Eric Bolella

(MS, LMFT)
Therapist Eric Bolella Photo

About Me

Hi, I’m Eric. I’m a licensed psychotherapist. I graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2013 with my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I’ve worked in outpatient settings with inner city youth and low income families in New Britain, CT. I’ve been a clinician for a therapeutic adolescent boy’s group home. I’ve managed a therapeutic adolescent girl’s group home. Most recently, I managed a non-profit, state funded clinical domestic violence program focused on helping to reform abusive behaviors and heal family bonds in an effort to keep families together and prevent state intervention. I’m currently practicing privately utilizing telehealth services.

I’m a very systemic thinker and practitioner. I’m very trauma focused. My therapeutic approach is grounded in solution focused strategies mixed with a socratic conversational style with deep influences from Dick Schwartz’s (IFS) Internal Family Systems, Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry, as well as narrative methods.

Clinical Strengths:

-General life stress
-Grief and loss
-Depression and anxiety
- Issues surrounding trauma
- Intimate relationship issues
- life stress and life cycle transitions


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1755 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by S.U. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and compassion fatigue

Eric is professional, approachable, and knowledgeable. I felt immediately comfortable with him. He really listens and offers advice that make you go deeper.

Written by A.M. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I always leave my sessions with confidence and empowerment and a solution, or direction. I recommend BetterHelp often and Eric has been so helpful and supportive and makes me feel like he truly cares. I appreciate his guidance and just having the opportunity to talk things out and receive helpful information. I don’t feel judged or like I can’t speak openly. It’s a very open and calm opportunity to express and receive input.

Written by S.Y. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Eric was truly the best counselor I have ever worked with. He was able to give great advice and exercises that helped me tackle my anxiety and depression and reflect. He was understanding and compassionate no matter what I came to sessions with. I would absolutely recommend.

Written by E.L. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Eric is very kind. He has been a gentle guide on a rough path. His insight has helped me see several things from new angles and extend compassion to myself and others.

Written by W.I. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Eric has helped me face a great deal of previous trauma and reflect on myself with compassion. He has taught me a lot about how behaviors operate through trauma and how emotions respond through healing.

Written by L.A. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks

I’m very happy with my counselor.

Written by F.R. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 6 months on issues concerning eating disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very caring and supportive all the time has helped me with major life changes

Written by N.I. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and adhd

I've been a mess with scheduling and everyone has been so helpful.

Written by M.E. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

He is very attentive and very personable, and I find it easy to talk to him! He helps me work through situations as I explain them and gives me credit where it’s needed.

Written by C.H. on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Eric for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

The best of the best

Written by S.Y. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Eric is a very thoughtful and supportive person. He allows me to speak about myself without feeling like I’m being judged. And he’s always there to help me come up with solutions that we can both work towards. Overall he’s a great guy and it’s been a pleasure working with him so far.

Written by S.A. on Apr 16, 2020 after therapy with Eric for 1 month

Eric has been extremely helpful and flexible! He is willing to give me room to choose my direction in therapy if I want but is also willing to step in and give me recommendations and resources when I need that kind of support.

Written by K.A. on Apr 14, 2020 after therapy with Eric for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

So far Eric is fantastic.