Therapists and Counselors

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Pastor Hal Hallard

Hal serves as Pastor of Living Hope Church Stamford, CT.

 

      Graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, most of my ministry experience has been on starting new churches, overseeing networks of churches, running non-profits, and consulting with religious organizations.

 

      I have an entrepreneurial passion to activate and mobilize people for God’s work. I love watching football, playing guitar, and going to the movies with my family.

 

https://livinghopestamford.com/team

Eileen Kelly, LMFT

Eileen Kelly offers individual, couples, and family therapy.

  

      E. Kelly, LMFT has a long history of work as a person who cares. Her early work was at a group home for severely disabled adults in NYC; volunteered with NY CARES; volunteered as a RAPE CRISIS/DOMESTIC violence counselor in the ER at Beth Israel Hospital in NYC; worked as a Nurses Aid in multiple hospitals in California; studied at the Swedish Institute to become a Licensed Massage Therapist so that she could assist those with physical injuries more quickly recover. 

 

      Since 2007 she has been in private clinical practice as an LMFT. Currently, she offers her time/support as a volunteer with multiple organizations: at One Tough Cookie she currently offers 2 support groups each month; at GIVE AN HOUR – she volunteers to counsel veterans; and, at her local Rotary she is involved with helping her community make a difference in many lives both domestically and abroad. 


      Kelly has a BA from Hunter College/NYC and holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University/CT. She was also appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2017 and this appointment was renewed this current election. 

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Dr. Jennifer Simon

Mindfullness & Meditation Instruction for Healing and Wellness

      With 20+ years of dedicated experience, Dr. Jennifer Simon is an accomplished mediation and mindfulness  practitioner, researcher, author, and instructor in numerous meditation, mindfulness, and mind-training disciplines. Her unique and non-religious professional approach has helped thousands of people: teens,

families, executives, athletes, and more.

      Dr. Jennifer Simon is an accomplished meditation and mindfulness practitioner, researcher, and instructor with 25+ years of dedicated experience in numerous meditation, mindfulness, and mind-training disciplines. Her professional and healing approach has inspired thousands, including groups of students, parents, teachers, senior executives, over 3,000 U.S. Military and service personnel including the Navy SEALS, police, public defenders, and New York City Firemen.  

 

      Dr. Simon has offered classes throughout the U.S., and internationally via live web classes.  Since 2014 she has focused on teaching mindfulness and mind training skills in schools by working with their teachers, counselors, coaches, school leaders, and thousands of students including dozens of high school sports teams and their coaches, as well as therapeutic student groups at both the high school and middle school levels.   She is an active board member for One Tough Cookie, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support and encouragement to those with cancer.  Her focus here is to bring programs that will help increase patients' mental and emotional coping skills and wellness during their treatments.

Caregiver Support and Resources Through CancerCare

CancerCare provides free, professional support services for caregivers and loved ones, as well as caregiving information and additional resources.

Services include: counseling, case management, support groups, education workshops, publication access, financial assistance, community programs and more. 

 https://www.cancercare.org/tagged/caregiving

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