Dr. Debra Botens, PHD

A friend and colleague once wrote:

"I have known Debra since 1994 when she finished graduate school at The State University of New York at Buffalo and took a position as a Clinical Psychologist in our regional hospital. Physicians, nurses, and I were soon taken by her warmth, compassion, and ability to help others, especially those with the most difficult of problems. She demonstrated an affinity for children, adolescents, and families, having an instinctual playful approach with children, an easy connection with adolescents, and a sensitivity toward families."

Since that time, I - Debra (CT psychology license # 002775) - have attempted to join others along their path and walk with them toward a better future.

My path has included working with clients of all ages, on psychiatric and medical units in hospitals in upstate New York and at Massachusetts Mental Health Center/Harvard Medical School; Community mental health centers and School-based health centers affiliated with Rochester General Hospital in New York; and most recently, as the Clinical Program Manager of an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program affiliated with St. Vincent's Medical Center and the new medical school at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

Now, I'd like to start on a new venture with you individually, and possibly other family members, at Harbor Bridge Emotional Health, to address what you are facing in a supportive and life-changing manner.

Together, we can promote growth and healing within yourself and in your relationships, and shed light on a transformational path.

I work with Adolescents, Adults, Couples & Families, using an integrative psychotherapeutic approach, drawing upon attachment-based, psychodynamic, emotion-focused, experiential, family systems, dyadic developmental, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.

I am open to addressing many presenting concerns.










Dr. Debra Botens