Pandemic prompted Wallingford girl to start out enterprise specializing in psychological well being

WALLINGFORD — Whereas some companies closed their doorways in the course of the pandemic, Massiel Abramson noticed the worldwide disaster as a possibility for a brand new enterprise to assist folks with their psychological well being. 

In June of 2020, the Wallingford resident launched Massiel Abramson, LMFT, Remedy & Consulting. It offers medical remedy, psychological well being {and professional} teaching, largely on-line. She additionally provides consulting to corporations and organizations, specializing in psychological well being, trauma, race and fairness.

A lot of her motivation for beginning the enterprise got here after George Floyd was murdered by a policeman in Minnesota, an occasion that brought on protests nationwide. As an individual of coloration, Abramson felt the necessity to assist with points involving race and discrimination, together with sharing info with the group, she mentioned. 

She approaches remedy by addressing an people’ issues via household historical past and the group, she mentioned.

One of many corporations she labored with is Worldwide Recreation Know-how, which supplied workers a day devoted to psychological well being, together with problems with trauma and racial discrimination. 

A licensed marriage and household therapist for 13 years, Abramson can be this system supervisor for clinicians on the Little one First Program of InterCommunity Well being Care in East Hartford.

She makes use of the social media website Instagram to combine artwork, creativity and psychological well being. She wrote a e book chapter a couple of collage group she began. Within the group, she inspired group members to precise themselves about trauma, different experiences, strengths and targets via a visible element that didn’t contain phrases. 

Abramson has been dwelling in Connecticut for seven years and in Wallingford for nearly a yr. She grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts after leaving the Dominican Republic at age 5.

She earned a bachelor’s diploma in psychology from what’s now Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts and a grasp’s diploma from the College of Rhode Island in human growth and household research, with a focus in marriage and household remedy.

As a younger woman she at all times had an inclination to grasp different youngsters, particularly those that communicated in a different way, she mentioned. 

Elizabeth Delgado met Abramson once they each served on the board of a company in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Additionally they labored collectively on a coaching collection associated to wellness, trauma and disaster for a company in California.

Delgado, who owns a enterprise within the wellness trade, described Abramson as an “empathetic listener,” somebody who’s “social justice oriented” and who “tries to search out numerous assets for her shoppers.”

As well as, Delgado appreciates Abramson for working with youngsters and for doing it with “grace” and pleasure, she mentioned.

To be taught extra about Abramson, go to massielabramson.com. She will be reached by e-mail at [email protected] or via Instagram at @massielabramson.

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