Connecticut is known for its long shoreline. A shore can be the perfect representation of life. It’s vast, and as you look ahead, it can fill you with ambition or dread, especially if a storm is coming. 

If you’re ready to set sail on your adventure, a counselor can be the perfect ship you need. A therapist can guide you during the toughest of storms. 

 

This is Jennifer Malkin's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LPC, NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 16

Counseling provides opportunities to gain understanding of your behavior, choices and patterns. Most of us deal with emotional, intellectual, social, physical and spiritual needs. It's important to choose positive behaviors which affirm us in a safe, non-judgemental environment. **Please read NOTE at bottom, Thank You** Jennifer Malkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in addition to a Nationally Certified Counselor. Jenn has a Masters degree in Counseling from Western Connecticut State University. Jenn has her first Master's degree in Education as well as...

This is Rebecca Wilson's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Are you feeling stressed out or anxious? Are you going through a life transition or struggling within your career or relationships? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the state of Connecticut, I can help you on your journey. I have been working within the mental health field for a total of 12 years providing supportive, strengths-based and solution-focused counseling services. My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. I bring strong experience as a clinician and clinical supervisor working with a range of adults, adolescents, chi...

This is Shannon Young's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years experience working with adults, couples, and families in various settings. I have been in private practice since 2004. I have 2 offices and a solid following of many long and short term clients. I graduated in 1995 with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a 2 year certification training in Gestalt Therapy. We all struggle with life transitions such as developmental changes and challenges within self, family, relationships, divorce and professional challenges. Some hav...

This is Paul Dearman's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
MSEd,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licenced professional counselor in Virginia and Connecticut, currently residing in New York. With over 8 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance concerns, family/relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and more specific diagnoses like autism-spectrum disorders and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or abuse. My counseling style is laid back and tailored to the person I'm working with. I believe ...

This is Jennifer Hart's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
Lcsw
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker who treats adults and adolescents struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, managing life transitions, anger management, and substance abuse. I provide individual and couples psychotherapy. My approach is strongly client-centered, strengths and cognitively behaviorally based while also drawing on psychodynamic techniques. In therapy, I believe building a caring, accepting, non-judgemental relationship helps clients gain understanding into why they feel, think, and live.

This is Abigail Thurlow's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Hello! I'm so happy that you are here. Taking the first step and asking for help is often one of the hardest things to do and I applaud your bravery! My name is Abby and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in the state of Connecticut. I've worked as a counselor since 2008 and am currently employed in the field of Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use/Addiction. I also work at a private practice and see clients with a variety of needs including Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD amongst other...

This is Maureen Sulliman's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
MC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut with over 10 years of experience working as a Counselor. I have worked with clients in different age groups and phases of life, experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting and co-parenting challenges, relationship issues, low self esteem and self image issues. I have worked with many clients who have experienced various types of trauma, as well as those who have been struggling with issues of grief, loss, and life transitions. I have worked with Servicemembers, Veterans ...

This is Robyn Scher's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. My name is Robyn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing social work services. I have extensive experience working in different settings such as hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient mental health clinics, as well as in people’s homes. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I work with clients affected by mood disorders, anxiety, substance use, trauma, relationship challenges, and so much more. I received my under...

This is Ethel Dickerson's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Connecticut with over 20 yrs. experience in areas that include trauma, anxiety, parenting challenges, ADHD, autism, racism, varying levels of depression, grief and loss and emotional/psychological impacts of the pandemic. Specifically, some of my work experiences have been in an outpatient clinic, working with homeless, all school aged children, coordinating a trauma first responders' team, adults and family situations that including grief and loss related challenges. I interact naturally with a friendl...

This is Lucie Brossard's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am a supportive presence to help you navigate life's challenges and develop effective action plans to work through these. In my work with clients in acute and community settings over many years, I have developed caring and directness in my work with a variety of individuals. I have years of experience working with people involved in the Justice and human services systems.

This is Janet  Guthrie 's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut with 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I’ve worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, parenting issues, career challenges, OCD, and Bipolar disorder. I've also worked with people who have experienced physical trauma and//or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and dialectic...

This is Linda Comeau's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am a marital and family therapist licensed in Connecticut with nearly thirty years of experience working in the mental health field at all levels of care including a variety of out patient settings through in patient psychiatric hospitalization. My professional interests include: depression, anxiety, relationship issues in just about any context from personal to professional, effective parenting within both bio and blended families, career challenges, emotional abuse, women's issues, codependency, medical/addiction issues and their profound impact on family mem...

This is Debra Iversen's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 35

I am a Master's level trained clinician with an MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Over the last 30 years, I have worked at both Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health settings with a variety of population and client concerns. I have an easy going, client centered approach and enjoy helping people meet their goals.

This is Martha Ayala-Tannis 's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
LCSW,LMSW
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hello my name is Martha Ayala-Tannis. I have been in the mental Health field since 1997, with training in a variety of approaches; and I am always looking forward to working with my clients and learning from them. Christian counseling available.

This is Dr. Sandra Valente's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
Ph.D. LPC LADC,MAC,CCS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

I have been providing counseling services to adults, adolescents and children for over 26 years. I am experienced in the area of addictions and mental health and use different counseling techniques based on individual needs of my clients. I am certified in EMDR as well as Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I have extensive experience in working with addictions, anxiety disorders and trauma based therapy. I served for the American Red Cross as a volunteer in the capacity of Disaster Mental Health as a Supervisor and on the Disaster Assistance Team serving both locally ...

This is Jacqueline Edwards's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Connecticut with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Beth Goncalves's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Connecticut with 4 years of post-graduate experience working with individuals in a variety of settings, and with a range of issues. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, bipolar disorder, & depression. I am here to work with my clients create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. This is your journey and you will be in the pilot's seat, I am here to help you navigate, offering reflections and teaching skills to work through whatever it is that brin...

This is Terese  Fagan's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Connecticut with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I take a person centered approach with each client's...

This is Terice Jones's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Connecticut with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Nadia Redway's avatar and link to their profile
Connecticut
Specialties: Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Connecticut with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with career difficulties, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How Can Therapists In Connecticut Support You?

therapist in Connecticut can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 1384497 people live in Connecticut, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Connecticut may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Connecticut Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Connecticut, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Connecticut may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Connecticut can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.