Dr. Dori Gatter and Associates
17 S. Highland Street
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 258-4113

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Kathryn Scheffel, PhD

Kathryn Scheffel, PhD

Specialties: chronic pain, depression and anxiety disorders, incarceration, parenting, teens, phobias, relationships, self-injury, trauma

Therapeutic approach: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), manualized CBT for depression and anxiety disorders, mindfulness

Dr. Scheffel, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, helps adults, couples, parents, and teens strengthen their abilities to manage distress and uncomfortable emotions. She focuses on helping clients to build confidence, belief in their abilities, and comfort with the idea that they can live full lives–despite catastrophes that might develop. Her philosophy: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. . . It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Dr. Scheffel works with her clients to help them weather life’s setbacks with positivity. With her friendly, genuine, and upbeat presence, she creates a non-judgmental environment where clients from all backgrounds can safely share and experience their emotional discomfort and experiences.

Dr. Scheffel has an extensive background in school/adolescent psychology and prison work. She is an expert on incarceration issues and how they affect relationships and families. She is available to counsel newly released adults who are entering back into their marriages, adults on probation or parole, and family members of incarcerated children, teens, or adults who are seeking support.

In addition to her work at Reflections, LLC, Dr. Scheffel works as a psychologist at the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center – South Campus in Middletown. She has made national presentations on parenting and incarceration to the American Psychological Association and the National Council on Family Relations.

For inquiries about Dr. Scheffel’s practice, her clinical offerings, or any other services, please contact her office by calling Reflections, LLC at (860) 258-4113 or by completing the form on our Contact page.

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