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About Me and my practice

Gladys' Counseling Place, PLLC

~Where life's moments make you stronger~

About me: 


Hi- My name is Marie Cortez, a bilingual therapist/professional Licensed Clinical Social Worker,

for the state of CT (License #: 009597). 


I have earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut, with a

concentration in case work and a minor in administration.  In addition, I hold a CT state

certification in school social work and I am currently employed as a school social worker. 


I have thirty years of experience, in the field of social work.  I have worked

in multiple settings, such as:  in home services, outpatient settings, child

protection services (DCF) and schools.  I am very familiar with IEP's, 504 plans and school 



I am a parent of two (21 & 16) and a step-mother of two.  I am very familiar with

the dynamics of a blended family.


What's in the name.... 


Gladys' Counseling Place, ~Where life's moments make you stronger~ 

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

What's in the picture....

Meet Prince-born on 2/24/2020 with the goal to become a therapeutic/emotional support dog.  Right now he's in training and growing beautifully!  



As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to guide those in need of guidance, advocate for the vulnerable and help people through adverse life experiences.  When successful, these life's moments can make people immeasurably stronger! 

If you are ready to seek professional help, to make positive changes in your life, please call me to schedule an appointment.  (860) 300-8131.  

I offer:    

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Advocacy

  • Life coaching


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