A. Keith Barton, PhD, PC

146 Danbury Rd.,
Suite D
New Milford, CT 06776

281-773-8837
860-799-5902 fax

About Dr. Keith Barton

Background

I grew up on the eastern shore of Virginia on Chincoteague Island where the ponies roam and swim from Assateague Island to my birthplace each year. The son of a naval officer who fought in World War II, my family moved every three years until my teens where I enjoyed the waters on the east and gulf coasts including: New Orleans, Saint Simons Island, Virginia Beach, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda.

When not seeing patients, I coach business owners, aspiring writers, and I write on a part-time basis.

Philosophy

I respect my chosen profession of psychology and protect the sacredness of trust given to me. I hope it was earned by the many people who have touched me and kept me from taking myself too seriously.

There is nothing magic about therapy. It answers two basic questions: Who am I? and, What do I want to do with my life? If we can begin to address these two questions then we are way ahead of this game called life.

I am also a Christian counselor who believes that God must be in our lives if we are to let go of our pride and selfishness. I use books freely from non-denominational churches--e.g. The Quest for Authentic Manhood by Robert Lewis, Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, Joyce Meyer, Kerry Shook, Beth Moore and other inspirational writers.

Education

  • Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin; 1972
  • MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill; 1975

Achievements


Experience

  • Mental Health Administrator in Three States; 1975-1986
  • Certified Coach for Small Business and Writers
  • Member International Coach Federation
  • Small Business Owner in Texas and North Carolina Serving Persons with Mental Retardation and Mental Health Issues in Community Group Homes; 1986 to 1990
  • Private Practice in Northwest Connecticut Since 1990

Executive Coaching: A Therapeutic Alternative

If I think that coaching would be the preferred approach to counseling then I will advise my patient on this option -- which is not reimbursed by insurance.

Generally speaking, coaching involves a more proactive approach to goal setting, homework assignments, and involves adults in employment situations--e.g. career development, team management, organizational development, process team leads.

Learn more about Executive Coaching ...