Florence Sarigianis, LMFT

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I have a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. With this degree, I am qualified to work with individuals, couples, families.  


Philosophy
People ask, "what is a Marriage and Family Therapist?" 
This a good and important question when looking to find the right person to help you with your problem. The answer is two-fold. 

First , a marriage and family therapist (or MFT) is a psychotherapist. Simply stated, it is someone who helps you to identify patterns of behavior in yourself or in relationship with others and then,  promote change through therapeutic techniques.   Second, MFT's take a systems approach when working with an issue or a problem.   Our philosophy is no person is the  identified patient; rather the system, or group of people they come from, is treated as the patient. It is the system that needs to be altered or taught how to  communicate differently, or in a healthier manner.  A common misunderstanding is MFT's don't work with individuals. However, individuals are part of a family system, as they are part of a school system, church system, industries, or any group of people who gather. When one part of the system changes, the whole system changes.


Experience
I am a licensed therapist,  which means I have completed the 1500 clinical hours and passed the national exam required by the state of CT's Department of Public Health. Along with my private practice, my professional experience includes working with individuals, couples and families at Naugatuck Youth and Family Services. I am also a member of the CT Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CTAMFT).  

Sessions
I encourage clients to come in the first time without feeling pressure to let me know everything. Let's get to know each other first and see if we fit! It's hard to share problems and emotions. I get it! Sessions run between 50 to 60 minutes. The number of sessions really depends on your situation and what your goals are. We'll talk about this at the beginning. 


Payment 


I accept Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Husky, Tricare and HealthyCT. For all others I will supply invoices for you to submit to your insurance company. Please, check with your insurance company prior to your first visit to see what amount you will be reimbursed No guarantee of payment







Florence Sarigianis Reaches

Orange CT