Adult & Adolescent Therapy

Adult & Adolescent Therapy located in Westport, CT

If you are suffering due to anxiety, depression, divorce or any adjustment issues related to personal relationships or work  I can help you improve your life through individual therapy. You don’t have to struggle alone. Call today to book an appointment, or use the online scheduling tool now. You can also choose telehealth as a convenient option.

Adult & Adolescent Therapy Q&A

Joan Oppenheim

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy is a therapeutic process that provides one-on-one sessions between you and me. I offer therapy for those aged 12 and older, encompassing adolescents and adults. 

Patients experience a confidential and collaborative relationship aimed at addressing various mental health concerns, emotional struggles, personal growth, and behavioral issues.

What issues can individual therapy address?

Individual therapy can address many issues, including:

Individual therapy assists in managing and coping with various mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

I  address other bhavioral health conditions as well.

Stress and anxiety

Individual therapy can help you cope with stress from various sources, including work, school, relationships, or life transitions.

Emotional difficulties

Counseling can help you process and manage overwhelming emotions like anger, grief, guilt, or sadness.

Behavioral challenges

Relationship struggles

If you’re having relationship problems, individual therapy can help improve communication issues or help you cope with issues related to separation or divorce.

What happens during an individual therapy session?

Individual therapy sessions typically involve a supportive and non-judgmental environment where clients can discuss their concerns freely. I use various therapeutic approaches based on your needs. Therapeutic techniques include Cognitve Behavioral Therapy, (CBT).

This approach identifies and alters negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to distress and emphasizes practical strategies to change behaviors and manage emotions.

Psychodynamic therapy

This approach explores how past experiences, especially in childhood, influence current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, aiming to enhance self-awareness and understand the underlying causes of distress.

Who is a candidate for individual therapy?

If you’re experiencing emotional distress, mental health issues, relationship problems, or seeking personal growth and self-improvement, individual therapy can be advantageous. 

Whether dealing with specific psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression or facing challenges in coping with life stressors, I can provide valuable support, guidance, and tools to enhance your well-being and promote personal growth. 

If you’re an adolescent or adult facing emotional, behavioral, or psychological difficulties, call today or book an appointment online. Telehealth is also an option.  


Joan Oppenheim, Psy.D, LLC

Joan Oppenheim, Psy.D, LLC

Psychologist located in Westport, CT, serving Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Fairfield, Weston, Easton CT, and Westchester County, NY

My  practice is based in Westport, Connecticut but serves all of Fairfied County and I conduct telehealth therapy for those in New York and Westchester County. I built my practice with an emphasis on high quality patient care and experience with  a particular emphasis on communication and responsiveness. I feel privileged to be entrusted with a patient's care and to bear witness during their vunerable times while they seek help.

I earned a BA from Yale College-Yale University, an MA from Teachers College-Columbia University and earned my doctoral degree at  the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. 

I underwent further training through a predoctoral internship at Clifford-Beers Child Guidance Clinic and Post Traumatic Stress Consortium, a postdoctoral residency at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut. I am a member of an organization called Give an Hour which  provides theraputic services to service members, vets and their families and I have served as a Special Master for the Conneticut Judicidary as well as consulted with local schools.

My practice is dedicated to working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families, helping them make essential changes to improve their functioning and enhance their quality of life. I seek to empower patients with solution-focused approaches guiding them through challenging situations and relationships within a warm, constructive, and confidential environment that restores balance in their lives.

I help patients achieve hope, problem-solving skills to use in the future and personal empowerment for those facing anxiety, depression and adjustment issues. I also provide  therapy for individuals, couples who are experiencing the challenges of infidelity, marital discord, divorce and the accompanying changes for themselves and their families.  I specialize in parental education to address issues concerning children as well as providing psychological and psychoeducational assessments.

To book an appointment, use the online booking tool or call today. Telehealth is available and I offer a complimentary fifteen-minute telephone consultation.