Going bonkers? All the best people do! Together we will use the evidence-based methods of positive psychology as well as the action-oriented tools of coaching, to get you feeling better. I assign my clients a "homework" assignment every week to practice new skills so that after 12 weeks they have resources, skills and new knowledge to use on a daily basis. I use various assessments to help my clients learn more about their thinking traps, strengths, values and obstacles. I've earned my masters in Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania, and have over 10 years of experience.
I use all of my experience, knowledge and talent to help my clients to reach their goals. Clients describe me as warm, relatable and insightful in my approach as we confront life challenges and emotional struggles. My years of experience and extensive training in contemporary trauma and relational treatments have helped those overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts and poor self esteem. We embark together towards developing a positive sense of self and a happier life. I strive to transform painful experiences into opportunities for healing and growth.
I have been providing psychotherapeutic treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families for over 20 years. My practice includes treatment for adjustment to life's challenges, anxiety, depression, along with developmental and autism spectrum disorders.
I am a caring and pragmatic problem solver for individuals and couples who will listen closely and partner with you to resolve your issues and help you move forward with your life. I have over 20 years of experience treating clients with depression (including postpartum), anxiety, marital and family issues, career and life transitions, pre-teen and adolescent issues (for both children and parents), and issues concerning the elderly. I also treat alcohol and drug abuse and post-traumatic stress (PTSD). Please call me for a free phone consultation to find out how I can help you.
I am a psychotherapist with an expertise in anxiety, depression, loss and trauma, dealing with chronic illness, parenting, and building healthy relationships in general. My goal is to provide a safe and empathic environment in which together, we explore your challenges and find workable solutions. Whether you are dealing with a sudden crisis, or battling long standing issues, we will figure out the approach best suited to get you quick relief.
Vince started his career providing in-home therapy for adolescents at the Wheeler Clinic in Plainville, Connecticut, a regional behavioral health provider. From there, he moved into the corporate world, working in professional recruiting and honing his career development skills. With corporate experience under his belt, Vince transitioned back to counseling as an employment specialist for The Kennedy Center, one of Connecticut's largest community organizations, where he helped find work for unemployed adults with psychiatric diagnoses and criminal histories. In 2012, Vince founded Causeway Collaborative, developing a strong reputation and a trusted team of local partners in the process.
Human beings live within relationships. These connections are at the center of our lives, and yet, they can be so complicated. I help clients improve the relationships which matter most, including the relationship with themselves. Through a collaborative approach, clients gain meaning of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, while moving towards goals and healing. My approach includes evidence-based practices and strength-based skill building, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness, as well as a healthy dose of humor and warmth.
Do you sense your life is not on track with your inner yearnings? Are you clear about what your best life looks like? Are you searching for a more authentic you? Are you having difficulty getting started or continuing your journey? My style is comfortable and creative; humor mixed with skill and lots of experience. I am very present with you in the journey. I will soon be offering individual and couple ketamine assisted psychotherapy.
Parents, if you are feeling worried when your child struggles, I will help your child become less anxious or depressed, and more resilient. We will also discover the knowledge and skills you need to be the best parent you can be. If your preteen, teen, or young adult child is struggling with executive functioning skills so crucial for successful academic and personal functioning, I can help them become more efficient, productive, and comfortable. Teens or adults grappling with depression, anxiety, or social discomfort, I will help you arrive at what you need in order to fashion a more satisfying life.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C
When life is touched by illness or loss, therapy can be a compass to help you navigate a changed reality. Clients come to me for help with the emotional and practical concerns that arise with illness, challenging medical diagnoses and/or loss. Through therapy and counseling, I help clients adjust to a changed reality and to optimize quality of life. My clients are individuals who may also be patients, caregivers, family members, and other relations. I see healthcare workers for personal and professional concerns related to illness and loss.
I provide a safe and supportive space for clients to initiate change and personal growth. Clinical areas of focus include, anxiety, depression, bereavement, parenting, stress and maternal wellness. I work with clients to develop strategies and skills that help manage symptoms in realistic and effective ways. Prior to private practice, I trained at NYU School of Social Work and worked at Mount Sinai's Elmhurst Hospital with adolescents and parents in both individual, family and group settings.
I am a holistic integrative psychotherapist with 9 years experience practicing in CT and NY. I see people who want to improve their relationships for greater connections, anxiety and depression, loss and grief, have disordered eating, negative body image, sexual issues, various addictions and compulsions. I view you as a unique individual so our work together is also unique, not cookie cutter. I embody a whole person approach between physical and emotional conflict resolution. Together we can work to heal, improve connection and grow.
The natural evolution of life brings many stressors and transitions our way. We may be faced with relationship problems, choosing a life path, difficulties at work/school, family upsets and more. Feelings of disconnection, confusion, grief, anxiety, depression and others can be difficult to manage. Increasing self knowledge may enable us to confront such challenges with less difficulty. Greater internal understanding often brings about a stronger understanding of why and how we react, moving us toward a more healthy and fulfilled experience.
Do you have problems communicating with your partner? Has your relationship been impacted by an affair? Are you and your partner drifting apart? I work with you to achieve results in a fast and realistic way. My clients describe me as bright, compassionate and innovative. My goal is to support and empower you to make changes to improve your life. As a Marriage & Family Therapist I am experienced in utilizing the strengths you possess to make positive changes. I enjoy helping couples strengthen their marriages. I can help you with career changes, divorce, remarriage, childbirth, or other life transitions.
I assist my clients in moving from "Crisis To Capacity" with my approach, "The 5 Steps To Healthy Change." For CHILDREN: Adjustment therapy, behavioral and social skills training. For ADOLESCENTS: Managing the stressors and pressures of school, dating, family, and career. With ADULTS: Enhancing self-esteem, changing unhealthy life patterns and building successful personal, professional, parental, social and family lives. Expertise in supporting/sponsoring the CREATIVE PERSONALITY. For COUPLES: Communication skills and the reconfiguration of intimate partnerships for more satisfying relationships. With FAMILIES: Relationship dynamics, interpersonal skills and strategies to develop a stronger/healthier family culture.
I am passionate about working with individuals who are working towards finding their truth. I help clients to take steps forward, have tough conversations, and live life fully. I specialize in LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy, and help clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship related issues, and life transitions by utilizing CBT and reality therapy techniques. I bring to the table strong experience assisting clients through transitions and transformations of many kinds.
As a Sports Psychologist, Life Coach, and Business coach I have well over 30,000 hours of experience working with athletes and entrepreneurs. I am particularly effective with the mental game: helping athletes and business people develop much greater patience, poise, focus, clarity, and self-confidence! I guide many through difficult crises like performance anxiety, depression and communication issues working through obstacles along the way like fear of failure, fear of success, and many other forms of self-sabotage. You will develop greater poise, business acumen, enhanced performance, and career satisfaction.
Your mind matters. The mind- and the thoughts contained- determines a destiny. How badly do you want to address your compulsive eating? To what length would you go to rescue your relationship? What would it feel like to be free of your self-defeating thoughts? Using cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and evidence-driven, proven strategies, we work to advocate and coach clients to create a vision of how they would like to feel, and together, draw a map of how to get there.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and for the past 8 years I have been working with adults, adolescents and families with a variety of issues ranging from eating disorders, family/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual identity exploration, couples work or just navigating life’s transitions. I have worked as a Family Therapist in residential and outpatient eating disorder settings such as Center for Discovery and Monte Nido and Affiliates and have extensive experience working with adolescents and adults suffering from eating disorders and supporting them and their families.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Westport 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 Westport 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 Westport, or Child Psychologists in Westport.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Westport 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 Westport 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.