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Counselor / Therapist in Milford, CT

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Dr. Marian Stansbury

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For Your Emotional and Relational Well-Being
My goal is to assist individuals, couples and families to develop emotional and relational well-being. This is done by learning new skills and having experiences so that new feelings and behaviors can be integrated into our life and relationships.

When couples come in for marriage counseling they are usually in some sort of distress, frequently one or both not feeing their emotional needs are being met. When stressed people tend to either react or shut down, thus impeding communication. It is also hard for one to empathize and comfort the other when in a stress state. When each learns how to monitor their own stresses and has the tools for alleviating stress, relationships fair better. At this point it becomes easier to dialogue and learn about the other's needs and communicate ours.

Indviduals seek counseling or coaching frequently because of stress in relationships. They may be experiencing anxiety or depression as a result. These relationships problems can be in family, at work or with friends. On occasion someone may seek psychotherapy for personal growth reasons, they want to feel they can understand themselves better and improve the relationship they have with themselves. Singles who are looking to find the right relationship also may seek counseling in order to help clarify who they are and who would be a good match for them. At other times people are suffering from trauma that has occurred from childhood wounds or more recent events. Until these wounds and traumas are healed and resolved they may impact the current functioning and wellbeing of the individual.
Bio
Dr. Marian Stansbury is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Connecticut with expertise in helping couples repair and grow their relationship, resolve traumas and manage life stressors. In the past 40 years, she has worked for the state of Ohio, Department of Mental Health and in private practice in Connecticut with adolescents and adults.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Premarital Counseling
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Domestic Violence  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Life Transitions
Certifications
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Dr. Marian has a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University focusing on Marriage and Family Therapy and Adult Education. She is a certified EMDR therapist, as well as an Advanced Clinical Imago Relationship Therapist, certified in EBT (Emotional Brain Training for stress reduction) and trained at level 1 Gottman Method
Memberships
She is an active member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association), and Imago Relationships International.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, Visa, Master Card, Pay-pal, out-of-net work insurance
Hours:Monday - Thursday
License:CT LMFT 000373
Location
63 Cherry Street
MilfordCT 06460
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