About Trish Haines Dayan


  • University of Connecticut, MBA - General Management, Marketing
  • Bryn Mawr College, MSS - Casework
  • Duquesne University, BA, Magna Cum Laude - Psychology, Sociology

Postgraduate Training and Continuing Education (selective)

  • Group Psychotherapy Workshops leading to CGP certification from the American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Rape, Sexual Abuse, and Domestic Violence Survivors; and Post Traumatic Stress DIsorder
  • Multicultural Aspects of Family Understanding
  • Family and Couples Psychotherapy
  • Gerontology
  • Treatment of Phobias
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Understanding of Psychotropic Medications


I am married, am a stepmother, and grandmother of 3 children. I am an animal lover, currently with two dogs and two lovebirds. Politically, I am a liberal environmentalist, and have participated in some political activism. Travel to challenging locations is the main hobby of my husband and myself, along with theater, opera, and concerts.

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Private Practice (Full Time):

  • Individual and Couples Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Survivors of Abuse
  • Counseling and Group Education for Specialized Populations: Interfaith Families, Stepfamilies, Adults with Aging Parents
  • Families struggling with Substance Abuse
  • People with Bipolar, Anxiety, and Depressive Disorders
  • Presentation of Corporate and Community Workshops
  • Work and Family LIfe Publication on Eldercare - Consultant
  • The Family Centers EAP, on Personnel Relationships - Consultant

Volunteer Positions

  • Physicians for Human Rights: Psychological Evaluations for victims of torture seeking political asylum
  • NAMI of SW Connecticut, Board of Directors
  • NYDCC - Treatment for Families Impacted by 9/11
  • Sexual Assault Center - Group Facilitator (inactive)

Senior Consultant and Administrator

Regional Operations, Personal Performance Consultants, White Plains, NY. Provided clinical assessments, emergency treatment, and short-term counseling and referrals to employees of major corporations. Responsible for operations of five regional offices Account Manager for four national contracts, after assisting in the marketing of EAP services. Facilitator and Educator for training workshops for employees of those companies.

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Clinical Practice and Developer of Group Education Programs

Jewish Family Service, Stamford, CT. Developed services for interfaith couples and led a support/educational group with a local rabbi and priest, which met monthly for 8 years. Developed and facilitated community Family LIfe Education workshops for the elderly, the bereaved, and those recovering from trauma.

Executive Director

Mid Fairfield Child Guidance Center, Norwalk, CT. Responsible for all administrative, program, marketing, and fund-raising functions for this mental health community agency, providing services to children and families. This position required active board and community relationships at a time of severe budget restrictions and the need for program and staff changes.

Executive Director

Concord Family Service Society, Concord, MA. Responsible for all clinical and administrative services for this social service agency, providing professional counseling to individuals and families from all age groups and socio-economic backgrounds. Managed and developed state contracts for services to families with children at risk of abuse and neglect. Developed new programs: Employee Assistance contracts with three area corporations, and Divorce Mediation services. Doubled the size of the staff and budget, and developed fully-involved Board of Directors and community liaisons. Began computerization of financial functions, utilizing graduate school volunteers.

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Senior Caseworker and Management Assistant

Family and Children's Service, Stamford, CT. Full counseling caseload with adult and family clients of this multi-service agency, furthering expertise with individual and marital therapy, gerontology, group therapy, and trauma. Developed group psychotherapy and family life education services, both providing leadership, and training other clinicians. Program director for services to pregnant teens and families with children at risk of abuse and neglect, working closely with other community agencies. Director of office in Darien, CT, reaching out to families and schools in this affluent community. Provided supervision to graduate students and to new MSW staff.

Inpatient Coordinator

North Central Florida Community Mental Health Center, Gainesville, FL. Performed psychosocial assessments, case management, and brief therapy with acutely psychotic or alcohol/drug addicted patients and their families. Worked closely with outpatient, day treatment and community referral sources to ensure continuity of care.

Clinical Social Worker

Indian River Community Mental Health Center, Fort Pierce, FL. Provided outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Developed group services for the agency. Back To Top

Contact Information:

Phone: 203-329-9121

Email: tdayan@aol.com

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