Do you have trouble pulling yourself away from the computer, or making it out of the office at the time you planned? Maybe it feels like there’s always more to do. You can always push harder, work faster, or achieve the next goal – and then it will feel safe to take a break. Has that day come yet? Many professionals say it never does. It’s normal to want to build a secure future for yourself or your family, or to make a mark for yourself in your field. There is a way to do that without sacrificing your health, personal life, and general wellbeing. I help busy and stressed professionals create a balance that actually works for them.
I work with teens and adults, couples and families. I work with people to help them better meet the challenges they face; from traumatic stress, ADHD, anxiety or depression, to building more rewarding relationships and careers. Relationship problems, problems at work, parenting challenges, and a counter-productive relationship with yourself--how you motivate yourself and how you talk to yourself--are all areas in which I have many years of experience. Making healthier lifestyle choices, and sticking with them, coping with health conditions, and compulsions and addictions are also conditions I have extensive experience treating.
I specialize in treating children: preschool through middle school. When appropriate, parents are also included in my sessions. My practice is based on INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament, a program I developed that is available in multiple states. INSIGHTS works by improving children's behavior and by teaching parents to use strategies specifically tailored to their child's unique temperament/personality. The program has scientifically proven to treat children with ADHD and other type of behavior problems --without the use of medication. INSIGHTS also assists children who are anxious cope better with their stressors.
There are times in our lives when responsibility and the stress of life seem to weigh us down. Who understands better than you? Fear and worry, sadness, life transitions and loss rob us of our joy and drain our energy. Although for some it may be somewhat intimidating, the decision to seek counseling is an important step in gaining insight and finding options. Having a trained professional listen without judgement can be a liberating experience. Finding practical ways of dealing with your concerns together with someone who understands provides a level of hope and some initial confidence.
We can't control life and the challenges that come our way but we can control how we respond and design a life that brings us joy. Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, low self-esteem, life transitions, or other challenges, we can learn to cope effectively, make changes where needed and wake up happier each day. Let's work together to assess what is holding you back, break negative patterns and build a "big picture" of your life that reflects YOU. Yes, change can be difficult and scary at first but on the other side is greatness and peace. Let me be with you in this process. You are worth it.
I am dedicated to helping individuals reach their potential and lead happy, enriching lives. I have always been touched and amazed by my clients' resiliency and their innate capacity for growth and change. I work with adults who are interested in a BODY BASED approach to achieve emotional regulation. My training in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and psychoanalysis is very effective in addressing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression and symptoms related to developmental trauma and PTSD.
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.
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.
I have over 15 years of experience working in the field of Social Work. I have worked in a variety of settings with diverse populations. I work with children, adults and families and focus on addressing challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship conflicts. I believe in the importance of collaborating together with my clients to determine what the best method of treatment would be for them.
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, SAP, BCC, CCDP-D
When I first meet with clients, my goal is to help them find the main road back to their original journey from the exit that led them to the off ramp- I offer a steady hand for them to successfully maneuver in the foggy season of their lives. I provide a supportive environment suitable for helping clients form new insights in achieving alternate healthier perspectives than the ineffective solutions currently in use. I provide an atmosphere of professionalism, empathy, and privacy suitable for positive growth and achievable solutions.
I implement an integrated approach to counseling, involving Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Reality Therapy. I believe in recognizing and utilizing the strengths of an individual or family and incorporating those qualities into the therapeutic process for healing, empowerment and goal achievement.
For 40 years I have worked with both private practice clients and school systems who are seeking practical remedies for a wide variety of individual, marital, parenting and extended family problems. My work is firmly rooted in family systems training and is best described as a process of establishing an accepting atmosphere in which specific and practical solutions to problems are collaboratively explored and developed between therapist and clients.
NO CURRENT OPENINGS. You have extraordinary possibilities for your life. This is your invitation to a journey of discovery, healing, and transformation. I'm a clinical psychologist specializing in an integrative holistic approach to anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, mood disorders, life transitions, and relationship challenges. Together, we'll work to transform your life and expand the power you already have to heal, find relief, and experience real results. I welcome a wide range of clients from adolescents to adults, coming to me from all walks of life, professions, cultures, sexual, spiritual, and philosophic areas.
Coping with stress and life transitions can be overwhelming. Finding a supportive, empathetic professional to support you through the process of change can help. My goal is to provide a supportive, caring environment where individuals and families can work together to navigate stressful transitions, resolve conflict, and develop skills to cope with life stressors in healthy ways.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. My most recent work experience is working in Crisis Intervention in a hospital setting.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is committed to taking an individualized approach to therapy. I have a wide range of experience and I am skilled at ensuring that you feel heard in session. I enjoy working with young adults, individuals facing challenges associated with middle age, teenagers, and new mothers.
Today’s world is a complex interplay of demands from both internal and external sources. You don’t have to go it alone. I began as a Clinical Therapist 27 years ago helping people move through changes and challenges in their lives. During this time, I have also been a biology teacher at the secondary level. It is this combination of experiences, as a science educator, with a background in mental health, that has given me a unique perspective. It is this perspective that allows me to help people navigate through life’s journeys.
Have you wondered if Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can be helpful to you? I offer a phone consultation to answer any questions you may have and will be by your side to navigate the process during these challenging times. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults to more effectively regulate emotions, reduce problematic behavior and enhance problem-solving skills. I provide a time-limited, goal-directed, and structured treatment to help clients work through their challenges and learn to become their own therapist. Clients often see a reduction of symptoms early on in treatment.
Hello! I am so glad you are here! I am passionate about developing a strong working alliance with my clients to face difficulties, use healthy coping skills, and become the best versions of themselves. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for my client. Everyone should feel that they have a place where they can express themselves freely and be heard and validated in their feelings and beliefs. As a therapist, I work to develop a compassionate rapport and interaction with my clients that fosters positive growth and development.
You may have wondered whether video or phone therapy could be helpful to you? I understand the importance of your psychological health in your everyday functioning and am committed to helping during this time. I offer a free consultation to discuss any questions you may have. As a senior staff therapist at Zackson Psychology group, I enjoy working with individuals who are committed to self-exploration and may be struggling with anxiety, depression, family concerns, and/or work issues. I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore your challenges and find ways to reconnect with your healthier and positive self
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in New Fairfield 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 New Fairfield 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 New Fairfield, or Child Psychologists in New Fairfield.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like New Fairfield 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 New Fairfield 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.