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Hello and Welcome

My name is Kurt Fuchs; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have been providing services in the mental health field since 1985. If you're ready to set up an initial appointment after looking around the site, please call 860.678.0323 or send an e-mail through the Contact page. But, if the time isn't right for you to come in, or you choose another therapist or mediator, then I hope I have been able to provide you some useful information. Please click Basic Information for information regarding my training, work background, fees, office hours, and health plan participation.

A few thoughts to get started .....

  • My beliefs about therapy are aligned with the Recovery Model (which can apply to both mental health and addiction): A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
  • If you decide to see me for therapy or mediation, you will be treated with respect, dignity, and kindness.
  • Your time is valuable so we will frequently measure the progress you feel you are making in therapy. 
  • There are many schools of thought about the way therapy should be done and every therapist has their own distinct style of doing therapy. For my approach, click What is Therapy? or use the navigation button on the left.
  • Men and women usually differ in why they come in and how they experience therapy. For more information specific to men, please click Men in Therapy or use the navigation button to the left.
  • There is a lot of misinformation in the media and popular culture about what therapy and mediation are, and what they aren't. Please click Divorce Mediation or use the navigation button to the left for information specific to this service.

What can I get out of therapy?

You may be wondering if you even need therapy.  If you are experiencing behavioral, emotional, interpersonal and/or adjustment problems to the point where you - and/or others in your life - believe it is interfering with your life, it may be worth meeting with me for an assessment to see if therapy could help.

There are also some on-line screening questionnaires available through the Links page. These tools will only help identify symptoms; any actual mental health diagnosis should only be made in consultation with a physician or qualified mental health professional - please read the disclaimers on these sites carefully!

These are just a few outcomes that some people achieve:

  • Gain new and different perspectives on problems. 
  • Discover or rediscover new ways to solve problems.
  • Change beliefs you hold that you have decided no longer work for you.
  • Develop new - or rediscover once used but forgotten - coping skills.
  • Create a new vision and direction for life.
  • Increase motivation.

Please Don't Wait! If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or gestures, call 1-800-373-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Hotline) to talk to a trained crisis counselor in your area.