Janet's Clinical Practice

I have been a psychotherapist for almost thirty years. I graduated from Smith College School for Social Work in 1985 and have been practicing in the Danbury, Connecticut area since that time. I worked at the Danbury Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Center for six years, then went on to establish a full-time private practice. 

I have a general practice and see clients with a wide range of problems and issues. In addition to my general practice, I have had much experience working with clients who experience the following types of needs and concerns:

  • anxiety and stress management (additional expertise in the area of public speaking and performing anxiety)
  • depression
  • relationship & marital difficulties (individual and couples counseling)
  • divorce
  • loss and grief
  • work issues
  • compulsive eating and weight concerns
  • women's issues
  • self-esteem, self-confidence, and personal development
  • meditation and mindfulness practice and creating a healthier lifestyle

I see individual adults, ranging from young adults to seniors, and I also do couples therapy. I work with my clients in many different ways depending upon the individual needs of the client. I am an active therapist and give feedback and guidance after listening closely to the client. Some of the methods I use include cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, psychodynamic, supportive, and goal-oriented types of therapy and counseling. I am also trained in EMDR and use that method when indicated.

I have a holistic approach in working with my clients. I pay close attention to the whole person on the level of body, mind, and spirit and guide clients in a way that will optimize their overall wellbeing as well as addressing their specific concerns. I am known for my warm, caring manner and my positive, uplifting spirit and many clients have commented that this has made a big difference in their therapy experience.

In both my clinical practice and coaching practice, I help my clients discover the hidden opportunities in their life challenges. I help clients work with their challenges to gain new levels of self-awareness, confidence, and strength. I teach my clients a set of skills to master their challenges and become more resilient to stress. I also guide and encourage my clients to create lifestyle practices that help them to better manage stress and to support their overall health and wellbeing.

I currently work in my Danbury office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Please let me know your availability to meet one of those days when you reach out to make an appointment.  

Nancy, my assistant, is happy to check insurance benefits for anyone who wants to see me for therapy or for an initial consultation. Most clients use their out-of-network benefit plan as I am not participating in provider networks. I also work on a fee for service basis for those clients who do not have insurance or who do not wish to use their insurance plan.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in setting up an initial appointment. I would be happy to hear from you.


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Janet Esposito, L.C.S.W.