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Compassionate Connections Therapeutic & Consulting Services

Compassionate Connections

Helping Individuals and Families Reconnect and Heal

At Compassionate Connections we offer comprehensive, professional, client-centered and non-judgemental therapeutic support for individuals, couples and families experiencing relational, mental health and addiction concerns. 

As your therapist our role is to provide hope, support and guidance during the most difficult of times. We view families as an integral component of an individual’s healing process and overall well being. Our passion is working with families towards a path of reconnection and healing--through communication, skill building and fostering connections. 

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Our Philosophy

We believe in the extraordinary healing power of individuals and families. We believe that all people have the ability to learn and overcome fears, in order to help support themselves and their loved ones during times of extreme difficulty.

Looking for a therapist that is right for you? Explore what we can offer you and your family. 

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Main Therapeutic Approaches

Emotion Focused Family Therapy

The philosophy of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to support caregivers to increase their role in their loved one’s recovery from mental health issues. As an EFFT clinician, we believe that empowering parents to help their children, regardless of age, is the most successful approach to overcoming a variety of mental health concerns. Thus, our main responsibility is to support parents and caregivers to become active agents of healing, and to increase their involvement in helping their child to process underlying emotions that may be contributing to problematic thoughts, behaviors and symptoms.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to assist you in learning how to identify your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and physical sensations. It is used to help teach strategies around shifting unhelpful thinking patterns and applying problem solving skills to to the difficult situations you are experiencing. It is a structured and specific approach that requires active and collaborative efforts from both the client and therapist.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.The goal of ACT is to create a rich and meaningful life, while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it

What to Expect


Compassionate Connections is located at 32 Dufferin Street in Bridgewater—above the FinishLine Hair Salon. Our entrance is located in the back of the building. Parking is available. 

We also maintain a office space at Our Health Center in Chester on Tuesday evenings.