Paulette Trueblood, MA, LMFT

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A combination of professional achievement and dedication to the strength of the family has marked Ms. Trueblood’s career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is licensed in the State of Connecticut, with offices in Southport and Fairfield. Over more than two decades, she has helped hundreds of families, individuals, and couples achieve their relationships goals. Paulette and her husband have lived in the area since 1970. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

In her own words: "I believe in the value of marriage. It's a superior tonic for mental health. Getting and staying married reduces depression, according to one recent study."

We save marriages by helping you rebuild and repair your relationship. We take a brief therapy approach, since no one wants to spend months or years in therapy - nor need they. Your focus will be on solutions not problems, on your strengths not your weaknesses, and on the present not the past. We have found that much can be accomplished in therapy by focusing on the present – the here and now – where change can occur. We view a client’s work with a therapist as an opportunity to define goals, to reevaluate perceptions of problems and to reconsider responses to difficult people or situations in order to make positive changes as quickly as possible. That’s our promise to you.

For many people, emotional scars left from prior relationships, and negative or unrealistic beliefs about themselves, can interfere with present-day relationships. But no amount of talking, reviewing, or remembering why something happened seems to help resolve the pain. We view relationship problems as an opportunity to build more satisfying unions between partners. First, we strive to help the couple completely understand each other on important issues such as money, household responsibilities, parenting, time spent together, and intimacy. Next, we focus on strengthening patterns that work or have worked in the past. Also, we encourage each partner to be committed to his or her own growth to make the relationship work. 

Our approach is to help you discover what works best for you. Our techniques include cognitive behavioral treatment,  anger management, training in relationship communication, conflict resolution, and assertiveness training to improve your family and marriage. I also help my clients with ADHD, strong-willed children, anxiety, depression, panic, grief, stress, loss, and intimacy issues.

  • Masters: Fairfield University, Marriage & Family Therapy, 1996.
  • Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (Boston University post-graduate program).
  • Additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
  • Clinical Member: AAMFT, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy.
  • Certified Anger Management Specialist, NAMA, National Anger Management Association.
  • Verified by Psychology Today.

Paulette Trueblood Reaches

Fairfield CT