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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 us through the "Contact Us" page (quicker to reach us). Make sure to provide us with which therapist you would prefer, the name of your insurance company, whether you would prefer Virtual sessions (telehealth) or in-person (limited at this time), and what days/times you are available for an appointment.

3) Then we will contact you back as soon as possible 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 is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Owner and Director of the practice.

Tuesdays from 10 am to 9:30 pm

Wednesdays from 7 am to 6 pm

Thursdays from 7 am to 6:30 pm

Fridays from 7 am to 6 pm

Carey has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 21 years and practicing for 23+ years. She is Certified in Imago Couples Therapy. She has also received extensive training in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship, and Birth Parent issues. Carey has further developed an interest/expertise in Transgender populations and has received consultation and training in this area.

Her main specialties are couples, adults, teens, individuals, and families. Carey has worked with a variety of populations from older children to adults 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 love what I do and want to bring my enthusiasm, expertise, knowledge, and warmth to you and your family."

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. As a Certified EMDR Practitioner, she can also use this specialized, evidence-based approach to treat trauma and anxiety, if a client chooses.

Jennifer Lusa's hours currently vary due to the pandemic, however, she sees clients in the evenings.

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 18 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”

Kristen Stickles, LPC, LADC

Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Kristen's office hours were Thursdays from 4 to 8 pm and Saturdays by appointment, although this varies now due to the pandemic. Kristen is currently in-network with Husky, Cigna, Anthem, and Aetna plans.

Kristen started off in the field of counseling in an inpatient substance abuse treatment program as a residential counselor in 2008. It was there that she discovered her passion for substance abuse counseling and group facilitation. She decided to pursue a Masters Degree in professional counseling from Central Connecticut State University where she completed internships in an adult probation office as well as a domestic violence shelter. Upon graduating, she began working as a substance abuse counselor in a correctional facility. She also continued to work part time as a facilitator for first time DUI offenders in the community and as a therapist for a mental health outpatient program in Hartford. She has experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, anger management, and domestic violence. She utilizes a strengths based approach to help individuals to achieve their goals. She works with adults ages 16 and over.

"Everyone is capable of change. Everybody just has a different path to get there."

Mary Armstrong, LMFT

Mary is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Associate in the practice.

Mary currently sees clients on Monday and Tuesday evenings only. She is currently full, however, please feel free to ask for an update.

Mary enjoys working with adults as well as couples. 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.

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