Counseling Services 2017-10-11T02:59:38+00:00

Faith-Friendly Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Families.

Our counseling center is designed to be a safe and life-giving place. Founded and guided by a faith-friendly worldview, we are sensitive to religious and cultural differences and perspectives. We respect each person’s right and responsibility to make his/her own decisions and to set his/her own counseling and life goals.

A distinctive hallmark of the Center’s practice is the belief that redemptive relationships integrated with strong clinical models provide the best ingredients for growth and healing. We believe in strategically serving houses of worship and other organizations as a key auxiliary resource, listening and responding to current needs of their leadership teams and communities.

What our Clients say

The Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal is a gift to our community.
Sara M.
Four-Stars!!!!
Chad D.
I’m hugely blessed to have the advice of my Therapist. I put their advice into action right away after leaving and I’m enjoying the best day my wife and I have had in months.

A Husband

Professional Excellence

Our staff of licensed therapists are trained and equipped to counsel in the areas of:  Addiction, Depression, Financial Stress, Loss & Grief, Marital Problems, Parent/Child Conflict, Relationship Issues, Sexual Identity Issues, Trauma & Abuse. 

If a potential client needs more than our level of care, we are committed to providing the right referral to address his/her concern.  We are not the appropriate level of care for clients who are sex offenders, pedophiles, are dealing with domestic violence, or who are in crisis.  In cases where someone is seeking help with those issues, we will make appropriate referrals.

All of our counselors hold accredited masters level degrees and are licensed or pursing licensure under supervision in accordance with the general statues of Connecticut.  Led by Executive Director, Heather Wright, we strive to maintain the highest level of personal and professional integrity.

  • Using various counseling modalities and materials, we provide services that are responsive to you and the unique culture of New England.
  • We specialize in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), a counseling model that is backed by over 20 years of research with unprecedented success rates.
  • All of our counselors participate in on-going professional supervision to ensure the highest quality of professional guidance and care. Enhancing this process, we have an EFT Trainer/Supervisor on-site.
  • All of our counselors are active members of their respective professional organizations.

Getting Started

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Additional Counseling Services:

In addition to counseling, the center hosts weekly Renewal Groups and offers pre-marital counseling for couples.  The center also runs periodic Saturday Connection Course retreats for married couples.

Renewal Groups are a weekly time when participants join together in small groups for guidance and mutual support addressing specific issues under the leadership of a qualified professional. Click to view the groups currently meeting.

A Relationship Education Experience for Married Couples.

The Center leads educational and experiential one day retreat for couples that integrates a biblical worldview with the most empirically supported marriage model in the world, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Pioneered by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg, and outlined in Dr. Johnson’s latest work, Hold Me Tight, research studies have found that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements through the use of EFT. We believe some investments are worth protecting; your marriage is one of them.

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PREPARE/ENRICH is a customized couple assessment completed online that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for premarital counseling and premarital education. It is also used for marriage counseling, marriage enrichment, and dating couples considering engagement. Based on a couple’s assessment results, our trained therapists provide 4-8 feedback sessions in which the facilitator helps the couple discuss and understand their results as they are taught proven relationship skills.

Your counselor will send you a link and a unique code to take your assessment online.

As part of the package, our counselors will also provide an annual “tune up”, making couples eligible for an hour of free counseling one year after the completion of premarital counseling.

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Research studies have documented the benefits of using of animals in therapeutic settings. Besides aiding physical health, animals can enhance the mental health of people throughunconditional affection from a friendly animal, especially during times of transition or difficulty.

Jill Woolworth and here Therapy dog, “Hank” can help people feel more comfortable with the expression of emotions as well as helping those who have difficulty reading cues from their environment.

When brought into a counseling session for an individual or family, Hank might sit next to a shy or hurting person and offer some comfort merely by being there. People often open up when petting a friendly dog.

“Hank”, will only join a session when appropriate and with client permission.