Last updated: 4/1/2020

Susan Lynn Weingarten, LCSW (203) 227-1438
Last Updated: 4/1/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:
English

I believe that one of the most important aspects of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. I feel that my role as a therapist is to create an environment of trust and support in which my clients can safely explore areas of concern. Using a positive approach to therapy, I work with my clients to uncover their existing strengths and resources. My goal is to help them feel understood and affirmed, as I believe acceptance is fundamental to human development and change.

Specialties
Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Behavioral Problems Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Anger Management Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Phobias Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexuality Issues Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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7 Whitney St. Extension
Westport, CT 06880  
www.westportpsychotherapy.com
(203) 227-1438


Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriClosed
SatClosed
SunClosed
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 12 Hours

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)

Qualifications
Degrees:
MSSW

Years of Experience: 15

Licensing:
CT - LCSW [006233]
NY - LCSW [075649-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $200
Couples: N/A
Group: $100
Family: $200

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Insurance:
AETNA (Open Choice) ConnectiCare
AETNA Health Health Net
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem Health Plans) Optum Behavioral Health
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Century Preferred) Oxford Health Plans
CIGNA HealthCare United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
Children of Divorce Grandparents Step Families
Alzheimer's Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Case Management Cognitive/Behavioral Feminist Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Long-Term Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Mediation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Group Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) Clinical Social Work Federation (CSWF) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)