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Attorney Heidi E. Opinsky

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Protecting Your Rights in Divorce

 

 

With more than 30 years of legal experience, ATTORNEY HEIDI E. OPINSKY has helped hundreds of people with matrimonial & family law issues. Skillful and effective in the courtroom, she understands not only the relevant law, but also the trauma clients face during life changing events. She serves her clients by answering their questions, helping them think clearly, and guiding them towards sound decisions. If an issue cannot be settled amicably, Heidi is always fully prepared to fight for her clients in court.

Heidi will personally represent you throughout your divorce & post-divorce matters including child support, maintenance, custody & visitation, domestic violence, restraining orders & property settlements. At her office, you get the personal attention you deserve. Your paperwork will never get lost; your calls will never be ignored. Experience does make the difference. Heidi’s goal is to protect your rights at every step and fully explain your options.

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Attorney Heidi E. Opinsky

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203-392-1719

One Landmark Sq, 21st Fl, Stamford CT

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Connecticut Skin Institute

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Skin Cancer, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery

 

 

Dermatology focuses on the medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of skin conditions. Board Certified Dermatologists & Castle Connolly Top Doctor Dr. Omar Ibrahimi & Dr. Shimrat Notik at the CONNECTICUT SKIN INSTITUTE provide the full spectrum of dermatologic care for all patients, including children, the elderly and skin of color.

These physicians are the experts to see for the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair & nail disorders, surgery of the skin, rashes, warts, moles, cysts, eczema, and the diagnosis, treatment & surgery of skin cancers. The office also offers non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including Botox & filler injections, CoolSculpting for non-invasive fat removal, Ultherapy for skin tightening, Fraxel, mole removal, scar reduction, spider-vein treatment, photo-facials, laser tattoo removal & laser hair removal & more. All surgical procedures are performed on-site to ensure your comfort and convenience.

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Connecticut Skin Institute

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203-428-4440

999 Summer St, #305, Stamford CT

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The Stamford Counseling Center

Mental Health

Helping Couples, Families, Individuals & Children

 

 

Whatever you are facing, the experienced, caring therapists of THE STAMFORD COUNSELING CENTER can help. The staff address the emotional and relational dimensions of an individual’s well-being, always respectful of cultural experience and spiritual orientation. They see all ages for psychotherapy.

One of their staff will meet with you to discuss your needs and customize a treatment program that is right for you. Their licensed therapists can bill directly to your insurance company including State Insurance and Medicaid. They turn no one away. Employing a client-centered philosophy, their therapeutic approaches enhance self confidence, refine awareness and lead to healthy changes. They help move you toward understanding and resolving the issues and doubts that undermine happiness and effectiveness. The staff includes therapists who speak Spanish and Portuguese. Current groups include a divorcing couples group, and a single-dad parenting group.

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The Stamford Counseling Center

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203-323-8560

22 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford CT

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Attorney Erika C. Otocka

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Divorce Attorney In Greenwich, CT

 

 

ATTORNEY ERIKA C. OTOCKA is experienced in domestic relations and family law. She is thorough and aggressive in her preparation of a case, always seeking a reasonable divorce settlement with cost effective services. Striving for personalized services, she is the only person you will deal with at her office.

Ms. Otocka explains that the discovery process of a divorce assists both parties in understanding information which is necessary for asset evaluation, income & support needs and a multitude of related issues. The resolution stage can include custody & visitation, equitable distribution of assets, family debt, maintenance, child support, education, etc. She is also frequently asked to help enforce post-judgement agreements, ranging from collection of child support, maintenance, property settlements, custody or visitation rights or the modification of a judgement. She also participates in all forms of mediation and crafts prenuptial agreements.

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Attorney Erika C. Otocka

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203-340-2772

25 Lewis Street, #203, Greenwich CT

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Cynthia Wicker Williams, MA, JD, LPC

Mental Health

Experienced Pastoral Psychotherapist

 

 

After more than 25 years as a practicing attorney, CYNTHIA WICKER WILLIAMS, MA, JD, LPC retrained as a pastoral psychotherapist. She chose this approach because she believes that we are all spiritual beings, and it is important to attend to that which gives meaning to our lives. Cynthia explores with clients their belief systems and core values, and encourages them to move toward behaviors that are congruent with their values.

Cynthia’s experience as an attorney gives her a unique perspective on the way challenging life experiences, even desirable ones, may impair emotional wellbeing. She is able to assist with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, and loss. She enjoys working with adults of all ages, whether they are young people entering the workforce and forming adult relationships, midlife people contemplating professional or personal transitions, or individuals exploring empty nests and retirement.  She works with couples contemplating marriage, and those experiencing rough patches. She is attentive to the personal experiences of her clients, e.g., race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual identity/orientation and economic status.  Find Cynthia on Psychology Today’s website.

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Cynthia Wicker Williams,
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203-912-2713

42 Cross Rd, Stamford CT

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Therapy Beyond Walls

Mental Health

Trauma Recovery - A Way to Feel Better

 

 

In the heart of every problem lies its solution. Hope Stanger, HHC, founder of THERAPY BEYOND WALLS takes a unique approach to healing trauma, relationships & eating disorders and believes we can heal even from our biggest challenges. She provides three, five or 10 day intensive sessions to help you recover from your trauma and move forward with complete freedom.

Hope also offers individual, couples & family counseling for eating disorders, personal growth, family, marriage and relationship conflicts, grief & loss, anxiety & depression, life crisis and health challenges. Her counseling style is insight-oriented, empathic & nonjudgmental. Integrating mind, body & spirit in a safe & supportive atmosphere, she assists you in self-discovery and the identification of unhealthy patterns that keep repeating in your life so you can move from surviving into thriving. Hope is the author of ‘Weigh Your Words and Throw Away Your Scale,’ in stores worldwide December, 2016.

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Therapy Beyond Walls

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203-357-0242

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Mason Street Massage & Wellness

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Holistic Rehabilitative Therapy

 

 

Ellen Kiley, LMT, RYT at MASON STREET MASSAGE & WELLNESS offers an integrated, holistic approach to relieving orthopedic pain and injury. Ellen believes in seeking out the root causes of injury, and treating the underlying physical patterns which lead to recurrence. She offers massage therapy, therapeutic exercise, yoga therapy & mind-body training to reduce pain, improve posture & alignment, and increase strength, flexibility & energy.

Mason Street Massage & Wellness helps bridge the gap between medical care, physical therapy and and home or gym fitness programs. Ellen has over 20 years experience in the fields of Yoga, Fitness and bodywork. On-going sessions are customized to each individual and may include orthopedic massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy, active release stretching, therapeutic exercise, yoga/pilates & guided meditation. Since 2014, she has been working with Dr. Halina Snowball as a vital part of a team practicing integrative medicine for pain management at the Stamford Campus of Greenwich Hospital, and continues to work there part-time.

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Mason Street Massage & Wellness

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203-223-9706

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125 Mason St, Greenwich CT

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Jerry Gargiulo, PhD, FIPA

Mental Health

The Talking Cure

 

 

The goal of therapy is personal growth built on trust, honesty, respect and care. Therapy is somewhat haphazard; only by talking about everything can we ever find out what is really on our minds. Therapy can help broken hearts find some healing and lost dreams find expression; its goal is for an individual to feel more real and in charge of their lives. Therapy involves a person who is willing to find out about him or herself, despite the fact that the exploration of feelings and memories can be difficult and painful and it does involve a sensible commitment of time and expense.

With more than 40 years of experience, JERRY GARGIULO, PH.D, FIPA sees individuals, adolescents and couples. Dr. Gargiulo has lectured both here and abroad, he has authored numerous professional articles and is the author of four books. Offices in Stamford (50 Forest St) and in New York City (110 East 71st St). Visit his website for additional information. Dr. Gargiulo works out of network only.

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Jerry Gargiulo, PhD, FIPA

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203-406-7070

Stamford, CT and NYC

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Attorney Robin Cotler

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Divorce & Family Law

 

 

ATTORNEY ROBIN COTLER addresses family law and divorce related problems in a sensitive manner. She provides assistance to clients by negotiating divorce agreements, or litigating divorce or family actions.

With 20 years of experience, Robin helps her clients make emotional and financial decisions for themselves and their families. She represents clients who require immediate assistance obtaining temporary or permanent orders and protective orders, from the Court. She is experienced in negotiating any type of agreement, litigating family or divorce matters, child custody, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and debts, and the enforcement or modification of Court orders. Robin handles simple, as well as, high income, high asset or complex divorce situations. As a guardian ad litem, Robin realizes it is in the children’s best interest to settle a divorce. However, she balances that need with what her client believes to be a fair and equitable dissolution of their marriage.

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Attorney Robin Cotler

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203-977-2413

1234 Summer St, #400, Stamford CT

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Dance With Me

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Everything's Better When You're Dancing!

 

 

People are discovering the pleasures & health benefits of a social dance lifestyle. Founded by champion and celebrity dancers, DANCE WITH ME dance studios blends fun, ease, and comfort with quality instruction -- in the most beautiful dance studios. The first-rate services include private dance lessons, group dance classes, social practice parties, and memorable events guaranteed to intrigue beginners and inspire over-achievers.

Whether you are a looking for a new hobby or take your skills to the next level, Dance With Me’s unique approach to personalized dance instruction ensures that your needs and desires are met every step of the way. It’s not just about learning to dance, it’s about feeling healthier and happier, while expressing yourself in an incredible community of like-minded people. Contact them for more information on how to get started. No partner or experience needed.

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203-647-8100

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20 Summer St, Stamford CT

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Albu Consulting, LLC

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Creating New Paths for Growth & Success

 

 

ALBU CONSULTING, LLC helps private & family owned businesses achieve long-term success. Founded in 1994, the firm’s mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of business owners, their families and employees. Dick Albu, president & founder, and his staff of senior executives specialize in strategy management, helping leadership teams develop robust growth strategies and strong execution processes that lift organizations to the next level of success. Their approach, honed over 20 years, focuses on merging strategy development and execution as an integrated discipline.

Albu Consulting is skilled at helping business owners build stronger, more successful organizations. The firm has extensive experience leading strategy projects in a wide range industries. Its success in facilitating the strategy management process comes from practical operating experience and working with hundreds of privately held middle market Connecticut businesses.

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Albu Consulting, LLC

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203-321-2147

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1177 High Ridge Rd, Stamford CT

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Frank S. Appah, Jr., MD, PhD

Mental Health

Comprehensive Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry

 

 

FRANK S. APPAH, JR., MD, PHD is a Columbia University trained MD PhD and a Yale University trained board certified adult psychiatrist. He is also the founder of Meroë Psychiatric Group LLC, a Westport-based private practice that provides psychiatric consultation, psychotherapy and medication management. Dr. Appah specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, unusual perceptions and distressful voice hearing. His approach to psychiatric care is open-minded, collaborative and evidence based; his therapeutic philosophy is informed by psychodynamic, psycho-spiritual and Maastricht principles.

Dr. Appah encourages his clients to include exercise, meditation, spiritual and/or cultural practices in their recovery. In addition to providing direct clinical care, Dr. Appah is an instructor with the Yale School of Medicine and the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine. He is also the editor for The Connecticut Psychiatrist, the newsletter for the Connecticut Psychiatric Society. In November 2016, Dr. Appah was named one of the Top 10 Semifinalists for Men’s Health Magazine Ultimate Guy Search.

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Frank S. Appah, Jr., MD, PhD

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203-528-0916

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1 Turkey Hill Rd South, #1B, Westport CT

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Lori Woodring, PhD, LLC

Mental Health

Specializing in Child Psychology

 

 

LORI WOODRING, PHD, LLC specializes in treating children (toddlers through early adolescence) and parents in individual and group settings. With more than 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. Woodring realizes parenting is full of challenging moments and children may encounter a myriad of social, emotional and academic issues. She works collaboratively with children, families and outside professionals for comprehensive understanding and care. She believes involving parents in the treatment process yields the most beneficial and lasting growth. Her goal is to empower children and parents with knowledge and strategies to address the presenting problem, as well as any future challenges, with a healthy and productive mindset.

Dr. Woodring utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, talk therapy, play therapy and behavioral analysis/ planning. She is also trained in EMDR for post-traumatic stress. Ask Dr. Woodring about her workbook, “My Very Exciting, Sorta Scary, Big Move.”

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Lori Woodring, PhD, LLC

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203-388-7228

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Cohen Children's Specialty Center

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Alyse C. Beekman, Psy.D

Mental Health

Specializing in Eating Disorders

 

 

Individuals with eating disorders experience a myriad of symptoms that can have profound long term consequences on their health and overall quality of life; as well as greatly impacting their families and loved ones. People suffering with an eating disorder may recognize the need for change due to their self-destructive behaviors but may feel powerless to make those changes alone. ALYSE C. BEEKMAN, PSY.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in the treatment of eating disorders and associated issues such as anxiety, depression, stress management, weight management, and relationship issues. She helps empower her clients by working at changing their maladaptive thoughts and behaviors around food in a warm, supportive environment.

Dr. Beekman’s treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She treats the full range of eating disorders for children age 11 through adulthood and has worked with this population at the inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, and outpatient levels of care. Additionally, Dr. Beekman utilizes a certified therapy dog “Buffy” in her practice for interested clients. Find Dr. Beekman on Psychology Today website.

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Alyse C. Beekman, PsyD

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734-629-5255

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Beth O'Donnell, PhD

Mental Health

Uncommon Consultations

 

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school begin no earlier than 8:30 am for adolescents, to align with teen biology and safeguard teen health, safety, and achievement. BETH O’DONNELL, PH.D. successfully advocated for teen mental health through her support of this initiative in the Greenwich public schools, with later start times set for Fall 2017.

Dr. O’Donnell strives to optimize the health and well-being of all of her clients. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology and specialized training in health psychology. Having trained in both outpatient and inpatient NYC-based hospital settings, Dr. O’Donnell is comfortable treating both teens and adults. Dr. O’Donnell’s theoretical orientation is integrative and her approach active, offering practical, strategic guidance for individuals, couples, and families. Find Dr. O’Donnell on Psychology Today’s website.

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Beth O'Donnell, PhD

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917-992-8943

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2001 West Main St, #106-G, Stamford CT

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Margaret Beck, LCSW-R, MSW, MDiv

Mental Health

Strategies for Resilience in Uncertain Times

 

 

MARGARET BECK, LCSW-R, MSW, MDiv offers a general practice with no restrictions to clients who want to make significant improvements in their lives and relationships. She brings 20 years of training and experience in diverse settings to the process of making therapy work by employing compassionate active listening, empathy, and a direct, common-sense approach to real-life challenges. Margaret provides therapeutic services for individuals and couples.

Margaret’s approach to therapy combines psychodynamic psychotherapy with finding practical solutions to problems. This means that you will work together on finding both the “why” of what you bring to therapy (childhood development, history, and social context) and the “what” (how to change what you want to change). Working together, Margaret can assist you in understanding yourself and the people in your life better, and be more effective at changing the things that need to be changed.

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Margaret Beck, LCSW-R, MSW, MDiv

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203-962-2799

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Harbor Bridge Emotional Health, LLC

Mental Health

Adult, Children, Families & Adolescent Psychotherapy

 

 

Founder Cheryl Wilczak, Psy.D. & Debra Botens, Ph.D. at HARBOR BRIDGE EMOTIONAL HEALTH, LLC offer a wide range of psychotherapeutic services to clients throughout Lower Fairfield & Westchester counties. With more than 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. Wilczak sees individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of problems, including marital issues. She has seen healing in cancer patients, 9/11 survivors, couples in distress, and finance professionals with extreme career stress. Dr. Wilczak can help you heal from trauma that is less dramatic, but still very painful, such as divorce, work stress, or problems with anxiety and depression. Find her book, “Gender Differences in NYC Police Officer Trauma: 9/11 and Aftermath” on Amazon.

Dr. Botens has many years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and couples with a wide range of difficulties - employing an integrative psychotherapeutic approach, drawing upon attachment-based, psychodynamic, emotion-focused, experiential, family systems, dyadic developmental and cognitive-behavioral therapies.

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Harbor Bridge Emotional Health, LLC

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203-661-1054

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522 E Putnam Ave, #3-4, Greenwich CT

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PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation.

PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and e-blasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.

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