Peter Panzarella


About Me

I have been a licensed in CT as a Professional Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor for over 30 years. I am-retired from the state of Connecticut Department of Children and Families. I was the Director of Substance Abuse Services in the Health Management Unit. I have experience in counseling in a variety of settings, hospitals, community non-profit, family services and the state. I have been a clinical supervisor and program director with expertise in implementing evidence-based practices in substance use disorders, mental health and family therapy. I have worked with families related to trauma, substance use and recovery. Much of counseling experience have been working with individuals, families, trauma and recovery . I have been a private consultant to federal/state governments and tribes on improving the quality of mental health and addiction recovery services. I am a board member on Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy Inc.

My counseling style is trauma informed, client centered \ and is informed by evidenced based practices such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, structural/strategic family therapy, and other practices.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #420 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Peter Panzarella. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts

I’m happy with my therapist.

Written by A.N. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Peter is a very skilled and knowledgeable therapist. He is very responsive, respectful and dependable. Having had a number of therapists through Better Help over the years, he is by far the most competent. It is without hesitation that I strongly recommend him.

Written by B.R. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Peter for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I really enjoyed my time working with Peter, he is very kind, patient and well educated in his fields of study. He was able to help me look at the bigger picture and learn different techniques to help me move forward. He provided many useful resources that I was able to utilize in my day to day life. He is quick to reply to any questions and always willing to help and offer advice. He has helped me so much, I can't thank him enough.

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