Jeff Sullo, LPC, BCPCC, NCC
I grew up in Milford, CT. I began playing guitar in fourth grade as a way to strengthen my recently-broken arm and never stopped! Once I got to high school I was in a garage band. The bass player in the band, who was also my closest friend, introduced me to the Lord Jesus. The Lord saved me at age 17 during my senior year of high school. The following year I went to Western Connecticut State University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and jazz guitar. But more important than the study of music, it was here that I was involved in a Bible study with a group of other young Christians. In the following three years the weekly study grew from three people to over twenty as many students were being saved, baptized, and discipled. Many of the friends I made during that time are still a large part of my life today.
After receiving my Bachelor’s degree I taught music in a public middle school, followed by several years supervising general academics at a private Christian school. After several life-changing personal trials I began to consider deeper issues regarding my life and walk with Christ. It was at this point that a card was given to me with Romans 15:13 written in it:
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
It was God’s hope that saw me through, and God’s hope that I wanted to spread. After prayer and discussion with my spiritual leaders, I enrolled in Messiah College where I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling in 2014. Since then I have worked with clients in both secular and Christian agencies. I am board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the International Board of Christian Care (IBCC). I have earned state credentialing as a recognized provider of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) and have also been trained in Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) – both of which are models focusing on identifying and decreasing symptoms of trauma in children and adolescents. I have also been trained in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy. Whether working with individuals, couples, or families, I take into consideration the family dynamics and attachment history. My style is relational, strengths based, and Christ centered.
I am married and have two beautiful little daughters, all of whom remind me about the love and hope of God on a daily basis!