Clare Gelissen, LMFT, brings 25 years of experience counseling adolescents, adults and families to Insight Counseling, LLC. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While trained in Systems Theory, she uses a multitude of treatment approaches including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, along with a blend of short- term, solution-focused strategies.
Clare has worked in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals and community agencies. She has been a school-based clinician at the middle and high school levels, and is currently on staff at Western Connecticut State University. Her expertise in working with teenagers and their parents has enabled her to develop “In the Middle”, a positive group therapy program for middle school girls. At Insight Counseling she is the co-leader of both the Recovery Support Program (RSP) for teenagers, and the Insight Group (YAG) for young adults. Clare’s years of professional experience in education and counseling are a testament to her commitment to helping children and families arrive at creative solutions to the problems they encounter.by