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James Amarante Psychotherapy, LPC

James Amarante is an experienced psychotherapist with graduate degrees in clinical psychology, counseling, and social work and postgraduate training in several psychotherapy approaches. He tailors treatment to the client's needs and specializes in helping adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, relationships, attachment injuries, and life transitions.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
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“I have a personal history dealing with many of the issues that I help clients with and have been on my own journey of recovery from trauma and the mental health issues that accompany it for over two decades.”
What was your path to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor?
I have a personal history dealing with many of the issues that I help clients with and have been on my own journey of recovery from trauma and the mental health issues that accompany it for over two decades. This personal history has motivated me to seek advanced training in the treatment of attachment injuries, trauma and PTSD, depression, and relationship issues.
What should someone know about working with you?
I enjoy working with clients who are seeking to grow. I often weave mindfulness practices into treatment and use a combination of narrative and somatic approaches to facilitate healing. Most clients find me highly empathic and understanding. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful factors contributing to positive outcomes in therapy.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I find the increasing emphasis on the role traumatic experiences play in contributing to mental health and relational difficulties to be an incredibly important development in the mental health landscape. Most of my clients present with difficulties related to anxiety, depression, and/or substance use. After a short time in therapy, we often uncover a history of traumatic experiences, whether they are related to attachment injuries, identity-based trauma for female clients, LGBTQ+ clients, and clients of color, or discrete traumatic events. Working with the root causes of mental health difficulties as well as the somatic imprints of these experiences allows us to open to unseen opportunities for growth and healing.
“This personal history has motivated me to seek advanced training in the treatment of attachment injuries, trauma and PTSD, depression, and relationship issues.”
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