Fran Dorf MA, LCSW

Fran Dorf

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Stamford, Connecticut. My services are completely confidential. My specialty is bereavement, but I also treat anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem, anger and impulse control, and much more. I see adults, adolescents, and couples in individual therapy. I also facilitate several bereavement groups, one with parents who've lost children, and another with seniors who've lost their partners. I use an eclectic mix of methods, creative and traditional, to achieve goals we set together, including narrative therapy, cognitive/behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, meditation, and expressive arts. I believe that human beings have an absolute capacity for change, and when I sit with you in my office or on Skype, I am present, open, empathetic, non-judgmental, and committed to helping you become all you wish to be, and CAN be. On my blog and psychotherapy website,, I post interesting psychology-related articles, and articles about grief, written by me or curated from around the web.

I am also a longtime professional writer, author of three psychological acclaimed, internationally published novels, A Reasonable Madness (Birch Lane; Signet); Flight (Dutton; Signet) and Saving Elijah (Putnam). I write articles, essays, poetry, and plays. For information about my current writing projects or to buy my novels, go to

As a writer AND psychotherapist, I have developed the "write to heal" method, regularly facilitate workshops to help people use writing to explore their inner lives, and can employ writing as a healing tool with my clients, if they're interested.

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