Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

25 years +


Weston CT 06883 - United States



Additional Expertise

Author, Hypnotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Personal Development Coach

I Practice in

Multiple states/provinces, please inquire



I Believe

“When life gives you lemons, dream anyway!” Dr. Barbara Lavi Chapter 7 of The Wake Up and Dream Challenge

About Barbara Lavi

As a licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1978, I worked & trained in the Boston area before moving to Westport CT in 2000. I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Child Psychology & a Doctorate in Professional Psychology. 

   I worked as a Clinical Child Psychologist & Consultant to public schools systems in Lawrence, Methuen, Andover & Burlington MA. I was the Coordinator of Child & Trauma Teams Harvard Community Health Plan (now Harvard Vanguard) in Burlington MA a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. As Clinical Director of The Delphi Center of Burlington MA I led a private group practice. 

Currently I work in private practice, ACT Now Psychotherapy, using a unique active, creative, time-sensitive approach to psychotherapy which I developed.

I tailor my work to meet each client’s unique needs. Drawing from a wide range of expertise & experience, I collaboratively develop the best therapeutic plan for each client.

Clients are Actively involved in the Creative process. Time-sensitive therapy is as brief as possible, but the therapeutic relationship lasts for a lifetime. Depending on the issues addressed, some clients may be in therapy for a few months while others may come for a few years. After completing a segment of therapy, over the years, clients often return for a tune up or to consult about a new issue or life challenge. Each time a client returns, therapy tends to be briefer. 

I work with children & adults utilizing individual, couple, family, & group therapy. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis & EMDR. My areas of specialization include: divorce, anxiety, fears, phobias, loss, illness & trauma. I currently maintain a private practice in Weston, CT and do online therapy through Doctor On Demand as well as VSee.

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