Barry Gordon, LMFT
187 North Main St.
Wallingford, CT 06492

  A psychotherapy practice dedicated to supporting you
on your journey, wherever it may be taking you.
Barry provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families, using a variety of  modalities that are determined by the client's needs.  Below are just a few of the treatment modalities Barry incorporates into his practice.

Individual Therapies

Gestalt Therapy is an existential and experiential form of therapy that focuses on the individual's experience in the present moment. The objective of Gestalt Therapy, in addition to helping the client overcome symptoms, is to enable him/her to become fully and creatively alive and to be free from the blocks and unfinished issues that may diminish optimum satisfaction, fulfillment, and growth.

Sports Psychology takes into account the cognitive, behavioral and psycho-social skills specific to a sports or athletic context.  Clients improve their performance through relaxation, concentration, visualization and reasoning.  Clients learn to release and surrender, thus reducing anxiety related to physical activity.

Systemic Therapies

Marriage and Family Therapy
is a form of therapy where the unit of treatment is the set of relationships in which the person is involved rather than the individual. Family Therapy can be a more effective form of therapy for many health problems and emotional issues.  Marital conflict and distress, anger and depression, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, issues in school and social life are all examples of problems that can be addressed using Family Therapy.

In a recent study, consumers report that Marriage and Family Therapists are the mental health professionals they would most likely recommend to friends. 

Family Constellations (FC)
is a phenomenological experience that can support you in the discovery of your family's relationship history.  FC can help you explore the experiences of past generations by tapping into your family's 'field'.  The 'field' is another name for the field of energy that contains information about your family.  We tap into that field by representing family members with members of the Family Constellation group.  In the process, the 'field' not only shows us what happened in your family, it shows us the resolution to what happened.  It sounds mysterious and it is; the experience of FC can be life changing for you and your family.

Couples Therapy is used to treat the couple relationship rather than the individuals.  By looking at the couple relationship and not the individuals it is easier to see the family dynamics that may be at play.