I entered the field of clinical social work to become an advocate and supporter of mental well being and social justice. Honoring that foundation in my practice, I treat all clients with respect, compassion and an open mind. My collaborative approach, flexibility in practice, sense of humor and my relaxed therapeutic environment foster positive clinical relationships while giving respect to all aspects of diversity and need.
***Please reach out via email to schedule an initial phone consultation.*** I consider myself to be a collaborative therapist; my role is not to "solve" your problems or "fix" you. Rather, I provide a safe space where we can explore why you're feeling stuck and what can be done differently. I specialize in relationship dynamics, both in exploring patterns of interaction within systems, as well as through individual work and how our relationships inform our behavior.
Looking for a safe place to regain your footing and let go of old patterns that hold you back? I have been practicing psychotherapy for 29 years. My practice is relationship based and heart centered.After working in various residential settings with adolescents, I grew to believe in the resilience and strength of the human spirit.Working with both traditional and nontraditional techniques, I can assist you in discovering your true potential. With a background in family systems, I believe that by letting go of patterns learned in childhood and rewriting old messages, therapy can free you to live your life more productively.
My goal is to support, empower and enlighten my clients. I am compassionate yet direct and bring a strength based approach to my practice. Feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Struggling with high family conflict? Through our work together, my hope is that clients will begin to feel more clear minded, inspired and fulfilled with their lives.
"Relax as it is."-Pema Chodron. It's a beautifully simple phrase yet it requires two powerful features: letting go and acceptance. Our life shapes the stories we tell ourselves and so often these stories foster feelings of anxiety, sadness, frustration, anger and blame (of ourselves and of those close to us). The changes that life always bestow on us are often unwelcome triggers causing us to notice how these ways of thinking can negatively impact our overall well-being. By taking the opportunity to look at ourselves in an honest and gentle way we create new pathways to accept and let go.
At the core of you is a vibrant, wise and transcendent self. Discover your true potential. You have within you all the answers you have been searching for. Traveling to that deep part of yourself with an experienced guide makes all the difference.In an atmosphere of trust and respect you will have the opportunity to reflect out loud about your struggles and conflicts. Through the revelation of your self to yourself in the presence of the caring "other" the challenges that you face become lighter, the path to resolution becomes clearer. Also, consider taking classes to become a Reiki practitioner/Master. Live your life's purpose!
+ Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, or other symptoms that you think are related to a traumatic incident in your distant or recent past? + If the trauma was extended over time, such as a childhood or adult abusive relationship, do you feel like something is wrong with you, or experience feelings like fatigue, lack of motivation, low self esteem or distance from loved ones? + If you experienced a catastrophic event such as being attacked, being in combat, an accident or natural disaster, do you experience nightmares, flashbacks, or unexplainable symptoms like sudden temper flare ups, bursting into tears, or spacing out?
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, CT for over 25 years. I am on the faculty of The Yale Child Study Center where I supervise psychologists in training. I work with children and their families, adolescents, and adults. I have experience with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social skills, and learning issues.
Do you struggle with negative feelings about yourself? Or frequently compare yourself to others, always feeling less than? Or feel overwhelmed easily, flooded with constant worries that you can't rid your mind of? Do you find yourself in chronic cycles of addictive behavior (overeating, binging & purging, overusing alcohol or drugs, overspending. etc.) followed by feelings of guilt, shame, and depression? Are you always talking to yourself with "shoulds" or "what ifs"? Do you have low interest/motivation and find yourself avoiding responsibilities, self care or tasks that would actually make you feel good about yourself? I can help you!
"The power for change is found when we take a look inside ourselves and then we can move forward with that new found knowledge."
Now that's exciting!
I am biligual & bicultural. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I treat individuals, couples and families for issues attributed to childhood and or adult trauma. Parenting & Women's issues.
As well as depression, anxieties, addiction, personality disorders, immigration issues and similar emotional disorders, using a systemic and experiential approach. I aim at assisting the client in solving the problems they are facing here and now.
Certified in Gestalt Therapy and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
I have worked for over fifteen years with young people, families, couples and individuals, helping them to sort out and make sense of the many stressors of the world today. I help clients understand the impact of past history, identify strengths and resources, internal and external, and consider how clients, their families, and/or their community support systems can offer help and hope when working together. I have extensive experience working with many issues, including behavioral issues, trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, blended family/adoption issues, women's issues, life transitions, infidelity, and juvenile sexual reactivity.
As a psychologist, consultant and coach in the area of behavioral health, my primary goal is to provide a comfortable, trusting and professional environment where individuals can work on important issues that effect their life. I provide a comprehensive set of services for adults across the lifespan ages 18 to 100+ years old. I offer assessment, evaluation, and treatment interventions for individuals, couples, families and groups with general clinical, issues (i.e. Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship Problems, Family Conflict and Parenting). I provide services for patients with health problems, injury and neuropsychological issues with a focus on life adjustment and living with serious illness.
I specialize in providing psychotherapy for adults. If you want to better manage academic or professional stress, achieve balance, and/or improve the relationship you have with yourself, partner, or others, I would like to be of help. I place great value on being approachable, open, kind and direct.
At the Center for Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, we provide compassionate psychological treatments based on current knowledge about effective treatments for anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, OCD and other behaviors that interfere with improving quality of life.
My practice was born out of a tradition of commitment to children. From familial and professional roots I have witnessed the value of creating a safe space to allow children to explore and grow. Beginning my career as a teacher, I have watched and marveled at the ways in which children learn and flourish in nurturing environments. As a child therapist I have also seen children suffer when their needs go unmet.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT 500, C-IAYT
Psychotherapy is a collaboration between therapist and client. It makes use of the strengths, resources and goals of the client and the supportive attunement, non-judgmental perspective, training and experience of the therapist. Many of my clients come to me because they want to incorporate mindfulness and somatic therapies with talk therapy in order to work more effectively with anxiety, depression, pain and other challenges in which the body is implicated.
I provide individual, family, couples and group therapy. I help my clients find constructive ways of addressing anxiety, depression, loss, family and relationship issues. By doing so I've learned many lessons along the way... one of these lessons is that we all seek compassion and understanding; a basic need in order to move forward under almost any circumstance.
I use strength based and solution focused approaches to help clients understand and uncover the best part of themselves. An expert in Temperament Theory, I will help you identify needs that may have gone unmet for years and are causing disturbances in your life and relationships now. In a challenging and stressful world, many people are experiencing depression, anxiety (general and social), marital and other relationship conflicts, problems in raising children, getting along with co-workers, and adjusting to new life stages.
You can change. You can feel better. You can reach your full potential. Our work together serves to help you achieve these goals. I have over 25 years’ experience conducting evaluations, assessment, and therapy and have been licensed as a Psychologist in Connecticut since 2006. My clients include adolescents, children (8+), adults, and seniors. I treat a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, relationship problems, and life/stage challenges (grief counseling, pregnancy loss/post-abortion counseling, LGBTQ+).