About Dr. Jeanne C. Folks

You can’t embrace life if you are constantly tired, confused, fearful, or unhappy.

My clients tell me they most deeply appreciate my patience, insight, and good humor. With more than 30 years of clinical experience, I can help you let go of old hurts and limiting beliefs to find the person you were truly meant to be. You can learn to heal and deepen your relationships, and live a life filled with a clear and inspired sense of meaning and purpose.

Recognizing the uniqueness of each person’s history, first, I listen. Then, together, we work out a plan that will meet your needs in the most respectful and efficient way possible.

In private practice serving adults, I offer clear, honest problem solving, incorporating Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and holistic approaches when appropriate. I also lead a number of evening groups for women in my Avon office and present a variety of special interest classes and lectures for the public (see the Events page).

Teaching has kept me up to date with the latest wisdom in my field. I have taught Social Psychology, the Psychology of Loving Relationships, Lifespan Development and the Psychology of Death & Dying at CCSU as well as Principles of Clinical Medicine and Mind-Body Medicine at UCONN School of Medicine.

I am also pleased to offer clinical case consultation to both new and seasoned therapists. Therapists can log hours with me towards certification as I am an EMDRIA approved consultant.

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My Experience and Professional Training

35+ years in practice
M.Div and D.Min from the School of Theology at Claremont (1978)
Licensed Professional Counselor (Connecticut License #000152)

Additional Training

Mind-Body-Spirit Medicine Professional Training Program – Advanced Certificate
Level I & Level II training in EFT with an additional 72 hours of training in advanced, trauma focused techniques

Additional Credentials

EMDRIA/EMDR Certified and EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Master ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) Certified Practitioner

American Psychotherapy Association – Certified Fellow
National Board of Medical Hypnosis – Certified Medical Hypnotherapist
International Institute of Traumatic Stress Studies – Clinical Member
Connecticut Counseling Association – Clinical Member


My Passions and Commitments

I have dedicated my life to the release and healing of all living things held in captivity.  In my clinical work, I’m committed to helping people find freedom from old hurts and limiting beliefs and behaviors.

In my personal life, I work with a passion to secure the freedom of prisoners of conscience in this country and around the world and am a decades-long member of Amnesty International.  I fight for the rights of animals held in harsh captivity with a number of brave and tirelessly dedicated animal rights organizations including, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Performing Animal Welfare (PAW) and The Jane Goodall Institute.

Every life freed is a contribution to a peaceful world.