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Counselors and Therapists in Norwalk, CT

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Dominica Rivera
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dominica Rivera, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Dominica is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut who has 10 years of experience partnering with adults, families, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance abuse needs.

Dominica completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Central Florida and Master’s of Science degree at Troy University. She utilizes solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral techniques with a client-centered focus on collaboration, mindfulness, creativity, and symptom alleviation. Dominica’s main focus is creating a safe and open space to build on personal strengths, improve interpersonal relationships, and overall life satisfaction.

Dominica’s goal is to create a therapeutic relationship that is warm, interactive, and fosters a foundation to help you create a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Education

University of Central Florida
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

 Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Couples Relationship Issues
  • Career Challenges
  • Addiction
  • Family Relationships Issues
  • Stress Management
Erin Jackson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erin Jackson, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Erin Jackson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Connecticut who has over 15 years of experience partnering with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families, helping them in processing trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, involvement in the criminal justice system, cultural assimilation, life transitions, women's issues, and relationship issues.

She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University. Erin prides herself on providing patient-centered care and uses motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based therapy.

Erin seeks to establish open, warm therapeutic alliances to assist in processing challenging situations and to collaboratively create and build upon coping mechanisms toward obtaining desired outcomes.

Education

Fordham University
Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Cultural awareness
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Women's issues
Kerri Griffin
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kerri Griffin, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kerri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Connecticut who has over 20 years of experience partnering with children and adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from St. Joseph College and received her Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut, School of Social work.  Kerri utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness to  meet the needs of each individual.  

Kerri seeks to establish a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and collaborate with you towards meeting your goals.  

Education

University of Connecticut
Master of Social Work

 Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management 
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
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 20 years of experience treating depression, anxiety, and many other severe and persistent mental illnesses in individuals across the lifespan.

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 PMHNP at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dorothy is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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

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

Furne Carrier-Valentine is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner (PMHNP) with over 15 years of clinical experience providing care for clients of all ages who are suffering from the effects of trauma, childhood neglect, physical and sexual abuse, grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and many other conditions.

Furne earned her Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Saint Joseph. She's able to provide mental health exams, treatment of uncomplicated episodic mental health issues, personalized care for persons with stable chronic mental health conditions, and can help minimize the need for frequent hospitalizations, too. She also enjoys utilizing an alternative, holistic approach to pharmacology. Through a trauma-sensitive and client-centered approach, Furne can look at psychiatry through a non-judgmental, existential, and holistic lens, helping to connect the patient's mind and body.

Furne's goal is to work alongside you, helping you to meet your personal goals. She has a warm and informal approach to psychiatric care and will listen with compassion, kindness, and respect. She hopes that you'll allow her to assist and guide you to a better understanding of your own strengths and abilities, leading to a more fulfilling life. Furne is aware that we can’t always help what cards we're dealt in life, but she knows that psychiatric care can be of great assistance in times of need.

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

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
Juliette Brisman
Self Pay Rate: $99

Juliette Brisman, 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
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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