Donald deGraffenried, LCSW

Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW specializes in the treatment of acute stress and posttraumatic stress with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He maintains a private practice in New Haven, CT, treating complex trauma with EMDR. He has over 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems. deGraffenried is a graduate of the UCONN School of Social Work.

His approach to treatment is client centered, strength based, solution oriented, and culturally sensitive. Don actively works to engage the clients in a collaborative process in the support of meaningful change. He is influenced by the work of Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh and the pioneering trainer and solution based social worker Insoo Kim Berg, MSW. He can be reached at

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