Life’s Journey
Believes All Are Worth it

Rachael Mullen LPC | Owner/Therapist

Rachael is a Licensed Professional counselor and has been practicing for almost 15 years. Rachael specializes in clients experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, substance use, and much more. Rachael is particularly passionate about working with couples through evidenced based theories. Rachael works from a collaborative and strengths-based approach to help clients acknowledge the various unique contexts which impact their lives, connect with their strengths, and learn new ways to live as the best version of themselves.

Rachael believes that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important indicators of change. She strives to create a safe, warm space where clients can feel seen and heard as they work through to heal life’s difficulties. She places importance on understanding a client’s circumstances and meeting them where they are in the therapeutic process. Rachael hopes to help clients realize that they are not defined by their struggles, but rather are human beings first and foremost.

Tim Cormier LPC | Therapist

Tim is a licensed professional counselor who earned his master’s degree in counseling psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School. He has worked for over 20 years as a therapist treating a wide variety of clients from different backgrounds. Tim has extensive experience treating adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, mania, psychosis, trauma, and challenges associated with interpersonal relationships, gender identity/sexual orientation, addiction/substance abuse and grief/loss. He uses a person-centered approach, primarily utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) modalities. Tim’s goal is to provide a non-judgmental and trusting therapeutic environment to assist clients in increasing personal insight and gaining the confidence and skills to cope with their struggles and reach their individual goals.

Richard Conover LCSW | Therapist

Clients have the opportunity to present troubling issues in a safe and supportive setting to determine means to relieve the accompanied distress. I have over thirty years of experience working with ages ranging from teenagers to adults and retirees. This includes treatment tenures with individuals, couples, parents, and gender identity cases and the related features of depression, anxiety, impulse control, and individuals experiencing grief.

Sessions apply a cognitive treatment model that examines the origin of the problem to develop strategies to relieve ongoing distress. The process is applied to individual treatment, couples, marriage counseling, workplace matters, and parenting issues.
Often depression and anxiety result from difficulties dealing with realities we are immersed in. The task is to find alternative ways of thinking about the issues to find relief. That process may test the long-standing views that conflict with current circumstances or events. Such alternative thinking may conflict with the values currently in place.

In the general mental health field, I have held various positions ranging from direct clinical work in agencies to administrative positions as Supervisor of departments to Director of out-patient clinic positions in New York City and the greater Boston, Massachusetts region before setting up a private practice in Waterford, Connecticut.

Erin Campbell LCSW | Therapist

Looking for a therapist can be scary and intimidating so congratulations on taking the first step in creating the best version of yourself! Life throws challenges at us sometimes and remember you are never alone. I have spent over 10 years working with all ages who have experienced various life stressors including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, addiction, domestic violence, relationship and communication related issues, as well as marital and family conflict.

I believe that building a therapeutic rapport is a process that takes time, honesty, and mutual respect. I will offer both an empathetic but realistic approach when working with clients and will always offer my best self.

I look forward to being a part of your journey.

Hali Vacklavik LCSW | Therapist

I have been in the helping field for over ten years working in different roles with diverse populations. Creating a safe environment for people to explore the best versions of themselves is my main priority as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My work is client-driven and goal oriented to empower you to overcome life’s struggles and embrace radical acceptance to move forth with your journey. Clients who are motivated for change can achieve progress, even if your motivation rests in sharing your story.

“I am human, nothing human can be alien to me”, Terrance, Maya Angelou; as humans we are in this together and I believe with hope and humor, we can see our way through.

Nick Gaughan LPC, LADC | Owner/Therapist

Nick is a dually licensed as a Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and drug counselor who has in been in the clinical field for over 20 years. He specializes in working with adults in individual therapy who are struggling with anxiety, addictions, depression, those who are undergoing adjustments or life transitions, and much more. He utilizes modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based interventions to help guide clients in understanding, identifying, as well as reframing negative thought processes through ongoing awareness within the present moment.

Angela Massiello LPC-A, LADC | Therapist

Angela Massiello has been working in the field, specifically with those battling all types of addictions and mental health since 2007. Angela uses an approach that emphasizes an individual’s strengths and skills in a holistic manner. She is well versed in addressing the underlying issues that cultivate addictions, relationship problems, and internal conflicts.

When working in sessions, clients are guided to move toward self-actualization, the ability to understand self and others, feel confident and secure in their abilities, understand their motivations and personality, address external stressors, and develop personal insight and a life philosophy that guides their decision making and problem solving. Angela encourages self-awareness and mindfulness in order to find balance, break free from patterns of self-sabotage, and obtain a sense of wellbeing.

Angela enjoys all types of wellness activities and has many hobbies, especially those that allow her to spend time in nature. She spends time off with her 3 dogs, Jenny, Tutu, and Countess and her cat Sassy!

Bekka Perez LMSW | Therapist

Bekah is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) with a specialty in working from a strengths-based perspective with adults and couples. She is also a registered yoga and meditation teacher (RYT-200), and mindfulness-based practices are foundational to Bekah’s work, particularly for managing anxiety and depression and regulating emotions. Bekah’s professional experience and interests include working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples, those experiencing grief and loss, substance abuse and addiction, those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and those experiencing symptoms related to trauma. With a warm and compassionate style, she works collaboratively with clients helping them explore their emotions, set goals for themselves, identify their own inherent gifts, and look toward a peaceful, hopeful, and happy future. Depending on the best fit for a client, she uses a variety of techniques to help them move through the ever-changing landscape of their lives. Bekah has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Fordham University. In addition to her work at Life’s Journey Counseling, she works as a Forensic Social Worker for criminal public defense attorneys.

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