Bonnie Thaler, Clinical Intern
direct phone (203)842-2048
I believe that every person holds the capacity for change and growth. I believe this ability for change can lead to new ways of being that bring more joy into your life and more connection to others. I see my work as a Marriage and Family Therapist as a great privilege. I see myself as a collaborator with my clients. I am here to listen and offer guidance, compassion, and support. I believe that life has more meaning when we can strengthen our connection with ourselves and with others.
I work with individuals, couples, and families. My training is in Structural and Strategic Family Therapy which means that I see problems and their solutions through a systemic lens. We are all a part of various systems, some that are functioning more happily and efficiently than others. The only thing we can change is our own behavior and our own perspective. By seeing that we ourselves have the ability to change our reactions to responses, we can begin to discover that we have it within our control to have more of what we want. Then, we can create more harmony and joy in our lives. There is only one place that any of us can make a change and that is in the present moment. I practice mindfulness and presence and incorporate both into my work as a therapist.
I am a clinical intern in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Fairfield University. I attended Simmons College in Boston as an undergraduate, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Communications. When I am not busy with my clinical internship, I am spending treasured time with my husband and three children.