Meet our Providers

 

Courtney Buchanan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Courtney Buchanan, LPC

Courtney strongly believes in a person’s ability to be able to overcome difficult situations that may arise in their lives. She believes that ability comes from self-motivation and guidance using a unified approach by problem solving, gaining insight, and implementing strategies to alleviate symptoms.

Courtney has 15 years of experience and holds a Master's of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from UAlbany. Prior to obtaining her Master's degree, she attended UCONN to double major in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently licensed as an LPC in the state of Connecticut.

She has experience providing group, individual, and family therapy in the community, inpatient hospital, outpatient facility, group home, and residential settings. She has been able to serve diverse populations and has varied experience with people of differing ages, socioeconomic status, race, religion, sexual orientation, and diagnoses. She is passionate about working with individuals struggling with parenting and behavioral needs of their children, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship concerns, and substance abuse.

She typically uses cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution focused techniques to assist in mitigating the struggles people are experiencing. Most importantly she uses a collaborative approach as the client is the expert of their lives and her role is to help provide guidance and feedback rather than to dictate and force opinions. She looks forward to meeting you and being a help to you in anyway that she can.

Specialties:

  • Family therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Parenting skills
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Sexuality and Gender concerns
  • Life Transitions
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kate Hanselman is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s in Nursing 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, she is particularly passionate about working with health care workers, educators, and those in the helping professions. She 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.

As a PMHNP, Kate prioritizes a collaborative, creative approach. She offers honed clinical expertise, a dynamic set of tools including medication and therapy, and a firm belief that each person is the expert on their own life. Kate provides thorough, holistic care by using CBT, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and mindful approaches to better understand and target the root causes of distress.

You do not have to struggle alone. Whether you’re looking for support with an ongoing issue, or this is your first time seeking help, Kate will meet you where you are, and together you’ll decide on a plan that fits your needs. It’s okay to need a little extra help! Let’s talk and take a first step towards your health and wellness today.

Education

King’s College London
Master’s in Science

Specialties

  • Healthcare workers, educators, helping professionals
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & Loss
Patricia Blecich
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
Self Pay Rate: $99

Patricia Blecich, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Patricia "Trisha" Blecich is a seasoned Counselor based in Connecticut. She received a Master's of Science in Counselor Education at Central Connecticut University in 1999, and became licensed in the State of Connecticut as a Professional Counselor in 2002.

For over nearly two decades Trisha had helped individuals, couples and families navigate change, disability, illness and loss. As a counselor, Trisha is "Eclectic"; she utilizes a variety of tools and techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), MI & DBT.

Education

Central Connecticut University
Master's of Science in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders ( ie.Panic Disorder & Phobias, PTSD)
  • Substance Use & Addiction Disorders ( ie alcoholism, problem gambling, overeating)
  • ADD/ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Life Transitions
  • Career Changes
  • Family Issues
Juliette Zuckerman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Juliette Zuckerman, LMFT

Juliette is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, meaning she is trained to view problems in a relational and interconnected way. Her goal is to provide an environment where clients feel seen, cared for and acknowledged. Using a therapeutic style that is collaborative and strength-based, Juliette works with the belief that every client is an expert on their own lives but may need help in identifying and actualizing their strengths.

With a background in several inpatient clinical settings, Juliette has hands on experience assisting countless men and women reclaim their lives after battling addiction and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. In addition, she educated and assisted family members on how to best support their loved ones, focusing on healing and connection.

From Juliette... “Working with my clients enriches my life tremendously. I truly love the work that I do, helping people realize their goals. I look forward to connecting with you.”

Juliette can be most helpful with:

  • Parenting and family life-cycle transitions
  • Co-parenting/ divorce
  • Blended/Stepfamily support
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem/ Personal growth
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Support for families involving substance abuse/addiction
  • Helping individuals strengthen recovery after addiction
Mari Hogan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • 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

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