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Azaria Drakeford
Accepting:
  • BCBS of CT
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Azaria Drakeford, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Azaria Drakeford is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut who has several years of experience partnering with young adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Bridgeport.

Azaria utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.  Azaria also brings experience specifically applying Christian/ Biblical principles to client’s stated needs and goals, for those who are seeking a spiritual perspective.

Azaria seeks to establish a warm, compassionate, “down to earth” relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths.  She believes in taking a holistic approach to promote mental health and overall wellbeing.  Azaria would like to collaborate with you and support you in living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

University of Bridgeport
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Christian/Faith-Based Counseling
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues

 

Barbara Stoudmire
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Barbara Stoudmire, PMHNP-BC; APRN

Philosophy of Care

Barbara Stoudmire has always had a love for psychology and nursing. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2008; it was only fitting to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010. In 2019 she combined the love of both disciplines to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Over the past 10 years, Barbara has worked in a variety of settings treating patients at home as well as those in long-term care facilities, performing wound care, IV therapy, and more. As a psychiatric nurse, she has worked on acute stabilization units, dual diagnosis units, and residential treatment facilities. Barbara has worked with patients of all ages and has a unique perception of how medicine and psychology intertwine to affect patients both in a positive and negative way. Additionally, Barbara has been an intricate part of educating Yale Medical Students on recognizing signs of Intimate Partner Violence in patients.

Barbara’s empathy, compassion, and knowledge of the effects of mental illness fuel her drive to work in this field. She has first-hand knowledge of how trauma and abuse can negatively affect one’s mental well-being. As a Domestic Violence Survivor, Barbara understands what it feels like to be unmotivated and saddened to the point of giving up; however, she also knows what it is like to be given hope and renewed strength and guidance through therapy.

Education

Masters of Science in Nursing
University of St Josephs

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescents
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma & PTSD
Bria Moore
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Bria Moore, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Bria Moore is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Connecticut. Since she was a teenager, Bria always had a passion for helping others and helping them find solutions to their problems. Others describe her as an attentive and active listener and easy to talk to. Growing up in a Caribbean household, Bria realized that there was great stigma towards mental health. She strongly believed that she can be part of the change that her community needed, so she advanced her education by getting her master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services in 2020 at Post University. Bria has four years of experience working within a clinical setting and providing evidence-based treatment to adults and adolescents seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, conduct disorder, adjustment disorders, ADHD, self-esteem, and life skills development. Bria has past and current experience working in private practice, in-home, and school settings.

Bria utilizes a person-centered approach, and places great emphasis on the client so they are able to gain a greater sense of self by empowering, supporting, showing empathy and creating a non-judgmental environment. She also utilizes evidence and strength-based treatment modalities such as dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused approaches. While working with each unique client, Bria is able to tailor to their individual needs and help them towards their therapeutic goals.

Bria’s personality and positive attitude helps with strengthening her therapeutic alliances. She encourages open communication and honesty between her and her clients to create an atmosphere that can guide the therapeutic process and her clients processes of self-discovery. Bria believes that with a collaborative approach, clients can benefit from the plethora of knowledge and resources that are available in order to make sound decisions in their care.

Education

Post University
Master's in Counseling and Human Services

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Christina Cano
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Christina Cano, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care 

Christina Cano is a bilingual board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for patient centered, culturally diverse and holistic care. Christina began her journey into the mental health care field working for Fairfield County’s top Behavioral Health Centers; including Stamford Hospital, Hartford Healthcare and Yale New Haven Hospital, in which she was the charge nurse of several inpatient psychiatric units. Over the years, Christina has had the opportunity to provide treatment for individuals who suffer from a wide variety of acute and chronic mental health illnesses in multiple psychiatric settings amongst long-term care, dual-diagnosis, outpatient, home care, and case management. 

With Christina coming from a family of health care professionals specializing in the field of psychiatry, education and mental health care has always been a great passion of hers. In 2013 she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University and through her years of experience at the bedside, she became aware of the immense need for mental health clinicians. Christina also discovered the heavy impact of psychiatric providers in healthcare, which lead her to pursue a master’s degree at Fairfield University as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2018. 

Christina believes in affording her patients with dignity, compassion, and respect by offering coordinated and personalized care, support, or treatment. She takes pride in supporting her patients in recognizing and developing their own strengths and abilities to enable them to live an independent and fulfilling life. Christina emphasizes individuality, independence, privacy, partnership, choice, dignity, respect, rights, equality, and diversity in providing treatment for every individual. This bilingual mental health clinician has experience working with Spanish-speaking patients and is proficient and fluent with providing treatment in this population’s native language. Se habla español!

Education 

Fairfield University
Master's Degree

Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression Disorder
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Addictive Disorder
  • Adolescent Psychiatry 
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Conduct/Disruptive Disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder/Management
  • Panic Disorders
Dashelle Grant
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dashelle Grant, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Oftentimes we find ourselves needing a fresh start, struggling to get out of a rut, or disappointed by certain relationships or life events. During the aftermath we may find that the coping mechanisms that we previously learned just  don’t help get us on track or take us to the success we hope to find. It is my aim to journey with each one of my clients as they find healing from challenging, traumatic and stressful life experiences. 

I have been trained to work with families, adults and children. My goal is to assist and support each of my clients to gain healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can grow in contentment, self-acceptance, peace and joy. During the course of treatment the techniques I often use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Approach, Mindfulness and Art Therapy Techniques.

My education background includes a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University of Virginia Beach. I have a bachelors in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond Virginia. Prior experiences range from providing therapeutic treatment to children diagnosed with Autism, children and families impacted by Domestic Violence and adults suffering with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental heath diagnosis. 

Education 

South University of Virginia Beach
Masters in Clinical Mental Health 

Specialties

  • Children and Adults 
  • Families 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Children with Autism
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • PTSD
Dorothy Washington
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Dorothy Washington, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Dorothy Washington is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) and Masters and Doctorate prepared nurse in the state of Connecticut who has 20 years’ experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, and many other Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses.  Dorothy completed her Masters in Nursing (MSN) at Sacred Heart University, then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) at Chamberlain University, and eventually obtained her certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  Dorothy is a Board Certified PMHNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Dorothy’s approach is a collaborative, patient focused evidenced based approach, with an empathetic awareness of the patient needs which includes maintaining patient’s confidentiality, dignity, and respect. Dorothy’s overall approach is to work with the patient to help them live what they consider to be there best life.

Dorothy will seek to maintain a collaborative, caring, trusting and professional rapport with you in order to meet your emotional, and mental health needs so that you can live your life with the feeling of normalcy that you deserve.

Education

Sacred Heart University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
Dr.Chidinma Gubor
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Dr. Chidinma Gubor, DNP,APRN,PHMNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Chidinma Gubor is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Connecticut. Broadly-trained with a general neuropsychiatry background, she addresses depressive disorders, anxiety-based disorders, trauma-based disorders, ADHD, women’s issues, life transitions and an array of mental health challenges. Her framework of treatment is centered on a biopsychosocial and holistic perspective. Clinically prepared to serve clients across every age and demographic, she specializes in working with professionals, healthcare providers and students. 

Chidinma’s services include evaluation, diagnosis, education and treatment utilizing evidence-based, contemporary clinical approaches to address an array of mental health challenges. She specifically employs psychopharmacological interventions to alleviate symptoms, behavioral management strategies to support ongoing stabilization, and supportive psychotherapy in conjunction with medication management.

Chidinma prioritizes a collaborative clinical approach, with the firm belief that progress in managing mental health challenges can be achieved through mutual-commitment of both client and provider. Through compassionate engagement and understanding, defined individualized treatment goals, careful selection  of appropriate evidence-based treatment approaches and consistent monitoring and evaluation to measure progress towards positive changes. 

Education

Fairfield University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety-based disorders
  • Trauma-based disorders
  • ADHD
  • Women’s issues
  • Life transitions

 

Furne Carrier-Valentine
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Furne Carrier-Valentine, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

I have been a Registered Nurse for 15 years and in psychiatry for 13 of those years, serving young people who have experienced trauma, including neglect, physical, and/or sexual abuse, and as a result, may suffer from associated symptoms.

As a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and very soon, doctorally prepared, my specialties include the treatment of childhood trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and ADHD in adolescents, young adults, and older adults. I provide mental health exams, treatment of uncomplicated episodic mental health issues, continuing care for persons with stable chronic mental health conditions, minimizing the need for frequent hospitalizations. I also enjoy an alternative, holistic approach to pharmacology.

Through a trauma sensitive and client centered approach, I look at psychiatry through non-judgmental, existential and holistic lens, always connecting the mind and the body. My goal is to work alongside you, helping you to meet your personal goals to wellness in whatever way it looks like to you. I have a warm and informal approach. I listen with compassion, kindness and respect. I hope you will allow me to guide you to a better understanding of your own strengths and abilities, leading to your fulfilling life.

Education

University of Saint Joseph
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
George Ramos
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

George Ramos, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

George Ramos is a board certified Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in the state of Connecticut with a great passion for holistic and patient centered care. He completed his bachelor’s in arts at the College of the Holy Cross and transitioned to the nursing field where he completed his degrees in nursing from Gateway Community College and Western Governor’s University. He wrapped up his education at Eastern Kentucky University where he received his psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree. Over the past four years, George has worked as registered nurse both in the hospital setting at Yale New Haven Hospital as well as a rehabilitation center. Through his years of experience at the bedside, George has become more aware of the great need for mental health professionals in the health care system. George loves to learn about people and is genuinely motivated to help people with their mental health needs.

George uses collaborative, solution focused, and evidence-based research to medication management while maintaining flexibility, patience, and professionalism that is necessary to best meet the needs to every unique individual.

George believes that patients are an integral part of the treatment team, and he makes sure that each of his patients are given the education and resources needed to make the best possible decisions in their care.

Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
Jennifer Hichar
Accepting:
  • BCBS of CT
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Jennifer Hichar, PMHNP

Jennifer Hichar is a board-certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who is trained across the lifespan. She is dedicated to providing patient-centered, evidence-based care within a holistic approach to treatment. Before working as a PMHNP, Jennifer was a registered nurse at Yale Health Center’s COVID-19 Resource Line. She has extensive experience providing quality care to patients within the telehealth model.

In 2017, Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from Occidental College and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During 2018 & 2019, she studied to become a registered nurse at Yale School of Nursing’s GEPN program. Jennifer went on to pursue her Master of Science in Nursing at Yale School of Nursing, and graduated in 2021 as a board-certified PMHNP. In addition to treating patients at Thriveworks, Jennifer provides care at Yale School of Medicine’s outpatient psychiatric clinic.

Jennifer believes in the importance of listening to patients and respecting their unique experiences. It is her mission to provide non-judgmental care delivered with respect and empathy.

Education

Yale School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Have you been having a hard time lately? You don’t have to struggle alone. The first step toward feeling better can be challenging, so let’s take it together. It’s okay to need a little extra help!

Kate Hanselman specializes in working with healthcare workers, educators, and those in the helping professions, though she serves all ages and demographics. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, she will meet you where you are, and together you will decide on a plan that fits your needs.

Kate prioritizes a collaborative approach and offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that you are the expert on your own life. In addition to medication management, she provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of your distress.

Kate is a board-certified PMHNP and received a Master’s in Nursing (PMHNP) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Science from King’s College London. With over a decade of experience in mental health as a nurse, a first responder in New York, and a health professions educator, Kate has a unique familiarity with the challenges particular to these roles. Especially now, with the pandemic increasing stressors and diminishing opportunities for coping, everyone needs and deserves a little extra help. That includes you. Come on by and let’s talk.

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+
Marcia Hughes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcia Hughes, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Marcia Hughes is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Connecticut and holds a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies. She has twenty-five+ years of experience dedicated to promoting well-being for individuals and families from backgrounds and lifestyles of all kinds. In providing therapeutic care, she seeks to understand how beliefs, motivations, and day-today functioning develop in particular contexts. Marcia has supported individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship or family issues, trauma, and parenting concerns.   

Marcia is passionate about helping people feel empowered to solve problems and create change that is meaningful to them. She uses elements of narrative, intra-psychic, attachment/relational, intersectionality, ecological, solutions-focused, mindfulness/spirituality, cognitive-behavioral, and trauma-informed approaches in her practice, as relevant for individual or couple interests and needs. 

Marcia sees the therapeutic-client relationship as a partnership, helping individuals and couples build on their strengths. She works to establish a warm and supportive collaboration with you by closely listening and taking an interest in your struggles, achievements, and goals, and helping you to explore and pursue new possibilities for yourself. 

Education

University of Connecticut
Master of Social Work
PhD in Human Development and Family Studies

Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Couples/Family Relationships
  • Parenting/Parent-child Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity Development/Intersectionality
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
Mekessia Richards-Carby
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Mekessia Richards-Carby, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Mekessia is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (APRN) who is dedicated to treating mental illnesses  and relieving mental distress through an integrative and holistic approach. She works in partnership to help each client attain their individualized goals.

Recognizing that treating psychiatric illnesses requires a comprehensive approach, Mekessia focuses on the bio-social model of care. Mekessia prescribes medication to treat a variety of mental disorders in a judicious manner and with careful consideration of the patient as a whole. She is experienced in treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, psychosis, Eating disorders, ADHD and substance abuse as well as other conditions.

Mekessia is an experienced clinician who carries with her, the insight into the challenges and stressors that many of her patients experience. Mekessia offers compassionate care and is dedicated to helping patient live their healthiest lives. 

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing 

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Michelle Harrison
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Michelle Harrison, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Michelle Harrison is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate dedicated to pursuing a lifelong goal of assisting others to develop and maintain mental, physical, and emotional health. Michelle has demonstrated this dedication early in her career as a certified nursing assistant, certified medical assistant, and home health care aide, where she built a strong foundation in the concept of duty of care.

Michelle gained hands-on experience with the elderly and physically disabled within inpatient and home-based settings. Her passion for healthcare then led her to invest her efforts into childhood development. Michelle spent a total of 6 years as a Child Development Center coordinator where she guided learning, emotional, social, and physical development for children from ages 0 to 5. She advanced to work as a Child and Youth Center Associate where she planned, coordinated, and conducted activities for school-aged program participants based on observed needs of youth ranging in age from 5 to 18. Michelle then began one-on-one work with youth on the autism spectrum as an ABA therapist.

Michelle furthered her professional development and body of work by expanding her experience with young adults aged 18-25 as a Case Manager in an assisted living facility/residential home setting. She completed screenings and intake processing for new clients and functioned as a liaison for incoming referrals with clinical and external providers. She coordinated and assisted clients with referrals, obtaining and maintaining entitlements, treatment, medical care, transportation, housing, wellness/nutrition, legal services, education, and employment.

Afterward, Michelle began work as an Outpatient Therapist where she provided mental health counseling to individuals, families, and couples ages 4-60 years. She facilitated and developed crisis intervention plans and established and implemented treatment goals, objectives, and action plans.
Michelle translated her skills into work as a Crisis Therapist where she assessed children and families in crisis, determining the level of care needed for the individual crisis. She connected children and families to resources to best support the needs of the child and family.

Michelle is a military spouse of an active-duty Air Force member with 20 years of experience with the unique and special requirements of active-duty military families. She has invested many years into research and treatments for her adult son on the autism spectrum and is actively engaged in the pursuit of finding effective ways to diagnose and treat individuals with special needs. Michelle has made many personal investments into her field and treats everyone as a person with unique needs. Her lifelong dedication to the service of others is a testament to her power of will and devotion to duty.

As a student of life and lifelong learner, Michelle takes pride in being an advocate for individuals who have yet to find their voice. She has worked with patients of every race, age, creed, and color, and living as a military spouse, understands that everyone has unique challenges, and is willing to work diligently to provide the absolute best care.

Education

Grand Canyon University
Masters in Psychology emphasis in professional counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping skills
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Special Needs
Jeffrey Harris
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • Tricare East Non Network
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeffrey Harris, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jeffrey Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut with a wealth of knowledge connecting with adolescents, adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. Jeffrey completed his Bachelor of Science from SUNY Oneonta in New York and received his Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Bridgeport.

Jeffrey takes a client centered strength-based approach to meet the needs of each client. Utilizing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy approaches to Jeffrey’s therapeutic style has supported him in connecting with every unique individual. He is creative, caring, flexible and works to collaborate with each of his clients towards client meeting their treatment goals.

Education

University of Bridgeport
Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Men’s issues
  • LGBTQIA+ 
  • Substance Abuse
Mari Hogan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mari Hogan, LCSW

Are you experiencing a life transition that has been difficult to cope with? Have your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors become confusing to you? We all have behaviors and coping skills that likely served a purpose in the past, but are no longer useful when we experience difficult emotions and life stressors. Mari can work with you to develop personal growth, which will lead to a greater sense of well-being. Whether your goal is to achieve more balance in your life, or need support through significant life events, Mari takes a collaborative approach to therapy, in which the client and therapist work together to formulate the best treatment approach to suit each individual.

Mari has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 13 years, with a special focus on women’s issues from teens to adults of all ages. This includes, but is not limited to, all stages of pregnancy, pregnancy loss, adolescent development and building safe personal boundaries. In addition, Mari assists women and couples with various relationship issues.

Life presents us with many difficulties--some of which we can manage on our own, or with the support of friends and family. However, sometimes we need more help to sort out our challenges and troubles. Mari believes we all have the internal resources and resiliency to get through tough times, and she will help you find that within yourself. Mari creates a friendly, client-centered atmosphere, and values building a positive rapport with her clients. Mari welcomes clients who are looking for either short or long term treatment. Reaching out for help isn’t easy, but it’s the first step in reducing your suffering and moving towards a stronger sense of self and healing.

Mari's Specialties:

  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Stress Management
  • Life Coaching
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Have you been having a hard time lately? You don’t have to struggle alone. The first step toward feeling better can be challenging, so let’s take it together. It’s okay to need a little extra help!

Kate Hanselman specializes in working with healthcare workers, educators, and those in the helping professions, though she serves all ages and demographics. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, she will meet you where you are, and together you will decide on a plan that fits your needs.

Kate prioritizes a collaborative approach and offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that you are the expert on your own life. In addition to medication management, she provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of your distress.

Kate is a board-certified PMHNP and received a Master’s in Nursing (PMHNP) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Science from King’s College London. With over a decade of experience in mental health as a nurse, a first responder in New York, and a health professions educator, Kate has a unique familiarity with the challenges particular to these roles. Especially now, with the pandemic increasing stressors and diminishing opportunities for coping, everyone needs and deserves a little extra help. That includes you. Come on by and let’s talk.

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD and trauma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • OCD
  • Insomnia/sleep issues
  • Coping skills
  • Women’s Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Medication Management
  • School Issues
  • Transgender
  • Parenting
  • LGBTQ+

Thriveworks Counseling Manchester

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Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 1 5 1 1 reviews. See all reviews
Thriveworks Counseling Manchester

Marcia Hughes

★★★★★
I have known and worked with Marcia for several years. I appreciate how thoughtful, sensitive and knowledgeable she is. In speaking with her, I see that she brings empathy, insight and a real concern for the well being of others to her work as a counselor. She is approachable and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
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Thriveworks Counseling

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  • 360 Tolland Turnpike Suite 2F
    Manchester, CT 06042

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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