Life obstacles, relational issues, depression, anxiety, and traumas often create unwanted barriers to ones' growth, emotional well-being, and relationships. Through my practice, I strive on developing a safe and trusting rapport for one to safely manage, gain insight, and work-through. I have fifteen years experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to diverse populations (including adolescents) with an array of needs, challenges, symptoms, and diagnoses. I use a strength-based and person-centered approach, while incorporating a blend of traditional therapy and evidenced-based interventions.
Living life is a journey, much like a marathon compared to a sprint. Throughout our journey, we seek to live a healthy, happy, and long purposeful life. Unfortunately, the journey is often altered or halted by life transitions, circumstances, and obstacles. To achieve goals of happiness, health and wellness, individuals may need a little support to prevent further derailment and help getting back on track to living on purpose.
Stress can become problematic and stop us from reaching our full potential. In my work, I draw upon my wisdom and knowledge working with diverse populations by respecting the human experience; focusing on dignity, empowerment, and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for 12+ years. I have experience and expertise working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, families and groups. The purpose of my interventions is to reduce problematic stress to a manageable level of stress. I focus on the concept of progress not perfection when striving to help the client achieve their goals.
Using a trauma-informed, holistic, and supportive yet challenging approach. I offer a combination of direct, but compassionate style of therapy. The pain of emotional wounding can be difficult to navigate through, but with the power of listening, and useful therapeutic tools, your journey of healing can be achieved. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem can impact anyone's quality of life and take a toll on their relationships. I'm here to promote the importance of safety & quality self-care; as well as rebuilding intimacy and passion in your relationships through healing communication and conflict resolution skills.
Are you struggling with something and need help figuring it out? With patience, humor, empathy and mindfulness, I will work with you in a nonjudgmental, caring and direct way so you can successfully achieve your goals. For over 20 years, I have worked with children and adults with a range of issues, including trauma, at-risk behavior, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal conflict, as well as those struggling with intimacy and sex. I provide a safe place to develop a path toward personal and emotional growth and treat each person with dignity and respect. I also offer co-parenting and therapeutic supervised visitation.
It has been my privilege to work with families, couples and individuals these past 10 years. My approach to therapy is always client centered and respectful of the individual's desire to make meaningful changes in one's life. I believe that therapy should address those issues brought by the client in a gentle and compassionate manner.
My choice of specialty as a marriage and family therapist is one of the most well-studied and effective interventions in the mental health literature. Family involvement have been consistently linked to better individual and family functioning.
I want to make sure that you feel safe, supported, and understood. Together we can work to understand your needs and reach your goals. I aim to be gentle and no-nonsense, intellectual and caring. The therapeutic techniques I use are supported by research, and are tailored to meet your individual needs. I can be especially helpful to people struggling with issues involving sexuality, gender, immigration, and chronic medical conditions.
You have begun a journey to healing, balance, growth and well being. We will work together towards setting tangible goals to overcome obstacles that are blocking your ability to find happiness and growth. I have sixteen years of experience working in mental health. My approach is eclectic. I use psychodynamic theories and incorporate principles of psychoanalysis, mindfulness based modalities, Cognitive/Behavioral therapies, Experiential Therapy and most importantly a Relationship Model. I believe change is possible.
I am bilingual licensed psychotherapist, in the State of CT specializing in psychological evaluations for immigration purposes. I have experience conducting extremely Hardship waivers. I also offer VAWA, U & T visas and cancellation removal evaluations. I provide a non- judgmental environment that helps clients fully express themselves. I work closely together with my clients, atttorneys and other providers to provide the most detailed evaluation and report that addresses the most important issues in your case. I also speak SPANISH.
We are a therapy practice in the Greater Area of Danbury, providing excellent services to children, adolescents, individuals and families, who are ready to create meaningful, loving and unbreakable relationships. Our mission is to provide professional services focused towards the improvement of mental health, higher quality of life of children, adolescents and families. We are now accepting new client, offering ONLINE counseling exclusively.
Being a teenager is difficult! Navigating the teen social scene is a challenging experience for the majority of adolescents.
I have worked exclusively with teenagers for the past 16 years focusing on a wide range of issues including substance abuse, eating disorders, family related matters, sexuality, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, academics, social concerns and more. I have dealt extensively with the many peculiarities that come with adolescence and the often difficult fallout for families as the teenager struggles to gain independence.
Through active engagement with the expressive and therapeutic processes in an uplifting and non-judgmental environment, I collaborate with clients to facilitate opening to the possibilities of self-exploration and change.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice for over 15 years. I have worked with clients with a variety of issues and from all different backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma as well as issues of traumatic grief. I have helped many people with a variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety and ADHD. I value establishing an honest therapeutic relationship with the clients I work with and I seek to always approach the work I do in a sensitive, compassionate and respectful way.
My passion lies in working with adolescents, teens, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning and intellectual disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, and involvement in the legal system. I have experience in crisis intervention, behavior planning, social skills training and parent skills training. My number one goal is to meet every client where she or he is at and through counseling help to develop tools, skills, and healthy habits to work towards improving one's life.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well. I have training both DBT and CBT and I specialize the treatment of grief/loss, anxiety & depression and substance abuse issues and am an LGBTQI+ ally. I work with adults, teens and couples and am passionate about helping decrease opioid overdose deaths. I view my role as a therapist as helping you find the solutions to your issues as we all hold the answers and just need help finding them. I work off a strenth based, individualized approach, meeting each client where they are currently at in their process.
Are you searching for compassionate, evidence-based instruction and behavioral therapy to meet the developmental and social/emotional needs of your child? Are you looking for an experienced, collaborative partner who will work with you to create and deliver Individualized Special Instruction and Behavioral Therapy? My clients make measurable progress with an individualized combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Natural Environment teaching, Direct Teaching, even Art-making. Together, we target those challenging areas: language acquisition, communication, social emotional skills, and psychological flexibility.
The decision to enter therapy is a difficult one. Most people feel they have few choices left before they decide to open their private world to a stranger. I am a psychotherapist with the experience, training and skills that can help you overcome those natural feelings of discomfort and allow you to gain the assistance you are looking for. I provide an objective and non-judgemental atmosphere which allows the exploration of an issue or issues in a detailed manner facilitating resolution or change.
I believe that is important to understand your life's purpose and enjoy yourself along this journey. There are occasions when we become stuck due to unexpected circumstances and other hindering situations. Stress can present itself in many ways and cause us to feel overwhelmed. No matter what has held you back from experiencing peace in your home, regaining trust, or experiencing emotional stability, I can help. I enjoy working with those going through various transitions in life. These transitions can include a difficult career move or decision, relationship endings/beginnings, divorce, widowhood, empty nest syndrome, women issues, etc.
Most people who come in to see me usually wind up uttering a version of this in the first weeks: “This is not how I thought my life would turn out.” They seem unaware that many of us have felt this way at one time or another. People are hurting when they make a call to a therapist. They’re “stuck,” and yet anxious about the therapy process. They want change. But how to go about making it happen? Llfe is by definition unpredictable. No matter how we plan or adequately prepare for it, it comes down to sorting out the difficult from the more difficult when decisions have to be made.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Danbury are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Danbury then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Danbury, or Child Psychologists in Danbury.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Danbury psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Danbury specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.