Kaitlyn Demas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with several years of experience working with young children, adolescents, young adults, parents and families as a practicing School Counselor for the State of Connecticut in both urban and suburban communities. Kaitlyn earned her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, her Masters of Science in Counselor Education and Sixth Year in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University. Her counseling background in urban communities has made her passionate about advocating for diversity awareness, cultural sensitivity and social justice issues. Kaitlyn also works with couples, the LGBTQ+ community, and can offer faith-based counseling at the request of clients who are interested. Her goal is to bring an effective blend of expertise, compassion and action to the counseling process in order to achieve healing and happiness for individuals, couples, marriages and families. Areas of emphasis include: abandonment and/or neglect, aggression, anxiety, attention deficit (and hyperactivity) disorders, conduct disorder, conflict in relationship, marriage and family systems, developmental delays, issues related to intellectual disabilities and/or physical handicaps, mood disorders, oppositional defiance disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder, substance abuse, truancy, varying degrees of trauma and various types of physcial and/or sexual abuse. Kaitlyn samples from an array of clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to provide an integrated and solution-focused perspective geared towards psychotherapeutic change that meet the specific needs of each client.