Collins I. Anaeche

AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Affiliate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Rev. Dr. Anaeche is a priest and a licensed marital and family therapist in the state of Connecticut. He is also a national clinical fellow and an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He has provided psychotherapy and counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups from diverse socio-economic backgrounds at various institutions, including at Catholic Charities Family Service Center, New Britain and Franciscan Life Center Inc., an outpatient mental health clinic in Meriden Connecticut. Rev. Dr. Anaeche also  provides supervision to MFT graduate student interns and post-graduate clinicians and others seeking to learn systemic approach to clinical practice. He has equally served extensively in different churches and pastoral positions. Informed by systemic, relational, collaborative, and holistic orientations, he utilizes contextually attuned, strength-based, experiential, social justice perspectives, and integrative approaches in his practice

Rev. Dr. Anaeche is passionate about training clinicians to become well integrated and competent to meet the changing needs that individuals, couples, groups and communities face in the 21st century. In his theory and practice, he values integrating psychology and spirituality to mental wellbeing and relational health.


Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE Accredited), Antioch University New England, Keene, New Hampshire

M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE Accredited), Central Connecticut State University, New Britain

M.Div., Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland

S.T.B., Sacred Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington D.C.

B.A.,  Philosophy and Humanities, National Missionary Seminary of St. Paul, Abuja, Nigeria

Research Interests

Rev. Dr. Anaeche’s research interests include studying how spirituality/religious differences impacts marital satisfaction and relationships among family members. He is also interested in exploring factors that enhances mental wellbeing and relational health. His other areas of research interests include exploring multicultural issues; the experiences of immigrant families living in multiple ‘worlds’ as well as the impacts of trauma, loss and grief in family system, etc.

Professional Licenses and Certifications
  • Licensed Marital and Family Therapist in Connecticut (License #: 001970)
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor 
  • FOCCUS Certified Facilitator
Professional Associations and Services
  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Fellow, Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisors Network
  • Golden Key International Honor Society