A. Keith Barton, PhD, PC

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

860-799-5902 fax


Overview of Therapy

While our sessions might be psychologically intimate, it is important for you to realize that our relationship is professional rather than social. Other than chance meetings, our contact will be limited to the appointments you arrange with me.

I cannot and will not attend social gatherings, accept gifts, or relate to you in any way other than in the professional context of our therapy sessions. As a patient, you will be best served if our relationship remains strictly professional.

Unlike a friendship, our therapeutic relationship will concentrate exclusively upon your goals and concerns. While you might learn about me as we work together, it is important for you to remember that you are experiencing me solely in my professional role.

Learn more about my philosophy.

What You Need To Know

Q. Do you prescribe medication?
A. No. As a licensed psychologist, I do not prescribe medication, but I am trained in a broad range of therapeutic techniques.

Q. What is The goal of therapy?
A. The goal of therapy is to help you resolve the problems for which you are seeking treatment.

Q. Are there any treatment guarantees?
A. Although it is impossible to guarantee any specific results regarding your therapeutic goals, I will work with you as conscientiously and diligently as I can to achieve the best possible results.

If you ever have questions about my services or are dissatisfied with them, please let me know. I will provide other treatment options and/or referrals as necessary.

Q. How can I reach you during the day?
If you require emergency assistance during regular business hours, please call my office and ask to speak with me. Non-emergency calls will usually be answered within the same business day. If you call after 5:00 p.m., your call may be answered the next business day.

Q. How can I reach you in case of an emergency after business hours?
A. I am on call for emergency situations 24 hours a day except for a few selected weekends, holidays, vacations, etc. If you are experiencing imminent danger or a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. If you require emergency assistance after regular business hours or on a weekend or holiday, the office voice mail will direct you to call my pager.

Please feel free to call me in a true emergency situation, but be considerate with after-hours calls and use this privilege only in case of an emergency.