Theresa Pizzo


Theresa (Terry) Pizzo, M.S., L.P.C., is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut. Terry graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Western Connecticut State University.

Terry’s theoretical orientation incorporates Neurocounseling, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (CBT) treatment modalities to help clients improve their emotional, behavioral and physiological self-regulation, and achieve wellness and optimal performance.

She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Her specializations and interests include: Treatment for Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Grief and Loss Counseling, Substance Abuse: Addiction and Recovery, Coping with Divorce, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Anger Management, ADHD, Women’s Roles and Issues, LBGTQ Issues Across the Life Span, Parenting Skills, and Life Coaching.

Before joining Sterling Institute, Terry was in private practice for 13+ years in Danbury, CT and Greenwich, CT. At Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT, she provided supervision for Mental Health Professionals, as well as facilitated therapeutic and psychoeducational groups. She held the position of Director at the Danbury Regional Commission on Child Care, Rights, and Abuse in Danbury CT, where she trained and supervised individuals and graduate students to counsel and mentor parents at-risk of child abuse. She also developed programs and statewide initiatives for the growing population of grandparents raising grandchildren, and programs for adoptive and foster families. At a New York State prison, she developed parenting programs for incarcerated mothers and facilitated domestic violence and stress management groups.

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