Meet our Providers

 

Azaria Drakeford
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • 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

 

Jeffrey Harris
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
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

 

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

Lauren Bishop, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Lauren Bishop is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Connecticut who has experience partnering with adults, individually and in group format, seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, and addiction recovery. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Criminology, with a strong focus on victim studies, from University of Missouri and received her Master of Social Work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Lauren primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-based, and Solution Focused therapies and works collaboratively with clients to determine and address each individual’s unique need.

Lauren would like to build a warm and supportive relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and deserve.

Education

Edinboro University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention
  • Criminal Thinking
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
Kate Hanselman
Accepting:
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: 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+

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