Barbara Greten Psychotherapy & Pastoral Counseling, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Meriden
All of us deserve to savor what life has to offer to the fullest extent possible. Many of us experience that journey as compromised by obstacles that threaten to rob us of our joy. These blockages may come from events in the present such as loss of a loved one or a deteriorating relationship; or they may result from earlier events that have left wounds/scars unhealed. I have been engaged in clinical work for 35 years, helping people navigate difficulties, heal trauma, restore their lives to wholeness. I invite you to let me walk that journey with you.... -- Barbara
Individual/Couples/Group Therapy, & Pastoral Counseling for adults. Integrative & collaborative approach, including: EMDR (certified), experiential therapy, "parts" work, psychodrama, inner child, childhood/adult trauma, women's issues, visualization, shame/guilt, spirituality, end-of-life, CBT, anxiety, stress, mood disorders, relationship/attachment, LGBTQ, ACOA, loss/grief, dissociative disorders, life transitions; supervision.
I am a pastoral counselor as well as a mental health clinician and trauma therapist. For some people, religion/spirituality has been a major source of comfort/support as they tackle life's difficulties; for others, anger with God is an obstacle to healing. All experiences/issues are welcome here.
Call or Email Barbara Greten Psychotherapy & Pastoral Counseling for a free phone consultation now - (203) 433-0538


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Connecticut School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 007312 Connecticut


  • Avg Cost (per session): $30 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Great-West
  • HealthPartners
  • Husky
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Yale Magellan
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Barbara Greten Psychotherapy & Pastoral Counseling's Groups

Women Healing Women: Anxiety/Depression Group

Women Healing Women: Anxiety/Depression Groups For & About Women. Many challenges arise over the course of a woman's life that can impact her self-esteem and threaten her sense of inner strength. When issues of anxiety and depression shake her inner core, she may feel insecure about her decisions and lack confidence in her ability to cope with these challenges. But when women bond together for the healing of themselves and each other, new-found strength and woman-wisdom can evolve to counter those feelings of insecurity, weakness, self-doubt. This group is a resource for such healing & strength.

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Couples Group: Women & Men Healing Together

Couples Group: Women & Men Healing Together. This group is for couples who want to strengthen their relationship, improve communication, and evolve a deep sense of harmony and trust in their life together. Our fast-paced, technological, and individualistic society creates as byproducts many stressors that can erode the fabric of our most important relationships. Ironically, these societal factors also intensify our need for safe, supportive, nurturing relationships in which we can find understanding & encouragement. Couples can find additional support & strength in together working through couple issues -- exploring & creating that needed respite from the demands & fragmentation of daily life.

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Women Healing Women: Trauma Group For & About Wom

Women Healing Women: Trauma Groups For & About Women. This group helps women survivors of Physical/Emotional/Sexual Abuse & Abandonment/Neglect work through resulting issues of self-esteem, trust, relationships, fear, triggers, emptiness, loss/grief, attachment, depression, anxiety. The group offers a place of safety, respect, & mutual caring to encourage work in areas of woundedness that may be judged to be too deep and vulnerable to share. Women survivors learn at their own pace to utilize the group as a laboratory to explore core self & interpersonal areas that seem broken, and to invite/offer feedback that encourages/nurtures the healing process.

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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues Across the Lifespan

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential
  • Family / Marital
  • Inner Child & Parts Work
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016
Barbara Greten Psychotherapy & Pastoral Counseling, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Meriden

Barbara Greten Psychotherapy & Pastoral Counseling

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, MSW, LCSW