A Susan Brenner, LMFT, Counselling in Westport, Connecticut, 06880

A Susan Brenner, LMFT

A Susan Brenner, LMFT

Professions: Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT
Secondary Credential: MFT
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 12395
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Office 1
Westport, Connecticut 06880
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Office 2
New York City, New York 10023

Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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I am a Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist licensed in CT and NY. As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, with over 35 years of professional experience, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With curiosity, honesty and acceptance 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 hope using their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
My areas of expertise are counseling individuals and couples who are having relationship distress and intimacy issues using an approach which is focused on helping to create a safe secure, loving, honest and trusting bond with them. My work is both client centered and collaborative.

Email or Call A Susan Brenner, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12395

More Info About My Practice

I am an out of network provider on all insurance plans.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

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 use the therapeautic models of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy). I am a Certified Emotion Focused Therapist & Supervisor, and an AEDP Therapist. I can offer my expertise of over 35 years for both couples and individuals. I am able to get to the "heart of the matter" with honesty, empathy, and humor. I work in the here and now using an experiential model. I am skilled with couples, men's issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, infidelity, trauma, infidelity and attachment issues.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

My role as therapist is to support you in deepening and understanding the patterns that continue to block one from being successful in life. To make the implicit explicit in order to change our self defeating behaviors and move forward in a positive, healthy way.
I am an attachment oriented, collaborative and experiential therapist who recognizes the power of emotion that allows each client to explore, reshape and grow. I focus on the relationship between us and am aware the therapy experience must be in a safe place. I create a safe haven and secure base by being emotionally present with clients both individually and as a couple and this allows us to create a corrective emotional experience where healing can take place. The power of acceptance and responsiveness allows clients to let go of defensiveness while tuning in to deeper emotions and creating a more ordered, coherent, meaningful story about who they are and how their world is.

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, courage and compassion.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma Survivors, PTSD, Addiction, Codependency, Couples, Men's Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Attachment Disorders, Teenage Girls

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Core Process Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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