Gazing out at the sun as it hits the lake used to fill you with happiness, but depression has changed you. When depression starts to impact your life, it changes the way that you feel about things that you love. It can make a world that used to look brilliant seem dull and gray. You do not have to accept this and continue to deal with feeling depressed all by yourself, though.

Contacting online counselors from Litchfield will allow you to get the help that you need. These online counselors can discuss methods to help you cope with depression and other mental health conditions that are harming your life. They know what you are going through and will work hard to ensure that you are able to walk the path of healing. If you reach out to these Litchfield-area counselors today, then you will be able to start appreciating the beauty that surrounds you once more.

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Morgan Ajello

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. I work with my clients to set personalized goals and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. I am a Masters level clinician licensed in both Connecticut and Florida, as well as Board Certified National Counselor. Owning and operating in the private practice setting for the last 6 years. I have years of experience working with individuals on a wide range of issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Sexual Dysfunctions, Family Conflict, and more. I use a psychodynamic approach that utilizes evidence based techniques such as CBT, DBT, ACT, Solution Focused, Family Systems, and Trauma focused to name a few. I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals can feel comfortable exploring their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. And here to help you achieve your personal growth goals. I look forward to working with you.

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Richard Agostinho

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
LGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesADHD
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Finding someone to share your experiences with, who you can trust, is an important step in your journey. I believe challenging times gives you the greatest potential to create the life you’ve wanted and dreamt of. Whether you’re looking to improve specific situations, or to make big changes in your life, I can help, support, and guide you. I use Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused, Interpersonal, and Psychodynamic therapies. Together we will break things down, determine common themes, and identify what is and is not working for you. Using your vision for what you want in your life, you’ll gain the skills to go after it and replace the parts which no longer serve you. I earned my MSW at the University of Connecticut and a B.A. at Trinity College in Hartford, CT

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Cassandra Aamodt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you. I have been a social worker for more than 12 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, and the challenges of parenting. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring and nonjudgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world. I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. A majority of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages at least once during each weekday. I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.

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Rhonda Lucineo

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a mental health counselor, with a degree in counseling psychology, licensed in the State of Connecticut; with over 10 years of experience working in my private practice and in group homes. My counseling experience has allowed me the opportunity to provide counseling for individuals, children, families, and couples; with a wide range of concerns including various types of anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, family problems, parenting problems, relationship problems, and attachment difficulties. I also have over twenty-five years of training and experience working as a family counselor in the judicial system; providing services for domestic violence, divorce, and child custody. In addition, I have also helped many people who have experienced various types of trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My passion is counseling, and it is always a great sense of accomplishment when a client expresses improvement in their emotional well-being or situation, and it is my hope that you will experience improvement during your counseling journey, as well. 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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Amanda Ayers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Amanda, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Connecticut with over seven years of direct clinical experience with children, adolescents, young adults and families. I have worked in both the in-home setting and outpatient setting, with clients that identify with a wide range of mental health and behavioral challenges including, trauma, depression, anxiety, family issues, parenting issues, communication issues, self-esteem, and LGBTQIA+ issues. I provide trauma informed care to individuals, couples, and families, with compassion and understanding, as it is my true passion in life to provide quality mental health care to individuals and families. My approach to therapy can be described as strength-based, and client centered, with emphasis on empathy and compassion! I strive to treat every client with dignity and respect, and the values of integrity, honesty, and social justice are very important to me and my work as a Social Worker. I am fully trained in Functional Family Therapy, and can provide therapy from a cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, or psychotherapeutic approach. I feel that it is important to find the right provider for you, someone that will provide you with the tools and support you need to overcome mental health barriers that might be preventing you from living your best and healthiest life. Trust your gut and find the right person that will work for your needs. I hope I get a chance to work with you! Amanda

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Elizabeth Bullard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Dr. Charles Frazier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementCoaching
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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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Heather Drago

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I’m Heather If you are seeking support from a therapist, you are in the right place. In my experience individuals can feel they have gotten stuck in the same routine trying the same thing over and over without gaining the outcome they were seeking. I value the importance of getting to know each individual I work with so that together we can develop an effective and achievable treatment plan. Together we can find new approaches to positively and directly impact the outcomes you seek. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist that has worked with a diverse population in various treatment settings. I specialize in working with families, adolescents, and couples. I focus my work on the belief that everyone is capable of change. We can work as a team to promote positive growth and overcome emotional conflict.

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Kyisha Velazquez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MS
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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Melissa Dennis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficulties
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I have over 14 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am an LGBTQIA affirmative therapist. In addition, I have extensive experience working with people who have disabilities. I am a breast cancer survivor which this is mentioned due to the nuances of enduring this experience can be unique and daunting with multiple stressors associated. I disclose this lived experience as it may be an area that you encounter where we can relate and move through the therapy process together. I am here for you to support you in navigating your journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Litchfield

Finding the best therapist close by in Litchfield 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 in Litchfield that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Litchfield. 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 Litchfield, 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 in the Litchfield region and in the state of Connecticut. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Litchfield or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Litchfield area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Litchfield 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 Litchfield, elsewhere in Litchfield, or in the greater state of Connecticut.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Litchfield 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 Litchfield 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 Litchfield 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Litchfield, 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 Litchfield psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Litchfield 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 Litchfield helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Litchfield 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Litchfield 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 in Litchfield?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Litchfield 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.

Litchfield therapists 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 Litchfield 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 Litchfield 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in CT, therapists 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 06759 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Litchfield 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Litchfield.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Litchfield 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 with a Litchfield counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Litchfield, 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.

Litchfield 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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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