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Sandra Daignault

Sandra Daignault, LCSW Clinical Director

Sandra (Sandy) Daignault, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who brings to our program over 20 years clinical experience, and a reputation as one of the top Dialectical Behavioral therapists in CT.     She has served as our Clinical Program Director, as well as recently creating and directing the Integrative Behavioral Health Program at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown CT.    Previously, she was the lead group therapist and staff educator for well over a decade at Yale Psychiatric Hospital.   She piloted and implemented what has been considered the most successful therapeutic program the hospital had ever offered as part of its psychiatric and addiction services.    Sandy worked in both the inpatient and intensive outpatient service lines at Yale.   Through her work at the hospitals, she has shown the importance of including psychiatric services as an essential component of providing the best wholistic health care – combining a mind and body approach along with working closely with primary care physicians helps patients to achieve maximum wellness.

Sandy Daignault is author of the book, “Come To Group!: an essential psychoeducational workbook for all psychiatric clinicians looking to educate and support their patients wellness”, 2013, a resource used by many DBT therapists across the counry.  She has maintained a private practice for many years and has worked for, and with, several of the most respected psychiatrists in the field.

Sandy provides private dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) services to our clients as part of the Privé Swiss CT Psychological/Emotional Retreat program.  Sandy also holds MATS certification (Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist) and uses behavioral therapy in conjunction with medications to address addiction issues.

“The best type of therapy is a combination of all the great therapies.”   Sandy knows that no single approach is the right fit for our clients and ensures that clients receive the very best clinical services available.


Master of Social Work (MSW) | University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1995
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | Keen State College, Keene, NH, 1992
Associate of Science in Chemical Dependency | Keen State College, Keene, NH, 1992
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification | Yale Medical School, New Haven CT, 2016


Call our Wellness Center directly at (860) 391-8840 if you’d like a consult or to make an appt. with Sandy.

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