Sheila Whitman, MS, LPC, NCC
Counselor and Life Coach Specializing in Women’s Psychology

Offering support, acceptance, and experience in dealing with personal challenges, life style decisions, and the pursuit of your dreams.

Do you embrace the vision of achieving your goals and living in sync with your highest values? Or does this seem beyond grasp? What you tell yourself can create barriers to a fulfilling and authentic life.

For example, if you think, “I must please everyone; putting my needs first is selfish; I can’t take time to develop my interests and talents” you impose limits on your personal growth and happiness. Negative beliefs and perceptions are an obstacle to accomplishment, creativity, and healthy choices. If you believe that your goals are unreachable, that’s what they will become.

Conversely, affirming that you are a unique individual, with talents, skills, and motivation, sets the stage for becoming who you would love to be. Your possess your own core dreams and values, and only you can design a direction that nurtures that potential.

These concepts apply whether you are experiencing a life transition (such as divorce, loss, moving/downsizing, career change) or if you are feeling a nagging sense that there should be more to life. In any of these circumstances, if you understand what suits your values and you can focus on self-affirming next steps, you will be creating the life that truly suits you.

Beliefs and perceptions can be an obstacle to growth and change, can limit flexibility, and act as a barrier to creativity, accomplishment, and relationships. You are a unique individual, with treasured values and dreams, and some sense of who you would love to be. Every person’s personal blueprint is original: it consists of accomplishments, talents, skills, barriers, and motivation.


  • 22 yearsas a counselor
  • Private Practice since 1993
  • Domestic violence Counselor-Coordinator
  • Hospice Bereavement Counselor
  • Life Coach – creativity and women’s issues
  • Credentials:


  • B.A. Psychology
  • M.S. Counseling
  • Certificates in Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Connecticut)
  • Registered Professional counselor (California)
  • National Certified Counselor


  • Flying Lessons for Butterflies: How to free yourself from the effects of abuse
  • Soul Embers: Embracing the sparks of life

Individual Counseling and Life Coaching

Contact info:

P.O Box 274 Guilford CT 06437