- Are you longing to live a more meaningful and fuller life?
- Do you hope to move past outdated, outmoded behaviors that keep you stuck?
- Do you struggle with anxieties or depression and want to improve your relationship with others and, more importantly, with yourself?
- Do you have a history of childhood abuse or sexual trauma which you wish to recover from?
Dolores has over twenty-five years of experience helping couples and individuals recover from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, codependency and trauma. She specializes in improving relationships, with oneself, significant others and families.
Dolores has had a private psychotherapy practice for over a decade. She joined Mindful Psychotherapy, LLC in May of 2013.
In addition to her private practice, Dolores was with Project Courage in Bridgeport, an outpatient substance abuse facility for women with children, as Program Director from 2000 to 2011 and as a Substance Abuse Counselor and Family Therapist from 1998 until promoted. Prior to 1998, she worked as a family therapist, addiction counselor and community education specialist.
Dolores is a talented workshop presenter, skilled at creating an atmosphere of trust, healing and wisdom. She currently conducts women’s retreats for the Immaculata Retreat House, co-ed recovery retreats and grief groups.
She has her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Southern Connecticut State University and her BA from Virginia State University. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and holds CT Licenses as a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is also an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and has a Certificate in Gestalt Therapy.
My goal is to empower clients, individuals and couples, to create the life they truly want.
With mindful presence, I create a nonjudgmental atmosphere of safety, trust and openness where you can begin to explore the problems facing you.
I will listen deeply to your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, help you focus on your strengths, and help you learn tools to cope with life’s challenges, current and past.
I use a variety of therapeutic tools and strategies including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, visualization and meditation.