Arlene B. McCoy, Ph.D., LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in couple, individual and family therapy around a broad spectrum of mental health issues. My professional approach is tailored to the unique needs of each individual client and utilizes a wide variety of effective change techniques to empower you to take healthy and positive steps towards your personal goals. This is a pragmatic, interactive, and solution oriented process.
With over 27 years of experience as a therapist, my expertise encompasses anxiety reduction, depression, marital conflict, anger management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), family and life transitions, stress management, blended families, aging, grief and loss, men and women in midlife and spirituality.
My proven technique has been successful with executives, small business owners, educators and students alike – anyone who desires to hold long term relationships together while developing themselves as individuals. This style of therapy will help you build on strengths and identify areas that need extra attention. When appropriate, utilizing spiritual practices within ones own religious belief systems has proven effective in advancing the development of the whole person.
Our sessions will be centered on you, and will offer practical feedback and experiences to help effectively address your personal life challenges.
Education & Professional Experience
- Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University with a concentration in Marital and Family Therapy.
- Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College, New Rochelle, New York.
- Certified as an Accelerated Resolution Therapist (ART) a therapy renowned for its’ effective treatment of PTSD and multiple disorders.
- Certified in Spiritual Direction, from St. Joseph’s College, Hartford, CT.
- Licensed by the State of Connecticut in Marriage and Family Therapy #00698
- Adjunct professor for the University of New Haven‘s Graduate School of Education in New Haven, CT, where I supervise interns and lecture at the university’s orientation program.
- Clinical Member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy. I offer individual and group sessions pro bono for beginning therapists who need to fulfill licensure requirements for the state of Connecticut.
- Member of the Fairfield County Association for Group Psychotherapy, where I also conduct a Men’s Group for executives who are experiencing anxiety and facing professional challenges.