Dr. Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Professions: Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 06527
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7 Whitney Street Extension
Westport, Connecticut 06880 - United States
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Here's the thing. The most important aspect of helping another human being is the quality of the relationship between myself and the person who comes to me for help. The cornerstone of healing is mutual authenticity. I consider myself primarily to be an interpersonal psychologist with a strong humanistic style. I believe I am experienced as a "different kind of therapist" because I am much more interested in the person sitting across from me and how they feel about their life than I do about their diagnosis. I know, of course a diagnosis is valuable but it is only a tiny piece that explains a person's life. People have told me I have an easy way with teenagers as well as children and adults. Essentially,my approach is respectful and interpersonal.
I am not the kind of therapist that supports the model that I know more than you do about yourself. It is quite the opposite. We engage in a dialogue , about your life, your concerns and your feelings. I get to know you (if you allow it) in a way that you may never have been known by another human being before. It takes a while to trust a stranger, that is healthy...but as time passes we establish mutual goals and put our heads together as we search for new solutions and better life practices.

Email or Call Dr. Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06527

More Info About My Practice

From the time I was a little girl I wanted to be a "therapist". All I knew at the time is that "those people" helped others get better. I work with people who are just trying to make a better life for themselves but I also am a skilled psychologist who is experienced with diagnosing and treating psychological disorders when needed. The sauce that makes me different is I am focusing on you, the person, rather than your diagnostic code. Yes, you can see the many categories here on my page that list all my areas of focus...but let me tell you that my most important specialty is you, with or without a diagnosis. Regardless of a person's reason for seeking a therapy I usually start a first session by asking "Tell me what it is like to be you".
Some therapists make the mistake of missing the human being sitting in front of them because they get too caught up in diagnostic coding and clinical theory. I treat my patients with the same respect I would want for myself or for my own children.
I like it when people tell me "You are the only therapist who has ever really 'gotten' me". That sounds like a good start to me.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Friends don't want to hear about it, family members just make things worse and spouses are often the reason a person is in distress. Unfortunately, seeking the help of a mental health professional is often the only viable choice when a person is searching for someone to help them with a problem that just can't seem to be solved by oneself. Seeking the help of a licensed mental health provider such as a psychologist (that's me!) can offer an in depth and sophisticated point of view regarding many different forms of distress and pain than a well meaning friend. Through the process of exposing oneself to another, a therapist, an entirely new perspective can be realized. You see, trained professionals in this field are not supposed to be your friend, they don't go out to lunch with you. Their main purpose is to help solve the problem you're experiencing and thus find ways to alleviate your suffering. There are some therapists that are masters at what they do and yet are unable to help you. This is because there needs to be an excellent fit between you and the person you choose to help you. If there is no connection or if that connection is weak, very little progress can be made. Research has proven that it is more the quality of the relationship between a therapist and their patient than the techniques or philosophical belief system of the therapist that is the curative factor in a therapeutic relationship.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Many people ask me even before they meet me how long therapy is going to take? This is such a difficult question to answer because every patient is unique and every course of therapy takes different turns and twists as it progresses. I can definitely say that 1 to 4 sessions will never be enough for any permanent or life changing progress. On the other hand after 4 to 6 months both therapist and patient should have a firm grasp on what the major issues are and they should also have already initiated a logical plan which addresses how to achieve the goals set forth by the initial therapy. In a strange way, as the psychologist, I often feel as if the therapy is coming to an end when there seems to be a newly discovered equality between therapist and patient. When therapy is begun there is most usually a very needy and frightened patient who allows a solid and competent therapist to enter their chaotic world so that healing can begin. When therapy is over or coming to a close there is more of a mutual equalibrium between what used to be two strangers.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Miserable Marriage Counseling
    Relationship Issues
    Starting Over
    The Kid who Just doesn't fit in
    Marriage Counseling
    Teenagers and bullying
    Surviving Infertility Treatment
    Divorce and Infidelity

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Human Givens
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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