We opened a private mental health practice in New Milford because we love our community. When you reach out for help with a challenge you’re facing it is our job to assist you in a timely way. I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years. It has been an honor to help people find their way during difficult times and to watch the progress people make when they invest in therapy.
I have an undergraduate degree in social work and psychology from Western Connecticut State University and a Master’s in Social Work with a specialty in children and families from Fordham Graduate School of Social Service in New York.
I have additional training in Structural Family Therapy, Financial Social Work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Treatment. This training coupled with my experience working in community mental health and residential treatment as a family therapist serves to inform me how to support the work of our team of therapists to help bring you empathetic nonjudgemental mental health professionals that you can feel comfortable with starting the process of therapy. We understand how important the therapeutic relationship is and we are always mindful of your specific goals and objectives.
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time hiking and being a part of nature, which offers me an opportunity to appreciate what our world has to offer. I am fortunate to be the father of five children and enjoy being around them with my best friend and partner Rebecca at NMCC and in life.
On a final note, I love being a social worker because empowering people to use their strengths to overcome what they are struggling with is inspiring. Having the opportunity to be a part of a client’s team on their journey to self-discovery and transformation from a renewed commitment to self-care creates a positive energy that is tremendously rewarding. Sometimes, providing you with information about resources in the community can help you accomplish your goals. Other times, you may need to do more in-depth counseling to get to that place.
Chris Rancourt, LMSW is Licensed Social Worker specializing in working with people with acute and chronic mental health conditions. He has more than 20 years experience working with children, adolescent juvenile offenders and adults with legal and financial difficulties.