After several years as an English teacher, Audrey Bernstein changed direction in 1984, and started working as a therapist. She received Master’s degrees in both Marriage and Family Therapy, and in Counseling the Aging, and has worked for several agencies, while also maintaining a private practice. Audrey is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and a clinical member of the AAMFT. She also is an active member of the Connecticut Geriatrics Society.
Because of her sub-specialty in counseling the elderly, Audrey has extensive experience with issues related to illness, losses, family stressors, depression/anxiety, and bereavement. Much of her work is with caregivers, and she offers consultations as well as counseling. She also does home visits, if needed. Audrey also has had extensive experience with groups, facilitating both caregiver and bereavement support groups, as well as providing group therapy for acutely and chronically mentally ill patients in a partial hospital setting.
Audrey is a clinical
fellow of AAMFTAudrey's background in education makes her a firm believer in the value of psycho-education as one of the major tools for enhancing improved coping skills for dealing with personal, family, and life stressors. The counseling process thus becomes a collaborative effort based on the client’s needs and goals.
Audrey accepts Anthem, Aetna, and Husky A and B insurance plans, and works with adults of all ages. She can be reached , or by phone at 203-416-6008, x604.