Counselor / Therapist in Weston, CT

Barbara Lavi, PsyD

Barbara Lavi, PsyD photo
Work, Relationships and Family Life Can Be Challenging
Active, Creative, Time-Sensitive Psychotherapy Can Help!
Life can be challenging! Are you are longing to feel more connected to your partner, feeling overwhelmed by work, trying to do it all and have no time for yourself? Whether relationship, work or family challenges are troubling you, I can help. Over the years I have developed my own unique style of psychotherapy which is Active, Creative and Time-sensitive. It is active, since I take an "Active" stance and help you figure out what is wrong and how to remedy the problems that are troubling you. The solutions will be derived using both your own and my "Creative" lens which will give you a new perspective on your life.

My therapeutic approach is "Time-sensitive." This means that I will work with you to complete therapy as quickly as possible. I tailor therapy to meet each client’s unique needs. Drawing from a wide range of expertise & experience, we will collaboratively develop the best therapeutic plan for you. I involve clients actively in the process. Time-sensitive therapy is as brief as possible, but the therapeutic relationship lasts for a lifetime. Depending on the issues addressed, some clients may be in therapy for a few months while others may come for a few years. After completing a segment of therapy, over the years, clients often return for a tune up or to consult about a new issue or life challenge. Each time a client returns, therapy tends to be briefer.
I have been a Licensed Psychologist since 1978. I worked & trained in the Boston area before moving to Westport, CT in 2000.
While in Boston, I consulted to Lawrence, Methuen, Andover & Burlington public schools, was on the staff of Harvard Community Health Plan, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, & was Clinical Director of The Delphi Center of Burlington.
I founded founded ACT Now Psychotherapy utilizing a unique active, creative, time-sensitive approach to therapy. Creativity is an integral part my life & therapeutic approach. Music, dance, writing & crafts are hobbies that have been utilized in my work with children, as well as adults. I also write song & have organized creativity enhancement workshops for other writers.
I work with children & adults utilizing individual, couple, family, & group therapy. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis & EMDR. My areas of specialization include: divorce, anxiety, fears, phobias, loss, illness & trauma.
I am completing a soon to be published book The Wake Up And Dream Challenge.
I currently maintain a private practice in Weston, CT.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Learning Disabilities
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Body Image Issues  Marriage Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Chronic Illness  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Certified Family Therapist
 Clinical Psychologist  Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)  Licensed Psychologist
I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Child Psychology & a Doctorate in Professional Psychology. I have had extensive training in family, group, cognitive behavioral, hypnosis, and psychodynamic therapy, I have also completed Levels I & II of EMDR.
Licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, insurance
Hours:Monday - Friday by appointment
License:#2372 CT
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15 Beaver Brook Rd.
WestonCT 06883
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