Psychotherapy & Counseling

Psychotherapy & Counseling Specialist
Dr. Tarique Perera's team of providers are pleased to offer talk therapy for individuals, couples and groups of all ages at Contemporary Care of Greenwich and Danbury, CT. Please call to schedule an appointment to come in for a consultation.

Psychotherapy and Counseling Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also known as “talk therapy,” is a collaborative form of treatment in which you meet regularly with a psychologist. Rooted in dialogue, psychotherapy provides a supportive atmosphere where you can work through problems with an objective professional.

Who should consider psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy can be helpful to most anyone experiencing emotional challenges or who feels the need for emotional support. Signs you may really benefit from the treatment include:

  • Feeling continually or frequently helpless, overwhelmed, or sad
  • Feeling as though your problems don’t improve, despite your efforts
  • Having difficulty concentrating or completing tasks
  • Partaking in harmful behaviors
  • Worrying excessively

Can psychotherapy help children and teenagers?

It’s normal for children and teenagers to experience emotional and behavioral difficulties as part of development. If your child’s moods or behaviors are repetitive, persistent, or too challenging for you and your family to manage on your own, evaluation by a mental health professional is important.

Contemporary Care offers innovative therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and families in a warm and compassionate setting. Sessions can address and help manage:

  • ADD/ADHD: Attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Anxiety, fears, and phobias
  • Behavioral problems
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Social/interpersonal difficulties
  • Life transitions
  • Divorce reaction
  • School refusal
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma

What is individual psychotherapy like?

Individual psychotherapy usually involves weekly or biweekly sessions with your therapist, each lasting about 45 minutes. The trained and experienced psychologists at Contemporary Care draw on a variety of approaches and strive to provide a confidential, safe, and supportive environment aimed at developing effective therapy relationships with each patient.

How can couples therapy help?

If you and your partner or spouse are struggling with conflicts, distress or communication challenges, or simply wish to strengthen intimacy and connection, couples therapy can help. When couples meet regularly with a therapist, they often find the presence of an objective “outside party” helpful as they navigate relationship challenges.

What is DBT?

DBT is a specific form of therapy that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment – how a person interacts with others.  In group sessions, people learn skills for interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance/reality acceptance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness.


When do the DBT group sessions take place?

There are two adult DBT groups meeting weekly, one Monday evening and one early-afternoon on Thursdays, both are one-hour sessions.

There is also one DBT Group for teens meeting on Wednesday afternoons after school and lasting one hour.


How can I learn more about DBT or register for a session?

The Group is led by Ellen Casale, LMFT.  If interested in learning more or in registering for the session, please call 203-792-0400, select option 3 and request to be connected to Ellen.



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