Licensed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, License # 8929

Q: What kinds of problems do you treat with therapy?

A: There is no limit to what types of issues can benefit from therapeutic intervention. Common problems identified for treatment intervention include depression, anxiety and panic, bipolar disorders, anger management, grief and loss issues, domestic violence or abuse, marital conflict, separation or divorce, coping with trauma (including childhood abuse), self harm behaviors, substance abuse and other addictions, impulse control problems, personality disorders and others.

Q: Do you specialize in any particular issues?

A. Yes. Our clinicians offer particular expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety; conduct disorders and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Some intervention methods we use are cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, supportive reflection, psycho education, cognitive reframing, rational self-analysis, and behavior modification among many other specialized modalities.

Q: How do I know if my loved one or I need therapy?

A: Generally, a good rule of thumb is: if you are experiencing symptoms or problems that are interfering with your daily functioning (e.g going to work, carrying on with existing relationships or making new ones, taking care of your health etc.), then you can benefit from professional therapeutic help. It is common to feel responsible for solving your own problems, and to feel frustrated or to worry that you have “failed“ when you are not able to overcome problems by yourself. However, if you consider it differently, the ability to ask for help and to obtain the right information and skills to achieve a solution are actually signs of strength and good insight.

Q: How long will treatment last?

A: You will have an active role in determining how long you want to stay in treatment and when you are ready to end therapy. Some problems, such as panic disorders and phobias, generally demonstrate measurable improvement in as little as 8 to 10 sessions. More chronic issues will typically require longer interventions. One way progress is measured is by your ability to independently apply skills learned in therapy on your own, outside of session. These and other factors are taken into consideration when determining readiness to end services.

Q: What is psychotherapy?

A: Psychotherapy refers to a range of treatments that can help with mental health problems, emotional challenges, and some psychiatric disorders. It aims to enable clients to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious or depressed. This can equip them to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way.

Q: Who needs psychotherapy?

A: Those who are dissatisfied with present relationships, experiencing unsettling life changes, experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety and/or undergoing an unexpected crisis.

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