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Meet Stacey-Founder and Therapist

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Hi, I am Stacey Bessard, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Ohio, Georgia, and Florida. As a first-generation Haitian American, I have come to understand that my identity is ever-evolving, and I continuously strive to redefine myself. With this realization, I approach therapy with a deep desire to connect with my clients on a profound level, delving beneath the surface to identify the core issues of the heart that often go unexpressed.

As a therapist most importantly a couple’s therapist, I help clients communicate more than the problems and frustrations that happen within themselves and between others. I encourage clients to sit with their emotions while asking, “what hurts most when you think about what you shared? Or, “can you tell me more about the sadness? Where does that come up for you?” Communication is not just words. Communication involves going to those deeps parts less ventured to begin healing.

I am highly trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Emotion Focused Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Somatic Attachment, and Brain Spotting Phases 1 and 2. As a Supervisor Candidate, I have extensive experience working with intern clinicians and am dedicated to guiding and supporting their growth. It is my honor to be a part of your journey toward healing and self-discovery.


I accept the following insurances 

Aetna/Optumn and United Healthcare. If you would like to use insurance, but it is not listed in the above “in network” insurances, please note the options below. 

  • You can pay for therapy services with a HSA or FSA card.

  • You may have “out of network,” benefits for mental health services. Out of network benefits allow you to pay for therapy at the time of service and be partially reimbursed by your insurance provider.  I can provide you with a monthly statement (called a Superbill), which you may then submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. 

  • To find out what is covered by your insurance company and reimbursement, call the customer member/service number on the back of your insurance card. Here are the following questions to ask:

1.     Do I have out of network benefits with outpatient mental health?

2.     If outpatient mental health is covered, what are my deductibles and have I met my deductibles?

3.     Are there any limitations with outpatient mental health benefits?

4.     Do I require a special referral for reimbursement?

5.     How do I submit my receipt and how long does it take to be reimbursed?

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