The goal of my work is primarily about creating a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore and process your concerns, fears, and other life struggles that may be impacting your relationship with yourself, others, and the world.
"We should not have to wait until we are sick to be well." ~ Diane McLaren
The connection between a healthy mind and body can not be disputed. Too much mental anguish, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship conflict, and anger will impact on an individuals' mental and physical well being, and will carry over into all areas of one's life. It is never too late to make the necessary changes and adjustments that will ensure a healthier and happier life style. If you are experiencing any of these problems, I know that I can assist you in resolving these issues.
Hi. My clients are dealing with major life issues such as accidental death, rape, suicide, separation, divorce, job loss/resignation, substance abuse, and codependency. My approach is trauma-focused and to work with clients to find balance through integrity. My work is to move clients from post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth. I am a Certified Master Coach with Martha Beck and I have my Masters degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. Please visit my website at www.marlasaben.com. ❤
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self- esteem, or managing your past trauma? Does it seem like things are sometimes out of control, or you don’t find joy in everyday life? Do you find yourself stuck in the same relationship patterns? Seeking out help is the first step into your journey to live a more fulfilling life.
I love it when people figure out how to feel better. When they master harnessing their emotions, and their lives change and shift in better ways. I get excited when my clients discover that they can master a problem and it encourages them to continue to work on their self growth. And when they recognize that they have capabilities and strengths that they have been overlooking. Then, they see how they can use their strengths to improve their relationships, they recognize and grow their resilience, and they discover that they can solve their own problems almost all of the time.
For more than 25 years, I have specialized in working with adults of all ages who find themselves stuck in their lives. My patients tend to be people who would like to know themselves better and discover self-defeating patterns they would like to change. Most of the people I see are facing some kind of relationship, family, or work conflict often caused by anxiety or depression. The most rewarding work for me is helping people who are motivated to change and face issues in their personality and behavioral patterns that get in the way of living life more fully.
"You are not broken, you are breaking through." After a major stressor or loss, it is normal to experience loneliness and pain. My mission is to help you uncover your power through an attachment focus so that you can begin to heal from the inside out. By starting where you are, together we will make meaning and create new experiences after a significant change in order to develop a future template for the next phase of your life. I aim to achieve this through a collaborative, strength based, trauma informed perspective.
Living presents many challenges. I believe the people who live life most fully, in spite of the challenges, are the ones who have the strongest relationships with themselves and others. My aim is to help you strengthen your relationships so you can move forward to live your best life. You may be stuck in marital conflict, parental anxiety, a difficult change, a paralyzing loss, depression, or any other challenges. Together we will compassionately explore and understand what is holding you back. Next I will help you strengthen your own resources for developing optimal relationships and a fuller more satisfying life.
*** WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*** We work with anyone 10 and up who is struggling to manage the demands and transitions in their lives. We are passionate about helping you to develop a healthy quality of life, improve your relationships, resolve interpersonal conflict, or understand issues around sexual identity or sexual orientation. We are here to help and look forward to guiding you on your journey to emotional balance, mental health stability, and spiritual transformation! Treatment+Healing=Transformation.
“I feel stuck”, “Everything is so hard”, “I’m losing it”. Does this sound familiar? … Sometimes, despite your best efforts, life's challenges can leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and/or uncertain. Whether coping with trauma or loss, complex couples/family dynamics, or trying to improve quality of life, a little extra support can go a long way. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential counseling environment based on empathy and respect. Take the first step!
Are you feeling hopeless, discouraged, or misunderstood? Are you struggling to overcome past trauma, anxieties, setting goals, and being your authentic self? I am not here to judge you but to walk with you through your process of healing. Too often we struggle in silence and taking the initiative to reach out for help is no easy task. However, it demonstrates you have a strong desire to improve your quality of life.
My mission is to uplift and encourage people to reach their full potential. I believe that when people have the support and tools that they need, they will succeed by reaching their desired goals. I utilize strength based and person-focused approaches while assisting individuals in coming to a place of living a well-balanced life where they feel heard and honored as an individual. When working with clients for anxiety and trauma I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients understand how their symptoms are presenting.
( I'm accepting new client's) There is so much power and strength in one's voice, and I am here to listen. My goal is to empower those living with diagnoses such as (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, and PTSD, find effective coping strategies and unburden themselves in order to live freely and be well. It is important for me to hear your story, and encourage you to uncover your greatest potential.
What does "talking to a professional" mean to you? To me therapy is as unique as the patient and therapist and can be for the short or long-term. My experience is with adults struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues; parents and children in crisis, and with highly resistant at-risk teens. Therapy can help anyone at any age to: resolve difficult issues; reduce anxiety; improve relationships; discover and achieve goals and develop coping skills. There is a recipe that will work for you and together we can find it. You no longer need to struggle alone. There is help.
We have the most expertise and passion in helping clients with: (1) Eating disorders; (2) Behavioral weight loss; (3) Relationship issues / couples counseling; (4) Behavioral health (insomnia/sleep disorders, chronic pain, coping with illness, alcohol abuse) (5) Anxiety/stress (general, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder); (6) Depression; and (7) Trauma/PTSD. We have therapists who specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults. We carefully tailor evidence-based psychotherapy (EBPs), which are treatments that are based directly on scientific evidence from several large-scale clinical trials.
Lenna is an international award-winning artist, art psychotherapist, licensed mental health counselor, and yoga teacher. Through an integrative holistic approach she works with clients to balance and awaken their internal healing capacity and live with greater meaning, connection, and happiness. Offering mindfulness-based art and yoga therapy in addition to CBT, DBT, and IFS, Lenna provides a space of safety, acceptance, creativity, and healing. Lenna has a range of experience working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, burnout and stress, spirituality, and life transitions. Lenna currently offers virtual therapy services.
I understand that we can benefit from help if we feel stuck, overwhelmed or not sure where to turn. Sometimes people get stuck in patterns that may have been helpful but have become limiting or even destructive. I believe therapy can provide deep healing which allows for greater flexibility, ease, self knowledge and enjoyment of life. With 20+ years of experience, I have been successful in helping my clients through depression, substance abuse, anxiety, panic and grief and loss or just gaining more satisfaction with their lives. It has been an honor for me to do this.
Choosing a therapist can be a difficult process. It is important to find someone that you feel comfortable with and can confide in, and that the therapist you choose is skilled and experienced. Over the years I have enjoyed working with individuals, couples, families, and teens. This includes adults suffering from mood disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, couples going through difficult times, separation, and divorce. A major part of my practice has been my work with adolescent girls and women to address issues of self esteem, body image, depression, and anxiety.
These summaries are like sales pitches and I am a terrible sales person. Let's talk, get to know each other, and work together to find healing for life conflict. Life is overwhelming, stressful, and we often aim to over perform. Striking a balance between living and being our best selves is about finding a balance in ways to self-soothe, work through trauma, and navigate complicated feelings in productive ways.
I work with adult clients facing anxiety and trauma-related issues. My approach is collaborative and compassionate, focusing on processing emotions and promoting mastery in a safe environment. We will work together to determine what you'd like to accomplish in therapy and then I will work beside you to help you reach your goals. I view every client as an individual - your needs are unique and therapy is always a personalized process. I am licensed to work with clients residing in both CT and MA.