Grounded in the belief that knowing and being true to oneself is the key to mental health and a meaningful existence, I attempt to provide a safe environment enabling my clients to explorer their deepest feelings, thought, and beliefs. Having a compassionate understanding of human nature and psyche I facilitate the process of self discovery and healing with genuineness and expertise.In the last decade I have gained a particular interest and expertise in working with trauma. Work as well as training has taught me deep appreciation and empathy for the suffering that stems from such extraordinary experience.
Being extensively trained in a variety of different approaches to psychotherapy I work from a holistic framework focussing on the body-mind connection and understand body and mind as functionally identical. My preferred methods of working are Body Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Bioenergetics, and EMDR.
I work with individuals, couples and groups, facilitating a therapy process designed to help clients to (re)gain a more meaningful and content life. Having received most of my education in Germany I immigrated to the United Sates in 1984 and have been in private practice in Colchester ever since.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Walter Van Sambeck now - (860) 578-2412


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Bonn, Germany
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: 000493 Connecticut


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $130
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LADC 000462 State of Connecticut
  • Certificate: NBCC/MAC 41275
  • Certificate Date: 1996


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance Abuse
  • Personality Disorders


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: German


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Existentialistic and Humanistic
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015
Walter Van Sambeck, DplPsy, LPC, LADC, Counselor in Colchester

Walter Van Sambeck

Counselor, DplPsy, LPC, LADC