Jeff Stratton is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 15 years of experience in outpatient psychotherapy. Prior to that, he worked as a Clinical Case Manager and Partial Hospital Counselor. He comes from a background in community mental health where he worked with a wide variety of clients from late adolescence to seniors. Jeff is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to treat mood disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. He works primarily with individuals but has also led various skills-oriented groups for many years to help clients identify and manage emotions, reduce distress, and improve interpersonal skills, areas that he also emphasizes in his individual work.
He has extensive experience treating individuals with substance misuse problems and utilizes motivational strategies and moving along the continuum of change to assist his clients in moving toward and taking action with their recovery. He has experience completing mandated substance misuse evaluations. When appropriate, he likes to involve family members and support persons to assist in his clients’ recovery. He favors active listening, insight-oriented and solution focused techniques to help his clients make the changes they are seeking in their lives.
Jeff earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from Springfield College and his Master’s degree in mental health counseling from New England College.
Clients enjoy Jeff’s sense of humor and unconditional acceptance, as well as his subtle directness and compassion.