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Cristina Perera
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cristina Perera, LMFT

Philosophy of Care 

Cristina Perera is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) that has been working in private practice for over 15 years, working with an eclectic range of adults and seniors, from trauma survivors of 911 and the Sandy Hook shootings, to everyday families looking for support and expert care. She specializes in treating abuse, trauma, depression, family conflict, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and more.

She earned her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University and has been a Keynote Speaker on behalf of The National Collation for Domestic Violence. Her many years of work with individuals with disabilities have also given her a strong knowledge of helping people on the autism spectrum.

Work together with Cristina to empower yourself to take on new situations and relationships with confidence and newfound understanding. With her help, you can work to achieve your goals and improve your emotional wellbeing, one session at a time. Cristina believes that everyone has individual needs and preferences in therapy, and she works to accommodate as needed.

Education

Southern Connecticut State University
Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Couples therapy
  • ADHD
  •  Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar 
  • Mood Disorders
  • domestic violence victims 
  • Learning disabilities
  • LGBTQ
Elina  Flit
Self Pay Rate: $99

Elina Flit, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Elina Flit is a nationally certified Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who is experienced in providing diagnostic assessments and counseling to clients with diverse concerns including substance use, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, emotional regulation, career, interpersonal challenges, and LGBTQ+ issues. She attained her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern Connecticut State University.

Elina utilizes strength-based, person-centered, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, and dialectical behavioral approaches to therapy, which she tailors to the unique needs of each client. She is fluent in English and Russian.

Elina focuses on building an accepting and caring relationship with you. She will collaborate with you on ways to enhance your strengths and apply them toward creating positive and meaningful changes in your life.

Education

Southern Connecticut State University
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Alcohol Use/Addictions/Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Behavioral Issues,
  •  Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues/Men's Issues
Eshe Hamilton
Self Pay Rate: $99

Eshe Hamilton, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Eshe Hamilton is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) who specializes in working with school-aged children, adolescents, and adults experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, trauma, behavior issues, and inter-relational conflicts. Eshe completed her Master of Science (MS) in Counseling and Human Service at Post University. \

Eshe offers an unbiased and integrative counseling approach that is supportive in helping you feel secure and empowered to create changes in your current circumstances and generate feelings of happiness. Understanding that challenges and difficulties present for us all, Eshe’s goal is to help you become inspired to create positive change and confidence in the ability to make those changes.

Education

Post University
Master of Science in Counseling and Human Service

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  •  Trauma and PTSD
Naina Rana
Self Pay Rate: $99

Naina Rana, Supervisee in Social Work, LMSW

Philosophy of Care

Naina Rana is a Licensed Masters Social Worker who specializes in trauma, substance use disorders, disabilities, multicultural perspectives, domestic violence, and geriatric populations. With her technology background working as a Lead Training Coordinator in a SaaS startup, Naina also brings years of experience from the field of workplace and occupational wellness and counseling.

Naina completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sociology at Southern Connecticut State University and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University while simultaneously completing a certification in Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counseling from Gateway Community College.

Naina seeks to establish a safe therapeutic relationship with you in order to make sure you are comfortable and feel open to sharing any and all of your underlying concerns. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing trauma-focused, strength-based, person-centered, cognitive behavioral, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, and interpersonal-focused approaches to therapy. By maintaining a collaborative approach and working one on one with clients, Naina uses her experience to best meet the needs of each unique individual and couple.

Education

Master of Social Work
Fordham University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental Stress
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
Christina Cano
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
Dorothy Washington
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 (PMHNP-BC) who has over 20 years of experience working with individuals of all ages who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, chronic illness, anger, OCD, bipolar disorder, and much more.

Dorothy completed her Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) at Sacred Heart University and went on to obtain her Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) at Chamberlain University. Dorothy’s approach is collaborative, patient-focused, and evidenced-based, with an empathetic awareness of the patient's needs.

Dorothy will seek to maintain a collaborative, caring, trusting, and professional rapport with you. She looks forward to helping you meet your emotional and mental health needs so that you can live your life with the sense of normalcy that you deserve.

Education

Sacred Heart University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
Furne Carrier-Valentine
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
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 (PMHNP-BC) with a great passion for holistic and patient-centered care. Over the past 4 years, George has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) both in the hospital setting at Yale New Haven Hospital as well as in 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 completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) 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 PMHNP. 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 loves to learn about people and is genuinely motivated to help people with their mental health needs. He 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
Ismaila Musah
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ismaila Musah, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ismaila Musah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has extensive experience working with children. He has a broad base of counseling experience with; children, adolescents, adults, and families in different settings such as outpatient, community setting, and residential. He believes in creating an open, safe, and judgement free environment with clients clients; and is multiculturally competent as well. 

His therapeutic approach include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused, and also an Eclectic Approach based on the needs of his clients.

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • ADHD 
  • Behavioral issues 
  • Family issues 
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kate Hanselman is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are dealing with a wide variety of issues, including family conflict, transgender issues, grief, sexual orientation issues, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger issues, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, behavioral issues, women’s issues, and more.

Kate earned a Master’s degree 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.

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+
Mekessia Richards-Carby
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
Jeffrey Harris
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jeffrey Harris, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jeffrey Harris is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a wealth of knowledge connecting with adolescents, adults, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. Jeffrey has 10 years of experience in the mental health field. He completed his Bachelor of Science (BS) at SUNY-Oneonta and his Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at 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 (TFCBT) approaches, 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
Joseph Seele
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joseph Seele, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Joseph Seele is a Licensed Professional Counselor with thirty years experience. Joe has a comprehensive understanding of mental health and substance abuse systems of care. HE received his BA from ECSU and received his MS in community mental health, specializing in clinical psychology with adults, from Trinity College of Vermont. Joseph is a Cognitive Behavioral based therapist. It is Joe's firm belief that through the use of best practice models and solution focused approaches, positive outcomes will be achieved. Strengths based perspectives allow for all talents and skills of the individual to be part of the solution. Joe's a firm believer that the key to success is a strong therapeutic relationship. He utilizes a holistic approach in developing strategies that best address client needs.

Education

Trinity College of Vermont
Master's in Community Mental Health

Specialties

  • Substance abuse issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples issues/relationships
Kate Hanselman
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake
$149: Follow-up

Kate Hanselman, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Kate Hanselman is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with over 10 years of professional experience working with adults and seniors who are dealing with a wide variety of issues, including family conflict, transgender issues, grief, sexual orientation issues, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger issues, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, behavioral issues, women’s issues, and more.

Kate earned a Master’s degree 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.

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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Cristina rocks!

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I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
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Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
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Christina Perera

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Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
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Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
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My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
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I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
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Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
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Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
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Couples Counseling

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Just two sessions in and Cristina Perera has helped so much and has opened things into a different perspective for me and my partner through our relationship! Just a great vibe and great conversationalist that has helped us understand the things that are between me and my partner
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