Having a strong mental state is like having some great insurance. When a disaster strikes, your mind can help protect your from harm. However, just like real insurance, it tends not to be good enough. We end up having to deal with all the problems that come with insurance, such as the hassle, and our depression and anxiety not being covered. A counselor based in Hartford can help. 

Hartford is known for being the insurance capital of the world. While insurance can be complex and difficult for people to understand, a counselor is the opposite. They will make sure you're prepared for any disaster, no strings attached. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy 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 Diane Paseos's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

**Please note- I offer phone sessions only at this time. If you are looking for video or messaging only, please chose the "Switch Counselor" option at this time. *** I am a Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, families, and groups. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University and I have extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and aging/ end of life issues. I believe that people are capable of change and healin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Hey you! First of all, give yourself a lot of credit for taking the first step to getting some help; it was probably not an easy decision. My name is Phyllis Darkwa, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated with my Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2017 with 5 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. I knew I wanted to be a counselor after finding solace in office of my middle school guidance counselor. I knew then, as a 14-year-old girl, that I wanted to offer the same help and sound mind to others. In the first session, I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a clinical social worker, licensed in the state of Connecticut and a clinical trauma specialist with over 10 years experience working with racially and culturally diverse youth, families, and couples. Clients are helped in transforming distress from past and current traumas into hope through developing healthy insight and skills to reduce or eradicate emotional and psychological symptoms. I am experienced in helping clients who are struggling with traumatic stress disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, conduct problems, and addictive behaviors My t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

My clients come in with many different troubles and often, the troubles lead to a great many other problems that they have or have had in their lives. There is no problem too big and there is a way to live better. I believe we are looking for contentment. To feel "okay" and, today's society tries to warp us into believing we are not okay because we need something else than what we have right now. We all have the capacity to choose a better life, better relationships, better care for ourselves. The answer is not outside of us but within. I work with children, teen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.M., LPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 21

I'm a National Board Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut. I have over 20 years of experience helping people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse. I've worked with clients who have had a variety of concerns including anger, anxiety, crisis, stress, loneliness, depression, parenting problems, family conflicts, employment and school concerns. My counseling style is friendly and interactive. I believe everyone has strengths and deserves respect, sensitivity and compassion. My approach combines cogni...

This is Risa Lenney's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R,BC-THP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 32

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 32 years, graduating from a school of social welfare . I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I am married and have two college age Children. I currently work in an urban Community Mental Health setting helping people with mental health issues,(diagnosed with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Personality disorders)as well as issues with major life stressors and relationship issues. I am the Assistant Director supervising 13 clinicians, and I have a caseload myself. Prior to being ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there! My name is Jill Markowitz and I have been practicing for the last 5 years as a LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). I have experience working with various populations - the LGBTQ+ community as well as with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and a difficult time with life transitions. My role as your therapist is twofold; a) to listen to your concerns and provide you with a safe space to speak about your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged and b) provide you with new tools for your toolbox that you can carry with you ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut and I have been working in the field of addiction and mental health treatment since 2008. I am also a certified nutrition coach which allows me to combine my clinical experience with my passion for health and wellness. I want to help others navigate through the chaos of life by teaching them how to prioritize their own mental health and physical well-being so they can feel their best and most productive. My practice focuses on building a healthy foundation of “self”, using a strength ...

This is Joyce Voltaire Huertas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, I am glad you are here! I am a private therapist and I am accepting new clients currently. Due to COVID 19, I am offering Telehealth sessions remotely. I am an LCSW and have been working as a professional Social Worker for the past twenty plus years and as a private therapist for the last five years. I have experience working with individuals, families, couples, and adolescents who are dealing with all types of stressful situations and issues. I can help decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety by working collaboratively with clients to improve quali...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Hi! My name is Lisa Fargnoli, and I am a LCSW/LICSW with 22 years experience in the field. I have worked with most populations, and my specialties are working with people who have PTSD, dementia/Alzheimer's, anxiety, depression and family/relationship issues. I am an authorized Oasis trainer, so mindfulness is an important part of my practice, as it soothes us mentally and physically. My approach is warm, honest, interactive and using humor when appropriate. I believe in you and I want to help you, believing in yourself! You are not alone in your struggles! ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a therapist licensed in New York with over 5 years of experience working as an eating disorder therapist. I have worked with and continue to work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and relationship issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is gentle and warm. I treat anyone that I interact with with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines CBT, DBT and ACT however I create tre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D. LPC LADC,MAC,CCS
Therapy 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Connecticut with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with life changes, & compassion fatigue. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Connecticut with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Connecticut with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Connecticut with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I take a person- centered approach in which I believe that you know yourself best and have the ability to make positive changes. My role is to guide you on the way. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy to assist in challenging unhealthy thought patterns and to promote the regulation of emotions. Seeking out help can...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Connecticut with 21 years of professional work experience. I’m qualified in helping clients with depression, stress & anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, as well as distinctly Christian counseling. As a marriage & family therapist, I am experienced in working with individuals, couples and families. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, & compassion. I will tailor our dialog & treatment plan to meet your unique & specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling & happier life takes courage. I am he...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Connecticut and New York City with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Hartford, Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

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Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Hartford?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Hartford area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Hartford and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Hartford or elsewhere in Hartford or the state of Connecticut.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Hartford therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Hartford due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Hartford and elsewhere throughout the state of Connecticut you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Hartford to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Hartford, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Hartford, CT, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 06103 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Hartford:

06101, 06102, 06103, 06104, 06105, 06106, 06112, 06114, 06115, 06120, 06123, 06126, 06132, 06134, 06140, 06141, 06142, 06143, 06144, 06145, 06146, 06147, 06150, 06151, 06152, 06153, 06154, 06155, 06156, 06160, 06161, 06167, 06176, 06180, 06183, 06199

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. 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.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.