Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Weston, CT
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Barbara Lavi, PsyD
Work, Relationships and Family Life Can Be Challenging
Active, Creative, Time-Sensitive Psychotherapy Can Help!
15 Beaver Brook Rd.   
WestonCT 06883
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Practice Information
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.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Eating Disorders
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)
 Certified Family Therapist
 Clinical Psychologist
 Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
 Licensed Psychologist
License Info
#2372 CT
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.
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.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, insurance
Monday - Friday by appointment
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