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Dr. Barbara Lavi

Clinical Psychology
Weston, CT
36 years experience female

Locations

Dr. Barbara Lavi

Weston, CT

Address

15 Beaver Brook Road, Weston, CT
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My office hours

Tuesday: 12am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Connecticut General Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

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 male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 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 36 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 36 years experience
When: If trying to conceive, focus on having fun with your partner. Avoid worrying about getting pregnant.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
I agree, parents: Are role models for their children. They are learning to drink. In addition, their children are at high risk to either become alcoholics or marry one.... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Use of natural light: Seems to help. If there are other psychological issues other than reduced natural light, psychotherapy may help as well.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Although: Although people look forward to vacations, being together 24/7 can be very stressful for families.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 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 36 years experience
If: If a sports injury is making you blue. If a dr. Allows you to swim, it may be the best thing for you.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 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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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Tell your doctor: how you are feeling and why you think seeing a psychologist would help. Most physicians will be more than happy to give you a referral to see a psycho... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Dreams are windows: to your unconscious mind. Nightmares can represent problems which your unconscious mind is trying to figure out and solve. (Unless they are side effec... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Speak with your Dr: about whether you were sleep walking. You may want to be evaluated by a neurologist.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
It can be done: outpatient, but I would wonder why you would not want to try more intensive outpatient psychotherapy. There are Intensive Outpatient Therapy Programs,... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Exercise helps in 2 : ways. 1st it burns calories, so it helps make up some 4 the sweets U may eat. However, if U eat more calories than U burn off, it will still B a prob... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Starting : psychotherapy is a process which will take time. Share as much as you feel comfortable sharing and as your relationship with the therapist continues y... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Work with : a dietician, psychologist and your primary care physician to stay on a healthy diet and exercise program.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Speak to your: Friend's parents about your concerns or have your parents or a teacher they like talk to them. Your friend may get angry, but you may be saving their ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Talk with your : therapist about safety plans which can include having a few friends you can call when you feel like cutting to help you stop yourself, journaling to k... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
I would not stop: Without medical supervision. It may be keeping you healthy and stopping might result in return of schizophrenic symptoms.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
I'm not sure: What kind of proof you are looking for. There are clear indications that psychiatrist and psychologists look for which are the guidelines for diagnosi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Invite them to: Meet with you and your therapist. They can help you explain your anxiety and depression.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Get into therapy: Learn ways to cope with your social anxiety and adhd. Psychotherapy can be combined with medication to help you cope with both of the issues. Good luc... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
You: You can avoid serious conditions by paying attention to physical symptoms. Get them checked out.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
The Courage to: Heal is a book that can help you alongside psychotherapy and support groups for survivors of sexual a use. It will take time to read and work on these... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 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 36 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 36 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Should: Should i be worried if my child gets stomach or head aches before or at school frequently?
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
1: 1% of teenage girls in the U.S. Develop anorexia nervosa. Up to 10% of those may die as a result.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 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 36 years experience
If: If unhappiness with your appearance is psychological, Botox may not help. Consider psychotherapy 1st.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Consult with your: physician. If there is no physiological reason, there could be a psychiatric one worth exploring. It can be a sign of a manic episode.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Untreated bipolar: gets worse. As you get older it interferes with relationships, work school, you name it. So, I guess you could say it gets worse with age. I think it ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Ask you doctor: About therapy as well as medication. You should not have to suffer with depression and anxiety. A therapist can help you start figuring out what is bo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Have him speak: with the prescribing physician. Is he working with a psychiatrist? If not he should consult with a psychiatrist as well. They can decide together whet... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
That depends: Do you live in a dangerous neighborhood where the crime rate is high? What are you afraid of? Have you been hurt or traumatized and therefore fearful?... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Sometimes: panic attacks start happening after a traumatic event, so yes. The sooner someone gets help to deal with the traumatic event the better. EMDR and dese... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Talk to prescribing : physician. If panic attacks have been found to be a side effect of the birth control medication you are taking, they can switch you to another med. if... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
What has your : Doctor told you? Have they ruled out all physical possibilities? Are they doing additional tests? Do they think emotional issues may be impacting on y... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
See a psychiatrist : For an evaluation. If the mood swings are extreme you may have bipolar 1 or 2 and need medication. Get an evaluation. Psychotherapy may help as well.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
It's not clear how: you feel that your friends R making depression worse. Are they unsupportive of U? Do they question what U R feeling or tell U 2 just get over your dep... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
I could use more: Information from you. What keeps you awake? Thoughts and worries? Do you fall asleep and then wake up? Have you been under additional stress lately? H... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
The best way to : Overcome depression is psychotherapy with medication, if it does not begin to resolved some after a month or two of sessions. If the depression is sev... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Start by working on: yourself. If U R not in therapy, find a therapist and start figuring out why U R depressed. U may want to consult with a psychiatrist about medication... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Speak 2 doctor ASAP : You may be suffering from anxiety,or Bipolar Disorder or a sleep disorder. They will help you start to figure out what is interfering with your sleep.... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Talk to your: children's pediatrician. He may have something medically wrong leading to his constant crying, stomach issues, allergies to milk, have them do compreh... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
If you are feeling: confused about your sexuality, I would suggest talking to a psychologist to sort out your feelings. Confusion happens to people who are not transgende... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Mental disorders: impact on all aspects of a person's life, work, family, friendships. Getting help can reduce the negative impact of mental illness on a person & t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
The best way: Is to simply speak to your doctor about bipolar and why you are concerned about this diagnosis. He will be able to help you get a referral to a psychi... Read More
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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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