Our Counselors

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

Erin Jackson, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Erin Jackson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Connecticut who has over 15 years of experience partnering with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families in processing various personality pathology,  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 of Arts in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University.

Erin prides herself on patient center care and uses Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness, in engaging therapeutically, always allowing the individual need and desires to remain at the forefront of therapeutic engagement.  

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

Lilliam Rodriguez, PhD

Philosophy of Care

Lilliam Rodriguez, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University. She has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Rodriguez has a wide range of experience working with diverse populations of individuals and families, including supporting clients struggling with addictions, family dysfunction, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. Dr. Rodriguez is passionate about working with minority populations on the issues that affect these particular groups, as well as working with young ladies and women to support them in understanding themselves and becoming their best version. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to support her clients in gaining perspective to live life in a way that brings them joy, confidence and health. Dr. Rodriguez is empathetic, passionate and grounded as a clinician. She is fluent in Spanish and English and all services may be provided in either or both languages.

Education

Carolos Albizu University
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Life transitions
  • Women’s Issues
Hannah Schacht
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Hannah Schacht, LCSW

Hannah Schacht, LCSW has a BA in Psychology from Binghamton University, and obtained her Masters in Social Work from Stony Brook University. She began her clinical work at an outpatient clinic with JBFCS in the Bronx in 2016, where she was able to work with adults and teens with anxiety, depression, and  bipolar Disorder. Since 2019, she has been working with The Supportive Care to provide therapy to residents at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Hannah also has experience working with adults and children with Autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Hannah is passionate about providing effective support, working to understand the unique perspective of each individual. She focuses on identifying their strengths that can help achieve their goals.

Hannah's specialties include:

  • Autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Aging
  • Traumatic brain injury/acquired disabilities
  • Postpartum
  • Adolescent counseling
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
Shirley Gedney-Rubel
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Tufts
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shirley Gedney-Rubel, LPC

Shirley Gedney-Rubel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut. Shirley has about 10 years of experience assisting adults with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, life transitions, and women’s issues. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Bridgeport.

Shirley utilizes a variety of strategies and techniques in a trauma-informed, client-centered approach. She believes each client will benefit from therapy that is tailored to their individual needs. Some of the techniques she uses include mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

Shirley seeks to offer you a warm, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic relationship that will assist you to build upon your strengths, achieve your goals, and live your best life.

Shirley’s Specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & OCD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Women’s Issues

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