We live in confusing and chaotic times of high stress, anxiety and despair; times of corporate downsizing and precarious employment. These are the times when people most need the confidential services of a caring professional who is dedicated to healing. It is clear to me that my mission has a moral and ethical imperative to act in my client’s best interest. Treatment must always take place at the client’s own pace, with respect for individual difference and inner life, and with the freedom to accommodate the needs of the client, and only the client.


I am a psychotherapist with over thirty years of experience in family service, alcohol treatment and employee assistance. I offer specialized treatment of anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, bereavement, couples and gay issues. Therapy can be provided in either brief or long-term duration. Although my service is affiliated with some managed care companies, private pay care is available in complete privacy at specially negotiated rates.


Confidentiality, privacy, and trust are the cornerstones of psychotherapy and prerequisites for giving clients the freedom to explore deeply personal and innermost feelings about love, work, relationships and substance abuse. In private-pay psychotherapy, privileged and sensitive information is protected. It is safe from insurance company databases that could be dangerously accessible to customer service representatives, electronic file clerks, and sometimes even drug companies, credit bureaus, other insurers, and government agencies.


Respect for individual differences and uniqueness is the criterion upon which treatment plans are implemented in private-pay psychotherapy. this highly personalized process is inconsistent with managed care where standardized protocols dictate treatment with the aim of cutting costs. In managed care, utilization reviewers, who never meet the client, recommend decisions on coverage or denial, content and treatment length.


If you feel that I may be able to help you, please give me a call at 203.834.2497.  You might also like to check out the Library, where I've reproduced some of my "Ask the Counselor" columns from the Wilton Journal.