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 11 am to 5 pm
Tuesdays from 11 am to 8:30 pm
Wednesdays from 9 am to 5 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 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 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, as well as Thursday evenings by appointment. 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
Michelene Longo, LADC
Michelene Longo, LADC
Michelene is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Clinical Associate in the practice.

Michelene's office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons to early evenings by appointment. She is currently taking new clients and accepts Husky and Anthem BC/BS insurances.

Michelene has over 25 years’ experience working with individuals, groups and families in a variety of settings. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, receiving her Master’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University in Professional Counseling where she focused primarily on Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT). She earned her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Southern Vermont College.

Michelene works with an adult population (18 and older) with primary substance use disorders. She also specializes in working with those clients with co-occurring mental health issues, men’s issues, women’s issues, trauma, the geriatric population and those living with HIV and HIV related dementia. She is passionate about helping clients develop the skills and resources needed to reach their goals and make changes in their lives.
Kristen Stickles, LPC, LADC
Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Kristen's office hours are Thursdays from 4 to 8 pm and Saturdays by appointment. She is currently taking new clients and has appointments available within one week. 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."
Kristen Stickles, LPC, LADC
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 accepting new clients, yet there may be a few week wait.

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."
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.

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
Megan Berry, LPC
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 full, however, feel free to ask for an update. She accepts Anthem/BC/BS, Cigna, Aetna, and UHC/CTCare/Optum/Oxford plans.

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.
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 7 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.
Paige Bogda, LMFT
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