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Hope in the Midst of the Storm

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Our Practice

The Storm & Anchor
A word from the owner

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We all know the storm of life. We all know pain. Alongside love, pain is a universal language every person can relate to. I believe that in order to live our best, most fulfilled lives, we must learn to deal with inevitable pain. Through mental health therapy, you can learn to manage various types of pain and suffering. I see mental health as a boat on an ocean. There are times when the sun is shining, wind in your sails. These are the times of peace!  Yet, so many of us, are lost at sea, or stuck in a storm with no way out.

 

 Therapy can be the anchor in the storm, to help keep you still and grounded in the midst of chaos and pain. Therapy can help us to see things differently, to develop our skills, to clear out the weight of the past, and become our best, most desirable selves. It is our desire to help our patients to achieve their goals, reduce their suffering and live their best lives. Therapy can provide hope.

 

Here at Anchored Soul, our approach to treatment is warm, relaxed, and person-centered. We strive to treat my patients with compassion and acceptance. We value each person as an expert in their own life. Each person and their story is different and requires specific, rounded care. Therefore we take extra caution to ensure that all my employees share in these values and approach therapy this way while offering them autonomy to operate with their clinical and intrinsic talents.

 

At Anchored Soul, we are honored to treat and welcome all people regardless of Gender, Faith, Ethnicity, and Orientation.

-With Compassion,

Shane Mahon

 

About
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Services We Offer

Please take a moment and explore what we have to offer.

Individual Therapy

Adults & Parents

At Anchored Soul we love to work one on one with patients in a safe and welcoming environment. It is our commitment to allow you to be whom you are while working towards your most authentic self. Our goal is to help individuals to learn to express themselves in safe and effective ways. We also seek to help our patients take ownership of their lives and empower them to face their struggles.

 

We also work with parents who struggle to be the parent they want to be. Here, we get it, parenting is one of the most difficult and humbling jobs out there! We work to help parents to break free of old patterns of behavior and thinking and help them to walk in the freedom of knowing they are enough!

Adolescents/ Teens & Families

A passion and understanding

Arguably the most difficult time of anyone's life, the teenage years. At Anchored Soul, we have a deep passion for working with teens. We work to treat teens with respect while providing an environment of exploration, autonomy, and expectation. At Anchored Soul we make it a point that our teenage clients feel heard and are allowed to express themselves freely and openly in an authentic and engaging manner. We particularly enjoy working with teens who resist therapy and don't find it useful. Our goal is to help young people discover and pursue their best selves!

At Anchored Soul we find it especially important to focus on the connection between teens and their caregivers, as connections and relationships can become strained during these years. We strive to include parents in their children's treatment, with collaboration with the teenage patient to honor and ensure their privacy and our therapeutic trust.

Trauma Therapy

Skilled and Compassionate Healing

The word trauma is often used lightly in everyday speech, yet Trauma is a deeply impactful physiological and psychological wound that often requires highly specialized treatment.

 

Trauma is a stored memory where the individual interprets an event, sensation, or experience as extremely dangerous or unsafe. Trauma can manifest from a single event, or over the course of a lifetime after chronic abuse and neglect. Traumatic memories are often associated with negative self-beliefs, low self-esteem, and general feelings of worthlessness. Trauma often is the root of psychological, emotional, or relational distress. 

 

Trauma is not something we can, "Just get over" or "forget about". It is a deeply rooted pain our body and mind work tirelessly to heal. At Anchored Soul all of our clinicians are trained in specific, evidenced-based trauma therapies that work and help patients to heal both newer Trauma wounds and those that they have lived with for seemingly a lifetime. We understand the nature of Trauma and what is required to heal it. Our staff will provide a safe and effective environment to begin your healing journey. We can offer hope into your suffering.

Christian Counseling

Faith Based Individual Counseling
Provided by Shane or Dayna

It is our absolute honor and joy to incorporate faith into my profession to help to better heal patients. For those who desire, we can incorporate prayer and Biblical scripture along with clinical mental health skills to manage the pains and suffering of life.

 

It is our deep passion to honor each individual. We by no means will ever force my personal spiritual views onto anyone. Our doors are simply open to those who knock on it!

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 Shane graduated from the University of Connecticut in May 2017 with a Master's in Social Work. Prior to graduate school, he worked in the public sector with children and families with a myriad of struggles. Shane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of direct practice experience. He's had the privilege to work with children, adults, teens, and couples in a variety of settings as well as collaborate with countless community agencies. Through his work, Shane has seen the immense power of compassion and its deep healing effect on the therapeutic relationship. Shane is well versed in DBT, has completed Levels 1&2 of EMDR training and Levels 1,2 & 3 of IFS. Shane is honored to be able to serve others, who allow an intimate trust with their lives and struggles. 

 

Shane enjoys helping teens & adults find and claim their authentic selves. He focuses on cultivating identity, effectiveness and compassion with patients.  As a therapist, his style is eclectic and individualized for patients. Shane uses a variety of evidence-based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT) & Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, (EMDR) & Internal Family Systems (IFS). He is particularly interested in working with trauma and with those who have been resistant to therapy in the past, as well as with parents struggling to be the mom or dad they want to be.

 

     

 

Our Staff

Hi, so glad you took the time to visit our site and even more to read about us. Let us share our hearts with you. We are always excited to learn and experience what life has to offer!

CT License # 10350

Shane Mahon, LCSW
Owner, Practice Manager & Clinician

Dayna Trinh, LPC  
Clinician

Dayna graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Degree from Albertus Magnus College. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Dayna is a person-centered strength-based therapist who utilizes the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and traditional talk therapy. Dayna is also trained in EMDR (Levels 1 & 2). She incorporates many other therapeutic strategies, each tailored to fit the needs of the client. Dayna especially enjoys providing Christian counseling where she can share insight and incorporate the power of prayer into sessions.

 

Dayna has worked with a wide variety of ages ranging from teens to the elderly. She has a passion for working with adults and adolescents while incorporating creative ways to treat each client. She is passionate about helping each client work towards his/ her own potential. In addition, she has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual identity issues, children/ adolescents of divorced parents, children of alcoholic parents, autism spectrum disorders, grief/loss, and disordered eating. She previously worked at a counseling center in Branford, CT. Dayna is an enthusiastic therapist who is eager to advocate alongside her clients. She feels it is an honor to serve in a sacred space with her clients. Her goal as a therapist is to help bring hope to those who have lost hope.

 

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CT License # 5658

Charles Kirby III, LCSW
Clinician

Charles is a veteran of the human services field with a passion for helping others and over 20 years of experience in community, outpatient, and inpatient service settings. 

 

His professional journey began with double majoring in psychology and philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill before providing respite care services to families of children with special needs in the late 90's and then pursuing an MSW at the University of New England with a focus on both clinical and organizational practice.  He has been independently licensed as a clinical social worker for over a decade with experience providing case management services and individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, and seniors, from varying socioeconomic backgrounds including individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.  He spent multiple years employed in hospital settings and, more recently, at a federally qualified health center and local mental health authority outpatient clinics before transitioning to a multifaceted role at a long-term mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation treatment facility and then group private practice since 2018. 

 

His approach to working with clients is eclectic, incorporating both processing and skill building with a focus on listening and understanding clients’ perspectives and needs. In addition to proficiency with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, Expressive Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, he is also trained and certified in EMDR. Charles currently works with clients ages 16 and older specializing in treatment of anxiety disorders (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, SocialAnxiety, and Panic Disorder), depression, trauma, anger management, chronic mental health issues, addiction, life transitions difficulties, relationship issues, co-occurring disorders/dual recovery, affected others, autism spectrum disorders, motivational and organizational challenges, and grief/loss.

CT License # 009454

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Dr. Kristin Rice, LPC, DPH
Clinician

Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds a Doctorate Degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bellevue University. Kristin has experience in issues related to anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, parenting, and prenatal/postpartum experiences.
 

Kristin is passionate about helping others build, create, and discover the individuals they were meant to be. Kristin loves being a part of her client’s journeys and enjoys inspiring others to discover parts of themselves that may have always been there, but they might not have been able to recognize. Kristin provides a safe space that can help individuals rediscover and expand their strengths and self-knowledge to deal with the challenges that they may be facing in their lives. Kristin uses a cognitive behavioral approach, motivational interviewing techniques, and mindfulness with her clients. Kristin utilizes a non-judgmental approach; using openness, transparency, and direct communication.

**Dr. Kristin Rice is currently offering virtual appointments only. 

CT License # 003796
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Rocky & Ginger Mahon
Office Dogs

Rocky & and his sister Ginger are certified "Good puppies"! They are both multi-generational Goldendoodles. They are hypoallergenic and do not shed. They are total love bugs and true therapy dogs. The pups love to come to work and are thrilled to meet with patients and support them through cuddles or just with their presence. They enjoy sitting near patients, next to patients, or if they allow, right on them. Rocky and Ginger are both gentle, sweet-natured, and intuitive in supporting patients' needs. 

Rocky & Ginger meet with Shane's patients only. Rocky &  Ginger are fully vaccinated and trained. Their temperament and demeanors make them ideal office dogs. Although they are wonderful and sweet, dogs are not for everyone. If you do not want to have a session with the pups, telehealth sessions are available.

Pippa Trinh
Office Dog

Meet Pippa! Pippa is a Welsh Pembroke Corgi. Pippa is an eager "employee" who loves to sit next to clients, receive belly rubs, and will even give the occasional hug when needed. She is well loved in the office for her affectionate and gentle personality. She is fully vaccinated and trained.

 

Pippa comes to Dayna's sessions only. If you are not comfortable with dogs, telehealth sessions are available.

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Fees, Rates and Payments

Out-of-Pocket Rates

Individual/Family/ Teletherapy Session:         $100-185*

* Fee dependent on rendering clinician

Insurances Accepted***

  • Medicaid/Husky

  • Anthem/Blue Cross & Shield

  • Aetna

  • Cigna/Evernorth

  • Out of Network

  • Yale Health Plan/Magellan

  • Private Pay

Accepted Payments

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Credit Card/ Debit Card (via Square)

  • HSA

***Please note that plans may vary. It is your responsibility to determine if your current health insurance plan may cover in full or in part for services rendered. Please contact your provider for specific details on your plan. We may be able to provide you with an estimate of the benefit coverage but are not beholden to said estimate. It is the individual's responsibility to know, inquire and be familiar with their individual coverage via their Insurance company.

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We are so happy that you are taking the first step towards your authentic and true self. We would love to talk with you, give you more information and determine if we have the right fit for you! 

Are you interested in working with our practice? Please fill out the secure form below to begin and our office manager will help you to connect with your new clinician today!

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Shane Mahon,LCSW * 203-408-2146 * 410 State St, RM 2, North Haven 06473

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