Barbara Heffernan, LCSW, LADC

Barbara Heffernan, LCSW, LADC

Professions: Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Secondary Credential: LADC
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 19859
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108 East Avenue
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Norwalk, Connecticut 06851 - United States
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With acceptance, compassion and a kind sense of humor, I help clients integrate their behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, so that decisions become clearer. I help clients define their vision for their lives, and take the next steps to ultimately manifest that vision. My objective is to help people attain enduring, positive change in the shortest amount of time possible. Often, with pure "talk therapy," people are aware of why they have a problem, and what they need to do in a different way, yet it doesn't necessarily turn into a change in behaviors and feelings. I use the best-researched psychotherapy approaches, along with visualization techniques and mindfulness in order to help clients attain the vision they desire for their lives. For couples counseling, I focus on communication and behavior. Whereas it is useful to understand your partner's core issues, and for them to recognize yours, the key aspect in relationships is the way in which you treat each other. I work with couples on growing positive behaviors, which lead to improved intimacy, on an emotional, spiritual and physical level. Concurrently, we will work together on removing the destructive behaviors which undermine relationships.

Email or Call Barbara Heffernan, LCSW, LADC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19859

More Info About My Practice

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have an MSW degree from Southern Connecticut State University, an MBA from Columbia University, and a BA from Yale University. I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Approved Consultant, and I offer supervision to other therapists learning this technique.

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

I specialize in working with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues and life transitions. I work with adults and older adolescents.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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