As a child/adolescent therapist and parent-child specialist, I know that parenting will always have its challenges and that a certain amount of stress is inevitable, even under the best of circumstances. However, this current pandemic, with its consequent uncertainties and increased challenges and stresses on families, is unprecedented. If you are a parent who is having difficulties or are the parent of a young child, teen or young adult who is having difficulties, talking to a professional can be helpful.
I am a pediatric neuropsychologist, which means that I am a licensed clinical psychologist, with specialized training in neuropsychological evaluations of children, from preschool to college age. With over 20 years of experience as a researcher, practitioner, and consultant, I have worked to help families, educators, and policymakers to improve the lives of children. I have extensive experience working with children with developmental, neurological, academic, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. My practice is solely pediatric, and focused on providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations and consultation services for children and their families.
Now accepting clients in CT and NY. I understand the decision to begin therapy can be challenging. If you are feeling "stuck," please know that you are not alone and we can navigate this hard time together. Individuals, couples, or families who choose to engage in therapy, will ultimately be choosing a very effective way of facilitating change for themselves and their important relationships. By working together, I have confidence that we can collaborate to create new experiences, beginnings, and perspectives.
For twenty-five years, my practice has been devoted to finding unique and creative solutions for the difficult challenges that life presents.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in Body-Centered Psychotherapy. By combining a traditional approach with a knowledege of an energy based focus, I am able to view my clients from a broader perspective.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are seeking solutions to their problems with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, illnesses, work related issues and creative blocks.
I am a caring, empathetic psychologist who has considerable skills helping people through crisis. I use exploration of past experience combined with practical, concrete techniques for how to with current issues. My strengths are my intuitive understanding of people and my ability to translate this understanding into a plan of action. I tailor each treatment to suit individual differences. I believe in being interactive and giving feedback and direction, but also believe in each individual's capacity to set their own goals and measures of success. I appreciate clients who come with a curiosity to understand themselves better.
Are you feeling anxious or uneasy as you and your family re-acclimate to in-person work and school? Do you feel overwhelmed or depleted by the demands of balancing your work with aspects of your family life? Are you pregnant or navigating motherhood with a sense of isolation or uncertainty? Let me help you take the next step! I utilize a warm, collaborative, and goal-directed approach to help women achieve the well-being and life satisfaction they deserve.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings many years of experience working with adults, children and adolescents and their families. With children, I incorporate therapeutic and playful interventions into my work in an effort to promote feelings of safety and the freedom to have fun. My background also includes extensive training and expertise in working with individuals who suffer from eating disorders. My many years of experience as a clinician and program director of both residential and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment has provided me with the skill set and knowledge to effectively and skillfully treat individuals with all types of eating disorders.
With over 20 years of experience treating adolescents and adults, I am fully committed to helping my clients explore what is most meaningful to their lives and how to move forward to realize their goals. I have worked with clients to treat a wide variety of symptoms, specializing in anxiety and mood disorders, and with life transitions such as grief and loss, relationship ruptures, and processing traumatic events.
I believe in the ever-present possibility of growth and the power of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate productive change in regard to what is not working or troublesome in people's lives. As a psychotherapist, I engage in confidential collaborative relationships grounded in respect, empathy, and safety in order to explore and help free people from patterns of functioning that are generally old, now maladaptive and personally limiting. Through achieving a deeper sense of self-understanding and personal growth, I believe in the increased capacity to live more satisfying emotional, social, and professional lives.
Often people reach out for therapy at a time in their lives when they are in transition and ready to make changes that will better themselves. Patterns of negative thinking and self-sabotaging behaviors can make you feel stuck and often can get in the way of living your best possible life. My goal is to help you understand the root of your anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-image issues and/or trauma and to work through these problems so that you can become 'unstuck' and move forward in a more positive, self-freeing and fulfilling direction.
My practice is rooted in my belief in the resilience of the human spirit, and my passion for supporting my clients in the process of healing and growth. As an emotionally focused therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families, and integrate a variety of treatment modalities tailored to my clients' individual needs. Among the issues I commonly work with are anxiety and depression, relationship challenges, trauma, grief and loss. The choice to begin therapy is an act of courage and hope. I am committed to creating a safe space to explore the difficulties you are facing, as well as what inspires you.
I am a licensed Psychologist in private practice for 21 years here to support you to develop healthy connections and find peace, security, and joy in your life and to assist you to feel valued and respected. I provide counseling and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults around mood disorders, interpersonal problems, substance abuse, and family conflict issues. I conduct substance abuse evaluations and psychological assessments to offer recommendations for level of care. I complete evaluations in Court-ordered and Attorney-referred cases, including in civil, criminal, & child protection matters, and for independent medical exams.
I have worked with the major themes of individuals, couples, and families coming to see a therapist. These are depression, anxiety, stress of all kinds, and problems relating to work. I work such problems quickly and then assess the client's desire to stop or continue on. I have run groups for divorcing clients, assertiveness training, women's issues and vocational issues. I have worked with older clients and enjoy doing so. I have worked on a hospice team and feel comfortable dealing with medical issues of all types. I work to provide a safe and secure environment that is non judgmental and warm.
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 believe that every person has the right to live a happy, healthy and purposeful life. There are times when challenges get in the way of this. Happiness is not a straight trajectory, there are twists and turns and sometimes barriers that get in the way. I feel my purpose is to walk and support my client on their path of self discovery and assist them in acquiring skills that leads to life long changes. Self discovery and self empowerment is the key to change. I hold a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore themselves. Healing is like peeling an onion with many layers. We are complex.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Are you having difficulty with life transitions? Are you questioning your parenting approach and need some guidance? Have you been fighting with your spouse or partner? We are here to help. WFC has a team of therapists with varying specialties that can help you live a healthier, happier life. We focus on the client experience and addressing your specific therapeutic needs. Whether you are seeking individual counseling for yourself, counseling for your child, couples counseling, or family therapy, Westport Family Counseling can work with you to reach your goals in a calm, healing environment.
I utilize a collaborative approach to help my clients work toward identified goals. You are the expert on your own life, and in turn are the most important tool in your own healing process. If you're struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief or if you want to work through your PTSD, please reach out and schedule a session with me. I utilize several treatment modalities, including CBT, Narrative Therapy, and I take a strengths-based approach to treatment.
I believe in the beautiful complexity of humans and in human fortitude to navigate what hurts. As a therapist, I am here to help deepen your understanding of the wonder and the pain within your meaningful story and make space for something new. Reaching for support takes courage; I will meet you on your path, assess your needs, and together, help healing unfold in a warm, safe, and encouraging space. I have expertise and a special dedication to those managing perinatal challenges. I also work with those coping with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, the myriad of life’s transitions, and the unique experience of first responders.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I primarily treat mood disorders and anxiety disorders, as well as a range of other conditions. In addition, I work with parents on implementing effective discipline and behavior management strategies. The foundation of my practice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, and other therapies as needed.