Marcia Ellen Brubeck
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Marcia Ellen Brubeck


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Connecticut Accepting Online
West Hartford Accepting In-person

In-person sessions are available for fully vaccinated individuals and couples. Effective January 9, 2023, your sessions qualify for reimbursement under Medicare.

Updated March 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Family issues
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics

Professional statement

Marcia Brubeck, a licensed clinical social worker with over 28 years of experience, sees adults and couples from her central Connecticut office. Her clients are often battling workplace stress, grief and loss, conflict, loneliness, depression, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness. Marcia is particularly keen on improving relationships, romantic and otherwise, and on promoting self-advocacy. Self-discovery and transformation at midlife and beyond are specialties.

Marcia draws on supportive, cognitive, and insight-oriented therapies. When you talk about current problems, she will notice pressure points. From your account of early experiences, she will pick out features that bear on your issues today. The social environment you find comfortable now probably has elements familiar from childhood, but the mindset and coping strategies you learned back then may well have become obsolete. When you adopt different strategies, your relationships will improve, and you will make greater progress on other fronts as well.

Depression, anxiety, and other problems often signal that your body does not like the way you are living. By learning more about your needs, physical and otherwise, you can do your best in all areas of your life. In couples counseling you and your partner will learn to communicate better, set limits appropriately, negotiate, and support each other as a team. Individual sessions, focused on self-awareness and acceptance, help you use your strengths to combat perceived weaknesses. Your personal journey will reflect your goals, values, and priorities.

Before pursuing social work, Marcia spent 25 years in book publishing and earned a law degree. She is admitted to the Connecticut bar but has never practiced law. In her private life she is passionate about deep water running, strategy board games, observing nature, and her cat, John Dewey.

Message to clients

Welcome. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your life and your dreams. I truly believe that sharing our stories helps us know that we are not alone and gives us hope and strength in the face of challenges. In our work together I will ask you to identify goals. You will get homework some of which may seem hard. My clients tell me I am a tough customer, keeping noses to the grindstone. As your consultant and dedicated ally, I will always want your feedback. For me the most rewarding part of this work is bearing witness to human resilience. Again and again I have been astonished at what people can accomplish once they set their minds to it. I am doing telehealth sessions now and in-person sessions for the fully vaccinated.


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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing from hopelessness, a sense of helplessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)


  • Medicare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family 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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note


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 11 am - 6 pm
  • Tue 11 am - 6 pm
  • Wed 11 am - 6 pm
  • Thu 11 am - 6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

West Hartford practice
Somerset Street, West Hartford, Connecticut 06110
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Marcia E. Brubeck, LLC, Owner and Member, 2001 - Present

University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 1995
University of Connecticut School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1992


Connecticut: 004424