Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Westport, CT
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A Susan Brenner, LMFT
Individual and Couples Counseling
Location
WestportCT 06880
Additional Location
West End Ave   
New YorkNY 10023
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Practice Information
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, with over 35 years of experience, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. I work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.

I specialize in counseling couples and individuals with relationship distress and intimacy issues using an approach which is focused on helping to create a safe and secure, loving and trusting bond with each other. I am a Certified (EFT) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, and AEDP Therapist. My work is client centered and collaborative using a systemic approach to facilitate change. I focus on process, attachment needs and emotions in order to deepen your experience in therapy.

I find the process of self-discovery using a relational attachment perspective is exciting and challenging. I truly believe that people have an innate potential to grow and heal. You possess the needed inner resources to make these changes happen, allowing the real possibility of happiness, joy and personal understanding. What makes me successful as a therapist is my ability to pinpoint the issues and to address them directly with clarity and compassion.
- Sue Brenner
Licenses/Certifications
 Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (ICEEFT)
 Certified Family Therapist
 Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)
 Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
License Info
LMFT CT 000486 / NY 000432
Education
EDUCATION
• Clinical Psychology - Sonoma State University, CA. 8/24/1979 (Honors)
• Education - Fairleigh Dickenson University, NJ, 10/1/1972 (Honors)
TRAINING
• Advanced Core Skills Training, EFT, OCFI, 1/09
• Externship Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Ottawa Couple & Family Institute, 9/07
• Addicted Couple & Family Systems, The Meadows, May 2005
• Gestalt Therapy Training, Dick Olney, Berkeley, CA. (1980-86)
• Integrative Family Therapy, Family Therapy Institute of Marin, CA. (1977-79)
CREDENTIALS/LICENSE
• Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, # 000432 NY, 7/3/2006, #000486 CT, 10/7/1994
• PEP Facilitator/CT Council of Family Service Agencies, 1/2008
• AAMFT Approved Supervisor, May 2009
• Certified Emotion Focused Couples Therapist, May 2009
• Certified EFT Supervisor, July 2010

BOOKS
• Rosen Method Bodywork - Accessing The Unconscious Through Touch, 2003, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA
• The Rosen Method of Movement, 1991, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA
Bio:
• Psychotherapist, Private Practice, CT, NY, CA. (1980 - present)
Director of Advanced Trainings, NYCEFT (2011-present)
• Adjunct Clinical Supervisor, Yeshiva University, NY (9/08-present)
• Clinical Supervisor/Psychotherapist, Jewish Family Service (11/2006-5/2012)
• Clinical Supervisor/MFT Interns, Fairfield University & Iona College (3/2007-5/2012)
• PEP Facilitator/CT Council of Family Service Agencies (1/2008-2012)
• Director, Rosen Center East, NYC (1985-2008)
• Workshop Leader - NY Open Center (1986-1988)
• US Journal, Healing the Child Within, Washington DC. (May 1989)
• Workshop Presenter, Esalen Institute, CA. (Nov, 1992-May, 1993)
• Workshop Presenter, Shambhala Center, Seattle, WA. (1992)
• Workshop Presenter, Omega Centre, Toronto, Canada (1992)
• Omega Institute, NYC. (July 1992, Aug 1993)
• Supervisor, LMFT Interns- group & individual, CA. (1982 - 1995)
• Group Leader, Women's Therapy Group, CA. (1985-89)
• Board of Directors, President, Rosen Institute, Berkeley CA (1986-88)
• Supervisor, JFK University Transpersonal Counseling Center, CA. (1982-87)
• Faculty, Case Seminar Instructor, JFK University, CA. (1985-87)
• Counselor, Community Services Project, City of Berkeley (1976-78)
Recommendations
Payments Accepted
Cash or check, out of network on all insurance
Hours
12:00-8:00pm M, Tues, Wed
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Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy
 Addiction
 Adolescents
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Couples
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Learning Disabilities
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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