I am a warm, seasoned, excellently-trained psychologist. I help individuals who are feeling unhappy in their lives, with themselves or with their relationships. My specialty area is helping people cope with chronic illness. I virtually always have a few clients with these challenges, while the majority of my clients struggle with other issues.
As a Professional Member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), I have developed expertise in helping others cope with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and subsequently, with other chronic illnesses (eg. Cancer; Diabetes, …). I’ve seen how pain can initiate growth, and ultimately, strength. This belief guides my practice and optimism.
I am an experienced mental health and addictions counselor. I provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families I take pride in providing a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. I will help you realize what powerful resources you have within yourself to achieve your goals and meet your needs. I believe everyone should be able to take control of there life.
In addition to presenting problems, a person’s DREAMS matter very much. However,since most people tend to ignore, or do not remember their dreams,there is no expectation that dreams will be included. I can work with or without dreams, but encourage people to remember them for best results.
Today, there is an epidemic of doctors who too readily prescribe medication for psychological problems These medications can be helpful, but too often they are only band-aids. Psychological problems require our deepest psychological understanding, and not only medications that often dull or numb the issues out of awareness.
My clinical orientation is most impacted by my training as an EMDR therapist. I have completed EMDR basic training levels I and II. In addition, I am trained in using EMDR with substance abuse and compulsive behaviors as well as complex trauma and dissociation.
EMDR has been shown to be an effective therapy for panic attacks, grief performance anxiety, eating disorders, addiction , stress reduction and dissociation disorders. EMDR has been shown to be effective for children, teens and adults. Please call for a free consultation to explore more on how you can find hope and healing.
I am a big believer in homework. The skills and tools learned in our time together need to be practiced. Children and adolescents benefit from this treatment method also. I have a FB page that will help to educate and be a gentle reminder for the work at hand. Look for Lynn Ereshena-Manning LCSW
Therapy will move at your pace. We’ll use proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to break the connection between harmful thoughts and negative emotions. As you begin to learn new coping skills you’ll become more confident taking on the challenge of change.
As therapy progresses, we’ll look deeper to understand how presenting problems are sometimes a cover for other hidden problems often originating in childhood. Over the course of therapy we’ll revisit your therapy goals and evaluate your progress. I look forward to the possibility of working with you.
I work with clients of all ages through individual work and family sessions when appropriate. I also offer couples counseling for marital/ relationship issues.
I am a consulting psychologist to the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and the United Church of Christ in Connecticut. My practice includes many persons of faith, but all are welcome.
I am also an executive coach and enjoy working with clients to facilitate their professional development or address particular workplace or vocational concerns.
I have a strong background in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), focusing on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and use of mindfulness practices. I am nationally certified as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist ( TFCBT) and Multidimensional Family Therapist.
I meet you where you are at. Honest, real change. Resistant teens and children welcome! Office hours are Mondays in South Windsor 5 – 8 PM and in West Hartford Tues – Fri days & evenings by appointment only.
I have been helping people work on a variety of issues for more than a decade. Whether we are working on depression, anxiety, substance related problems or any other issue, I believe in using techniques that research has shown to be effective.
You are unique. Your struggles, goals, strengths and preferences are unique to you. For that reason I tailor every aspect of your therapy to you. I will work with you to identify your goals and help you conquer the challenges that stand between you and the life you want.