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Dr. Margaret Sala
Clinical Psychologist in Greenwich CT

Evidenced-Based Therapy in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York

About

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Connecticut and New York who maintains a part-time private practice. I also hold a PSYPACT license, meaning that I can see patients residing in any of the 34 PSYPACT states. In addition, I am the Director of the Mindfulness, Eating Disorders, and Acceptance Lab (MEAL) at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, where I conduct treatment development research. I have over 7 years of experience doing research and practicing evidence-based treatments, including over 40 scientific publications and 35 presentations at scientific conferences. I have received extensive funding from the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Association. 

Education

After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with honors in Psychology, I earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Methodist University. My psychology internship was completed at the Connecticut VA Healthcare System. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Science (WELL) Center at Drexel University, which focuses on the treatment of obesity and disordered eating. I received additional training from the Texas Health Presbyterian Eating Disorder Program, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center for Medical Psychology, North Texas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and The Anxiety and Depression Research Center at SMU. Check out my CV. Having grown up in Ukraine and Argentina, I am also fluent in Spanish and Russian and can provide therapy in these languages. 

Therapy Approach

My style is warm, relaxed, authentic, and practical. Following a collaborative and personalized approach, I tailor evidence-based psychotherapy (EBPs) for my patients, which are treatments based on scientific studies.  I have extensive training in several EBPs, and draw from mindfulness-based treatments (MBSR, MBCT, MBRP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am also trained in exposure therapy for anxiety disorders and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD. Additionally, I have received training in Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for adolescents with eating disorders from Stanford University. I provide both in-person and telehealth therapy. 

Personal

I live in Riverside, CT, and am a mom to a 9-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. They keep me on my toes and are the greatest joys of my life. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hiking, exploring CT/NY, yoga, meditation, spinning, running, traveling, and reading.

 
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Dr. Corey Roos

Clinical Psychologist

Evidenced-Based Therapy in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York

About

I am an Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine, and a licensed clinical psychologist in Connecticut offering evidence-based therapy via telehealth (i.e., Zoom-based video calls). I conduct research on digital treatments (i.e., smartphone apps) for psychiatric disorders. My research focuses on treatments for individuals who have difficulty managing emotions, including individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. I have published over 50 scientific articles and have received federal grant funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Education 

I earned a B.A. in Psychology at Stonehill College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico. I completed a psychology internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. For more information on my training, download my CV.

Personal

I currently live in New Haven, CT with my wife and our 9-month daughter (and also our dog and two cats). I grew up in Branford, CT.

Therapy Approach

I offer evidence-based psychotherapy in a flexible, personalized, and compassionate manner. This means being empathic, genuine, warm, collaborative, and supportive at all times. My approach focuses on three core areas: developing awareness, making an action plan, and skills training.

 

Developing Awareness and Understanding

  • Developing greater insight into yourself and the problems at hand

  • May involve a variety of activities, such as:

    • Sharing your story and expressing your feelings

    • Diagnostic interviews and questionnaires

    • Self-tracking symptoms and behaviors

    • Psychoeducation about mental health

    • Exploring your identity and strengths as a person

    • Mindfulness training to enhance self-awareness

Making an Action Plan

  • Discussing your preferences and goals for therapy

  • You and I collaboratively developing an action plan

  • Building motivation to put in the hard work involved in therapy

  • Getting in touch with your values and what motivates you

Skills Training

  • Learning and practicing science-based skills for improving your life

  • We may focus on a range of skills depending on your needs and preferences. These may include:

    • Mindfulness

    • Cognitive Reframing

    • Problem Solving

    • Exposure and Response Prevention

    • Self-Compassion

    • Self-Soothing

    • Active Communication

    • Goal Setting

    • Positive Activity Planning

    • Lifestyle Management

I am trained in multiple evidence-based treatment approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation (BA), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I provide therapy for a wide range of problems and conditions, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use disorders, anxiety and depression, chronic stress, PTSD, chronic pain, and eating disorders. Of note, I only provide individual therapy. I do not provide couples therapy or family therapy. However, if it would be helpful, partners or family members may occasionally join therapy sessions. I am currently only offering therapy via telehealth (i.e., Zoom-based video calls).

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Andrew Gottlieb-Cohen
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Evidenced-Based Therapy in Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Westchester, and Surrounding Areas in Connecticut and New York

About 

I am a licensed clinical social worker providing individual therapy. In addition to my part-time private therapy practice, I provide outpatient therapy services to children, adolescents, and families at a community mental health practice. I have dedicated the past decade to the study and practice of effective psychotherapy with a focus on assisting my clients to effect lasting change. Please note that currently I only see clients via telehealth.  

 

Education 

I graduated from Brown University and earned a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College School for Social Work, where I wrote my thesis on the interplay of social identities within the client-therapist relationship. My educational grounding is in psychodynamic theory and I have expanded my approach to also include trauma theory and cognitive and behavioral approaches.  

 

Therapy Approach 

My top priority is to make our therapeutic relationship client-centered and collaborative, which means that we will work together to determine what change, growth, and healing would be most personally meaningful to you. I believe that a therapist’s role is not to dictate or prescribe solutions, but to engage you in a shared process where together we learn about the concerns leading you to seek help. To this end, my approach is warm, genuine and grounded in an acceptance and welcoming of you, your story, and all of its nuances and complexities. As you share about yourself, over time we will gain an ever-expanding understanding of the dynamics leading to the unhelpful thinking, unhealthy actions, or overwhelming feelings getting in your way. By looking inward, we can identify and gain awareness of these patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting that you have come by honestly, but are no longer serving you. This understanding and building awareness allows for the possibility of change - for you to effect change in your life and make progress towards your goals.  

Though my clinical approach is grounded in psychodynamic theories, it is more eclectic than one-dimensional. We may also take time to work together on building skills and strategies. I have training and experience in practicing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness approaches, and other cognitive-behavioral models.  

 

Areas of Focus 

  • Adolescents and Adults 

  • Depression and Anxiety 

  • Trauma and Trauma Symptoms 

  • Self-Esteem and Low Self-Worth 

  • Parenting Concerns 

  • Anger and Issues with Anger 

 

To learn more about my therapy practice and current availability please reach out.