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Marie Cortez, LCSW

Therapist-Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Gladys' Counseling Place, PLLC


~Where life's lessons make you stronger~


                                    Welcome to my website! 

                                    You have taken the first step towards making

                                    positive changes in your life and you should feel

                                    very proud of yourself !


                                    Many individuals who seek mental health

                                    counseling, have been struggling for a long time, prior

                                    to taking the first step. 



Fear, feelings of hopelessness and shame at needing help, are some of the

reasons people don't seek help.  Seeking help from a mental health professional is not a sign of weakness.  On the contrary it's a sign of strength; it's a courageous and positive move towards improving the quality of your life. 


My name is Marie Cortez, a bilingual (English/Spanish), therapist-Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the  Greater Hartford Area. 


The name of my practice is in honor of my late mother Gladys, whom was an inspiration to me, throughout my life.


If you are struggling with issues related to grief, anxiety, depression, educational struggles, going through major life changes and/or seeking life coaching, among other circumstances; you have come to the right place.  


There comes a time in our lives, when one needs the help from a licensed professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges.

I can help you on your journey towards healing, empowerment, personal growth and self-discovery. 


Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through obstacles you may be facing.  My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and teach you new skills that will help you better cope with change and life's circumstances.


I offer:

  • Individual therapy

  • Family therapy

  • Advocacy

  • Life coaching 


If you are struggling with anxiety, codependency, coping skills, depression, emotional disturbance, family conflict, peer relationships, relationship issues and/or self esteem and you are ready to seek professional help, to make positive changes in your life, please call me to schedule an appointment.

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