John Lieberman is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and has been in clinical practice for seven years. He works with adolescents, adults, couples and families. John’s extensive experience and unique training has allowed him to become an exceptional and insightful therapist. After completing his undergraduate degree in Clinical Sociology at Ithaca College, he earned a master’s degree in Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The program consisted of traditional graduate-level education in clinical assessments and therapeutic relationships, along with rigorous training in Buddhist philosophy and mindfulness.
John has cultivated his approach from numerous settings throughout his career. He began as a clinician at Child Guidance of Mid-Fairfield, within their “Prospects” Extended Day Treatment program for children ages 5-12. He became an interim director there before leaving to start his own company providing mindfulness training. During this time he continued to work in outpatient settings including the Therapeutic Center for Children and Families in Westport, and the Shoreline Wellness Center in West Haven. John then pursued further experience in working with addictions, which led to his decision to work in an in-patient program in Bridgeport, treating those with both addiction and mental health issues. John has also had his own private practice treating an array of populations and symptoms.
John’s core belief as a therapist is that each person has a unique opportunity to understand the challenges throughout their lives, and to learn how to cultivate their strengths by generating consciousness and compassions for ourselves and others.