Dorothy J Uhrlass, PhD, Psychologist in West Hartford
Dr. Uhrlass is a licensed psychologist in Connecticut and New York. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University and specialized training through a two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Uhrlass is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCONN School of Medicine where she provides clinical supervision to psychiatry residents. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, empirically-supported treatment to individuals and families struggling to make changes in their lives.
Areas of clinical expertise include the treatment of anxiety disorders such as OCD, social anxiety, excessive worry, separation anxiety, and panic. She also has extensive experience working with families on parenting issues and behavioral problems, as well as depression, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, peer problems, oppositional behaviors, and trichotillomania (hair pulling).
Dr. Uhrlass has also conducted research focused on better understanding risk factors for depression and social anxiety. She has presented her research at national conferences and published articles in several journals, including Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Therapy and Research, and Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
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  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Binghamton University
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: 003086 Connecticut

Dorothy J Uhrlass's Groups

Groups for Children

Group therapy can be a powerful intervention for children. Group therapy may serve as an adjunctive treatment for a child already in individual therapy, or for some children, it may be appropriate as the primary form of treatment. Through the group setting, children have the unique opportunity to receive feedback and support from their peers. Using cognitive-behavioral approaches, these groups aim to teach children effective strategies to cope with and decrease levels of distress. Children learn relaxation skills, ways to challenge and change negative thinking patterns, strategies to face their fears and anxiety, as well as problem-solving skills.

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Parenting Support Groups

Essential to the treatment of children and adolescents, is the role of parents in creating a home environment conducive to their child's treatment. In addition, the stress of parenting a child with ADHD, oppositional behaviors, irritability, or anxiety often leaves parents feeling overwhelmed and unsupported. Parenting groups specifically designed for parents of children with emotional difficulties are in the process of being formed. Groups will focus on teaching effective parenting strategies, as well as providing parents with support.

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  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016
Dorothy J Uhrlass, PhD, Psychologist in West Hartford

Dorothy J Uhrlass

Psychologist, PhD