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Sergena Laine Psychotherapy, LCSW

Not Taking New Clients

Sergena Laine, LCSW is the daughter of Haitian immigrants. She has an intimate understanding of the nuances that make people who they are. She spent time working with seniors with behavioral disturbances and intellectual impairments before earning a master’s in social work. Presently, she helps clients navigate their anxieties, manage life transitions, and process trauma.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Race and Ethnicity
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Anthem
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
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“I emphasize genuineness and empathy within the therapeutic relationship and believe clients can access their capacity to change.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As a student of life, I sought teachers and healers who could help me understand myself and my circumstances while allowing me to hone the skills necessary to move forward. Along the way, a love for social justice and reform developed. I engaged in a deep study of the psychology of people as well as their impact on the environment and the environment's impact on them. Due to this, I am able to meet people where they are, assessing and looking at how all the pieces play a role in the particular set of circumstances they wish to address in treatment. I emphasize genuineness and empathy within the therapeutic relationship and believe clients can access their capacity to change. I have inpatient experience treating adults with substance use and co-occurring mood disorders as well as outpatient experience treating children and adolescents with depression and anxiety. I am fluent in Haitian Creole and provide services in this language when appropriate.
What should someone know about working with you?
I take a collaborative approach to counseling. My client is the expert on his or her life and I bring my expertise so that we may work together to reach your goals. We will spend time exploring the qualities that make you who you are and building your self-awareness. There may be assignments in between sessions.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I grew up as an incredibly poor child of Haitian immigrants. I have had to learn how to navigate the various systems in place that attempt to stratify people at every level. Because of this diverse experience, I am able to meet people where they are with a sensitivity to the issues that impact why they are seeking treatment.
“We will spend time exploring the qualities that make you who you are and building your self-awareness.”