Adoptee Competent

Ann Marie Morello, LMHC

Telemental Health Services



Ann Marie Morello, LMHC

Calm Water Mental Health Counseling PC established in 2018 was born from a desire to create a niche counseling practice focusing on therapy services for adults. As a sole clinician and female small business owner,  I offer a boutique counseling experience which means you are not treated as a number among many clients. By accepting a smaller caseload I provide you personalized attention. Think of your favorite boutique where the owner understands your needs and remembers unique details to provide you with an optimal shopping experience. My goal in working with you is to help you discover skills that not only help you in difficult times (rough waters) but strategies to keep you steady (calm waters) for when problems are manageable. My specialty of working with adoptees comes from understanding the trauma/separation from first family (family of origin) as an adoptee myself. In reunion with my own family of origin provides me with a unique lens of the complexities of identity, search/reunion, loss. My focus on trauma studies began in graduate school and continue with the rigorous continuing educational training I participate in to stay current with newer treatment modalities with a foundation in cognitive behavioral therapy beyond licensing requirements.  Choosing a therapist is like choosing a life partner, trust and a good fit is an essential combination for a successful therapeutic relationship. Stiving to make your experience as pleasant as possible is part of your treatment plan. 



License, Education, Certifications

  • New York License to Practice Mental Health Counseling 0080601-01 

  • Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Long Island University 2015

  • Bachelor of Business Administration Management, Adelphi University 1992

  • PESI, EMDR Trained Professional September 2021

  • Evergreen Certification, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 1 and Level 2 


How Can I Help You?

Online Services


Adoptee Therapy

Attachment Issues



Identity Issues


Individual Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral

Anxiety, Depression

Grief/loss, Relationships


EAP Services

Stress Management 


Anxiety reduction 


Trauma Informed Therapy

Energy Psychology EFT

Mindfulness Training

Guided Imagery


Complex Trauma 


Insurance Policy


Major Insurance Plans Accepted 


EverNorth (Cigna)

Empire Blue, Blue Access

Empire EPO, HMO, PPO

United Healthcare -Optum

Private Pay Sliding Scale