57 North Street

Suite 419
Danbury, Connecticut 06810

Fred Savenelli, LPC, MA (AT)

Clinical Director
Child, Adolescent and Adult Services

Fred Savenelli is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist, Art Therapist and Clinical Consultant. He earned a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, and is licensed to practice as a Professional Counselor in Connecticut.


Fred’s primary focus as the Clinical Director is to steward the resources of Family Study Center, Inc., to provide comprehensive treatment to the community. In addition to the duties of the Clinical Director, Fred maintains a full-time practice at the Family Study Center treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.


Fred’s approach to therapy is holistic, and he applies multiple psychological theories and techniques to formulate a comprehensive and individual treatment plan. Fred’s clinical experience has taught him that there is no one treatment model or technique that will meet the needs of an individual, couple or family.


Fred’s ability to integrate multiple treatment modalities is the result of formal education, his own study and research, and eclectic clinical experience. He has held positions of supervisor and program coordinator in treatment programs that provided mental health services to children, adolescents and adults, including at Hospital of Saint Raphael, in addition to teaching and lecturing at Albertus Magnus College and Southern Connecticut University, as well as providing clinical supervision to Art Therapy interns at Albertus Magnus College. He also has provided clinical consultation to the Special Education Department in Watertown, CT.


Fred has extensive clinical experience treating children, adolescents and adults with the following mental health disorders (but not limited to):  ADHD and other disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, complex trauma and complicated adjustment to new life experiences, such as, divorce and other losses. His work with adults also includes PTSD and other stress-related disorders.


A significant portion of Fred’s practice is dedicated to the domain of school mental health. This area of study and intervention attempts to answer two questions: How does the mental health status of a student impact his or her ability to be available to learn, and have effective modifications and accommodations been enacted to make the educational environment suitable to meet the specific needs of the student.


In his work of treating couples and families, Fred’s work and collaboration involves identifying, processing and solving interpersonal conflicts in order to establish healthy ways to relate to one another.


Fred participates in multiple continuing education programs every year at institutions including Harvard Medical School, Yale Child Center, UCONN Medical School, and The Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute.