Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"I believe that my clients are the experts on their lives. With that philosophy, I work collaboratively with my clients to work toward their goals & help realize their full potential. My clinical style is generally Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) & psychodynamic, insight-oriented therapy; however, I adjust my style to fit my clients & their needs, integrating other styles such as mindfulness, strengths-based & motivational interviewing as appropriate. Additionally, I am trained in Accelerated Recovery Therapy, a treatment highly effective for PTSD, anxiety, phobias, grief & depression. I don't function from a one-size-fits-all approach."
Individuals
(203) 819-7361
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"I believe that my clients are the experts on their lives. With that philosophy, I work collaboratively with my clients to work toward their goals & help realize their full potential. My clinical style is generally Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) & psychodynamic, insight-oriented therapy; however, I adjust my style to fit my clients & their needs, integrating other styles such as mindfulness, strengths-based & motivational interviewing as appropriate. Additionally, I am trained in Accelerated Recovery Therapy, a treatment highly effective for PTSD, anxiety, phobias, grief & depression. I don't function from a one-size-fits-all approach."
Lawrence H. Birnbach, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Whether with partners, family, friends, children, parents or at your work, relationships are the centerpieces of our lives. Handled thoughtfully, they uplift, or they can frustrate, provoke guilt and aggravate. For twenty-five years I have helped people to find greater satisfaction through better understanding of the events in their lives, along with honest discussions of options and helping to find the motivation to move forward. I have published articles about marriage, parenting, and growing healthier relationships, and a book: HOW TO KNOW IF ITS TIME TO GO. Website: lbirnbach.com. I work interactively and confidentially. "
Individuals
(860) 253-2191
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Whether with partners, family, friends, children, parents or at your work, relationships are the centerpieces of our lives. Handled thoughtfully, they uplift, or they can frustrate, provoke guilt and aggravate. For twenty-five years I have helped people to find greater satisfaction through better understanding of the events in their lives, along with honest discussions of options and helping to find the motivation to move forward. I have published articles about marriage, parenting, and growing healthier relationships, and a book: HOW TO KNOW IF ITS TIME TO GO. Website: lbirnbach.com. I work interactively and confidentially. "
Nahid Westwood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Do you often feel sad? Lonely? Anxious? Or just unsatisfied with the way your life is going in certain areas? Do you sometimes feel stuck in negative thoughts? I can help you to break through, to move towards your goals and feel better. I will be with you all the way, to encourage you, guide you, and help you reach your genuine happy self."
Individuals
(860) 308-1865
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Do you often feel sad? Lonely? Anxious? Or just unsatisfied with the way your life is going in certain areas? Do you sometimes feel stuck in negative thoughts? I can help you to break through, to move towards your goals and feel better. I will be with you all the way, to encourage you, guide you, and help you reach your genuine happy self."
Tracy A Livecchi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Change is possible...I believe that part of my job is to offer hope to those who come to me through education, support and personal connection. When working with an individual, I focus not only on one's current situation and goals, but also on their past experiences. I believe that often, past experiences or traumas continue to affect you via dysfunctional relationship patterns, unhealthy behaviors or by leaving you with an overall sense of "feeling stuck". With the help of an experienced therapist, one can begin to see those connections and it is then that the real change can begin."
Individuals
(203) 318-4379
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Change is possible...I believe that part of my job is to offer hope to those who come to me through education, support and personal connection. When working with an individual, I focus not only on one's current situation and goals, but also on their past experiences. I believe that often, past experiences or traumas continue to affect you via dysfunctional relationship patterns, unhealthy behaviors or by leaving you with an overall sense of "feeling stuck". With the help of an experienced therapist, one can begin to see those connections and it is then that the real change can begin."
Christina Bierwirth, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Together we can identify and achieve your goals for personal growth. You can find balance and direction needed to begin making positive changes in your life. Not sure where to start? I can help you get there! As a therapist, I take a person centered approach, meeting my client where they are ready to start. I believe in tailoring my therapeutic approach to each individual client's needs, your journey is unique and your therapy should be too."
Individuals
(203) 680-3273
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Together we can identify and achieve your goals for personal growth. You can find balance and direction needed to begin making positive changes in your life. Not sure where to start? I can help you get there! As a therapist, I take a person centered approach, meeting my client where they are ready to start. I believe in tailoring my therapeutic approach to each individual client's needs, your journey is unique and your therapy should be too."
Melanie Puza Pearl, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP, HSPP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Children's developing brains and the many supports naturally built into their lives (parents, siblings, teachers, etc.) make them perfect candidates for intervention when they are experiencing difficulty. If you are concerned about your child, as a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist, I can identify strengths and needs and develop a plan for intervention that addresses multiple influences within your child's life, including home and school. I am most adept at working with children with developmental delays/disorders, anxiety, learning difficulties, behavioral issues, and executive functioning deficits (such as attention difficulties)."
Individuals
(203) 930-1623
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Individuals
"Children's developing brains and the many supports naturally built into their lives (parents, siblings, teachers, etc.) make them perfect candidates for intervention when they are experiencing difficulty. If you are concerned about your child, as a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist, I can identify strengths and needs and develop a plan for intervention that addresses multiple influences within your child's life, including home and school. I am most adept at working with children with developmental delays/disorders, anxiety, learning difficulties, behavioral issues, and executive functioning deficits (such as attention difficulties)."
Barbara Iwler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"I am sure that finding a therapist at this moment is difficult for you. One wants to choose a therapist who has just the right sensibility. Having been in practice for 30 years has taught me to be present and listen carefully to your needs. As a Family Therapist I think about all the elements that influence and impact your life, your work, your family and your friends. As a Systemic Thinker I know that your attachment to others and your interpersonal skills determine how you feel. I hope you will consider this as you search for a new therapist."
Individuals
(203) 227-2458
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"I am sure that finding a therapist at this moment is difficult for you. One wants to choose a therapist who has just the right sensibility. Having been in practice for 30 years has taught me to be present and listen carefully to your needs. As a Family Therapist I think about all the elements that influence and impact your life, your work, your family and your friends. As a Systemic Thinker I know that your attachment to others and your interpersonal skills determine how you feel. I hope you will consider this as you search for a new therapist."
Positive Directions--Center for Prev & Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"It’s not unusual to feel depressed or anxious when life’s challenges seem too difficult to manage. If this is getting in the way of your relationships, your work, or even just your day-to-day life, a therapist can help you get back on track. Together, we’ll figure out what’s interfering with your well-being and how to address it. "
Individuals
(475) 207-4869 x834
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"It’s not unusual to feel depressed or anxious when life’s challenges seem too difficult to manage. If this is getting in the way of your relationships, your work, or even just your day-to-day life, a therapist can help you get back on track. Together, we’ll figure out what’s interfering with your well-being and how to address it. "
Sara Guthman Victor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, C-SWHC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Choosing a therapist is a very important decision. It is difficult to know where to start, what to look for or what questions to ask during an interview. To make this easier for you, I say- let's get to know each other. In an atmosphere of compassion and acceptance, we will talk about you and what brings you joy. Providing a safe and accepting environment where you can feel comfortable to speak freely and openly is of the utmost importance to me."
Individuals
(203) 590-6763
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Choosing a therapist is a very important decision. It is difficult to know where to start, what to look for or what questions to ask during an interview. To make this easier for you, I say- let's get to know each other. In an atmosphere of compassion and acceptance, we will talk about you and what brings you joy. Providing a safe and accepting environment where you can feel comfortable to speak freely and openly is of the utmost importance to me."
Virginia Williamson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Life is messy, things that once made sense sometimes become confusing or complicated. I support people and their family members to positively navigate their way through the inevitable challenges of life, love, family/parenting, work, and self exploration. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with children, adolsecents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to help clients to identify and meet their clinical goals, to have a better understanding of themselves, and to improve their relationships with the significant people in their lives."
Individuals
(203) 318-4661
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Life is messy, things that once made sense sometimes become confusing or complicated. I support people and their family members to positively navigate their way through the inevitable challenges of life, love, family/parenting, work, and self exploration. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with children, adolsecents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to help clients to identify and meet their clinical goals, to have a better understanding of themselves, and to improve their relationships with the significant people in their lives."
Daniela Flores, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06888
"Psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to establish a healing relationship in which you can become aware of your strengths and challenges in a safe space in order to recognize the changes you want to make in your life and appreciate the qualities that are worth holding onto. Quite simply, it is a process of taking ownership of your own life. To help you do so, I provide a respectful, collaborative, and kind listening space. For me, it is most important that you feel that you are the expert in your life. I have found that this type of experience to help my clients enjoy a better quality of life and experience relief from distress."
Individuals
(203) 803-4774
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06888
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Individuals
"Psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to establish a healing relationship in which you can become aware of your strengths and challenges in a safe space in order to recognize the changes you want to make in your life and appreciate the qualities that are worth holding onto. Quite simply, it is a process of taking ownership of your own life. To help you do so, I provide a respectful, collaborative, and kind listening space. For me, it is most important that you feel that you are the expert in your life. I have found that this type of experience to help my clients enjoy a better quality of life and experience relief from distress."
Amy P LaRoche, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Creating change is difficult and takes effort. A person cannot be happy and content with their relationships with others, without first being happy and content with themselves. By looking at yourself, where you have been, where you are now and how you use what you have been given, whether environmental or biological, you can understand the changes in your behavior that are necessary to function in this world at an optimal level. A level where you feel good about yourself and enjoy healthy, fulfilling relationships."
Individuals
(203) 350-0873
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Creating change is difficult and takes effort. A person cannot be happy and content with their relationships with others, without first being happy and content with themselves. By looking at yourself, where you have been, where you are now and how you use what you have been given, whether environmental or biological, you can understand the changes in your behavior that are necessary to function in this world at an optimal level. A level where you feel good about yourself and enjoy healthy, fulfilling relationships."
Sheryl Silverstein, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"I specialize in child and adolescent psychotherapy. I see children of all ages, using play therapy with younger children. I work a lot with parents. My approach is insight oriented, in depth psychotherapy. I have been in practice for over 25 years and have had extensive clinical experience with children and adolescents in all settings: inpatient, residential and outpatient. My practice also includes adult psychotherapy. I am comfortable working with all sorts of conflicts,issues and/or diagnoses. If you are interested, set up a consultation and we can talk about what you want from therapy and how I can help you or your child."
Individuals
(203) 433-0542
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Individuals
"I specialize in child and adolescent psychotherapy. I see children of all ages, using play therapy with younger children. I work a lot with parents. My approach is insight oriented, in depth psychotherapy. I have been in practice for over 25 years and have had extensive clinical experience with children and adolescents in all settings: inpatient, residential and outpatient. My practice also includes adult psychotherapy. I am comfortable working with all sorts of conflicts,issues and/or diagnoses. If you are interested, set up a consultation and we can talk about what you want from therapy and how I can help you or your child."
Nina F Silberman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Fairfield. I am dedicated to working with people to help them discover their inner strengths and to improve their emotional well being. I provide individual treatment for adolescents and adults from a psychodynamic perspective. I am also a certified Yoga instructor and, when appropriate, incorporate yogic principles as well as mindfulness techniques to treat people with a variety of issues and life challenges. Some of these include: struggles with anxiety and depression, panic attacks, grief and loss, aging parents, loss of a child or parent, infertility and adoption, postpartum, parenting, life transition issues, and relationship difficulties."
Individuals
(203) 318-4912
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Fairfield. I am dedicated to working with people to help them discover their inner strengths and to improve their emotional well being. I provide individual treatment for adolescents and adults from a psychodynamic perspective. I am also a certified Yoga instructor and, when appropriate, incorporate yogic principles as well as mindfulness techniques to treat people with a variety of issues and life challenges. Some of these include: struggles with anxiety and depression, panic attacks, grief and loss, aging parents, loss of a child or parent, infertility and adoption, postpartum, parenting, life transition issues, and relationship difficulties."
Diana Kral, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC, EMDR
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Live Free represents our mission statement. It can be difficult to continue daily activities when we constantly worry about the future, dwell on our past and struggle with managing current stressors. Our passion in life is to help others live their life by having more control of one's thoughts, feelings, and physical well-being. We do this by providing support and using techniques such as EMDR, DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. "
Individuals
(203) 665-8949
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Live Free represents our mission statement. It can be difficult to continue daily activities when we constantly worry about the future, dwell on our past and struggle with managing current stressors. Our passion in life is to help others live their life by having more control of one's thoughts, feelings, and physical well-being. We do this by providing support and using techniques such as EMDR, DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. "
William Rogers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, DARC, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"Depression, anxiety, parenting, substance abuse, infidelity, toxic relationships, trauma-- I have successfully treated clients from 8 to 80 with these problems. I began as a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor. I know that the devastation drugs and alcohol cause individuals and families is rarely overcome without help. "
Individuals
(203) 349-9374
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"Depression, anxiety, parenting, substance abuse, infidelity, toxic relationships, trauma-- I have successfully treated clients from 8 to 80 with these problems. I began as a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor. I know that the devastation drugs and alcohol cause individuals and families is rarely overcome without help. "
Susan Bauerfeld, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"I specialize in helping parents more effectively meet the demands and needs of their children, particularly those with anxiety, ADHD and/or other learning issues. My approach is very practical, skill based and emotionally supportive. I believe that when parents feel supported and skillful and have their own anxiety and emotional life well managed, their children are better able to learn the skills they need to manage themselves well. I work with a limited number of children at any given time and only with active participation in sessions (with and without the child) by at least one parent."
Individuals
(203) 487-5762
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"I specialize in helping parents more effectively meet the demands and needs of their children, particularly those with anxiety, ADHD and/or other learning issues. My approach is very practical, skill based and emotionally supportive. I believe that when parents feel supported and skillful and have their own anxiety and emotional life well managed, their children are better able to learn the skills they need to manage themselves well. I work with a limited number of children at any given time and only with active participation in sessions (with and without the child) by at least one parent."
Lisa Colvin, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"It takes tremendous courage to ask for help and to address intense emotions during therapy. I provide a safe and comfortable space for you to begin this powerful and healing journey. From the moment you walk into my office, you will be supported as we work together to develop a realistic plan addressed to your needs so that you can move forward with your life. I treat patients with eating disorders, anxiety, and mood disorders. I specialize in marital and pre-marital counseling, and relationship issues."
Individuals
(203) 275-0621
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"It takes tremendous courage to ask for help and to address intense emotions during therapy. I provide a safe and comfortable space for you to begin this powerful and healing journey. From the moment you walk into my office, you will be supported as we work together to develop a realistic plan addressed to your needs so that you can move forward with your life. I treat patients with eating disorders, anxiety, and mood disorders. I specialize in marital and pre-marital counseling, and relationship issues."
Jennifer M Doherty, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CASAC-T
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"I'm am an enthusiastic therapist who loves working holistically to address all the areas of your life where you may feel stuck. My approach is strength based, person centered and cognitive behaviorally orientated. Drawing from a client centered approach, I tailor interventions based on your unique needs, issues and goals. "
Individuals
(475) 529-2803
Verified
Office is near:
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"I'm am an enthusiastic therapist who loves working holistically to address all the areas of your life where you may feel stuck. My approach is strength based, person centered and cognitive behaviorally orientated. Drawing from a client centered approach, I tailor interventions based on your unique needs, issues and goals. "
Robert Gregory Field, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
"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."
Individuals
(203) 318-4588
Verified
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Individuals
"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."

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The professionals listed here have identified their focus on individual therapy in Westport or help for individuals seeking therapy. Individual counseling in Westport, and psychologists who mostly work with individuals involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing personal suffering which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs or feelings.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Westport are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Westport you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Westport and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Westport or family therapy in Westport.