Dr. Barbara Lavi

Clinical Psychology
Weston, CT
37 years experience female

Locations

Dr. Barbara Lavi

Weston, CT

Address

15 Beaver Brook Road, Weston, CT
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My office hours

Thursday: 12am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Are you feeling stuck in your life and want to learn ways to move towards a more fulfilling life? I would love to help you! I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in CT MA. I have developed ACT Now Psychotherapy which is Active, Creative Time sensitive. In addition, I am the author of The Wake Up and Dream Challenge which teaches techniques I developed over the course of my career. My book and unique therapeutic techniques teach clients how to achieve their dreams by charting their way to the future. When you work with me, you will 1st assess and learn how to enhance your Dream Potential by taking the Dream Quotient (DQ) Questionaire. Then you will learn to develop your own Dream Positioning System (TM) (DPS). The DPS is similar to the GPS in your car; however, it allows you to program multiple aspirations/destinations at the same time. If you would like to start moving towards a life that includes your dreams, contact me.

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Texas

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Learn to relax: Learn some relaxation techniques when u are feeling less anxious and use them when the anxiety increases. Remind yourself that the anxiety will subsid... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Sort of: Depression does not stay at the same level forever. It tends to go in cycles. However it helps to speak with a therapist to help overcome depression.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Get out: Some baby blues are normal. Make sure you make time for yourself and your partner. Get out, have coffee with a friend, get some exercise, eat properly... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
If you are: Nervous about becoming a parent, in addition to parenting classes, i would suggest considering psychotherapy. Tell the therapist how you are feeling, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
I'm not sure what : I'm not sure what "this" is. I think you need to clarify what you are afraid might lead to a smoking addiction.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Depression is not: necessarily a sign that the relationship is unhealthy, but It indicates U & Ur partner may benefit from couple's therapy. I see it as a wake up ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Psychotherapy: unless someone is extremely depressed (suicidal, unable to get up and work, etc.) I recommend starting with psychotherapy to see if the depression sta... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Yes it is extremely : helpful and important to help reduce the negative impact of sexual abuse on a child. Much of the therapy is carried out using play with toys, dolls an... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Congratulations: you have taken the 1st step to overcoming your stress. Realizing that you need to desTress, can help start doing things differently. What can you cut... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Medical school: is an extremely demanding stressful program. With long hours, close supervision, frequent exams. Depression can leave you exhausted and with limited e... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
You have your hands: Full. I know it is not easy 2 make time 4 yourself, however, u owe it to yourself and your children 2 make time 2 get help. Reach out 2 family, a frie... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Mothers with: Post par tum depression love their babies. You could benefit from speaking with a therapist to help combat the feelings of depression. Don't delay, yo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
All the doctors: here on HealthTap have profiles listed by their discipline and areas of expertise. The profiles include where they are geographically. Some have links... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
I agree w' Dr Fowler: Even if the problems are related to hormonal or physical issues psychotherapy may help you cope with the emotional roller coaster of menopause. Many w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Have you tried: Psychotherapy? Both cognitive behavioral and insight oriented work may be needed. Medication may also help until psychotherapy can help you reduce the... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
It is frustrating: When you want to start a family and have trouble conceiving. If you are getting fertility treatments or start having some, it is always a good idea to... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
My guess is that: Your mother hurt you in some way growing up. You may be angry and unwilling to forgive her. Even if you cannot forgive her, caring anger towards a par... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Yes you can: Refer yourself to a psychologist. You may want to check with your health insurance provider if you want to use insurance since they may want your phys... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
To get to know : The person and begin to develop a treatment plan with the new client. Therapy is a process and is founded on building a good working relationship with... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Psychology is a : Subject that many people are interested in. In addition, programs must be careful to select people who are mentally healthy with strong character and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Treat your : Depression. The better you manage your depression and understand both the psychological and physiological components the better you will be able to ra... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Try to delegate : and simplify whatever you can. Let the best man and best woman, wedding party, and close family members help with whatever they can. Use books that he... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Yes it can: Stress drains energy leads to fatigue and can result in physical illnesses, headaches, backaches and other medical issues. Learn stress management tec... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
A therapist: Will ask you about your problems, get a history of what you are experiencing, family history, and assess what is wrong. See if they feel supportive. T... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
There are hotlines: 24/7 and mental health clinics. Call and consider starting to talk with a therapist about your stress.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
When we know of a: clear physical stressor, I.e., cancer, MS, medical treatment= primary treatment, although all the research points 2 the importance of psychological su... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
It sounds like: It sounds like you are worried about a child of yours. Kids develop sexually at different rates, just like they start walking & talking at different a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Anorexics starve: Themselves over a period of time. They do eat, but avoid eating enough to be healthy. Bulimics eat then purge the food they eat or use laxatives to tr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Feeling depressed: Does not help you feel good about yourself and your life, therefore, it is not good for your to wait to get help if you are depressed. Do something ab... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
It may be difficult : but try taking small steps Get involved in clubs, sports or other group activities. Even if you don't want 2 try out for a play, consider becoming par... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Most psychologist: Have 50 minute sessions. This practice began with Freud who had 10 minutes between sessions so that clients would not see one another in the waiting r... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Probably they do: however, they may deal with their stress in different ways than girls due to how boys and girls are taught to express their feelings. As women's liber... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Both: I think that the more tools you have to cope with depression, the sooner you will find relief. If meditation helps calm you, by all means use it along... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Emotions impact on: Physical health and visa versa. Good physicians care about both and take both into account in diagnosing and treating the physical illnesses that thei... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
New: New research found: 2 cups of coffee a day may be related to less suicide attempts. Hard to believe!
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Sorry for your loss: It is hard to lose a loved one. Grief can make people feel guilty and at times even suicidal. However, you should seek help asap from a professional.... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Not: Not all women have morning sickness. If you are lucky it will be mild or nonexistent!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Don't: Don't stop learning and growing. Being receptive to learning new things is the fountain of youth.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Consider: Consider getting on another free clinic's wait list. Over a year is too long to be waiting. Call them back and complain. There are self help groups, w... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Please speak with : Your physician. How old is your baby? It could be post part um depression. If so it is important to get help as soon as possible. Psychotherapy can he... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Marriage ; Family: Therapy can be very helpful at enhancing communication between couples. Learning how to resolve differences in healthy ways can save marriages. You ne... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
We learn most of how: 2 relate 2 our husbands and wives from observing how our parents related 2 one another. If relationships were healthy in our early lives, we tend 2 ha... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
When: If trying to conceive, focus on having fun with your partner. Avoid worrying about getting pregnant.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Reduce: Reduce caffeine and processed sugar in your diet to reduce anxiety and possibility of panic attacks.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Type: Type 1 cannot b prevented type 2 can by healthy diet & exercise. Limit processed sugar & junk food.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Take: Take your meds, stay in therapy, get your spouse involved treatment even when you feel better.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
You can arrange: For an intervention with a professional's help. They will help you ; others in your family who are worried to meet with him and get him into intensive... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Call a community: Mental health center. They should be able to help you find an anger management specialist. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
If: If unhappiness with your appearance is psychological, Botox may not help. Consider psychotherapy 1st.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Symptoms : Of schizophrenia Include seeing and hearing things that are not there or fearing that you are being followed when it is not happening could be a sign ... Read More
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Testimonials
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May 22, 2015
Dr Lavi's answers are very thoughtful and indicate that she is a very knowledgeable expert in cognitive therapy. Cognitive therapy with or without medication is a valuable modality for the treatment o...Read More
May 30, 2015
Your dedication and commitment to providing quality health consultation on HealthTap is greatly admired and a true benefit to your patients. Keep up the good work.
Jul 20, 2014
Dr Lavi has consistently shown thoughtful and useful advise to patients in her interactions. She is an expert in her field. I highly recommend her !
HealthTap member
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Wellesley, MA
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tel Aviv University
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

Tipaloosa HealthTap 2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Bridgeport Region, CT - Summer
2013

Publications

When Bad Things Happen to Children
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