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Frank Basler          Susie Basler

Welcome to our website.  We trust it will give you a sense of the philosophy that supports our work.

As we journey through life, there are joyful times and bumpy ones – times when it would be good to share our struggles with an experienced coach/therapist who listens deeply.

Click on our names below for more information.

Susie Basler   203-820-1225

Frank Basler  203-345-5682


29 East Main Street, Westport, CT


"In the well of our being is being well"

Our goal is to help you reconnect with your innate ability to grow toward wholeness and healing, bringing…

  • More aliveness in your relationships and daily living,

  • Confidence -- greater clarity about your strengths, while reducing limiting beliefs,

  • Less need to protect yourself as you engage authentically in being seen, heard, and accepted.

  • Opportunities to hone skills that can be used in various settings in your life

Susie Basler, MA, LMSW


Background and Experience

  • Therapist - Oct. 2022 to present

  • Social worker for Willows Pediatric Group - 2019 - 2023

  • Executive Director of Project Return, a Westport based group home for teenaged girls, 1986 - 2016.  

  • - 160 girls went through the program.  

  • -  We were a field work site students from area graduate schools of social work

  • -  We had a an aftercare program and an after school program in six area high schools.

  • School social worker for 5 years, City School District, Rochester, NY

  • MA, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

  • BS, University of Wisconsin

Training in...

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • ADHD treatment and strategies

  • SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions). SPACE is a parent-focussed treatment by Dr Eli Lebowitz at Yale Child Study Center for children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD and related problems.


Clients' issues needs

  • Identity formation

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Social and/or academic difficulties

  • Maladaptive behavior

  • Parents who are struggling with their child and who want to be more effective

I listen deeply and bring you a wealth of experience and hard-earned wisdom, offering... 

  • Appreciation and understanding of the many pressures teens face

  • A reservoir of skills that can help teens better understand themselves and thus make healthier choices

  • A belief that change is possible

  • Tools to reduce anxiety and navigate blind spots and roadblocks

  • Ability to discern how thoughts and feelings make sense in the context of your life

  • Empathy for how hard it is to parent and to raise children in an affluent community

  • An understanding of how parents can stay connected with their teens while setting healthy boundaries

  • A chance to reflect on how we were parented and what that means for our parenting

  • A deep belief in each person's capacity for growth and change




I look forward to talking with you. 

Contact me at 203-820-1225 or


Frank Basler

Being Well with your Self, with your Work, and in your Soul


As a therapist or coach, I bring you a wealth of experience and wisdom.  I can help you deal with important issues you may be struggling with as you grow toward "being well" in three areas:

  • At work, an increased ability to resolve conflict and facilitate growth in others. I have a background as an organization effectiveness consultant and leadership coach.

  • Less anxiety and greater self-worth/confidence.  Trained as a psychotherapist, I have also worked through my own mid-life struggles with depression and anxiety.


  • Spiritual wellbeing:  A deepening spiritual life and/or a strengthened sense of meaning or purpose in your life.  A recently ordained minister, I have a disciplined meditation and contemplative prayer practice.

 To see more about my background, click on my Linkedin profile here

You will find me a consummate listener,
helping you listen to your own wisdom and strengths.

 Call me at 203-345-5682 for a free conversation to get acquainted.

BA, Yale University

SM (MBA), Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.

MDiv, Union Theological Seminary

NPsyA, Westchester Institute for Training in Psychotherapy

$150 per one-hour session.

Each of us has a limited number of reduced rate openings.

Cancellation Policy

We request 24 hours notice to either cancel or reschedule.
Otherwise, we shall ask you to pay the full cost of the session.



Questions?  Please call Susie at 203-820-1225 or Frank at 203-345-5682

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