Counceling Center of Greater Hartford

Our Therapists

Our Therapists
Annmarie Davis
, M.A., M.F.A., L.P.C.

860.559.2573 |

E. Richard Leng
, D.Min., L.M.F.T.


Egypciel Victor-Lowderback
, M.S., L.M.F.T.

860.965.1111 |

Linda Chase Wayman
, M.S., N.C.C., L.P.C.

860.922.0883 |

Annmarie David Annmarie has devoted her life to helping others go to the next step: making the move. If you feel stuck or you feel at a dead end, Annmarie provides a perspective that assists in this next move. With her experience and training she supports people to employ the intelligence of the mind and body and, when, ready, to let go and experience change.

Annmarie brings a holistic approach to the human condition through examination of meaning, personal responsibility, values, freedom, tragedy, human potential, spirituality and self-actualization. The therapeutic relationship is central and she believes that clients need to actively participate in exploring issues in the here and now. She utilizes different modalities suited for each personality and need. Annmarie has also worked extensively with creative individuals in the performing arts. She is a certified teacher of The Alexander Technique and specializes in working with people who are engaged in the process of reinventing themselves, usually as a result of a traumatic event, relocation, mid-life event, grief, or loss.

She gives the direction needed to help her clients see things in a new light; she draws a line between past and present, and helps her clients find the confidence to fulfill their various life roles. Annmarie supports her clients to become who they've always imagined they could be. Themselves!

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E. Richard Leng Richard is not going to roll his eyes when you want to tell him about the dream you had the other night. As a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist, he knows that dreams are powerful and meaningful messages from the well of our unconscious. He's also not going to make fun of Fairy Tales… since many of them deal in a kind of a coded way with universal archetypes and situations. (Why do you think they call that kid who fixes your computer a Wiz? Or that annoying supervisor an Ogre?) Archetypes tell us we're not alone, or not the first to bump up against frightening people or tough obstacles.

Richard doesn't believe that he or anybody else can change the world to suit us better. He believes that the change in our self leads to a different relationship with that world. He maintains, "When we take care of the matters of our own soul, the whole world falls into place."

Richard will help you access the other "intelligences" that Jung made available to us in our search for a life that is more awake, more aware, more conscious. That means you don't have to leave your feelings and your emotions in the waiting room.

Richard works with people who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress, Sexual abuse, Addictions and Chronic Mental Issues. He commands a rich spiritual and philosophical vocabulary. To unwind, Richard makes furniture… meaning he knows how to transform the dignity of a tree into the dignity of a table.

Formerly a therapist with Richard Fahy MD and Associates and Psychotherapy Specialists of West Hartford, Dr. Leng has been the Director of the Middleton Pastoral Counseling Center in Middleton, MA, and a member of the Clinical Faculty of Andover Newton Theological School. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Clinical Member of AAMFT, and has practiced counseling and psychotherapy for over 40 years.

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 Egypciel Victor-Lowderback Egypciel was convinced at an early age that she was meant to become a healer. Before any formal training, she began with something that came naturally to her: taking extra time and care in listening to what other people in her life wanted to tell her. As a therapist she grounds her calling to help in her extraordinary ability to understand.

When you are talking to Egypciel, you hardly notice the intensity with which she opens herself to every word, and thus she is truly there for you. She takes you as seriously as someone who is undertaking a difficult journey, and is looking for compassion, connection, and solutions. Healing begins with acceptance and understanding. When you are ready, Egypciel summons her intuition, insight, and skills, and listens…really listens to what you have to say, as well as to what is often just as important…. what is not said.

Egypciel's strengths include her caring, empathic, and compassionate nature, as well as her experience and training in various therapeutic modalities including but not limited to:
• (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing • Hypnosis/ Hypnotherapy
• (NLP) Neurolinguistic Programming • Gestalt Body Centered Therapy
• (IFS) Internal Family Systems • (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Brief Solution Focused Therapy • Present-Focused Mindfulness
• Grief Recovery Method • (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy

She is humbled and honored by the privilege of being invited into her clients' inner worlds to guide them on their journeys of healing and personal growth. Egypciel enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families, including adults, children and adolescents. She truly finds satisfaction in helping her clients journey toward wholeness and a more fulfilling life to become their best selves. She is also a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, as well as a member of the National Guild Of Hypnotists.

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Linda Chase Wayman Linda is a co-founder of the Counseling Center, and was instrumental in the authorship and design of this comfortable and inviting place, and the way in which the Center extends a genuine welcome to everyone who comes through the door.

Linda has over 40 years of counseling experience, and is trained in Gestalt Therapy, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hellinger-based Family Constellations, Jungian Therapy, Relationship Counseling, Career Counseling and Guided Imagery. Linda believes that human beings have an inherent need to seek balance and wholeness and want to feel that life is manageable. Being human means we're almost certain to experience regret, guilt, loss, disappointment, confusion, or disillusionment with ourselves or others.

Linda team's up with her clients to help them integrate their feelings, thinking and instincts so that their intentions and actions create desirable outcomes. She has a skillful, compassionate and thoughtful approach to this process and believes in her client's natural ability to grow, improve and become who they are. She believes her job as a counselor is to serve as a catalyst, clarify focus, guide self actualization, examine dysfunctional beliefs and offer wiser and healthier choices. She assists her clients in realizing their goals in their relationships, work and life

Linda is also trained as an Imagery Guide through the Institute of Visualization Research and is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor, (NCC), and has been a practitioner of the healing arts for over 40 years. Linda has contributed to the writing of three books on Psychological Type, and her profile appears in the latest edition of Do What you Are, one of the most successful books on finding meaningful work.

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