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Pamela English
Self Pay Rate: $99

Pamela English, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Pamela English is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who prides herself on being able to connect with a wide variety of clients. Pamela has 9 years of experience working in the mental health profession in many different capacities. Over the years, she has worked extensively with children and teens, families, couples, single adults and older adults. She has provided therapy for children and teens dealing with grief and loss. She has also provided case management and therapeutic services for single adult women living in a homeless shelter.

Pamela completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care at Fordham University. She completed her master’s internship in a nursing home and rehabilitation facility, providing therapy for a number of the patients there. Pamela is extremely supportive and nurturing to all of her clients while also motivating each one to find ways to work through the challenges that they face.

Pamela seeks to create a warm, nurturing environment with you. She believes that this environment will enable you to be open and honest and begin the collaborative process of working through the challenges you are facing. Pamela is able to logically and carefully complete a biopsychosocial exam for each client then think creatively about how to tailor a therapeutic plan. She uses collaborative, strength-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and narrative therapies.

Education

Fordham University
M.A. in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity/Transgender
  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Wenjun  Zhu
Self Pay Rate: $99

Wenjun Zhu, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Wenjun "June" Zhu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has served clients from 5 to 92 years old in professionally trained teams since 2015. June believes that healthcare services and social resources should be readily accessible to clients in need.

June completed two master’s degrees including her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Houston. She is the author of three publications in the Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, Human Service Organizations, and Therapeutic Games and Guided Imagery. June has worked with the Mental Health Division of the Harris County Clerk’s Office and the City’s Advisory Council in Houston, TX. She has also provided cultural diversity and care planning trainings in New York, NY.

June assists clients with adapting to their life transitions and new environments. She adopts a client-centered approach and applies multiple treatment modalities to clinical scenarios.

Education

University of Houston
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • ADHD
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Depression
  • End of life
  • Family and Marital relations
  • Foster Care
  • Grief/Bereavement 
  • Substance use disorders
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
Dr.Chidinma Gubor
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Dr. Chidinma Gubor, DNP,APRN,PHMNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Chidinma Gubor is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner based in Connecticut. Broadly-trained with a general neuropsychiatry background, she addresses depressive disorders, anxiety-based disorders, trauma-based disorders, ADHD, women’s issues, life transitions and an array of mental health challenges. Her framework of treatment is centered on a biopsychosocial and holistic perspective. Clinically prepared to serve clients across every age and demographic, she specializes in working with professionals, healthcare providers and students. 

Chidinma’s services include evaluation, diagnosis, education and treatment utilizing evidence-based, contemporary clinical approaches to address an array of mental health challenges. She specifically employs psychopharmacological interventions to alleviate symptoms, behavioral management strategies to support ongoing stabilization, and supportive psychotherapy in conjunction with medication management.

Chidinma prioritizes a collaborative clinical approach, with the firm belief that progress in managing mental health challenges can be achieved through mutual-commitment of both client and provider. Through compassionate engagement and understanding, defined individualized treatment goals, careful selection  of appropriate evidence-based treatment approaches and consistent monitoring and evaluation to measure progress towards positive changes. 

Education

Fairfield University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety-based disorders
  • Trauma-based disorders
  • ADHD
  • Women’s issues
  • Life transitions

 

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

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
Hannah Schacht
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
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
Annie Tarnasky
Self Pay Rate: $99

Annie Tarnasky, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Annie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked primarily with adults in various outpatient settings. Annie has experience providing psychotherapy services in trauma-informed behavioral health and dual-diagnosis substance use treatment facilities. Prior to becoming a counselor, Annie was involved in the healthcare field, specializing in helping to facilitate patient centered care and connect patients to available community resources to help manage their conditions.

Annie attended The George Washington University, where she received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Annie utilizes an existential-humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach to helping individuals manage difficult aspects of life through first building a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. Annie’s therapeutic approach focuses on how finding meaning and purpose, as well as how empowering the client to take a more active role in their life, can aid each individual to enhance their experience of relationships, mental health and well-being, and overall outlook. Annie is positive, warm and compassionate as a clinician

Education

George Washington University
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
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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