Eileen Manela, LCSW


Addictions, Adolescents, Adults, Anger, Anxiety, Caregiver Stress, Children, Couples, Depression, Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Elderly and Aging, Families, Grief Recovery, Infertiity, PTSD, Psychiatric - DSM, Stress Management

Eileen Manela is a Psychotherapist who received her Master’s Degree from New York University in 1986. She is licensed and accredited in both Connecticut and New York and has been practicing for over thirty years. Eileen sees a wide range of clients focusing on life transitions, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, parenting support, work/career issues, stress management and illness. She continues to be a student of ongoing continuing education having completed post-masters training at The Ackerman Institute For Family Therapy, The Society For Ericksonian Psychotherapy, and has studied with The Hartford Family Institute focusing on the science and soul of psychotherapy. Eileen’s work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for fifteen years led to her subspecialty of working with all phases of illness, wellness, and bereavement. Over the decades, Eileen has studied and integrated different treatment modalities to help clients create an environment for change and to create a more fulfilling life. Eileen brings her training as a Yoga Instructor to her heartfelt, suportive and insightful work, and to the center of her client’s experiences.

Describe your current practice:

My MSW was received in 1986 from NYU - over thirty years of clinical experience!

After twenty+ years of living in NYC, I now live in the bucolic hills of Litchfield CT, where I have a private practice. I see a wide range of clients from individuals, couples, families, and groups. I also conduct workshops around wellness, street reduction, and living a fuller more meaningful life.
In a comfortable and supportive environment, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs to help problem solve, gain insight, awareness and attain personal growth. I bring my heartfelt supportive and insightful ways to my work and the center of clients' experience.
Please view my website eileenmanela.com - hopefully that can add to this information.

Where did you get your MSW?
New York University

What was your area of concentration?

What continuing education activities have you been involved in during the past year?

I am a strong believer in continuing education, and a voracious reader of new and old favorites in the field. I also take numerous on line courses by Deepak Chopra, Brene Brown, Esther Perel, and Thich Nahat Hanh. I am a follower of Peter Levine and his work on trauma, and a monthly follower of Psychology Today magazine. We are so fortunate to have access to some many wonderful teachers on the internet and I take advantage of as much as I can. I am open to quite an ecclectic approach!
My last attended conference (before COVID) was with Tian Dayton, and her work on Psychodrama. She is the author of "The Soulful Journey of Recovery.

Supervision Fees:
115.00 per hour. FREE 15 minute consult.

Address where the supervision will take place:

88 Knox Road, Litchfield, CT or ZOOM!


Website (if available):

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