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Velanda Samuel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Anxiety -Caregiver stress & support- Depression-Life coaching- Life transitions-Self-care-
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Professional statement


During your time spent engaged with Velanda in psychotherapy you will identify triggers that cause negative behaviors or negative thinking and Velanda will help you to eliminate or control these symptoms so that you can function better.

Psychotherapy will help you improve emotions, behavior and your overall well being which research has shown to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The results of the benefits of psychotherapy may include self confidence, fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems and increased school, work and life satisfactions.

Message to clients

Hello! My name is Velanda Samuel and I am the founder of Breakthrough Clinical Services LLC. In my business I go by the title of Brain Health Strategist as I help people who are tired of being trapped in their thoughts and want to be free, happy and able to love who they are and finally be their authentic selves.

I am available for group and individual therapy and counseling treatment. I work with teenagers 16 and older, adults, the elderly and the disabled, in the areas of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss as well as other life issues. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families in various capacities and since the start of Breakthrough Clinical Services, LLC in 2015 I have grown my unique style of working in the field of mental health into a suite of programs.

My educational background includes obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Studies from the University of Saint Joseph in 2004 and I obtained a Master of Social Work degree from Springfield College in 2009. My clinical hours were obtained at Eastern Connecticut Health Network Manchester Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health.

I have been featured as a frequent expert keynote speaker of mental health on 89.9 WQTQ radio, 91.7 WHUS radio, Energy Radio as well as on Channel 61 NEWS and for Dress for Success. I am the community liaison for Power Muzic Radio in which I host a weekly show called Breakthrough to Wellness.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Treatment , Associate Clinical Social Worker

Springfield College , Master of Social Work, 2009


Connecticut: 008665




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • HUSKY Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optimum
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$120 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$85 - $120
  • Couples sessions:$220 (55min)
  • Group sessions:$25 (55min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card

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