Kerri Morris

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Kerri Morris

Ph.D., BCBA-D

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Secondary Credential: Psychologist - 023643
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Westport, Connecticut 06880

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My Approach to Helping

If you are reading this, you no doubt are searching for a caring mental health professional who can help you be your best so that you can live an authentically joyful and fulfilling life. Barriers to you being exactly who you'd like to be can include anxiety and depression, which are common reasons for coming to therapy. However, anxiety and depression can be compounded by the grief of personal tragedies, stress generated by parenting and difficult family relationships, loss of employment or feelings of failure to keep up with others, the pressures of the digital age, and more. COVID-19 intensifies and complicates everything.

I am a strong believer in unconditionality. Many people start off by saying, "You're going to think I'm crazy but..." I remind them there is no "crazy" and that I am there to meet them where they are, in whatever form they present. In terms of therapeutic modalities, I use relational psychotherapy as the basis of my approach; Strong, fulfilling relationships with others can help people maintain well-being. Increasing a person's ability to build these relationships more effectively begins with the therapeutic alliance that we create in the safe and confidential space of therapy sessions. I also incorporate practices from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and meditation. I am EMDR trained and have extensive experience treating trauma.

Helping patients access and assemble bits and pieces of their experiences and histories is key! I encourage each person to develop insight into how their unique history informs their current struggles. Along the way, some patients make connections that lead them to greater understanding of the origins of their current anxiety depression states and how they became cemented in place as a result of relationships earlier in their life. This allows patients to better identify triggers in their current relationships, develop strategies to mitigate negative emotions and cognitions, and then incorporate these strategies into their daily lives.

More Info About My Practice

In addition to psychotherapy, I have been working with children with ASD for most of my 20 years as both a school psychologist and licensed psychologist. I have performed hundreds of ASD diagnostic evaluations with individuals aged 18 months to adulthood.

If you are in search of consultation regarding an ASD in your child or loved one, or even yourself, please don't wait to call for an appointment. Early intervention is key in treating ASDs, and screenings and comprehensive evaluations with me can be easily scheduled without a lengthy waiting period.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Individuals with anxiety, depression, unprocessed trauma, ptsd, childless not by choice, individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Identity Issues
  • Panic
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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