Last updated: 4/24/2020

Barbara Heffernan, LCSW, LADC (203) 945-2340
Last Updated: 4/24/2020
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Online counselingOnline counseling

Video Counseling Waiting RoomDrop-In Video
Open NowClosed
Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Life coach, psychotherapist, anxiety and trauma specialist

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

With compassion, acceptance and a warm sense of humor, I help clients integrate their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and move towards a sane and joyful life.  I help clients clarify their vision for their lives, and take the steps to manifest this vision.

My goal is to help you achieve lasting, positive change over the shortest time frame possible.  Frequently, with pure "talk therapy," people know why they have a problem and what they should do differently, but it doesn't translate into a change in their feelings and behaviors.  I utilize a combination of techniques in order to facilitate major change on a holistic level.

I provide 1:1 video psychotherapy for anxiety and trauma. 

I also have an online coaching program, the Awaken Joy Journey, which provides a radical roadmap to inner wisdom and joy.

Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bullying/Harassment Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Phobias Sexual Abuse/Rape Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues Workplace Stress
Also serving:
Anger Management Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Gender Identity Grief/Loss Infertility Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Pregnancy/Childbirth Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues
Office and Contact Information
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402 Pequot Avenue
PO Box 787
Southport, CT 06890
(203) 945-2340

Contact: Barbara Heffernan

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 5:00pm
TueBy appointment
Wed9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu12:00pm – 5:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: N/A

Ability to Schedule Sessions Online
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 10

CT - LCSW [006039]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $250
Couples: $250
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
10 minute video session
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education


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:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Caregivers Couples
AIDS/HIV+ College Students First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Freelancers Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Step Families Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral EMDR Existential Psychotherapy Humanistic Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Biofeedback Body Centered Psychotherapy Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Feminist Holistic Spiritual Counseling
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Individual Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish
Hindu LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Haitian Hispanic Irish Italian Native American Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
EMDR International Association
Awaken Joy Journey
The Awaken Joy Journey integrates mindfulness meditation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, mindset training and buddhist philosophy to help you live a more joyful life.
Group Focus: Life Transitions
General Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Online Life Coaching Program
Southport, CT 06890
Phone: (203) 945-2340
Meeting Time: From 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Monday