Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in Ashford, CT

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Barbara Doak, LCSW, LLC

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Therapist / Teletherapy
Barbara E. Doak
The truth of what is essential to know, you are whole just as you are, and you do not need to be,fixed. You may have been through unforgettable experiences such as Systematic oppression, racism, homophobia that created the belief you are not good enough or that you are less then enough. All of these untruthful messages get internalize and often become the story of your inner critic. This builds an even stronger falsehood. What is wrong with me? This health crisis can stir up past past trauma or create new shock waves of uncertainty. Therapy will expand your capacity to cope and ignite your sense of hope. Hope has the power to build resilience and support mental health even in difficult times.

I am now doing exclusive tele health session. I use a HIPPA compliant platform it offers a secure client portal.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy  Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Addiction  Grief and Loss
 Adoption  Group Therapy
 Anger Management  Learning Disabilities
 Anxiety and Panic  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Asperger's Syndrome  Life Transitions
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Loneliness
 Bicultural Difficulties  Men's Issues
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Children's Counseling  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self-Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Domestic Violence  Trauma and PTSD
 Educational Therapy  Women's Issues
 EMDR Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Graduated: 2002 Boston University School of Social Work
Clinician at Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services from 4/2006- 10/2020
As a Clinician, I love collaborating with people from all walks of life. I will respect your journey and offer a non-judgmental attitude. Allow me the opportunity to earn your trust. I offer a variety of Evidenced-Based treatment approach’s including EMDR, CBT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy that are effective and holistic.

I believe all people can be resilient when coping with uncertainty.
Cultivating self-acceptance will enable you to find the courage within yourself to guide you through your deepest fears. Adapting to change is easier when you have someone to walk alongside of you and help guide you on your journey.
Connecticut Certification Board / CCDP-4776
CCDP Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate
Payments Accepted
Insurance: husky, medicaid, medicare , out of network , anthem blue cross blue shield, sliding scale
Hours:9:30 am - 7:00 pm monday- saturday