Ann Marie Morello, LMHC
Behavioral 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. Striving to make your experience as pleasant as possible is part of your treatment plan.
License, Education, Certifications
University of the State of New York Education Department, Mental Health Counselor
License No: 0080601-01 Next Registration: 09/30/2025
Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Long Island University 05/15/2015
Bachelor of Business Administration Management, Adelphi University 05/31/1992
Certified EMDR Clinician Evergreen Certification #702103 Exp 10/19/2024
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 Evergreen Certification #719103 Exp. 03/26/2025
Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional
Evergreen Certification #779082 Exp. 10/02/2023
How Can I Help You?
Trauma Informed Therapy
Energy Psychology EFT
Major Insurance Plans Accepted
Empire Blue, Blue Access
Empire EPO, HMO, PPO
United Healthcare -Optum
Private Pay Sliding Scale