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Sara W. Hess, Psy.D.

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

--Victor E. Frankl

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Individual Therapy

Individual therapy or psychotherapy involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing internal suffering which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and somatic responses (sensations in the body). Therapy can help people to confront barriers which interfere with emotional and mental well-being. 

Testing/Evaluations
Testing/Evaluations

For some children, growing up is complicated by learning and/or behavior problems. I am here to help you better understand your child's unique pattern of needs and abilities; and to help you make the most informed decisions possible regarding your child's education.

I do this by working directly with you and your child, interviewing other important individuals in your child's life (teachers, physicians, etc.), and by reviewing all of the relevant educational, psychological and medical records concerning your child. When this is accomplished I will sit down with you and explore the ways in which your child's needs can best be met. If you wish, I  will consult with the professionals at your child's school regarding the results of our evaluation. 

Sports Psychology and Peak Performance
Sports Psychology and Peak Performance

Sport Psychology deals with the psychological factors associated with participation and performance in athletics.  I call on my on personal experience playing Olympic soccer to help athletes improve performance, and integrate sport and life.  

Common reasons people may seek out sport psychology are: Anxiety/Stress, Motivation/Burnout, Self-Confidence, Goal-Setting, Imagery/Visualization, focus and concentration, Injury prevention and recovery.  It is incredibly important to recognize the impact that sports injury can have on a person.  And while treatment is often indicated to heal the body, it is imperative to engage in treatment to heal the mind as well. 

 

Parent Training
Parent Training

Parent training is a specific treatment modality that uses behavioral principles and psychoeducation to teach parents how to effectively manage their child's or adolescent's behavior. This modality is appropriate for parents who are having difficulties establishing rules in the home, getting their child to listen and follow directions, or for those children who are exhibiting problematic and disruptive behavior. Common issues include bed-wetting, toilet-training, aggressive behavior towards siblings, peers and parents as well as getting children and adolescents to complete their homework or do chores.

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Sara Hess, Psy.D.
100 Melrose Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
860.531.8812
SaraWHess@gmail.com

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