At times that path is clear and straight...but often overgrown...uncertain...cluttered & covered with weeds and clingy vines that silence and strangle. I would ask that you allow me to walk with you for a bit on your road...my hope is that I can offer you clarity through uncertainty by way of:
I am a compassionate sensitive man who has found meaning, order & purpose in my life. I have come to understand that my weaknesses may be my strengths & my strengths can be my weaknesses. I have found courage & patience allowing life to play out even though I feel like I am holding my breath at times walking through uncertainty at what seems like "the valley of the shadow of death."
Perhaps I can help you find that anger can be a gift...but..."do no harm"; I can direct you toward joy & creativity; I can give you psycho-educational information and can help you "process" a conflict or distress toward a supportive direction or conclusion; But... the questions you ask and the answers you find are yours. Let us see what you are doing right and assess what you might change.
People tell me that I listen & hear them. I do. I also have a sense of humor and a passion for what I do. Over the years I have developed my own personal, reflective psychodynamic & experiential style of therapy. I use techniques of psychodrama involving role playing and feed back. Let's touch base to see If you feel that my style as a therapist can work for you.
This is your road, your woods... your issues and choices. It would be a privilege to walk with you... and to experience ...what it is that has made "all the difference" in you on your own road.
I welcome people 15 years of age and up...to young people well into their 70's. You can teach me a thing or two & perhaps I can teach you a thing or two.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATION Programs
Ct. Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW # 004395 1997 to Present
Ct. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor LADC # 000223 1997 to Present
Psychodrama/ Drama Therapy 1999 to Present
Continuing CEU’s for Licenses and certifications 1995 to Present
EDUCATION & COLLEGE
MSW, Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts 1993 to 1995Graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.90 GPA) Masters Social Work (Generalist with Clinical focus) Elected to Educational Advisory of Springfield College Student Graduation Speaker
Regents College The University of the State of New York January 1991 Albany, New York BA in Philosophy with minor in History
Norwalk Technical College in Architectural Engineering 1982-1990
Immaculate Conception College of Philosophy Troy, New York Sept. 1961 to Aug. 1965
St. Francis College Rye Beach, New Hampshire Sept. 1965 to Aug. 1966
If you wish, we can talk about different subjects and ideas. There need not necessarily be a conflict or present distress. I have many ongoing interests in research including neuro-science and humankind's psycho-social-spiritual development. Our relationship to a power outside and within us, whether complimentary and transforming (even divine) or demandingly impossibly, critically unattainable has sparked and driven me from a very young age. I humbly continue studying and practicing communications skills and theories of counseling. I am a “gutsy” spiritual man who understands that helping and relating to others involves much more than words and cognitive explanations. There is a need in me for relating to others through an experience of rich, holy humanness. This human need can only be fulfilled in a real, at times draining but mysteriously uplifting, albeit creative moment; it is these divinely crafted moments that we attain and learn to be the person who we are made to be. My own experience of pain and suffering continues to be a transforming factor allowing me to connect with others.
DANBURY HOSPITAL as WESTERN CONNECTICUT HEALTH NETWORK PRN-LCSW DAY PROGRAM November 2015 to present - Community Center for Behavioral Health: Partial Hospital: DDIOP; BHIOP •Adolescent Treatment Group Program CCATS
Independent Licensed Counselor & PsychoTherapist as Luke G Mihaylo Jr. MSW LCSW LADC August 1997 through present
UCONN CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE at GARNER CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION D.O.C. State of Connecticut, Newtown, Ct. LCSW, LADC, CSWA Clinical Social Worker Associate March 2002 to October 2015
CONN COUNSELING CENTER, INC., Waterbury, Connecticut October 1995 to March 2002 LCSW, LADC, Senior Counselor• Supervisor of evening Methadone Clinic
JOHN DEMPSEY HOSPITAL, Farmington Connecticut January 1995 to October 1995 …. U CONN HEALTH CENTER University of Connecticut Inpatient Medical/Surgical/Psychological Social Work Graduate Intern• Clinical social work in a primary medical setting
RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR (per diem) Wellspring, Bethlehem, Connecticut Adolescent Substance/Psychiatric Treatment 1994 to 1995
BERKSHIRE WOODS TREATMENT CENTER January 1994 to August 1994 @ Fairfield Hills State Hospital, Newtown, Connecticut Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Social Work Graduate Intern
Northwest Regional Mental Health Board: representing the town of Bridgewater• CAC # 21 represent town of Bridgewater on Housatonic Area counsel 1998 to 2015 Regional Board …represent CAC 21 at Regional Board ... 1998 to 2000• Elected to Vice-Chair of CAC # 21 1998 to 2000. Wrote quarterly articles for "OUR TOWN" the official newsletter for the town of Bridgewater, CT. on substance abuse and mental health 1998 to 2015• Talk to town people in library and at homes for support with issues
Vitam Youth Center, Norwalk Connect 1992 to 1993 Youth Adolescent Treatment for Behavior & Substance Problems
Tough Love group work 1992 to present
Continuum of Care, New Haven, Connecticut 1988 to 1992 Residential Treatment Programs for Persons with Mental Illness ... Volunteered in group home, supportive apartments, half-way house, crisis respite program
Ala-teen/Al-anon & 12 Step Substance Related Group Work 1957 to 1995
• Ala-teen sponsor• State Chairman for Al-anon Convention (1990), State co-chairman for Al-anon Convention (1989)• Al-anon workshops/conventions (1983 —1985) • 7 days Hazelden, Minnesota workshop (1990)
Parent Advocate/Community Social Service Workshop, Danbury, Connecticut 1994
School/Parents Project, Shepaug School System 1983-2004 • Peer leadership workshop • Theater/plays...Bereavement Group Work 1995...Brief Therapy Transactional Analysis Workshop 1980
Our lives are constantly changing...and this means that we are alive...but... unlike a stone...which feels nothing...............we feel!
North West Regional Mental Health Board INFO on Adults & Children: awesthttp://www.nwrmhb.org/LocalResources.html
WHAT IS CBT ? (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhMmZJ3H1E8
INFO ON ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES: http://ireta.org/improve-practice/toolkitforsbirt/substance-use-brochures-for-your-patients/
SHATTERING THE SILENCE:
If you are searching for support with anxiety or depression, I ask that you send an e-mail with questions or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also leave a confidential phone message @ 860-689-6870 or 860-355-2995; anxiety/depression Psychotherapy & Counseling in Danbury & New Milford I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you.
82 Wewaka Brook Rd. Bridgewater, Ct. 06752
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