Emotionally Focused Therapists in Hartford, CT

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Photo of Mary Ellen Lonergan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hartford, CT
Mary Ellen Lonergan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06105
My focus is to help bring out your strengths, and find solutions to difficult problems you may be experiencing. My belief is that people carry the solutions within themselves, and I am happy to help facilitate finding them with you.I create a safe space in my office, so that we may work through any issues which may arise. I also work with couples, to help heal wounds, which may be old or new, and to come to a new understanding , through deeper communication. I have been finding success with my couples work, using Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques.
My focus is to help bring out your strengths, and find solutions to difficult problems you may be experiencing. My belief is that people carry the solutions within themselves, and I am happy to help facilitate finding them with you.I create a safe space in my office, so that we may work through any issues which may arise. I also work with couples, to help heal wounds, which may be old or new, and to come to a new understanding , through deeper communication. I have been finding success with my couples work, using Emotionally Focused Therapy techniques.
(860) 785-9231 View (860) 785-9231
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Bruce Paul Pajot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06103
Couples Specialization: expert in state-of-the art couples therapy; participation in several federally funded research projects focused on couples relationship improvement; specialist in the most respected couples counseling methodologies including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Therapy and PREP.
I am passionate about helping people achieve joyful and fulfilled lives. I work with adults, couples, and families regarding various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and relational struggles. I use an eclectic mixture of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho-dynamic, and various relational therapies. Over many years, my work has included over 1000 clients (both individuals and couples) with a multitude of psychological issues. I have also led weekly couples relationship workshops as well as periodic communication seminars around the country. (Married with two adult daughters and five grandchildren).
Couples Specialization: expert in state-of-the art couples therapy; participation in several federally funded research projects focused on couples relationship improvement; specialist in the most respected couples counseling methodologies including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Therapy and PREP.
I am passionate about helping people achieve joyful and fulfilled lives. I work with adults, couples, and families regarding various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and relational struggles. I use an eclectic mixture of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho-dynamic, and various relational therapies. Over many years, my work has included over 1000 clients (both individuals and couples) with a multitude of psychological issues. I have also led weekly couples relationship workshops as well as periodic communication seminars around the country. (Married with two adult daughters and five grandchildren).
(860) 390-4723 View (860) 390-4723
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Jama Rowena Colegrove
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06101
Waitlist for new clients
In couples work I draw from extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Fundamental to my work is my view of the therapeutic relationship as a profound and unique agent of change and healing in human beings. I seek to be genuine and to honor each client I work with. I have 23 years of experience working with children, couples, adult individuals, and families. I have particular specialty in trauma and attachment difficulties, parenting issues, couples work, anxiety and depression, issues related to grief and loss, play therapy with children, sand tray work, and complex family system issues. I also use therapeutic art and other 'no talk' modalities.
In couples work I draw from extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Fundamental to my work is my view of the therapeutic relationship as a profound and unique agent of change and healing in human beings. I seek to be genuine and to honor each client I work with. I have 23 years of experience working with children, couples, adult individuals, and families. I have particular specialty in trauma and attachment difficulties, parenting issues, couples work, anxiety and depression, issues related to grief and loss, play therapy with children, sand tray work, and complex family system issues. I also use therapeutic art and other 'no talk' modalities.
(860) 492-0207 View (860) 492-0207
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Betrayal, Sex/Porn Addiction, Narcissistic Abuse
Debbie, Allen
Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I am an Inner Child Recovery Specialist, Life Coach & trained in enmeshment & EFT.
You may be struggling with betrayal trauma, sex addiction, porn addiction, infidelity, relationship issues, narcissistic abuse, isolation, disconnection, self esteem, anxiety & other feelings. You may not even know what brings you here, just a feeling of being stuck or that life is missing meaning or purpose. I provide a safe space to explore your thoughts that perhaps may be difficult to talk about with family & friends. My approach is non-judgmental, supportive & compassionate. I offer confidential, easy-to-connect, face-to-face video conferencing for your convenience. I offer a free meet & greet for your comfort. Invest in "you"
I am an Inner Child Recovery Specialist, Life Coach & trained in enmeshment & EFT.
You may be struggling with betrayal trauma, sex addiction, porn addiction, infidelity, relationship issues, narcissistic abuse, isolation, disconnection, self esteem, anxiety & other feelings. You may not even know what brings you here, just a feeling of being stuck or that life is missing meaning or purpose. I provide a safe space to explore your thoughts that perhaps may be difficult to talk about with family & friends. My approach is non-judgmental, supportive & compassionate. I offer confidential, easy-to-connect, face-to-face video conferencing for your convenience. I offer a free meet & greet for your comfort. Invest in "you"
(804) 251-3198 View (804) 251-3198
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW
Hartford, CT 06103
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(860) 300-3889 View (860) 300-3889
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Erica Marchetti
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hartford, CT 06105  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Burnout? Then care must be taken to minimize the impact they have in your daily life. We all face challenges and complicated situations in our lives but it is important for you to take care of yourself! Give yourself permission to pause and care for your own needs will help you change your mindset and will make happiness a priority.
Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Burnout? Then care must be taken to minimize the impact they have in your daily life. We all face challenges and complicated situations in our lives but it is important for you to take care of yourself! Give yourself permission to pause and care for your own needs will help you change your mindset and will make happiness a priority.
(860) 792-4746 View (860) 792-4746
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Suzanne Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is centered on compassion and creating a judgment-free space of safety and support. I assist clients in finding ways to reduce their symptoms and distress and identify solutions for themselves. Working with the integration of body, mind, and spirit, we can release beliefs that no longer serve us, reduce feelings of distress, and find new ways of experiencing joy and a sense of meaning and purpose at any stage of life or health.
My approach to therapy is centered on compassion and creating a judgment-free space of safety and support. I assist clients in finding ways to reduce their symptoms and distress and identify solutions for themselves. Working with the integration of body, mind, and spirit, we can release beliefs that no longer serve us, reduce feelings of distress, and find new ways of experiencing joy and a sense of meaning and purpose at any stage of life or health.
(860) 792-4695 View (860) 792-4695
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Susan Woodward Psychotherapy and Meditation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Hartford, CT 06105
I have great faith in the healing power of therapy. Psychotherapy allows us the time and space for us to identify our feelings, our perceptions of self, how we are doing, what may be holding us back, and what we want out of life. Merely by talking about ourselves and what matters to us, we can begin to understand and accept ourselves Working with a compassionate well trained therapist and can help us feel that we are not alone, that there is hope and we that we can feel well.
I have great faith in the healing power of therapy. Psychotherapy allows us the time and space for us to identify our feelings, our perceptions of self, how we are doing, what may be holding us back, and what we want out of life. Merely by talking about ourselves and what matters to us, we can begin to understand and accept ourselves Working with a compassionate well trained therapist and can help us feel that we are not alone, that there is hope and we that we can feel well.
(860) 831-4989 View (860) 831-4989
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Janna Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LAC
Verified
Hartford, CT 06105
Waitlist for new clients
I am a strength-based and collaborative therapist who utilizes systems theory, narrative therapy, social justice and trauma focused models. I also provide EMDR for clients both as individuals and within couples work. I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives. I believe every client has the right and ability to author their own story. I am passionate about working with those suffering from trauma (including as the result of experiencing oppression), grief and loss, life changes, family conflict, anxiety and depression as well as any problem getting in the way of connection with others and self.
I am a strength-based and collaborative therapist who utilizes systems theory, narrative therapy, social justice and trauma focused models. I also provide EMDR for clients both as individuals and within couples work. I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives. I believe every client has the right and ability to author their own story. I am passionate about working with those suffering from trauma (including as the result of experiencing oppression), grief and loss, life changes, family conflict, anxiety and depression as well as any problem getting in the way of connection with others and self.
(860) 831-3492 View (860) 831-3492
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Tameko Penny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06105  (Online Only)
Currently accepting referrals - if you have been on the waitlist I will be reaching out or you may contact the office for an appointment. Many individuals who may benefit from therapy are feeling emotionally distressed. This could be the result of problems within their relationships, job, academic setting, or due to general life stressors. Yet, many of these individuals are also reluctant to seek treatment due to the various misconceptions about therapy. This is of particular importance to my treatment approach, as I strive to meet each client's distinct needs with the understanding that this endeavor may not have been an easy one.
Currently accepting referrals - if you have been on the waitlist I will be reaching out or you may contact the office for an appointment. Many individuals who may benefit from therapy are feeling emotionally distressed. This could be the result of problems within their relationships, job, academic setting, or due to general life stressors. Yet, many of these individuals are also reluctant to seek treatment due to the various misconceptions about therapy. This is of particular importance to my treatment approach, as I strive to meet each client's distinct needs with the understanding that this endeavor may not have been an easy one.
(860) 650-1773 View (860) 650-1773
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Yomaris Ramos Rivera
Licensed Professional Counselor, CT, LPC
Verified
Hartford, CT 06106  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual licensed Counselor in Connecticut with 10 years of professional work experience. I prefer to have my sessions in Spanish but I do talk English as well. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
I am a bilingual licensed Counselor in Connecticut with 10 years of professional work experience. I prefer to have my sessions in Spanish but I do talk English as well. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
(860) 544-2984 View (860) 544-2984
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Dr. Leila L. Jarrett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Hartford, CT 06106
Hello, Thank you for visiting my profile. My practice is currently accepting new clients both in person and through telehealth (virtual). We offer services that treat a variety of treatment issues as detailed below. Male and female practitioners are available to work with you and your family. We also treat couples. Each practitioner specializes in a variety of treatment areas: trauma, geriatric marital, teen, mental health & more. The practice is located in the Frog Hollow section of Hartford,CT behind the Supreme Court & Capitol Buildings. Visit our gallery to view our practitioners and our website. We hope to meet with you soon.
Hello, Thank you for visiting my profile. My practice is currently accepting new clients both in person and through telehealth (virtual). We offer services that treat a variety of treatment issues as detailed below. Male and female practitioners are available to work with you and your family. We also treat couples. Each practitioner specializes in a variety of treatment areas: trauma, geriatric marital, teen, mental health & more. The practice is located in the Frog Hollow section of Hartford,CT behind the Supreme Court & Capitol Buildings. Visit our gallery to view our practitioners and our website. We hope to meet with you soon.
(860) 901-0686 View (860) 901-0686
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Well Balanced Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06106  (Online Only)
The constant chaos and pressures of life leave so many of us struggling with feelings of burnout, stress, anxiety, and more. These experiences are common now more than ever and Well Balanced LLC is here to help you manage them. Together we explore the pain of the past, process the uneasiness of the present, and lay a strong foundation for a more enriching future, a well balanced life.
The constant chaos and pressures of life leave so many of us struggling with feelings of burnout, stress, anxiety, and more. These experiences are common now more than ever and Well Balanced LLC is here to help you manage them. Together we explore the pain of the past, process the uneasiness of the present, and lay a strong foundation for a more enriching future, a well balanced life.
(860) 809-4797 View (860) 809-4797
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Christy DeRosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I have a deep commitment to supporting individuals through life's twists and turns. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in helping clients navigate challenges such as depression, anxiety, and life stressors. My therapy style is a blend of solution-focused work and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I am passionate about empowering clients to embrace positive change and navigate their journeys with resilience.
I have a deep commitment to supporting individuals through life's twists and turns. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in helping clients navigate challenges such as depression, anxiety, and life stressors. My therapy style is a blend of solution-focused work and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I am passionate about empowering clients to embrace positive change and navigate their journeys with resilience.
(860) 499-4017 View (860) 499-4017
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Sharon Clato-Day
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06105
Life comes with expected and unexpected experiences. Taking the time to seek extra support for behavioral, psychological, spiritual, physical, and emotional states is normal and healthy. Psychotherapy provides a place to talk about the issues that are impacting any area of your life. I believe in the human ability to grow, heal, and overcome various challenges throughout life.
Life comes with expected and unexpected experiences. Taking the time to seek extra support for behavioral, psychological, spiritual, physical, and emotional states is normal and healthy. Psychotherapy provides a place to talk about the issues that are impacting any area of your life. I believe in the human ability to grow, heal, and overcome various challenges throughout life.
(860) 390-2507 View (860) 390-2507
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Carolyn Coleridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I focus on short-term solution-focused treatment. My first step will be active listening and connecting with you, hearing your problems. We will discuss your expectations for therapy and formulate a goal and plan. I work with a lot of mindfulness and meditation techniques and mind-body awareness. My goal is to help you reduce anxiety and stress. I will help you become aware of issues and help to heal them by making active collaborative dialogue and changes.
I focus on short-term solution-focused treatment. My first step will be active listening and connecting with you, hearing your problems. We will discuss your expectations for therapy and formulate a goal and plan. I work with a lot of mindfulness and meditation techniques and mind-body awareness. My goal is to help you reduce anxiety and stress. I will help you become aware of issues and help to heal them by making active collaborative dialogue and changes.
(860) 544-2374 View (860) 544-2374
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06103
You want to feel understood and empowered, but finding a therapist who helps you build on your strengths can seem difficult. Sometimes, it's hard to identify your strengths when you struggle with mental health. You want to manage your mental health and build the life you envision, but it feels impossible. If you're a teenager or young adult navigating the complexities of mental illness, our experts at SMPsychotherapy and Counseling Services are here to guide you through your journey to mental well-being.
You want to feel understood and empowered, but finding a therapist who helps you build on your strengths can seem difficult. Sometimes, it's hard to identify your strengths when you struggle with mental health. You want to manage your mental health and build the life you envision, but it feels impossible. If you're a teenager or young adult navigating the complexities of mental illness, our experts at SMPsychotherapy and Counseling Services are here to guide you through your journey to mental well-being.
(860) 530-4402 View (860) 530-4402
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Barbara L. Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06105
Life presents each of us with challenges that sometimes seem overwhelming. Relationship conflicts, family and work stress, parental concerns, separation and divorce, health worries, the grief of loss, spiritual crises--all these hardships can bring anxiety, depression, anger and sadness in their wake. One can feel out of control using old coping mechanisms and strategies that don't work anymore. It's then that you will need the kind of support and guidance I offer to help strengthen your untapped natural ability to mindfully navigate through these and many other life stresses.
Life presents each of us with challenges that sometimes seem overwhelming. Relationship conflicts, family and work stress, parental concerns, separation and divorce, health worries, the grief of loss, spiritual crises--all these hardships can bring anxiety, depression, anger and sadness in their wake. One can feel out of control using old coping mechanisms and strategies that don't work anymore. It's then that you will need the kind of support and guidance I offer to help strengthen your untapped natural ability to mindfully navigate through these and many other life stresses.
(860) 969-2221 View (860) 969-2221
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Martine J Baron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06106  (Online Only)
The core of my practice is believing that while everyone’s life experiences are different, and those experiences are what makes an individual unique, one thing that we all have in common is the desire to be understood, supported, and accepted as our authentic selves. My goal as a therapist is to help you discover what makes you, you and help you navigate the challenges that come along with self-acceptance.
The core of my practice is believing that while everyone’s life experiences are different, and those experiences are what makes an individual unique, one thing that we all have in common is the desire to be understood, supported, and accepted as our authentic selves. My goal as a therapist is to help you discover what makes you, you and help you navigate the challenges that come along with self-acceptance.
(203) 806-9450 View (203) 806-9450
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Devone Douglas Monts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hartford, CT 06114
In addition to the complexities of life, there has been significant events that have occurred within our society. These issues include wars, recessions, pandemics, social injustice and the rise and impact of social media, our society collectively has been through "a lot." There has been a surge in mental health awareness that has thankfully led to the importance of seeking help. I am a leading therapist with a focus on traumas, relationships, transitioning, anxiety and depression. My goal is to destigmatize mental health by providing services that are relatable, professional, impactful, and most importantly beneficial.
In addition to the complexities of life, there has been significant events that have occurred within our society. These issues include wars, recessions, pandemics, social injustice and the rise and impact of social media, our society collectively has been through "a lot." There has been a surge in mental health awareness that has thankfully led to the importance of seeking help. I am a leading therapist with a focus on traumas, relationships, transitioning, anxiety and depression. My goal is to destigmatize mental health by providing services that are relatable, professional, impactful, and most importantly beneficial.
(860) 397-6382 View (860) 397-6382

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Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.