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About Me

My Story

I am the founder, owner and manager of Prism Counseling and Support LLC, and currently the sole clinician. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have a passion for working with LGBTQ+ youth and their families.  I received my Master of Science degree in counseling at CCSU in 2012. My undergraduate degree was in music, with a double major in Music Composition and Music Production and Technology from the Hartt School of Music in 2000.  I have worked as a school counselor at the middle school level for over 6 years, and before that I taught music and choir for more than ten years at the middle school level. I am proud to have started my school’s first Gay-Straight Alliance while working there and provided professional development trainings for staff at our middle and high schools about how to support LGBTQ+ youth in our schools. I am a pianist and I love music, theatre and the arts! I am the President, and one of the founders, of Blue Fire Stage Company, a non-profit theatre company in Higganum, CT. My Bernese Mountain Dog, Solo, and I are a registered therapy dog team with Pet Partners and I love to bring Solo to my counseling sessions. I am the very proud mother of two kids, my 13-year-old daughter and my 15-year old son who is transgender.

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Welcome!

I am Rebecca Degnan. I am very excited to meet you, and to learn how I can best support you on your journey!

Introducing Solo

Solo is a seven-year-old Bernese Mountain dog. He loves to join me at my counseling appointments. He and I have been a therapy dog team since he was two. He has a little brother who is a Leonberger named Gryffin. Solo loves to be pet and is not shy at all with new people. He’ll let you know if he wants you to pet him by sitting next to you and even putting his head on your lap! He loves when people pet him under his chin or on his back or belly. He doesn’t love when people put their faces directly in his face. He is super friendly and seems to know intuitively when someone is feeling sad or stressed. While he is definitely a “mama’s boy,” he loves all people and enjoys his “job” as a therapy dog!

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Contact

Email or call today for more information or to set up your first appointment!

860-333-8454