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Whitney Thompson

Master of Science, MS
Rhode Island
Anxiety-Depression-Existential challenges & life transitions-Feeling stuck-Mind-body wellness-Relationship issues-Addictions-Family issues-

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Professional statement

Whitney Thompson is a Body-Mind Therapist who completed her level 3 IFS training in 2008. The IFS model, which she has been practicing since her first training in 2004, has held as the foundation that informs her approach to working collaboratively with clients.

Whitney attends to the experience of the moment here and now, integrating her experience as a Vipassana meditator to increase mindfulness, create a sense of safety, and build compassionate understanding both within client’s systems and in the therapeutic connection.

Humans are complex and so are their relationships. They are also profoundly creative, vibrant, and intuitively oriented towards connection. However, many patterns and outdated beliefs about oneself and the world can restrict the access and flow of these qualities both in an individual’s body, relationships, and life.

Whitney has a passion for exploring the individual and larger cultural influences that each client brings to sessions, both consciously and unconsciously. She is fascinated by attending to and holding space for the spiraling process as it emerges in dreams, dialogue, and life unfolding as it does.


Message to clients

For clients who've been in therapy before: Many clients who see me have been in therapy before, and have seen it be helpful to a certain extent until there's an impasse. I find that often happens when the client develops the intellectual understanding of what's going on, but it's not really changing how the problem is manifesting on a daily basis, and how it's showing up in their bodies. Working with me is partly about figuring out what's going on in your mind, but it's more about sinking into your own body, being curious about what you're experiencing, and connecting what you already know with what your body is feeling. There is always a more expanded awareness available in the moment and many ways to access it.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Haddam Killingworth Youth and Family Services, Clinician
Private Practice, Body-Mind Therapist, Zero Balancer
Connecticut Valley Hospital, Family Services, rehabilitation program

Internal Family Systems , L3 Graduate , 2008
Central Connecticut State University, MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2007
Vassar College, BA, Philosophy, 2004

Languages

English

Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Existential challenges & life transitions - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Feeling stuck - Feeling stuck in terms of desired change and seeing results (eg. through therapy). Addresses this with majority of clients; helping clients who have tried many types of solutions and have lost hope in actively experiencing change

Mind-body wellness - A balance of physical, emotional and spiritual health involving changing thought patterns, nourishing the soul and challenging our bodies to impact quality of thought, self-esteem, and belief systems

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

Addictions - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Please not that I don’t do free consults (in my experience it works better to actually “dive in” to the work in order to assess fit) Do feel free to book just a 20 min slot (1/2 of full session fee).


Insurance

Whitney Thompson is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$155 (45min)
  • Initial session:$155 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$155 (45min)
  • Family sessions:$155 (45min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Client testimonials

"First impressions are everything and I felt Whitney listened and was attentive to what I was looking to achieve"
- Zencare client January 2024