Dr. Jim Sullivan

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NBCC, ACS, NAFC

Verified by Psychology Today
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(203) 590-8873

Dr. Jim Sullivan

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NBCC, ACS, NAFC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

The Center for the Family
5 Junction Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 590-8873
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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About

One size never fits all. Each person and issue needs its own caring approach. Therapy includes: DBT, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, internal family systems, and trauma work, all with acceptance, warmth, and healing. Gains rely on maximum challenge with maximum support. I have successfully struggled in my life as a son, husband, and father of four. I know the pain of being wounded and the rewards of healing. For over 50 years I have helped kids and families as a teacher, school counselor, therapist, and supervising professor in three graduate counseling programs, including the Captains' Masters at the USMA at West Point.
Rather than being labeled as "sick," I have learned people hunger to be respected for their resources and survival skills and helped to build on them. What all folks really want is to be able to tell their stories and, maybe for the first time, to have those stories really accepted and respected. This is the foundation of all the work I do.
Caution: Be wary what you read on "rating" websites. Some colleagues and I are often unfairly burned. For example, as a Forensic Counselor, when I am called on by DCF or the Courts to testify in cases of abuse, neglect, alienation, or custody, angry people, sometimes emotionally disturbed parents on losing sides, will retaliate with untruthful postings.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ConnectiCare
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Choice Health | FCH
  • First Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Net
  • Husky | CT BHP
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • PHCS Network
  • UHC Oxford
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Crossroads is the billing company used for services related to insurance, unless there are out-of-network or self-pay arrangements.
Email me or call (203) 590-8873 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 41 Years
  • License: Connecticut / 000052
  • School: Fordham University
  • Year Graduated: 1991
I have taught and supervised graduate counseling students at Western CT State Univ. and the Captains' Program at the USMA at West Point.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Association of Forensic Counselors / 20212 (Diplomate)
  • Certificate Date: 2002
  • Certificate: Certified Criminal Justice Specialist / 20212
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Location

The Center for the Family
5 Junction Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 590-8873
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Men's Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Religious concerns
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodramatic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Dr. Jim Sullivan

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NBCC, ACS, NAFC