Positive Directions--Center for Prev & Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

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Positive Directions--Center for Prev & Counseling, MA,  LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Westport
(475) 207-4869 x834 Website

Positive Directions--Center for Prev & Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC


Location

Positive Directions
90 Post Road West
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Call Ms. Karen Krupnik
(475) 207-4869 x834

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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.

Clients tell me I have helped them understand themselves better, discover their strengths, and build new coping skills. I work with individuals, couples, and families, from adolescents to adults. My clients deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, substance misuse, sleep difficulties, relationship problems, anger management, and more.

I have a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my post-graduate training has covered trauma, grief and loss, veterans’ issues, mindfulness, and gender issues, to name a few. I tailor my approach to each individual and draw upon various types of therapy including CBT, Solution-Focused, DBT, and Stages of Change.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: Fairfield University
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License and State: 2720 Connecticut

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ConnectiCare
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Husky
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Counseling Association

Positive Directions--Center for Prev & Counseling's Groups

The Juggle Struggle: Women & Stress

We live in a stressful time, in a stressful area, and women are called upon to juggle multiple roles: mother, daughter, friend, breadwinner, volunteer. But just because we have a lot of stressors in our lives, doesn't mean we need to be beat up by the stress of juggling it all! Join us on Wednesday mornings and give yourself the gift of support: Share stories about what drives us crazy; Swap tips about what we've tried and what has helped; Learn new techniques to help us juggle; Practice using tools to feel a little better.

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The Boomerang Generation: Parenting Adult Children

Just when you thought parenting would get easier, your child comes home from college and assumes the old "house rules" don't apply. Or, a child moves back in after college, graduate school or divorce, and you're not sure how to be flexible about household duties, finances, significant others, and all the new curveballs thrown your way! Even if your young adult children don't live with you, it's hard to know when (and how) to back off and let them manage their own lives. Join us for support from other parents who understand first-hand your experiences.

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Crossing Paths

At Crossing Paths: Mental Health, Substance Use, and Vulnerability, learn more about how stress and vulnerability factors play a part in the development of mental health and substance use disorders and see how these elements often "cross paths." Also, build resiliency to prevent and manage stress when it emerges. Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-6pm. Fees billed to insurance. Call Angelina at 203-227-7644 to register!

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Location

Positive Directions
90 Post Road West
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Call Ms. Karen Krupnik
(475) 207-4869 x834

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Counties:
Zips:
Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 09 Oct 2019
Positive Directions--Center for Prev & Counseling, MA,  LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Westport

Positive Directions--Center for Prev & Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC