Marsha Saintilus is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in West Haven, Connecticut, who specializes in anxiety, trauma, career stress, and internal conflict. She also sees clients for existential challenges, including those due to life transitions and a general confusion about what direction they want their life to head in.
When working with clients for anxiety, Marsha uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients understand how their symptoms are presenting. This often entails unpacking their particular distortions, their beliefs about failing at work, and any generalizations that may be harmful to their perceptions of themselves. Her approach is client-centered, and she really strives to help clients challenge their negative cognitive processes in order to get to a place of greater self-acceptance and empowerment.
Marsha uses trauma-focused CBT when helping clients navigate trauma. This may entail having clients rewrite their own narratives; she also often weaves in mindfulness skills. This can help clients get back in touch with their present reality, and reduce the extent to which they feel the past controls their thoughts and memories. Marsha is careful and compassionate when working with trauma, and always open to looking at current triggers and how the trauma response is affecting them without getting into detail.
Marsha strongly believes that when clients are provided with the support and tools they need, they can chart their own course and accomplish their goals. She looks forward to working with you.