TRANSITIONS: - A Counseling Center for Individuals and Families, LLC
TRANSITIONS: A Counseling Center
for Individuals and Families, LLC

"Helping You Through Life's Changes"
 
As a leading Family Therapy Center in Glastonbury, CT, let us help you find the right therapist to provide Marriage/Family Counseling, Couples Therapy, or Individual Counseling for yourself, your teen, or your child.
 
We are a group of psychotherapists with a variety of areas of expertise and life experiences who are ready to face challenges with you.  It is an honor for us to be a part of your lives. 
 
Our hope is that you will feel comfortable with us and with therapy, even if you are nervous or reluctant to begin the process.  Of course, we also aim for you to feel empowered and successful.
 
So by now, you might be asking, "How do I start?"  If so, here are the brief steps:
 
1)  Check out each therapist's picture and profile to determine which therapist seems like the best fit for you and your problems.
 
2)  Connect with Carey through the "Contact Us" page or by calling 860-652-0428, ext. 0.  Make sure to provide us with which therapist you would prefer, the name of your insurance company, and what days/times you are available for an appointment.
 
3)  Then, either Carey, or the therapist of your choice will contact you back within 1-2 business days to schedule an appointment.  Feel free to ask any questions of us at this time.
 
We realize that beginning the process of therapy can be intimidating.  Please know that we are really just people and that we are here to help....
 
 
Carey A. Beyor, LMFT
Carey A. Beyor, LMFT
Carey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Owner and Director of the practice.

Carey's office hours are: Tuesdays 10 am to 8 pm, Wednesdays 9 am to 6 pm, Thursdays 9:00 am to 3 pm, and Fridays 9 am - 6 pm.

Carey has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 17 years. She is Certified in Imago Couples Therapy and continually seeks further training in several areas. Her main specialties are couples, adults, teens, individuals, and families. Carey has worked with a variety of populations from young children to elders and issues such as: family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, co-dependency, depression, anxiety, and a range of behavioral issues. Particular areas of interest to her include: new parents, women's issues, coping with childhood or relational trauma, sexual intimacy, infidelity issues, infertility, helping family members through divorce, step-families, coping with loved ones' mental health or substance abuse issues, and parenting children of any age. She has enjoyed working with diverse populations. Carey believes that the client is as much the expert as the therapist. She is interested in working as a team with her clients to solve the unique issues they may be facing. Carey uses a number of theories and models including Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Psychoanalytical approaches.

"I really enjoy what I do and hope that I can make coming to therapy a comfortable and positive experience for all involved."
Jennifer V. Lusa, LCSW, PhD
Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Clinical Associate in the practice who specializes in Anxiety and Trauma. She is pleased to announce that she is now Certified in EMDR.

Jennifer's office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of CT and MA. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology, from Walden University, her MSW from University of Connecticut, and her BA from Saint Augustine College. Jennifer has more than 15 years experience working with latency aged children, adolescents, individuals and families, in outpatient and congregated care settings. Her primary interests include working with individuals who have experienced chronic and episodic trauma, Anxiety Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Mood Disorder, and attachment related issues. Jennifer utilizes a blend of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Trauma focused treatment modality.
“I view myself as an agent of change, in the collaborative process of therapy”
Jennifer V. Lusa, LCSW, PhD
Michelle Melendez, LCSW
Michelle Melendez, LCSW
Michelle Melendez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Clinical Associate here at Transitions.

Her office hours are Thursdays from 5 pm to 7 pm and Fridays from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Michelle Melendez has been practicing Social Work for 14 years, in which focus has been working with individuals and families impacted by substance abuse. Michelle Melendez has worked extensively with individuals struggling with substance use and how it affects their families. She has training and expertise in using Motivational Interviewing to assist her clients in this process. Michelle has stated the belief that her clients deserve respect, regardless of the struggles they may have been through.
"I believe strongly in being present and guiding individuals through their recovery process. I do this in a manner of transparency and openness in helping individuals challenge some of their beliefs to be able to learn healthier coping strategies."

Michelle Melendez also has a particular interest in working with young children to teens. She works directly in conjunction with the caregiver in order to help alleviate challenging behaviors Michelle Melendez believes that a child or adolescent’s behavior can be better understood through the relationship with the caregiver. She fosters a healthy curiosity that assists the child/adolescent-and-parent-team learn ways in which they can better communicate and get the child's needs met.
"My philosophy on working with clients is to be present in the moment. I truly sit with my clients and help them discover their own solutions to their issues and problems. I have been told that I am easy to approach and offer guidance that is transparent and honest."
Michelle Sarofin, LCSW
Michelle Sarofin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Clinical Associate in the practice.

Michelle's office hours are rotating M/T/W/Th evenings from 6 pm on and Saturday/Sunday hours every other week.

Michelle specializes in individual (children, adolescents and adults), family and group therapy. She received her MSW from the Smith College School of Social Work. There she was trained in psychodynamic approaches to therapy. Michelle has also received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Michelle has years of experience supporting and guiding individuals through difficult and trying times. She has over 18 years of experience working with those who have experienced and survived traumatic life events as well as individuals who have engaged in at risk behaviors to cope such as self-injury. Throughout these years Michelle has developed a specific specialty in working with youth and families in the areas of trauma, depression, and self-injury. Michelle believes that everyone deserves a ‘“life worth living” and works with her clients toward achieving this by providing a safe and nurturing environment.

Through her training and experience with DBT Michelle has found that the core components of DBT such as the balance of validation and change along with the nonjudgmental stance provides individuals the skills to effectively navigate some of life’s most difficult challenges and gives them the hope they may have lost.
Michelle Sarofin, LCSW
Paige Bogda, LMFT
Paige Bogda, LMFT
Paige is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Associate in the practice.

Paige sees her clients on Saturdays.

Paige received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Saint Joseph. Paige enjoys working with children ages 5 to 18 and their families, as well as couples and adults. Paige has experience working in an outpatient setting utilizing various therapy models such as CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy.

Paige has a passion for working with adolescents and families and has training in working with children and adolescents who present with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues and trauma. She has training and experience in TF-CBT for children and adolescents suffering with the effects of trauma specifically. Additional areas of Paige's training include relationship issues, life transitions, mood disorders, parenting concerns, and ADHD.

Paige takes a client centered approach to treatment using unconditional positive regard to focus on clients' strengths in order to support them in overcoming life's challenges Her approach is empathic, collaborative, and goal directed.
Mary Armstrong, LMFT
Mary is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Associate in the practice.

Mary currently sees clients on Tuesday evenings only.

Mary enjoys working with adolescents and adults, as well as couples and families. She is trained in CBT and DBT. Mary has experience working in congregated care and outpatient settings. Mary has worked with clients with a variety of clinical needs including relationship struggles, conduct problems, impulsive behaviors, anxiety, self-destructive behaviors, depression, and parenting skills. Mary has Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. She has also earned a Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. Mary is available to see clients on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Mary strongly believes in helping her clients reach their goals by focusing on their strengths and building on their resiliency. Mary understands that change is not always easy and she is able to help her clients determine and work towards their goals in a supportive and collaborative way.
Mary Armstrong, LMFT
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