Dr. James Sullivan, PHD

Dr. James Sullivan, PHD

Counseling  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. James Sullivan, PHD is a counselor in Brookfield, CT. He specializes in counseling, adult psychology, and more.Read his story

5 Junction Rd

Brookfield, CT 06804

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This content was provided by Dr. Sullivan "Dr. Jim Sullivan has been working with young people and their families for over 40 years. His approach to therapy is one which sees therapeutic work as transition and transformation rather than deficit-centered illness. His work invites people to share their struggles in the safety of a safe, accepting relationship. As a teacher, school counselor, and psychotherapist in private practice, he has worked with youth and their families in areas both urban (Boston, Hong Kong) and suburban (metropolitan Chicago, New York, and Connecticut). He received his doctorate in counseling from Fordham University and holds four masters degrees in the fields of theology, social science, counseling, and educational psychology, and a 6th year certificate in school administration. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors, and holds diplomate status as a nationally certified Forensic Counselor and a nationally certified Criminal Justice Specialist. His 15 years as a teacher involved the creation of an award-winning middle school program for at-risk underachievers, which has become a model for area schools in their work with at-risk children. He has worked as a consultant to schools and corporations, helping establish programs in assertiveness training, conflict resolution, motivational strategies, and effective leadership. Dr. Jim has been an adjunct professor of counseling in the graduate programs of Western Connecticut State University and Long Island University (Rockland County and the USMA at West Point campuses). He also worked as a middle school and high school counselor for 15 years. As a certified forensic counselor and a certified criminal justice specialist, he has worked with individuals and families in New York and Connecticut court systems. His work in private practice is grounded in solution-focused, holistic intervention, specializing in abuse recovery, mood disorders, couple and family therapy (including court-ordered and forensic therapy), educational assessment, college advising, effective parenting, and men's and women's issues. As a community volunteer, he was the co-founder and program director of Journey from 1991 to 2003. Journey was a performing arts group of high school students who worked with younger adolescents, senior citizens, and in community service projects throughout New York and Connecticut with a message of self-respect and abuse prevention. His belief is that children develop healthy self-concepts by living lives of integrity and service to others. Since 1969, Jim's articles and book reviews on educational and counseling issues have appeared in national journals and periodicals. He is the author of research titled: The Adjustment of Children and Adolescents to Their Siblings' Pediatric Cancer. He is currently at work on a book, Men Becoming: Parenting Adolescent Boys Into Manhood, providing boys and men with a model for security and happiness within themselves and in their relationships. Jim and his wife, Kathy, a licensed marriage and family therapist, registered nurse, and school counselor, are the parents of four adult children and eleven grandchildren."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sullivan "One size never fits all. Each person and each issue demands its own caring approach. I work in the modes of cognitive-behavioral, family systems, Gestalt, psychodynamic, existential, reality, transpersonal, and bioenergetic -- all in a context of acceptance, warmth, and humor. Early gains rely on maximum challenge matched with maximum support. I have successfully struggled throughout my life as a son, husband, and father of four. I know the pain of being wounded and the healing that is possible."

9  Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Couples Counseling
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling

0  Board Certifications

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13  Conditions Treated

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  • Fordham University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Fordham University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Sullivan is a rare find. His easy going nature put me right at ease. Combined with this easy going nature is a wealth of knowledge and expertise. I'm not sure where i would be without him.
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Dr. Jim Sullivan was highly recommended to me by a psychologist that practices in NY. He was also highly recommended by several people I knew personally. He is highly respected and very well educated in his field. He is compassionate, fair, looks at everyone's perspectives and has helped many...Read More
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Dr. Sullivan changed my life. I saw him as a troubled teen and because of him, I was able to manage my problems. I am now very successful, both personally and professionally, and I owe some of this to Dr. Jim. I would recommend him over any other therapists especially for teens and young adults.
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Doctor Sullivan is absolutely the best therapist I've ever met, I couldn't I've asked for more, I still feel so lucky to be a patient. I called on a Friday & had my 1st appointment 3 days later! That's so rare.. He set me up with a secondary PhD for my medication immediately.. Honestly I've looked...Read More
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