Frequently Asked Questions

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Social workers have an MSW(Masters in Social WorK) degree. They have experience in a variety of mental health settings and assist people by helping them cope and solve issues in their everyday lives - like family and personal problems, relationship issues, disabilities, social problems, domestic issues, substance abuse, and more.

Psychologists have a PhD (doctoral level) or PsyD (doctor in Psychology) degree. They provide counseling and psychotherapy and work with people who have emotional issues, mental illness, etc., and they also provide diagnostic testing that is often key in diagnosing mental illness or addiction.

Psychiatrists are physicians with an M.D.(Medical Doctor) degree with post-doctoral training and specialization in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders. Psychiatrists may prescribe medication.

Art Therapists offer the opportunity to explore personal problems and potentials through verbal and non-verbal expression and to develop physical, emotional and/or learning skills through therapeutic art experiences.

Counselors are trained professionals that counsel individuals, families, groups, and couples to promote optimal mental health and well-being. Marital problems, stress management, substance abuse, addictions, parenting problems, family problems, aging problems, and problems with self esteem are some of the issues a counselor can help with.

All of our healthcare professionals are fully trained, licensed by the state, and have experience in a wide variety of mental health issues and treatments. We will work together to find the right mental healthcare professional for you.

Psychotherapy uses a series of techniques for treating mental, emotional, and some psychiatric disorders, and is most often used for psychological issues that arise in life. A therapist treats an individual or group of people with similar problems. Therapy is available for adult individuals, children, couples, families and groups. Treatment works best when there is a trusting relationship between the patient and psychotherapist (who can be a psychologist, therapist, social worker, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, counselor, etc.).

Psychologists and social workers do not prescribe medication. Your therapist may recommend you speak with a psychiatrist about medications. With your consent, your therapist can also consult with the physician to help determine the best care for you.

TMS is the first treatment in the history of psychiatry to directly target brain regions related to depression. The TMS device focuses magnetic pulses that either activate (for depression), or suppress (for anxiety), normalizing brain circuits. TMS also shows great and proven results in treating: Anxiety disorders (OCD, social anxiety, GAD, and PTSD), Chronic Pain (fibromyalgia, migraines etc.), Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Psychosis, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Early stages of Parkinson's and Traumatic brain injury. FDA approved since 2008. Durable benefits. Non-invasive (no anesthesia or sedation). Essentially side effect free. No negative impact on cognition. Can be used in combination with current medications. Covered by most insurance providers.

Please call our Fairfield office: 203-254-2000 or Trumbull office: 203-386-0096 to schedule an appointment or to ask for more information.

We make an effort to see emergencies immediately. Urgent cases will be seen within one week.