Psychotherapy

Tai Pimputkar, LCSW
Whole Psychotherapy
91 East Avenue, Garden Level

Norwalk CT 06851
203.286.4454 p
www.wholepsychotherapy.com

Psychotherapy offered in a warm, safe, caring, and professional environment to support your growth and healing. Specializing in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, and depression for women and families throughout the life cycle.   

 

Live. Be. Whole.

 
Practitioner Story

I feel very lucky to have found my true life’s work as a psychotherapist, and to have the privilege of helping and supporting my clients in their journeys of growth and healing. 

Prior to receiving my MSW and working as a therapist, I earned a BS in Engineering and an MBA in Finance, and worked in related fields. While both of those fields provided tremendous challenge and growth in their own ways, I felt drawn to working more directly with people. 

Drawing upon my desire to understand and care for others, my warm and gentle interpersonal style, and my problem-solving skills, I pursued work as a licensed psychotherapist. 

I know first-hand how powerful and life-changing a positive psychotherapeutic experience can be. I aim to provide my clients with professional and caring expertise that is necessary for deep and lasting growth and healing. This includes an integrative approach helping clients with their overall wellbeing – recognizing that our emotional, physical, and spiritual worlds are interconnected and must be treated together to promote overall health, growth, and lasting change.

I am deeply honored to be able to work as a therapist, and to be allowed to offer my clients the support, guidance, and expertise they need to pursue the lives they want to have. Professionalism is of primary importance to me, and I take client wellbeing, safety, and confidentiality very seriously.

 
About Practice

Tai Pimputkar, LCSW is a psychotherapist and owner of the Whole Psychotherapy practice located in Norwalk CT, which specializes in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, depression, and identity questions. She formed the practice on the premise that meaningful and lasting change, growth, and healing occur within a safe, warm, nurturing, and professional therapeutic environment. As a result, Ms. Pimputkar is dedicated to providing her expertise within an environment that delivers effective client-centered psychotherapy and counseling services.

Psychotherapy is most effective when used to integrate explicit and implicit aspects of memory, allowing clients to gain insight while experiencing healthy growth in their lives as a result. Ms. Pimputkar’s focus at Whole Psychotherapy is to offer a range of psychotherapeutic modalities that allow clients to move between talk therapy and more creative and expressive therapies. 

Insight-oriented Talk Therapy: Talk therapy gives clients the chance to talk to a trained professional who can expertly help explore both current daily experiences (such as strong emotions or relational issues), but also understand the underlying causes, which are often a result of our life experiences and relationships. Insight gained through talk therapy can enable clients to make changes to their beliefs, perceptions, or behavior in order to make life feel more manageable, less stressful, and less upsetting.

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (“EMDR”):  EMDR therapy is a highly effective treatment modality that quickly disarms disturbing memories and emotions. These can include fears, anxiety, past traumas, nightmares, flashbacks, phobias, or other unpleasant experiences. EMDR can also be used to develop positive resources or behaviors to help with future life situations. 

Internal Family Systems Therapy (“IFS”):  IFS is a gentle, powerful, and validating treatment modality that allows clients to gain greater insight and compassion for themselves while enacting powerful and lasting change. IFS therapy honors client’s experiences through understanding and curiosity, while effectively treating a wide variety of complaints including intrusive thoughts and memories, dysfunctional behaviors, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and ambivalence and internal conflict, among others. 

Sand Tray Therapy:  Sand Tray Therapy offers adult clients a creative avenue within which to express themselves through visual, tactile, and sensory means. Healing-arts, such as sand tray therapy, allow clients to more fully access deeply held non-verbal memories, beliefs, and feelings that may not be accessible through talk therapy alone. Sand tray therapy taps into the mind's ability to codify experiences in metaphorical or symbolic ways, thus allowing access to a type of storytelling, meaning-making, and communication that may not occur in traditional talk therapy.

 
Specialties

PLANNING A FAMILY 

Trying to conceive can be a period filled with hope, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Whether contemplating the great changes that pregnancy will bring or dealing with infertility, psychotherapy can provide tools for dealing with intense emotions and stress that can occur. Build your emotional health and resilience toolkit at this stage, so that you will have more internal resources to face whatever the future may bring. 

Find treatment for:

  • Medical Trauma 

  • Emotional Fatigue

  • Self-Esteem

  • Grief

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Couples Counseling

 

EXPECTING

Whether looking at the implication of adding another family member to your household in upcoming months or reflecting on your life to date, this period of change can bring great excitement and fear. Ready yourself emotionally to welcome and care for your new arrival. 

 

Offering help with:

  • Body Image issues

  • Identity concerns

  • Self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Couples Counseling

 

NEW PARENT

 

Things change dramatically after giving birth, and mothers can use emotional support and resources to help adapt to their changing role. Whether a first-time mother or seasoned parent, professional help can provide powerful support in this time of change. 

 

Find additional support with:

  • Birth/Medical trauma

  • Attachment and bonding with your new infant

  • Adapting to new family dynamics with existing children and significant other

  • Identity concerns

  • Body Image issues 

  • Self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Couples Counseling

EARLY FAMILY

 

As members of the growing family settle into their new roles, new patterns of relationship and interdependence start to emerge. Getting help in negotiating those roles, connecting more deeply, and establishing healthy emotional patterns can help set the family on firm ground for years to come.

Get help with:

  • Attachment and Bonding

  • Identity concerns

  • Self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Parenting

  • Family and Couples Counseling 

 
Credentials

EDUCATION​

  • New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW in Clinical Social Work, 2011

  • Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management, MBA in Finance, 2005 

  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2001

 

TRAINING

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Levels 1 and 2, 2010

  • Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT) Training, 2012

  • Neurobiological Foundations for EMDR Practice, 2012

  • Internal Family Systems Level 1, 2013

  • Internal Family Systems Level 2, 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Connecticut, 2013

  • EMDR Certified Therapist, 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Association of Social Workers, Member

  • EMDR International Association, Member and Certified Therapist

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Project Return, Clinical Intern, 2009

  • Lantern Communities, Clinical Intern, 2010

  • Westport Family Counseling, Therapist, 2011 – 2013

  • Whole Psychotherapy, Owner and Therapist, 2013 – Present

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Assist in teaching meditation courses, 2012 - Present

  • Member of Women of Wellness TM, 2016 to present

 
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