My mission is to help people feel safe and heard, understood and empowered, and capable of improving their lives. I practice psychotherapy because of the meaningful relationships built through therapy that have a lasting impact.
My name is Caroline H. Schiff, LMSW. I graduated from Skidmore College where I studied sociology, business management, and classical studies. I received my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work and am licensed to practice by the state of Connecticut as a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). I was recognized by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services through a grant for working with Transitioning Youth at Risk. I have worked in an acute hospital setting as well as in adolescent and adult outpatient settings with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. I have also worked in human services and community outreach on local initiatives to serve the community. I am currently serving as the Senior Vice President of the Westport Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC).
I became a psychotherapist because of the incredible way a therapist once helped me. Not only did she help me uncover the roots of what was bothering me and develop a plan for change, but she helped me feel empowered and believe in myself again. I found my love for the helping profession and began my journey towards becoming a psychotherapist.
I balance my work life with a spiritual and active lifestyle. I love fitness both in a gym or studio as well as out in nature, particularly at the beach. I live with the principles of balance, clarity, and wellness.
MY CLIENTS SAY IT BEST: TESTIMONIALS
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“Caroline made me feel at ease from the very first session. Her insight, compassion, and empathy instantly made me feel like I had chosen the right therapist for me.”
“I know I can count on Caroline no matter what. She is kind, compassionate, empathetic, and caring. She is trustworthy and reliable. I cannot say enough wonderful things about her.”
“Caroline has helped me change destructive patterns and become happier.”
“From the moment I met Caroline and began sharing my story, I felt an eternal calm. She has been able to support me through some of the most difficult and low points of my life whilst providing me with an unbiased outlook and challenging me to face thoughts I had pushed to the side.”
“It is so easy to talk to Caroline. You can really tell she cares about you and wants to help.”
“I can confidently say just from one appointment that my quality of life was/has been enhanced.”
Taking long beach walks with our Goldendoodle puppy, Penny.