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 (quicker to reach us) 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 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 A. Beyor, LMFT
Carey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Owner and Director of the practice.

Mondays from 9 am to 4 pm
Tuesdays from 10 am to 9:30 pm
Wednesdays from 9 am to 6 pm
Thursdays from 8 am to 3 pm
Fridays from 8 am to 6 pm
Currently accepting new clients.

Carey has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 18 years and practicing for 22+ years. She is Certified in Imago Couples Therapy. She is also receiving extensive training in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship, and Birth Parent issues. Carey has further developed an interest/expertise in Transgender populations and is receiving 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 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 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's office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. She is currently accepting new clients that are a true fit with her expertise.

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 17 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
Mary Armstrong, LMFT
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.

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.

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.
Megan Berry, LPC
Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Clinical Associate in the practice.

Megan sees clients on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. She is currently accepting new clients. She accepts Anthem/BC/BS plans so far, yet is working to get on several other insurance panels.

Megan Berry, LPC has experience in working with children (5-18), families and adults. Megan has worked with clients with an array of clinical needs, such as impulsivity, depression, mood dysregulation, oppositionality, anxiety, trauma, family discord, and parenting support. She has knowledge in the special education process and can assist in advocating for a child’s needs within the school system. Megan enjoys incorporating non-traditional approaches, such as play or art into the therapy process. She takes a person-centered approach and takes the time to listen and understand you, while creating an individualized plan, as each child and family’s struggles are unique. She helps to identify the strengths of the child and/or family and uses these strengths to facilitate positive change and growth. She enjoys using CBT with clients to help them overcome negative thought patterns and increase awareness of emotions experienced.

With a unique blend of experience, perspective and personality, Megan looks forward to working with and getting to know you wherever you are currently on your journey.
Megan Berry, LPC
Mimi Akhand, LMFT
Mimi Akhand, LMFT
Mimi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Associate in the practice.

Mimi's office hours are on Mondays evenings by appointment, Thursdays 12 pm to 8 pm, and Saturdays by appointment. Mimi is not currently accepting new clients. However, feel free to ask for an update.

Mimi has several years of clinical experience working with children through adults, couples and families. She has a passion for working with young adults and the typical life stage issues they are facing.

"Life has its ebbs and flows. I am here to support and guide you during times of change, as well as when all is stable. I am here to empower you and highlight your strengths so you can grow into your best self. I know how personal the therapy process can be, so I give you so much gratitude for sharing your time and energy with me. I look forward to helping you heal."
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 is not accepting new clients at this time, however, feel free to ask for an update.

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 and Sundays by appointment. Paige is not currently taking new clients.

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.
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