Your mental state can sometimes feel like animals that are not under anyone’s control. They rampage through your mind, trampling across your hopes, dreams, and your motivation to do something with your life. When your anxiety is out of control, who can help? One person who can is a counselor based in Bridgeport. 

Bridgeport is known for PT. Barnum, known for his circus. When life feels like a circus that has lost control, you need a new ringmaster. A counselor can make sure your life is entertaining for everyone and treats you right. If you need control over the circus that is life, speak to a counselor today. 

This is Tracy Will's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 30

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience in private practice, outpatient counseling centers, and medical institutions. I am down to earth, easy going, and have a good sense of humor. My counseling style is warm, supportive, non judgmental, and interactive. I believe in starting where you are; not where anyone thinks you should be. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I'm not a fan of stigmatizing labels or pathologizing people. You are not broken. We all have our struggles and obstacles; I want to help yo...

This is Dr. Soraya  Sawicki's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Dr.Soraya Sawicki, MSW, LCSW. I have more than 15 years of experience working in Mental Health, after working in New York, I moved to Connecticut with the idea of setting up a private practice. I attended the City College of New York, where I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology, and then attended Yeshiva University, where I graduated with a Masters In Social Work, with a concentration on clinical studies. I have a Doctorate of Social Work, from Capella University, with a concentration on research and leadership, and I am a certified L...

This is Stephanie Noto's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MFT,M.ED
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CT with 15years of experience in the mental health field. My area of expertise has been with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma, grief , self esteem, and family & relationship issues. This has been through my work providing individual, family, couples and group therapy with the adult population in both a clinic and a private practice setting. I believe that creating a safe environment for my client and developing a caring relationship is cr...

This is Aili Wachtel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and welcome - I appreciate your visit to my page! I see counseling as a collaboration between client and counselor - clients want to feel their best and function at full potential, and my role is to provide quality, customized care to help them do that. I am a big believer that even small changes can significantly impact internal well-being and external influence. I partner with clients to identify and build on strengths so they can face challenges, create solutions, and feel better. Licensed in Illinois and Connecticut for more than 17 years, I have w...

This is Elizabeth Merriweather's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 30

You can overcome. The right support and knowledge will help you achieve the vision you have for your life. With over 30 years of experience, I've helped thousands achieve their goals and I'd be honored to support your journey. I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Master's Degree in social work, and also a certified Life Coach through the Institute for Life Coach Training, an International Coaching Federation accredited program. I use a cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approach to therapy centered on achieving the goals you have for your life...

This is Ronald Hughes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, DCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 40

REVIEWS: <>“Kindness is Ron Hughes!” is the inscription on a silver letter opener presented to me at the completion of a therapy group I facilitated many years ago. <> “You’re different than most of the staff here—you take time to listen, and it shows that you really care,” a patient’s mother told me shortly after my first hospital internship in the 1960’s. <>In 2007 a hard working employee facing unfair termination until my intervention on her behalf, presented me with a lovely green crystal frog in a silk lined box. Inside the cover of the box is ...

This is Amanda  Francis 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut with 7 years of experience in varied settings including inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. I earned my Master's degree from Southern CT State University and since 2011, I have worked with young adults, families, and individuals. I sincerely love building relationships with my clients and empowering them to become the very best version of themselves. I look forward to sharing with you my expertise in self acceptance, self esteem, self awareness, and relationships ranging from frie...

This is Erin McNeff's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

A cornerstone of my treatment style focuses on strengths as a source for growth and healing. I believe that we all have innate qualities, strengths and abilities that can help guide us through difficult times and move to a more peaceful place in life.I do not want to learn only about the problems, but about the unique person because that is often where the best solutions lie. Anxiety, depression and trauma can be very overwhelming and interfere with the full potential of life. I often teach relaxation skills such as breathing techniques and guided visualization...

This is Tina Closius's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8 years’ experience working with adolescents, families, and parents. I have worked with clients who have struggled with mental health disorders including trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, along with family conflict, and relationship issues. My approach is empathetic, validating and warm. I value the importance of having a trusting, open relationship, and believe that all deserve dignity and respect. I believe it is important to be flexible and adaptive regarding my approach in order to best meet your ...

This is LeAnne Morgan 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome and Hello! I am glad you are here. Allow me to introduce myself, I am LeAnne and have been counseling for over 10 years. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut and have worked with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds. In one short phrase I would describe myself as a therapist who has therapy in her bones. It’s just who I am. Whether I am in the line at the grocery store, meeting a client for a walk, in their dorm room, a hike, online or in their home; I am always listening and supporting. I simply love what I do and ...

This is Dominique Steiner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome ! My name is Dominique and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut. My experience ranges from working in community mental health and EAP settings. I specialize in servicing people experiencing difficulties with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment and personal growth. We all have areas where we want to improve and better ourselves. As a therapist, I am honored to help others find those areas where they are experiencing distress or discomfort, and then identify the barriers to change. I provide a safe en...

This is Estelle Lakritz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MBA/Finance,LMFT,MMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

The relationship between a counselor and client should be one in which a client feels safe, understood and able to articulate his/her concerns in a nonjudgmental, nurturing and genuine manner. I have been in private practice for approximately 13 years. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families for over 20 years. I enjoy my work and approach each individual's unique needs in a holistic and compassionate manner. I have an eclectic approach to working with individuals and families which is collaborative and strength based. It is important...

This is Jennifer Simmons's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My Name is Jennifer Simmons. I am an LPC licensed in the state of Connecticut. I have an MS in counseling and I have 9 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, postpartum depression/anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, social behavior, career, and crisis counseling. My goal as a counselor is always to provide a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment. I see my role as a counselor as someone who meets my clients where they are and he...

This is Judith Durdan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Judy Durdan and I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Florida and Connecticut. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University in 2001. I have extensive experience working with a variety of people in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I've worked with people who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, forensics, homelessness, veterans, and the LGBTQ community, as well as people who just want an ear to hear them and help guide them through the steps to feeling whole. My goal is to help adu...

This is Katherine Chesanek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 7

Katie Chesanek, MA, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Connecticut. She earned both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in psychology from Central Connecticut State University. She received her Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Connecticut. Katie is a trauma informed therapist who specializes in areas including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, foster care and adoption, grief and loss, and adjustment to illness. Katie believes in the power of therapy in healing from trauma and is trained in a variety of...

This is Sarah Oliva's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Life is hard and sometimes we need to reach out to others for support and guidance. As your therapist I hope to be that person for you; someone you can seek support from but can also help to guide you to feel more in control, more grounded, and better able to face everyday stressors that pop up along the way. I believe we all have the power to grow from challenges; we just need the right guidance and space to do so. I strive to assist those struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-harm, trauma, anger management issues, and life transitions. ...

This is Linda Dixon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, CAS, NCC, LPC, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 37

I am a NYS State Certified School Psychologist, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). Having worked in the mental health field for over 35 years and in the school counseling field for 16 years, I work especially with children and adolescents providing individual, family and group counseling. I am a commissioned minister of pastoral care-- licensed by the National Christian Conservative Church (NCCC). I am also a doctoral candidate in Christian Counseling with the National Christian Counselor's Association (NCCA). I am...

This is Dr. Lori Van Meter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

You have taken the first courageous step to improving yourself. I am here to support you in this process. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, adolescents, and children. With a non-judgmental approach, I help clients feel safe sharing their thoughts and feelings. Relationship issues, mood disorders, parenting challenges, issues of young adulthood including separation, self-confidence and identity, and family conflict are some of the areas I have explored with my clients. Cognitive-behavioral interventions and a strength-based solu...

This is Jeanne  Folks's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DMin,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 30

With more than 30 years of clinical experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, my clients tell me they most appreciate my patience, insight and good humor. I believe deeply in my clients' abilities to find their truth when met with skill and honesty, offered without judgment. Because many come to me with depression, anxiety, unresolved grief or trauma-based issues, I know how essential it is to feel safe and understood. I use EFT - Meridian Tapping, Havening, CBT, Flash Technique and Mindfulness Practices (as well as good old talk therapy) providing deeply t...

This is April Heard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bridgeport, Connecticut (Bridgeport, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Masters of Social Work,Bachelors in Human Services,Associates in Social Services
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I have dedicated 20 years working in the field of Social Work and 16+ years providing Psychotherapy to Adolescents, Adults, and the Geriatric populations. I believe in life's journey, we often see images of ourselves, some whole and some shattered. I believe there is hope for those images to become whole again. My approach with each client is based on the establishment of a therapeutic alliance and awareness gained through Psychoeducation. This is the foundation in which a therapeutic journey can begin and help the client identify strategies needed to build a lif...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Bridgeport? (Here Is How Our Bridgeport Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Bridgeport area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Bridgeport therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Bridgeport, or elsewhere in the Fairfield county or state of Connecticut.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Bridgeport, CT ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Connecticut will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Bridgeport and elsewhere throughout the state of Connecticut, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Bridgeport offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Bridgeport therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 145936 people in the city of Bridgeport, CT finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 06607 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Bridgeport, couples counseling in Bridgeport, family conflict therapy in Bridgeport, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Bridgeport, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Bridgeport, Connecticut can serve:

06601, 06602, 06604, 06605, 06606, 06607, 06608, 06610, 06673, 06699