About

Eve Hornstein, LMFT

I help people just like you find balance, peace and harmony within themselves and in their most significant relationships.

This page was created to share a little bit more about who I am and to help you answer that one very important question: am I the right therapist to help you?

Here’s what I can tell you about the clients I serve…

Some are high-achieving professionals – smart, conscientious and struggling with chronic stress and burnout.

Some are couples dealing with infidelity, contemplating separation or divorce, or just craving more connection and intimacy in their lives.

Others are tweens and teens trying to cope with intense academic pressure, difficulty with peers, or family conflict.

One thing I’ve learned working with hundreds of clients over the years is that anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues can affect anyone, at any time in their life.

If you’re reading this in the midst of one of these times in your life, I’m here to offer solutions and support.

So what can you expect from therapy with me?

I’m a natural born listener.

But I offer much, much more than just a compassionate ear!

To help you create lasting, positive changes in your life and relationships, I take on a very collaborative role.

This means I’ll help you make sense of your past and how you got here, challenge and support you when you get stuck, and cheer you on as you make progress. And if needed, I have plenty of tissues!

I also want you to know that my office is a safe zone where you can talk about anything. Seriously, anything that’s troubling you. From sex, to relationship problems, to thoughts you’ve never spoken out loud to anyone before…and perhaps are afraid to.

Together, we’ll use the tools and guidance I provide to help you heal from the emotional pain you’re experiencing.

Which brings me to my superpower

I help individuals, couples and families get to the root cause of what’s really troubling them.

When you work with me, we’ll aim for lasting results…not just a temporary fix.

Together, we’ll identify the situations, thoughts and behavior patterns that need to be shifted to create a future you’re truly excited about. We’ll also strengthen your emotional intelligence so that your emotions no longer have the power to confuse, overwhelm or scare you.

The result?

More self confidence.

More clarity.

More balance.

More peace.

More meaningful connection with others.

In a nutshell, you’ll feel much happier being you…which will in turn produce much more happiness in ALL your relationships, especially your most significant ones.

Therapy is for the brave 

For some people, going to therapy can bring about feelings of shame, anxiety or failure.

I should know.

After living with my own chronic health problems for decades, I remember how humbled I was to finally pick up the phone and book a session with a therapist. (It completely transformed my career and life!)

But here’s the raw, honest truth: we are ALL works in progress.

We can’t possibly have all the answers to every single thing that comes up in our lives. Especially when it comes to the big, heavy stuff.

To admit you need help is incredibly courageous. Please know that!

It’s also incredibly wise, because it takes courage and wisdom to know when to reach out for support, so that you can reach your goals faster and with more ease.

Whether you come in on your own or with a partner or family member(s), all you need to bring to a session is a willingness to look at yourself honestly and to truly want change. For the rest, I’ll meet you wherever you’re at and we’ll make progress from there!

My credentials

  • I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, couples therapy, family therapy, adjustment to life transition, and acute and chronic illness.
  • I have advanced training in Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) for couples. EFT is the most empirically validated couples therapy model to date.
  • I also have advanced training in play therapy and sand therapy (it’s a wonderful way to connect and process difficult thoughts and feelings with my younger clients or clients who have experienced trauma).
  • I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based approach for the treatment of trauma and anxiety.
  • I integrate cutting-edge neuroscience research and mindfulness-based approaches into my work. This includes one-on-one mindfulness coaching for clients who wish to develop a more consistent practice.
  • I am a Lyme-literate psychotherapist and also work with clients and families affected by PANS and PANDAS.

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Human Development
Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Falls Church, VA

Master of Environmental Management, Economics, Law & Policy
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
Boston University, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
• EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

One more (very important) thing

I’m a holistically orientated therapist and I collaborate with other healthcare practitioners to get to the root cause of your problems.

What does this mean, exactly?

Well, sometimes what you’re dealing with may be rooted in mental health…and other times, it may not.

For example, someone suffering from Lyme disease may be experiencing high anxiety that’s merely a symptom of the disease, not due to negative thoughts or past trauma.

The same goes for a menopausal woman struggling with bouts of anger and irritability. The symptoms are more biologically based due to hormones rather than psychological reasons.

As a holistic therapist, I have the experience to help identify these subtle yet very critical nuances so that you can get the right treatment, in the right order.

Sadly, not all therapists practice this way or even believe in the whole mind-body approach.

I do, which means I’ll help you get the real help you need, whether that’s with me or another health care professional.

Ready to take the first step?

Click here to schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation. I’ll answer any lingering questions you may have so you can decide if therapy with me is a good fit.

My clients have told me I am…

A “relationship whisperer”

Compassionate and genuinely caring

Fair and don’t take sides

Extremely easy to talk to

Warm, relatable and open minded

Kind words from my clients

“I am grateful everyday that I met you…words cannot truly express. Thank you again and again for all that you do and have done for us.”

“You changed me from a person who was afraid and over-powered by their emotions, to a person who can recognize them and work with them….I would never have come this far with any other therapist, none of the others come even close to the therapist you are.”

“Thank you for helping me move beyond the dark place I would sink into and helping me to disprove the negative perception I had of myself. I am a happier person because of the work we did together, and I am closer to the husband my wife deserves.”

A few fun facts about me

  • I grew up in Westport, CT, which I called home for 45 years. Would you believe there was a gas station, hardware store, and grocery store on Main Street? Things have definitely changed since I was a kid!
  • I lived in Japan, sleeping on a futon, eating LOTS of rice and putting my Anthropology degree to good use.
  • I worked in television production for almost a decade and won a Daytime Emmy Award (Curious what for? Ask me!)
  • I have a Masters Degree from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. I love nature and animals, but therapy turned out to be my true calling.
  • And something a bit more personal…I was adopted and raised as an only child. I found my biological family when I was in my late thirties and learned I had a full biological younger sister – a wild ride to say the least!

Phew! You’ve made it to the end…but it doesn’t have to end here.

Let’s connect with a free,15-minute phone consultation. I’ll answer any lingering questions you may have so you can decide if therapy with me is a good fit. It’s the first step in your journey to feeling better.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou