Ann Epifanio, Therapist in Connecticut — Zencare
Ann  Epifanio

Ann Epifanio

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated April 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Codependency
  • Substance abuse
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Emotion regulation
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Ann is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who works with adolescents, families, couples, and individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders, codependency, and other mental health diagnoses such as, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. Additionally, Ann is equipped to treat clients with substance abuse/addiction issues as well as disordered eating patterns.

Ann utilizes narrative and solution-focused approaches in her work, aiding clients in accessing inner strengths and building resiliency. Ann draws from attachment-based and emotion-focused approaches to guide her method of intervention with clients, in addition to systems theory-based techniques. Her education and training in family systems means she has a systemic perspective on a client’s presenting problem. She also offers skills-building through DBT and CBT modalities to enhance clients' ability to regulate emotions.

Ann has an extensive background having worked with a myriad of clients. She has experience at a residential facility for adults with co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental health diagnoses), a residential facility for teens with eating disorders, an outpatient facility for teens, families, and adults with dual-diagnoses, and most recently, a Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program for teens with co-occurring disorders and strained family dynamics. This most recent employer, Newport Academy, describes her as a “team-player, always willing to help others and having a constant display of empathy and compassion with her clients.”

Ann is currently accepting new clients virtually. She is out-of-network with insurances, although she can provide documentation for clients to submit to insurance for reimbursement.


Message to clients

Every client has the strength and resources within to make the changes they wish to achieve. This is what I believe about all of my clients and I am here to facilitate the uncovering of these strengths. Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional can make things better. My goal is to provide you with the tools you need in order to make the most of every day, while tackling even the most challenging circumstances. My hope for all of my clients is that they feel empowered and capable of achieving the change they desire.

I entered this field not only because of my genuine desire to help others, but also my own challenges that I've overcome. I am an empath and can be a source of hope and support for you no matter what you're facing. I utilize a collaborative approach while also challenging my clients when appropriate.

They say, "the only way through it is through it." I would love to help you get through it and once you're through it, I believe you'll be impressed with the change and growth that unfolds.


Specialties

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Insurance

Ann Epifanio is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Newport Academy, Primary Therapist , 2021 - Present
Center for Discovery, Primary Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Positive Directions, Primary Therapist , 2019 - 2020
New Prospects, Counselor, 2016 - 2018

Fairfield University, Master of Arts, Marriage & Family Therapy, 2017
Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology , 2014


Licensure

Connecticut: 002111


Languages

English