Counseling & Psychotherapy

Dory Dzinski is a nationally certified (NCC) Connecticut licensed professional counselor (LPC). Her passion is working together with individuals or couples to help enhance their lives by working through challenges and making room for a lighter, more enjoyable life.

Spirituality is an area that is often neglected in counseling and psychotherapy. While it may not be the desire of every client, Dory provides the opportunity to bring spirituality into the sessions of those who find it meaningful and helpful on their life path. Spirituality is not religion, although some individuals may express and experience their spirituality through religion. As we emerge and evolve, it is increasingly important to nurture our personalized and individualized spiritual selves.

Areas that she is particularly effective with are as follows:

Bereavement, Grief and Loss of all kinds
Separation and Divorce
Life Transitions
Codependence
Forgiveness
Emerging Spirituality
Self Esteem
Loss of Self
Anger and Frustration
Dark Nights of the Soul
Trauma
Psychospiritual Causation of Illness
Spiritual Emergence and Awarenes

Location

Sessions are held at the lovely home office of Dory Dzinski located at 47 Maple Avenue in the historic Collinsville section of Canton, CT. Her home is a federal colonial built in 1870, and has wonderful and warm Victorian touches that help the client feel safe and secure.

Collinsville has recently received the honor of being in the Top 10 Coolest Little Towns in the U.S. It is a beautiful little town that offers opportunities for calming walks on the Rails to Trails, lunches at pretty little sites, interesting shopping at unique boutiques, kayaking and canoeing a half mile from her office, and other balancing adventures either before or after your session.

Confidentiality

What is discussed in session, stays in session with the exception of a court order or mandatory insurance documentation, or the potential of harm to self or others.

Insurance and Payment

Dory accepts Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Aetna Insurance Company, CIGNA, and United Behavioral Health and affiliates (ConnectiCare, Oxford, etc), and Husky A,B,C,D (Medicaid). I do not take Medicare – $60 out-of-pocket charge for Medicare patients (I can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement for out-of-network provider.) Out-of-network documentation provided upon request.

Private sessions not being processed through insurance are $130 per hour.

Credit cards are accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Discovery, American Express.

Phone Sessions

It may not be feasible for some individuals to come to my office due to illness or weather. We can make secondary arrangements.

Debriefing Services

CISM debriefing services are available for individuals or groups at the rate of $110 per hour. Debriefing sessions are also covered by Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield.

Intake Documentation

Each new client is asked to fill out an Intake Document prior to session – download:  Intake-Form . The client is asked to bring the document with them to the first appointment or mail it, fax it, or scan it in ahead of time.

24 Hour Cancellation Policy

If a client needs to postpone or cancel an appointment, it must be within 24 hours prior to that appointment or payment in full will be expected and billed, barring emergencies. This is not your co-pay amount but the full amount that would have been paid for that session.

Greyhound on Site

Please be advised that there is a 5-year old comfort companion on site, Archie the greyhound. If you are allergic to or afraid of dogs, this may not be the right office for you. He absolutely loves people, and after spending an exuberant one-minute with you, he either sits with us or goes into another room. If it is your desire to pet a dog for comfort, he will come over and be there for you. If you would like to see some greyhound silliness, please view his little YouTube video – CLICK HERE.

Grief Support Group

Grief is a difficult and confusing journey. Individuals often think that what they are feeling is not normal, that something is going wrong, or that they are not “doing grief” the right way. Some individuals may find it difficult to manage the presence of others in their lives who may feel differently about the grief process. No two individuals grieve in quite the same way. It is important to have support and understanding along the way. Come be with us and let us give you comfort. I have been facilitating grief support groups for over 11 years. For this group, there is simple sharing and holding space for one another. The topics are open-ended and respected. All levels are participation are honored.
Wednesdays – June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 11, November 21, December 19 – Hartford HealthCare, 339 West Main Street, Avon, CT (next to Friendly’s on Rte 44).
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Pet Loss Grief Support Group

Our pets are our hearts. They are an indelible part of the fabric of our lives. When they leave us, the hole is nearly unbearable. However, the loss of a companion animal is a marginalized loss. Unless one has been lucky enough to experience the love of an animal, it is difficult to understand this loss. We may hear comments and questions that don’t match our feelings and we cannot find many places that will hold space for our pain. Come be with others who have sustained the loss of a beloved companion. I have been been facilitating grief support groups for over 11 years. For this group, there is simple sharing and holding space for one another. The topics are open-ended and respected. All levels of participation are honored.
Thursdays –  July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11 – Hartford HealthCare, 339 West Main Street, Avon, CT (next to Friendly’s on Rte 44).

Divorced Womens Support Group

Finding yourself alone again can be unsettling when so much has changed in your life. Or maybe you are finding yourself alone for the first time. Perhaps you feel broken, relieved, confused, lonely, excited, shamed, abandoned, helpless, etc. These are just some of the emotions involved in divorce. Join others who are single again due to divorce and learn tips for building self esteem, coping mechanisms, discovering your individuality, and have some fun and companionship. I have been facilitating grief support groups for over 11 years. For this group, there is simple sharing and holding space for one another. The topics are open-ended and respected. All levels of participation are honored.
Wednesdays – September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12 – Hartford HealthCare, 339 West Main Street, Avon, CT (next to Friendly’s on Rte 44). Future dates forthcoming.