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Michael Zito

Offering therapy in CT
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
21 years of experience

My name is Michael Zito and I have been a licensed clinician (LPC) in the state of Connecticut for over 20 years. I am a graduate of the University of Connecticut's Counseling Psychology program which taught largely a Rogerian method of counseling through unconditional positive regard for the client. I have focused the majority of my career on treating clients with substance use and abuse disorders along with depression and anxiety disorders. I also possess a wealth of knowledge about medications and their indications, as I have worked very closely with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, including psychiatrist, to provide a whole person approach to change. I have also worked closely with young adults as an adjunct faculty member in psychology at a local community college. I believe that my experience, education and demeanor help clients feel supported and safe as they move through the stages of change while doing therapy with me and the hundreds of clients that I have worked with in my career serve as a testament to that. Let me help you be well.

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Jill Holmes-Brown

Offering therapy in CT
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

Pronouns: she/her/hers My name is Jill Holmes-Brown. I am a licensed clinical Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. I earned my master’s degree from the University of Connecticut specializing in Individual and Group Therapy in 1998. I believe in a non-judgmental approach that has a foundation built on the relationship and Rapport that we develop. Often it can be helpful to connect with a helping professional who can lend a different perspective on the struggles and challenges you may be facing and offer support and guidance. Taking the first step and reaching out is often the hardest! We will begin where you are comfortable and continue at your pace. I connect with people using compassion, acceptance and understanding. I strive to look at every individual with a Multi-cultural lens as we ALL have different experiences, backgrounds, and stories. I look forward to hearing from you and discussing what works best for you, video sessions, phone sessions, messaging and chat are all options.

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Natalie Petrone

Offering therapy in CT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Connecticut with 9 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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George Rehkamp

Offering therapy in CT
License: LPC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience

I am a substance abuse counselor, professional counselor licensed in Connecticut with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and substance abuse counselor that has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and engaging.I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines aspects of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Elizabeth Bullard

Offering therapy in CT
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

As an LPC and owner of Ebullard Counseling, I am passionate about helping individuals and families in need. I specialize in using a strengths-based approach to help support my clients with anxiety, anger, life transitions, behavior management, and relationship dynamics. I am committed to supporting each client as an individual, and helping them find the psychological tools to cope with these issues. Through guidance and understanding, I strive to empower my clients to navigate their circumstances with confidence and courage. My goal is for each person who comes through my virtual space to leave feeling heard, understood, and equipped with the skills to move forward with their lives.

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Frank Ruse

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

Thank yourself for taking this big step and thank you for sharing information about yourself. I appreciate that you reached out. I am Frank Ruse, a licensed therapist. Battling emotional difficulties can be frightening and hard. Why? It's fear of the unexpected. My 30 years of experience as an addiction counselor and clinical social worker, as well as, treating people with emotional difficulties has taught me how to make this process less scary and easier. We will work through these difficulties together. My approach is easy going and with touches of humor. We will combine cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, reality therapy and rational-emotive therapy with touches of stoicism; and of course, I will be there to listen. Bottom line, I'll meet you where you are and we'll overcome these obstacles together. As you know with the Better Help platform, you can contact me if there is a need or have questions. Also, you can schedule yourself on the schedule. In addition, if you need me, I'll get back to you as soon as reasonably possible. I'll be sending you something to look at that tells you what to expect in therapy. Take care of yourself, because you deserve it, Standing by ready to assist. Frank, LISW-CP, LCSW, LADC

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Nicole Stutz

Offering therapy in CT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. 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.

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Kelly Pabilonia

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut with 21 years of professional social work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jeremy Barbagallo

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and 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. I view therapy as a collaborative relationship in which we can work together to help you explore and resolve the challenges you identify. I recognize that initiating treatment can be overwhelming for some people and I want to ensure that I answer any questions about beginning this process you may have. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Nina Vitello

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am currently licensed as an LICSW to provide psychotherapy in Massachusetts and Connecticut , and have over 20 years of professional experience. We are wired to flourish in connection, authenticity, mutual empathy, and mutual empowerment. Seeking help and beginning your transformational journey requires you to be vulnerable. We will work together to create a safe non-judgmental space for you to explore what has brought you to therapy, and identify what you would like to change through our work together. I specialize in treating complex trauma, grief, feelings of chronic disconnection, depression, anxiety, substance use, relational conflict,life transitions, career counseling and difficulty with self esteem. I am LGBTQIA+, ethical non-monogamy, and kink allied. I use an eclectic person centered approach drawing from different theoretical orientations and treatment modalities based on your unique needs

How to find counseling in Danielson

Finding the best therapist close by in Danielson can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Danielson. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Danielson, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Danielson or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Danielson area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Danielson, elsewhere in Windham, or in the greater state of Connecticut.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Danielson area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Danielson therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Danielson due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Danielson may not take health insurance, some in the state of Connecticut may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Connecticut you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Danielson, Connecticut working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Danielson above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Danielson helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Danielson therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Danielson therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Danielson therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in CT, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 06239 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Danielson counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Danielson licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Danielson, Connecticut can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Danielson has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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