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Through therapeutic services we aim to help you plant the seeds for mental health and wellness.



Planting the Seed 

Planting the Seed Inc. provides therapy, education, support, and advocacy in order to promote self-healing, wellness, and wholeness to members of the community.


Our mission is to enhance the lives of underserved populations through counseling, holistic practices, agency consulting, support, and advocacy. ​

We do this by providing individual therapy, and supporting other mental health providers to do the same, throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.



Tamanique T.A. Byrd, LICSW

Founder of Planting the Seed Inc.

How we can help you:


Tamanique Byrd, LICSW is a down to earth therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to meet the client where they are, and help them get to where they want to be. She utilizes various techniques that are tailored to the specific needs of the client. Tamanique uses empathetic collaboration to help her clients reach their goals, and helps them build on their strengths so they can become who they want to be. 


She utilizes the following theoretical orientations: psychodynamic theory, systems theory, strengths perspective, solution focused, cognitive behavioral theory, and feminist theory. 


Tamanique has experience with various populations. She began her career working with people with intellectual disabilities. She was the Direct Care Manager at a Group Home in Connecticut. She went on to  conduct therapy with individuals, families, and children. In this role she was a Psychoanalyst at an outpatient clinic in Springfield, MA. Tamanique then went on to work for Springfield Family Resource Center as a Clinician. In this role she worked with youth who were requiring assistance through the judicial system. Her last major role was with women who are in recovery from addiction and have mental health disorders. 


She is a licensed independent social worker in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Tamanique received her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University, and her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Central Connecticut State University. She is currently a student at Walden University for her Doctorate in Social Work.


We provide professional supervision to counseling and social work professionals who need to obtain state licensure in Connecticut and Massachusetts. This includes guidance regarding the licensure exam process and completing the application for state licensure.


We provide clinical consultation to agencies and other private practice therapists. We provide supervision to your staff, attend staff or clinical meetings as an advisor, assist in documentation review, and provide on site clinical support to different parts of your business. 


We provide individual and couples therapy to adults. We work with people who are struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, relationship issues, and adult children of people in recovery. 


We are currently accepting private pay clients in Massachusetts and Connecticut.


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"While considering what is healthiest for a new clinician, a great mentor/supervisor is on the top of the list. At the top of the list we find Tamanique Byrd. Someone who knows her practice, and has established herself in multiple areas of the helping profession. She is able to meet the needs of both new clinicians and experienced professionals. Tamanique is also able to challenge their thinking around clinical topics. If you are looking to develop an appreciation for what the helping profession can offer, book your supervision through her. "  - Joe

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