947
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I offer a full range of trauma services to help the individual, couple, family, group, or corporation to heal from pain and sorrow.
Life Can Be Difficult. Let Me Help. I understand that life can become difficult and stressful. And certain situations can be overwhelming. I am here to start you on the path to owning your success. Through questioning, discussing, goal setting and counseling, we will work together to assess your business or personal issue and work to resolve it. The road to owning your success takes dedication, hard work, education and change. I will help you experience success in dealing with personal issues, professional problems, relationship conflicts, disaster and trauma, and corporate mishaps.
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Michelle Kery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH, NBCC Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Michelle Kery Child & Family Counseling Services is dedicated to promoting the quality of life for both children and families struggling with mental and behavioural health issues. I see children, adolescents, and families within my practice. My focus is creating an enviornment to facilitate understanding, awareness, motivation, and change. I utilize a unique combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, play therapy, art therapy, and solution focused treatment created to meet your needs. I look forward to working with you and your family. NEW CLIENTS ACCEPTED
(302) 375-5594
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Michelle Kery Child & Family Counseling Services is dedicated to promoting the quality of life for both children and families struggling with mental and behavioural health issues. I see children, adolescents, and families within my practice. My focus is creating an enviornment to facilitate understanding, awareness, motivation, and change. I utilize a unique combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, play therapy, art therapy, and solution focused treatment created to meet your needs. I look forward to working with you and your family. NEW CLIENTS ACCEPTED
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Steve Parker (New Day Behavioral Health)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, MS, LPCMH Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
Couples and family therapy focus on effective communication skills, emotional connection, mutual understanding, problem-solving, conflict resolution, caring behaviors, division of labor, and parenting.
A full-range of high-quality mental health services are provided so you can achieve true emotional freedom and well-being. The newest evidence-based treatment interventions will be employed to help you achieve your goals. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy will typically be used as it has been proven to be very effective. Rest assured you will be treated with the utmost respect in a warm, trusting, and empathic environment. Actively working together, we will focus on solutions tailored to your unique concerns. Every effort will be made to help you achieve your personal goals in a timely manner.
(302) 364-0945
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
Couples and family therapy focus on effective communication skills, emotional connection, mutual understanding, problem-solving, conflict resolution, caring behaviors, division of labor, and parenting.
A full-range of high-quality mental health services are provided so you can achieve true emotional freedom and well-being. The newest evidence-based treatment interventions will be employed to help you achieve your goals. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy will typically be used as it has been proven to be very effective. Rest assured you will be treated with the utmost respect in a warm, trusting, and empathic environment. Actively working together, we will focus on solutions tailored to your unique concerns. Every effort will be made to help you achieve your personal goals in a timely manner.
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Samuel Blumberg
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
With 25 years of experience as a psychologist, I have found that the majority of clients would like to resolve their distressing problems as quickly as they can. I utilize short-term treatment approaches, because they have generally been demonstrated to be as effective as long-term treatment. The approaches I use include cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems treatments.
(302) 319-2941
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
With 25 years of experience as a psychologist, I have found that the majority of clients would like to resolve their distressing problems as quickly as they can. I utilize short-term treatment approaches, because they have generally been demonstrated to be as effective as long-term treatment. The approaches I use include cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems treatments.
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Melissa C Harrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I also practice Family-Based Treatment (Maudsely) which is a leading treatment for adolescents with Anorexia.
I strive to provide efficient and effective treatment to meet the needs of each individual client while ensuring a warm, safe, and friendly environment. In addition to an inviting environment and a strong focus on outcomes, I value a collaborative approach and a strong relationship in therapy. Although I am the expert in helping people, you are the expert on you. This philosophy allows the client to feel responsible for his or her own successes and stay accountable for progress. My therapy is goal focused, fosters change, empirically supported, supportive, and incorporates an overall goal to attain balance and wellness.
(908) 574-4913
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I also practice Family-Based Treatment (Maudsely) which is a leading treatment for adolescents with Anorexia.
I strive to provide efficient and effective treatment to meet the needs of each individual client while ensuring a warm, safe, and friendly environment. In addition to an inviting environment and a strong focus on outcomes, I value a collaborative approach and a strong relationship in therapy. Although I am the expert in helping people, you are the expert on you. This philosophy allows the client to feel responsible for his or her own successes and stay accountable for progress. My therapy is goal focused, fosters change, empirically supported, supportive, and incorporates an overall goal to attain balance and wellness.
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Briana Haut
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I have 10+ years of experience with stress/anxiety, trauma, depression, parenting and family concerns, and ADHD/learning struggles with adults, adolescents, and children in a wide variety of clinical settings using evidence-based treatments.
Do you feel stuck? Are you overwhelmed, frustrated, or disappointed in some aspect of your life, or struggling to find direction? Let us work together to overcome these obstacles and help you to become the best version of yourself. I believe in a positive, solution-focused approach to therapy that is driven by your unique experience and needs. I can give you the tools and support you need to be successful, realize your goals, and reach your full potential through self-exploration and discovery in a safe environment.
(302) 206-0854
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I have 10+ years of experience with stress/anxiety, trauma, depression, parenting and family concerns, and ADHD/learning struggles with adults, adolescents, and children in a wide variety of clinical settings using evidence-based treatments.
Do you feel stuck? Are you overwhelmed, frustrated, or disappointed in some aspect of your life, or struggling to find direction? Let us work together to overcome these obstacles and help you to become the best version of yourself. I believe in a positive, solution-focused approach to therapy that is driven by your unique experience and needs. I can give you the tools and support you need to be successful, realize your goals, and reach your full potential through self-exploration and discovery in a safe environment.
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Turning Corners, LLC
Counselor, LPCMH, ICCDP-D Verified
Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I also believe in a Family Systems counseling style when working with children and families.
Thank you first for visiting my page and considering working with me! I have a personal investment in the counseling profession and want to give back to my community in more ways than one. Therapeutically, my goal is to build a bond with each and every client by meeting you where you are, mentally and emotionally, and always remaining non-judgmental. I am also a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional and have experience with substance abuse issues in multiple settings. Turning Corners will be embarking on Obesity and Eating Disorders groups, as well as referral services and specialized treatments in the near future!
(302) 286-9058
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Office is near:
Newark, DE 19711
Offers online therapy
I also believe in a Family Systems counseling style when working with children and families.
Thank you first for visiting my page and considering working with me! I have a personal investment in the counseling profession and want to give back to my community in more ways than one. Therapeutically, my goal is to build a bond with each and every client by meeting you where you are, mentally and emotionally, and always remaining non-judgmental. I am also a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional and have experience with substance abuse issues in multiple settings. Turning Corners will be embarking on Obesity and Eating Disorders groups, as well as referral services and specialized treatments in the near future!

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