"Aha!Tales" is a process which is designed to help us become more aware of the Aha! Moments in our lives, our life stories. Using the awareness of these moments we are able to explore options for change and healing. Using the systemic belief that we are part of a larger system that affects our choices in life, family rules and roles are explored through our stories.
The Contexual Theory is used to understand our experiences and to create new paths in our lives. Learning to use our wisdom, discovering our purpose and passion, create the potential for change and improve the quality of our life.
Deanna brings with her a career of 25 years working with children teaching academics.Deanna is an accomplished storyteller and facilitator of wisdom circles, parenting groups and communication workshops. In addition to a private therapy practice, she facilitates and designs retreats.
Call or Email Deanna G. Chvatal for a free phone consultation now - (860) 308-1907


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Antioch New England Graduate School
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: 000696 Connecticut


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Husky
  • Medicaid
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Deanna G. Chvatal's Groups

Grandparent Wisdom Circle

Grandparents raising or actively involved in their grandchild(ren)care are invited to share their wisdom and collect wisdom from others experiencing the challenge of being "parents" again. Children are welcome to play as the adults interact. We meet every other Friday in the FRC at Charter Oak School in West Hartford.

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Wisdom Circle (new group forming)

Wisdom Circles are created to meet the needs of women seeking a place to redirect their lives, repair and recover, experience the wisdom of others, share collected ideas, knowledge or life stories. Meditation, breathing exercises, exploring different options of stress relief are some of the paths walked.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • facilitator of groups


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Family / Marital


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016

Deanna G. Chvatal

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT