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Dana Carretta, M.S., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 108 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut, 06851

Do you have a sense that your child is more difficult than others? Is your parental instinct telling you that your child needs help? I work in a very concrete way to develop a plan for the child and family to achieve reachable goals with ease and competence in all settings, including school, home, and community. Whether it be challenging behaviors or a need for proper social interaction, I help clients (children and parents) within a few sessions to achieve a sense of optimism about the future and confidence that they are heading in the right direction. My therapeutic approach involves several behavior management techniques, including play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), among ot....

Marie Fennell, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 246 Federal Road CL 41, Brookfield, Connecticut, 06804

Children are a wonderful gift to a family - the world is brand new to them, and they bring with them a unique way of seeing and experiencing life experiences for the first time. It can, however, be challenging sometimes to understand why they do the things that they do. Sometimes, it can even be frustrating when they don't meet our expectations, or worse, it seems they don't even want to try. I like to work with children and understand the issues they are dealing with, and ultimately help them respond more positively to the requests and direction of their parents and educators.

Paula Levy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 3 Sylvan Road South, Westport, Connecticut, 06880

You know when something is wrong with your child. It can be a divorce, a school or family problem. But, if your child is hurting, then your are hurting. Children require a therapist with special skills. I have extensive training in many forms of play therapy. Children are not able to communicate in the usual way. With play, their defenses are down and they can relate in a natural way. We have games, sand trays, art supplies, etc that are age appropriate for your child. As a mother of four children I understand your concerns and will do my best to help your child heal from the stresses they are experiencing. I know how precious your child is to you.

Danielle Attard, Ms. Ed, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist / School Counselor

Location: 755 Main Street Bradford Green Building #2, Monroe, Connecticut, 06468

Each child has their own unique way of handling situations. I could have 10 children and I would never be an expert on your child, you are an expert on your child. Through working in collaboration with a child's parents and/or guardians we will be able to get to the root of anything. A child does not want to sit and talk to someone for 50 minutes; they want to explore, play, color, draw, use their imagination with a person they have fun with. Doing activities that stimulate them will allow us to work together to explore deeper emotions.

Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location: 7 Whitney Street Extension, Westport, Connecticut, 06880

There just isn't anything much worse than hearing that your beautiful child has been identified by a teacher or even another mother-father as having a "problem".Most parents respond,at first, with denial. It is just too difficult to accept that there may be a real issue brewing or that one has already taken hold. I am highly skilled at diagnosing all forms of psychologically based childhood disorders but even more important, as a mother who has raised a special needs child I know how to help. I also know when a child has been misdiagnosed and a bit of parent training is needed. I work as an advocate in the schools combined with home visits to observe and direct parents how to cope.

Haley Neidich, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Location: 7 Elm Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06510

Through extensive training at Yale University School of Medicine I've become and expert in therapy with young children and their families. I approach each family and their child with an individualized intervention to target their concerns Family therapy and Parent Guidance are always a part of the treatment plan. I have experience working with children ages 4+ using CBT, Family Therapy, DBT, Trauma Work, Parent Management Training, Parent/Child Relationship work as well as play therapy.

Alice Kroll, MS

LPC eligible counselor,National Certified Counselor

Location: 420 Quaker Farms Rd., Oxford, Connecticut, 06478

I am a retired teacher who taught parenting for twenty five years and have a child development background. I work with parents developing skills to add in helping with discipline, school performance, and social skills. I listen to children and use art and play therapy to identify unconscious problems that may be causing stress or that may have occurred outside of the parents knowledge or understanding.

James Blechman, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, CGP

Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor

Location: 151 East Street, New Canaan, Connecticut, 06840

A relationship built on trust is vital to the success of any treatment involving a child. The young person in treatment must feel comfortable, safe and understood, in an environment in which honest thoughts and feelings can be expressed, often for the first time. The therapeutic relationship that develops in this environment enables improved expression of feelings and behavior, leading to growth and improvement in interpersonal relationships at home, in school and elsewhere.

Stephanie Hein, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist

Location: 755 Main Street Bld#2, Monroe, Connecticut, 06468

I tend to take less of an approach of "talk therapy" and more of an approach of "play therapy" with young children. Children have a hard time expressing emotions, but letting them play it out or create me a picture tells me more sometimes than words can. I'm also trained in sandtray therapy, which is using small toys in a small sandbox to tell me the story or problem. Depending on the age, I do see young children individually. I also may suggest seeing them with the family to work on how this one individual is affecting everyone.

Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC

Licensed Psychotherapist & Counselor

Location: 158 Danbury Rd, Suite #7 (2nd floor), Ridgefield, Connecticut, 06877

Children have a developmental need to play. Children of divorce experience grief and loss and benefit from play and recognition of feelings & emotions.My work helps reinforce attention, focus & "on task" behavior. We do role plays/ improvs, creative arts, music & sensory integration. I assist children in recognition & practice of appropriate social skills to increase peer success at home & at school. I collaborate with teachers,school staff and parents to utilize a team-approach. Students who have academic challenges most often experience anxiety, depression and/or social struggles, I work with the family to enhance skill deficits and provide support to child and their family.


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