Do you often feel worried about the future, less interested in things you used to enjoy, not good enough, or isolated and down? Are you pregnant or newly a parent and finding yourself feeling distressed, hopeless, or helpless? Do you often experience stress with work or relationships that feels overwhelming?
***Accepting new patients*** Brene Brown says, that "daring greatly is being brave and afraid every minute of the day at the exact same time". Deciding to participate in therapy is one of the most brave and scary decisions a person can make, but it is also one of the most rewarding. I congratulate you on taking the step to see change happen, and it would be an honor to walk with you through this journey! Using a strengths based perspective, together we will work to address the various barriers and life circumstances that are getting in the way of living your best life.
Offering psychotherapy groups: Divorce Recovery, Dating After Divorce, Adults dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Grief I am a psychologist with over 30 years of experience providing individual, couples, family and group therapy. I enjoy connecting with people, getting to know them and their concerns. I provide a warm, caring and safe environment to explore issues, identify areas that feel stuck and develop new ways of coping. I offer a goal focused approach in a down to earth manner.
"You are doing the very best you can!" We enter adulthood with a lifetime of experiences-both positive and negative. Is today feeling like a replay of past trauma, relationships struggling, parenting making you feel like a failure, while the voice in your head says, "I am not enough?" My practice is based on the beliefs, “it is never too late” and “we each have infinite worth.” The quality of our early relationship with our caregivers, repeats without our awareness. Our past need not define our present. You are worthy of finding comfort within a secure, therapeutic relationship. Together we can explore and discover healing.
**I currently have a 2-4 week waiting list for new clients & do not have any evening availability** Change can be difficult and finding your way to therapy can be both scary and overwhelming. Together we can work to create change through a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Often times, we maintain cycles of behavior and relationships that create a feeling of imbalance, affecting our ability to face the difficulties that are thrown our way. We will work to increase insight into your thoughts and behaviors and find a path toward a positive future by utilizing strengths and supports that you already possess.
As an obesity expert, I specialize in weight loss by uncovering and correcting the psychological and emotional overeating triggers and bad habits that contributed to your overweight state in the first place. [Go to www.drlessack.com and listen to an interview on CT Public Radio with Faith Middleton "The Psychology of Weight Loss".] I also specialize in providing scientific solutions to clients who have slow metabolism or a hard time losing weight due to menopausal or post-menopausal hormonal fluctuations.
When you're the dependable one- the one everyone looks to, where are you supposed to go? While you certainly know the right answers, even for yourself, putting them into action is much harder. Even more, when you're the balanced one, it can be hard to admit or even realize that you're struggling. That voice you're so used to hearing: the one that says that you're behind, tells you what you "should" be doing, says you're not doing enough- it doesn't have to be there. What would life be like without that pressure? Without that soundtrack you can be more present in your life.
My approach is eclectic. I join you in the road to recovery. I consider myself culturally competent, trauma informed and gender sensitive. Therapy like most professions continue to evolve therefore, I actively seek ways to improve the delivery of science evidence based practices that I use. I strongly believe that each experience with clients I serve is unique and rewarding. My hope is to help clients begin the journey of achieving a life worth living.
How do you choose the therapist that's right for you? First off, trust your instincts. It is vitally important for you to trust and feel comfortable with your therapist. Having someone non-biased and non-judgemental to help you find new ways of thinking, feeling and doing can be just what it takes to really make change. The therapeutic relationship is like any other relationship in life, there are people you click with and people you don't. Trust yourself and find someone you can trust and you'll be well on your way to finding the help you need!
Hello, thanks for this opportunity to connect with you. I am dedicated to not only help you resolve your problems, overcome obstacles and/or get your needs and wants met, but also to help you have a better, more compassionate, more confident relationship with yourself in the process including, in my view, the ultimate experience- an unconditionally loving relationship with yourself especially in times of pain. I bring a strength based, non judgemental, positive approach to the realities of your life(outer and inner) as we work together. Best, Dave
I specialize in relationship issues, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, women's issues, depression and anxiety. I have 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field serving very young children through adulthood and families in many varying stages of their lives. I feel very grateful to work with each and every one of my clients on their journey and honored to help them to achieve the life they want to create.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults in treating depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Aside from my clinical experience, I currently develop and implement behavior support plans/crisis intervention plans to address behaviors impacting social and occupational functioning. I strive for progress in my clients while utilizing my sense of humor and person centered approach. I am bilingual/bicultural and believe in the power of healing.
My role is to help guide you through your current life challenges. We will work to build a therapeutic relationship that will allow me to offer insight and tools to bring healing and balance back into your life. I am well versed in collaborating with children, teens and adults experiencing a wide range of challenges.
*** Not currently accepting new clients *** Therapy is a unique opportunity to learn about oneself and how to better work through struggles we all face. Whether it is responding to new experiences, navigating difficult transitions, or trying to understand and break old patterns, I've always been drawn to the work of joining someone seeking change in their life. At this time I offer online video counseling, or teletherapy, a flexible and convenient new way to do psychotherapy, so I can work with individuals throughout CT and MA without the difficulties and restrictions that come with traveling to an office.
As a marriage and family therapist, I have been in outpatient private practice for 20 years. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and their families on both psychiatric and non psychiatric difficulties. I work with adults on relationship counseling, as well as adults that are going through divorce. For the past 4 years I have begun tele-therapy/ coaching, called Dorm Room Coaching and Counseling with college aged students. I have seen young adults all over the US for coaching regarding their struggles while in college.
With an engaging, dynamic & empathetic approach, I can help you more effectively manage anxiety, depression, trauma issues, or relationship/family conflicts that effect daily functioning. Loss, infertility & parenting a child with a learning/physical impairment can be overwhelming and feel endlessly frustrating for many people. Together, we can work toward healing, thriving, and achieving a higher quality of life. Working toward a healthy life balance is challenging, yet rewarding for my clients with an accepting & interactive approach. If you'd like, my certified emotional support dog, Colby, is available to help too!
Are you experiencing a challenging transition or are you starting to notice patterns in relationships that do not serve you? You can expect a gentle, compassionate style incorporating knowledge of how your physical body has registered life experiences with particular attention to how these experiences impact your present day quality of life. We will focus on what you have learned about yourself, beliefs you have about yourself and the world around you, rather than specific events. This work will change how you live in relationship to yourself and others!
Hi there! For some, the very first step is difficult, but once it is made, each step thereafter becomes easier. There are times when we lose control, feel angry, confused, a loss of direction and even discouraged. These are some of the things that makes us human; we can be vulnerable at any moment. Despite challenges, we are capable of finding resolutions with the right support and guidance.
Have you wandered off of your true path? Confused, frustrated or stuck? Do you believe you may be headed down a road to addiction? Therapy can be the means to reclaim and refocus your life. It has made a critical difference in the lives of many. Come take the journey. There is much to gain and little to lose. I am an established therapist offering compassionate talk therapy. I am trained in treating addictions (Sexual Addiction Certified) and the resolution of emotional trauma (EMDR Certified). I have counseled returning combat veterans and offer a spiritual path for those desiring it.