Westport Family Counseling

Betsi Mufson, LCSW


Oftentimes, when experiencing loss, intense emotions can obscure our thinking and inhibit our ability to connect. We do not identify our feelings as being related to loss because people usually think of loss as a physical death. However, loss happens as a result of change and transition, too. We can experience loss when we end a relationship, change jobs, become “empty nesters…” Transitions have a share of loss to process…therapy helps us do this work and create a positive path forward.

As we get to know and trust each other…I will evaluate your stressors, losses, goals and support your growth using the specific therapeutic techniques needed. In time and with mindfulness we will re-establish balance and increase positivity. Most clients feel a sense of relief after just one session.


Experience: Betsi Iris Mufson, LCSW is a Psychotherapist trained in Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic therapy. Ms. Mufson studied at Smith College School For Social Work in Massachusetts, and The Metropolitan Institute, in New York. In 1996, Ms. Mufson became a certified Hatha Yoga-Meditation Instructor through The Yoga School of Colorado. Ms. Mufson is also a published author. Several of her articles have been featured on websites, such as MindBodyGreen, including her article, “How to Model Mindfulness for Children.” Having been a meditation practitioner for more than 30 years, Betsi has developed a technique that blends deep breathing and mindfulness techniques with traditional psychotherapy.

Betsi works with individuals, couples and families. She also leads weekly Psychotherapeutic groups for Adolescent and Adult Meditation, Bereavement, and Divorce. Through her “Empty Nesters” support group, Betsi helps parents having difficulty letting go of parenthood to transition into a new phase of life.

Theoretical Background: Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Self Psychology

Types of Therapy practiced: Insight Oriented, Psychodynamic, DBT, Hatha Yogic Breathing Techniques/Meditation for Stress, Loss and Emotional Irregularity, Integrative Therapy

Works With: Individuals, Couples

Client Age Range: Adults

Email: b.mufson@wfcmail.org

In response to COVID-19, WFC now offers Telemedicine. Telemedicine is effective, research-based treatment! Social Distancing doesn’t mean we have to be alone.
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