Therapy

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I primarily work with adolescents, young adults, and families. I believe that healing happens when clients are invited to collaborate with therapists in creating a new relational experience. Taking the first step in seeking help is difficult, but once you do, the path of healing begins.

I specialize in substance abuse disorders in adolescents and young adults, families impacted by addiction/illness, grief counseling, anxiety, and depression.

How do I schedule an appointment?

I currently see clients at 65 South Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT. In order to schedule an appointment, please call 203-626-1839. You may also email me at amariani1105@beyondwellnessct.com. I see individuals, families, couples, and children.

What is your therapeutic model?

I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt therapy, and Family Systems. I create an inviting, warm, and supportive environment in the therapy room where clients have the opportunity to explore their own power within relationships. I believe that individuals are capable of living full lives where they can express themselves openly and freely in their relationships with family, loved ones, co-workers, friends, and others.

Where were you trained?

I was trained at Southern Connecticut State University with an emphasis on Gestalt techniques and intensive self-of-the-therapist work. My personal philosophy on change involves using myself as a tool in the therapy room, dissolving preconceived notions about what “therapy should/shouldn’t be,” and building a strong client therapeutic relationship where the client is actively involved in their own treatment. I believe that we are all humans doing the best that we can and that therapy shouldn’t be shamed, feared, or stigmatized, but rather supported, encouraged, and admired.

What do you specialize in?

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Blended Families
  • Substance abuse in adolescents and their families
  • Grief counseling
  • Mindfulness-based therapy

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