Meet Molly

Trauma-informed and LGBTQIA+ competent.
Capable of treating depression, anxiety, and life transitions.

Molly Ivo, LMSW

  • Pronouns: She/They

  • Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Secular spirituality (i.e., tarot) 

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In her writings, Georgia O’Keefe reflected that “to see takes time.” For many, sitting with ourselves and our hopes, worries, desires, and struggles can be deeply uncomfortable and even confusing without support. Anxiety, depression, challenges related to neurodiversity and/or disability, and trauma can make the first steps even harder. Whether you’ve been considering therapy for a while, or you feel like you’ve suddenly hit a wall, I believe everyone comes to therapy with a desire to see and be seen.

I engage with client-led, strengths-based therapeutic modalities based in cognitive behavioral therapies that help individuals and couples identify and understand obstacles, challenges, questions, and solutions. I am trained in trauma-informed care and understand that traumatic stress impacts all of us, whether those traumatic experiences were acute or chronic, long ago or recent. Environmental stressors such as capitalism, racism, war, climate change, discrimination, and more make our individual experiences even harder to grapple with, which is why I employ a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach that considers your holistic wellness, experiences, and identities. Rather than “knowing it all,” as a therapist, I seek to be one link in a long chain of supports in your life as we work towards your specific goals.

Molly’s focus areas
  • LGBTQIA+ | I myself am a lesbian, neurodivergent, disabled therapist, and feel strongly that therapy is most effective when offered by and for those within marginalized communities, lifting each other up in the process. I have lived experience and professional training in issues related to SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity & expression), diverse relationships outside of heteronormative marriage & monogamy, legal issues related to LGBTQIA+ relationships and parenting, transitioning in the workplace, and more.

  • Neurodiversity-affirming | The ways in which we experience mental and physical health, sex, relationships, work, money, and nearly every aspect of life can be impacted by neurodivergence, such as ADHD, Autism, complex trauma, and more. In the past, therapy was aimed at “fixing” issues from an ableist lens rather than accepting us as our whole selves. I bring an affirming perspective to neurodiversity and incorporate your experiences and identities into our sessions.

  • Trauma | Everyone experiences trauma. How it impacts us, how long it lasts in our day-to-day lives, and the obstacles it creates are different for each person. From individual to environmental traumatic experiences, I bring an evidence-based, compassionate, multicultural approach to our sessions.

Molly's Ideal Client

  • My ideal client is someone curious about their current and past experiences and how those impact their current challenges and strengths. I encourage clients to question, explore, and seek deeper understanding in therapy, especially with humor and creativity.

What kind of therapy does Molly provide?

  • Individual therapy for those who are age 18 or older

  • Couples/partner/famiy therapy for those who are age 18 or older

  • Family therapy for those 13 and older

Molly’s practice locations

  • Connecticut: Molly is currently only providing tele-health appointments in the state of Connecticut. You can conveniently work with her from anywhere in the state.

Who is Molly in-network with?

Molly accepts private pay and the following insurance plans, please reach out for up to date information!

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • Husky

Out of Network Insurance Benefits

Molly’s qualifications

Molly graduated in 2022 from Chamberlain University’s Master of Social Work Program – Trauma Track. During this time, Molly gained experience working with diverse populations ranging from those leaving the prison system to crisis intervention as well as individuals, couples, and families seeking traditional talk therapy. Molly has lived experience with and is deeply informed on issues of LGBTQIA+, disability advocacy, social justice, harm reduction, and community organization.


  • State of Connecticut | License Number: 9023


  • 2022 | Chamberlain University College of Health Professionals  | Master of Social Works

Molly’s personal information

I live in the beautiful state of Connecticut near family and friends, having spent time my whole life between the East and West coasts. I love long road trips, tattoos, vegan cuisine, houseplants, anime and manga, and learning new ways to restore old furniture.

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