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Judy Wayton Psychotherapy, LPC, LMHC

Judy Wayton is a licensed counselor and registered play therapist. She works with children and adults, ages three and up. Her focus is on helping clients heal from traumatic experiences. She uses EMDR, IFS, brainspotting, and play therapy techniques to assist in trauma healing and nervous system regulation.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • AllSavers UHC
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • CT Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
  • Texas
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“As an adoptee, I'm drawn to adoption as an area of focus and enjoy working with children and families touched by adoption or in the foster care system.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have been in the mental health field for almost 20 years. I'm a registered play therapist as well as a certified synergetic play therapist. I'm trained in EMDR, brainspotting, and internal family systems. I hold a certification as a positive discipline parent educator. As an adoptee, I'm drawn to adoption as an area of focus and enjoy working with children and families touched by adoption or in the foster care system.
What should someone know about working with you?
I use a lighthearted approach, bringing humor and fun into my sessions, and I enjoy working with children, adults, and families who are healing from trauma. Progress looks different for every client but, for most, progress will be something the client feels. The person may feel less triggered by certain situations, less anxiety, less depression, or less anger.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am constantly learning through different training and programs. I am currently involved in a somatic trauma healing program through Embody Labs and plan to continue this path, as research shows that trauma is stored in the body and nervous system. I hope to incorporate somatic experiencing into my trauma healing practices.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm very excited about the ongoing research on trauma, neuroscience, and the nervous system. I try to keep up with the latest research and incorporate this into treatment.
“I use a lighthearted approach, bringing humor and fun into my sessions, and I enjoy working with children, adults, and families who are healing from trauma.”
Interested in speaking with Judy?