Justin Rogala, LCSW
There are a lot of theories, beliefs, and ideas about psychotherapy. My core belief is quite simple. Success and positive change are based upon a trusting, safe relationship between the client and therapist. I believe Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are extremely helpful. CBT is an evidenced-based model that produces great outcomes. CBT lends itself well to webcam therapy. I offer these services because I believe people can connect and form relationships beyond the norms of traditional therapy.
I have experience facilitating individual and group therapy sessions to people regarding the following topics:
- Education Transitions
- Employment Transitions
- Mood issues
- Stress management
- Obsessive thoughts
- Compulsive behaviors
- Substance use
- Assertiveness education
- Eating issues
- Communication skills
- Smoking cessation
- Weight loss
My Education and Employment History
I received my Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Connecticut in 2005.
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University at Lincoln Center 2004.
While completing my undergraduate education, from 2002 to 2003, I interned at Reality House, Inc., a methadone and outpatient substance use treatment provider in Harlem, New York. From 2003 to 2004 I interned at the Addiction Institute of New York's Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Programs at Roosevelt Hospital. While completing my graduate studies from 2004 to 2005 I interned at Cedarcrest Hospital's Young Adult Program, formerly in Newington, CT.
From 2005 to 2007 I earned the required experience and supervision for my LCSW during employment with Alcohol and Drug Recovery Centers, Inc., in Hartford, where I ran groups for clients with substance use issues.
From 2007 to 2013, I worked in New Haven at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, a joint venture between the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and Yale University, providing group and individual therapy to clients with a wide variety of mental health issues.
In 2013, I began working as a Behavioral Health Consultant for the Department of Children and Families where I work with child protective services staff and clinical providers to meet the needs of families working with DCF.
From 2013 to 2017, I worked as a clinical contractor for Landmark Center for Behavioral Health in Wallingford, Connecticut.
In May 2017, I opened the office for eTherapy of Connecticut, LLC!