Loretta Staples

Not Accepting Clients

I help you strengthen your capacity to face life's challenges with courage, faith, and creativity, fully-embodied.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Haven, CT

  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

I specialize in working with those who feel "different," and whose sense of difference creates distress. Issues may include concern about "fitting in," alienation from family members and significant others, and uncertainty about identity, appearance, and community. Left unresolved, these challenges can yield interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, and self-harm. Acknowledged, they can provide opportunities for growth and healing, deepening one's sense of self, purpose, and belonging.

My Background and Approach

My orientation as a therapist is toward deepening one's inherent strengths and capacity to cope with life's challenges. Through compassionate dialog, creative exploration, and practical problem-solving, I help clients work through obstacles. I enter the therapeutic relationship with optimism, trust, and humility, sincere in my concern for your well-being. Before becoming a licensed clinical social worker, I enjoyed a long professional career in design, technology, and education, fields of practice that nurture skills in creativity, innovation, collaboration, and learning. I bring these skills to my clinical practice. I'm also trained as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) with a focus on the body as a source of wisdom and guidance.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

What can I say? My faith in others is boundless. That's why I became a therapist (after many years doing other stuff). My faith in you is what I hope to share. Your faith in yourself is what I hope to nurture. My professional background in art and design, education, technology, business, and social work provides an unusually diverse, creative platform for therapeutic collaboration.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


203-999-0603 Email Loretta
400 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Reach out to Loretta