What makes BlueSky Wellness different?
BlueSky Wellness works with highly trained and competent professionals to help you with:
- In our office
- Tele-therapy via video chat
- In your home, office, or out in the community (if clinically appropriate)
- Specialty treatment services
- Medication treatment (including tele-medicine)
- Inpatient hospital services
- We provide clinical supervision to licensed and unlicensed Masters level clinicians of various disciplines
At BlueSky Wellness, we take our work seriously. You can be confident that our professionals are highly trained and dedicated to the process of helping people. You will have a personal, professional, and focused wellness experience.
Our services are highly confidential. Because we don't work with health insurance companies and are not part of large hospital networks, our records are accessible only by BlueSky Wellness professionals and very few select HIPAA approved business associates necessary to facilitate provision of our high quality services. In today's particularly transparent world, you can trust that your information will not be mined, shared, or used without your knowledge or consent.
(Consistent with state and federal regulation / law and professional standards of care. See our Notice of Privacy Practices for more information)
At BlueSky Wellness we don't work with any other 3rd party that may place restrictions on the type, duration, or number of services you receive. There are no "medical necessity" decisions made hundreds of miles away about your care. We work with you to decide an appropriate treatment plan, for you.
Our practice is designed to accommodate busy families and professionals. Similarly to "No Restrictions", we can be flexible with how services are provided. We can be creative and meet as frequently as we need, with whomever we need, wherever we need, without the requirement for "authorization". We can meet out of the office (such as your home or office) if clinically appropriate and necessary, for example.
In certain circumstances, people prefer to receive services via video conference. BlueSky Wellness can provide you services electronically, by appointment, in your own home (or another private location) when you or one of our professionals are not available for in-person appointments. All at a time, and in a setting, that's confidential and convenient for you.
(You must supply all of your own secured equipment such as computer, video conferencing equipment, high speed internet service, modem, etc)
The atmosphere at BlueSky Wellness is soothing, quiet, clean, comfortable, and most importantly completely private. We are in a location off the main road with private parking, entrances, and an easily accessible office. You won't be exposed to the hustle and bustle of a busy public practice.
In many insurance based practices, a client becomes one of potentially hundreds of clients. At BlueSky Wellness, you receive individualized and personal attention. We'd like to focus more on professional training and expertise and providing you highly competent services. Fewer clients means greater attention to your needs.
Most people come to BlueSky Wellness because they are seeking change or growth in some area of their life (you don't have to have a diagnosable mental health condition). The effectiveness and perceived benefits of therapy depend on many factors including the particular problems you are experiencing, personality factors, establishing a good therapeutic relationship, and your ability and willingness to actively participate in the process.
The prospects for change can be exciting or even sometimes frightening. Giving up old habits or beliefs, no matter how destructive or painful, is difficult and can sometimes make people feel vulnerable and anxious. Some people will experience uncomfortable emotions throughout the process. Exploring unpleasant aspects of one’s self can cause discomfort, but is often essential in working through and resolving experiences that impede the ability to reach your optimal self.
At BlueSky Wellness, our approach is to develop a trusting and collaborative relationship where you can feel comfortable exploring yourself in a non-judgmental and safe environment, which is essential for successful therapy. We can work closely with you and other relevant professionals as appropriate and believe strongly in holistic health where your physical, emotional, and spiritual health are interrelated and each of these domains are incorporated into our work.
A major goal of psychotherapy is to develop awareness of the ways in which we've responded to our experiences, how these responses developed, and learning new ways to adapt emotionally, behaviorally, and in our thinking. One of the benefits of BlueSky Wellness is having an objective, non-judgmental ally to assist you through these potentially uncomfortable emotions or experiences. Together we identify patterns or behaviors that are unhelpful and develop more helpful ways of living.
While the benefits of psychotherapy vary, clients often report gaining a better understanding of themselves and their goals and values, and being able to access and tolerate a wider range of emotions and life experiences. These gains can help improve interpersonal relationships, problem solving and coping skills, enhance self-esteem and increase confidence in your ability to manage problems and stress.
While there is no guarantee that psychotherapy will create the desired changes or effects, most people find that the benefits of the process outweigh the risks. In fact, often there can be more risk associated with not participating and maintaining dysfunctional behaviors and thought patterns.
Brian A. Tessier, MSW, LCSW
Brian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Connecticut and the State of New York.
Clinically trained at New York University (NYU), Brian's training focused on working across the lifespan with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Brian's treatment approach developed during his academic and experiential work as well as many diverse post graduate trainings.