Ann Garvey


About Me

Welcome to Better Help! I am Ann Garvey, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Connecticut. I hold both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Social Work and graduated with the highest honors, and have mentored many Social Worker’s going through similar programs. I am professionally trained and experienced in working with Young Adults, Adults, Couples and Adolescents with a variety of mental health and relationship concerns. I have earned additional certificates of concentrated training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

Are you exploring ways to feel more connected and improve relationships? Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression or have a lack of focus or motivation? Are you having difficulty adjusting to a new transition in your life? You are not alone in your struggles. I can help! I am passionate about helping my clients maneuver through life transitions. I walk hand in hand with my clients empowering them to develop effective solutions to their unique challenges. What distinguishes me from other clinicians is the breadth of my experience and long-standing career in a helping profession. My approach is to provide a safe place where my clients feel seen, heard and accepted without judgment while working to achieve personal growth and wellness. I utilize an eclectic evidence-based therapeutic model with interactive cognitive behavioral techniques to assist my clients in reaching their goals beyond their expectations.

Through my nurturing hands on style, I have helped many people navigate various transitions in their lives. I have watched my client’s gain the strength and confidence they were missing and improve the way they feel about themselves. Investing in oneself through time, commitment, and a willingness to engage in therapy is courageous. I appreciate the vulnerability and effort it takes in finding a therapist that is right for you, and I am devoted to guiding you through the process. I believe the most important aspect in psychotherapy is the relationship between therapist and client, and I look forward to collaborating with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #010863 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Written by T.A. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Ann for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ann is fantastic. She is very professional and patient. She has helped me make so much progress over the last year on my anxiety and self-esteem. She provides me with tools that help me on a daily basis!

Written by G.I. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Ann for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ann is a phenomenal therapist! she has provided me with so many tools that I use daily to cope with stress etc. I've made so much progress and grown so much in just a few months under her guidance and with her help/encouragement!

Written by C.H. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Ann for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Ann is honestly the best and is a perfect fit!

Written by H.A. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have done therapy in the past in different capacities, but my work with Ann has been the most deep-digging, extensive, and effective therapy I have ever experienced. She has supported me through difficult circumstances and has given me the tools to take on a new perspective with my life and my experiences. While therapy is dependant on the effort put in by the client, Ann makes it easy to better yourself and grow. Her expertise & positive energy, matched with BetterHelp's video-chat and messaging functions, have completely transformed my relationship with therapy and myself.

Written by S.A. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

My experience with Ann has been so great. When I was matched with her I was glad to see she offered support in areas I knew I needed and was interested in. In a month of working with her I have already learned a lot about myself and the way I interact with others. I was very fortunate to be matched with her.

Written by L.U. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Ann is extremely helpful and knows my needs and wants, as we continue to work on my progress.

Written by A.N. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have already recommended BetterHelp to 2 friends, 2 family members and my entire yoga community of advanced Yoga Teacher Trainees. I have had 2 sessions with Ann. She read all of my intake responses and was able to identify some areas for exploration immediately. She is warm, gentle, kind, validating, intelligent, funny and authentic. I highly recommend this gifted counselor to anyone on a mission of healing.