When you're dealing with a life problem, you may feel like you don’t have the right tools to fix it. When you're anxious, feel depressed, or you just don't know how to fix your problem, you don't have the hardware needed. A counselor based in New Britain can help you with that problem.

New Britain is known as the hardware city. You can repair all of life’s problems with the right tools, but finding them can be a challenge. A counselor can lay out all the tools you need. However, you need to use them to fix your problems. A counselor can help, but you must make the repairs.

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Chelsea Edwards

Offering therapy in CT
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
7 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Chelsea, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in both the states of Georgia and Connecticut. Ever since I was a little girl I can remember always wanting to help others. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a loving home with two caring and supportive parents that always encouraged me no matter what. I have always been so thankful for this, and have a passion for giving others the same support and encouragement that I was able to have throughout my life. I got into this field because I wanted to give back! While pursuing my Bachelors degree in Psychology, my love for Marriage and Family therapy was formed after learning more about individuals, couples, and family systems. I went on to pursue a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and through my trainings there, I found that this field not only focused on helping individuals, but also focused a lot on an individuals background, the many systems that they are apart of, and the way that these systems can help shape them into the person they are today. I strongly believe that effective therapy includes understanding the world that the individuals you work with are apart of! My earliest experiences in the field consist of working in group home environments with troubled youth and adolescents ages 14-22 presenting with diagnoses like depression, anxiety, A.D.H.D., and also showed some early signs of certain personality disorders like bipolar and borderline, PTSD. I have also worked with youth that have experienced past sexual abuse and physical abuse/neglect by their caregivers. I additionally have 3 years of in home therapy experience working with both youth and families in crisis. I have had opportunity to work with adults ages 18+ in an outpatient setting, as well as in the communities, and in their homes. The adult population that I served presented with issues like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, homelessness, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. My counseling style can be described as warm, interactive, and innovative. My favorite part about the work that I do is being able to watch the individuals that I serve make positive changes right before my eyes! I am a huge encourager, motivator, and especially passionate about supporting individuals through life stage transitions. I am friendly, open, and provide a non-judgmental space. I believe my strongest qualities are patience, empathy, and understanding. I also believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines techniques from models like Strategic, Structural, and Solution Focused therapy, however I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling, happier lifestyle and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to hearing from you soon! -Chelsea

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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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Candace Buckley

Offering therapy in CT
License: LCSW,FDC,CMS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

Choosing a therapist can be quite difficult because you want to ensure there is a good fit so you are  comfortable sharing personal information and receiving the assistance you are seeking.  I hope you will allow me the opportunity to meet your goals.  My name is Candace Williams and I have been an  LCSW for over the past 20 years.  I graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a concentration in Health/ Mental Health.   I am fortunate to have worked with many different people in many different settings. I have worked a wide range of adults from various backgrounds.   My experience ranges vastly from being a first responder during September 11th to working in mental health clinics, private practice companies, hospices, and hospitals. In my private practice, I have addressed many various issues from mental health diagnosis to adjusting to new situations, work with sincerity, compassion and nonjudgement, addiction issues, dealing with grief, improving communication strategies, or talking out a complex decision.  It is really important for me to help get to the root cause of an issue so that we do not just put on a band-aid but, instead, help you solve the issue for good. I will provide a nurturing environment where you can talk candidly about your concerns. I do not practice just one type of therapy because I believe there are bits and pieces that work from each one.  The trick is ensuring I am using a method that works best for you in a timely manner.  A good therapist will meet you where you are and will think outside of the box.  I promise I will ensure we work on your goals that best meet your needs.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve you!

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Cynthia "Cindy" Adams

Offering therapy in CT
License: LCSW,ACHPC:SW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hello. My name is Cindy. Life can be challenging, and it takes courage and strength to reach out and ask for help. You are already on your way! Everyone experiences twists and turns, from everyday challenges to traumatic events. We need one another to help us through the difficult times. I am here to help you. My Practice – Please see below for “Specialties” and “Types of Therapies” I work with individuals, couples, and families who present with symptoms related to many of life’s challenges. In a safe and compassionate setting – understanding, acceptance, forgiveness, healing, and resilience can be achieved. Together, we will create a plan that will help you process your thoughts and feelings in order to reach your personal goals. It is a journey – one that is more easily traveled together. Intuitive Development In the pursuit of healing and well-being, connecting with your intuitive and authentic higher self can support physical, mental, and emotional wellness. This therapy is a form of counseling that treats your mind, body, and spirit as a whole. I offer tools and strategies to assist you in accessing and trusting your intuitive intelligence and wisdom. When accessing your intuitive intelligence, you will learn how to cultivate genuine love and compassion for yourself and others in order to live a truly fulfilling life. Long COVID I work with clients who are diagnosed with Long COVID (Post-COVID Syndrome). Many clients present with neurological or psychological symptoms including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and feelings of isolation. Financial stress over lost jobs and income can also be a difficult part of navigating life with Long COVID. I guide clients along their path of healing as they attempt to find a new normal. End-of-Life and Hospice & Palliative Care (18 years of experience with 4500+ patients) I provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention to patients, families, and caregivers facing critical and/or life-threatening illness. I offer a range of interventions including psychological support, education, help with decision making around when to stop treatment, and preparing emotionally and spiritually for imminent death. I provide grief counseling as well as compassionate support to individuals, families, children, and caregivers who are experiencing anticipatory grief during the dying process and grief following the passing of their loved one. I often see a healing shift occur in people as they find a way to remain close to someone they have lost. I offer tools and strategies to help with this process. Once again, this is a journey that is more easily traveled together. You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. I generally check my messages twice a day, Monday through Friday, and I respond within 24-hours. I offer phone sessions and video sessions. What you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability. Please feel free to check my availability through messaging me first. One of my favorite messages is the following: “Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” It would be my honor and privilege to help you along your path. You can do this! I believe in you. Cindy Adams, LCSW Certifications: Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) (Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC) Grief Counselor (Joy R. Samuels, D.MIN., LPC-MHSP, NCC) Advanced Hospice & Palliative Care Social Worker (ACHP: SW) (renewal in progress) Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC) for active duty military members & their families Other Specialties: Aging and Gerontology Alzheimer's/Dementia/Memory Impairment Caregiver Support Compassion Fatigue End-of-life Support/Terminal Illness Grief & Loss Palliative Care & Hospice Types of Therapies: Client-Centered Cognitive Behavioral Compassion-Focused Energy Psychology Motivational Narrative Positive Psychology Psychoanalytic Solution-Focused Spiritual Strength Based Complementary Therapies: Coaching Expressive Arts Intuitive Development Meditation, Relaxation, and Guided Imagery Mindfulness Based Years of Experience: 18

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Ebony Langston

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Working to help others understand their strengths, underlying problems, and challenge their internal dialogue has always been a passion of mine. As a licensed professional counselor I help guide others in their quest to better understand themselves and situations. My goal is always to work in collaboration with clients to come up with the best solutions. Therapy is not always easy, or fun, but together we can make great progress!

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Joeli McQuaid-Robert

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & managing life transitions and challenges. I also have experience working with depression, relationship concerns and personality disorder characteristics. I have recently started here on BetterHelp full-time, to pursue my original career dream to help others, individually, one client at a time. This comes after many years working in both inpatient and outpatient hospital and varied community settings, with diverse populations, serving in management and supervisory roles while always keeping my hand in clinical care provision -including during the pandemic. I believe that you are the expert of your story "the Narrator"--and I would be honored to help you as you narrate and navigate your life story. I operate from the perspective that you have many strengths and solutions within you 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. Lastly, I subscribe to the notion that with my active listening and sensitivity to the topics you bring to therapy, in a completely judgement-free zone, with some reframing, feedback, gentle suggestions and sense of humor when needed, together we can create a trusting working alliance that may assist you in your therapeutic journey! Thank you for taking the time to review my information. Warm Regards, Joeli

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Amy Bourne

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Suzanne Tyghter

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Margaret Jackson

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
7 years of experience

Hello :) Welcome to BetterHelp. My name is Margaret and I am licensed in Connecticut with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Janet Gueli

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. My integrative and creative approach ensures a safe, nurturing environment that uses strengths to focus on personal growth.

How to find counseling in New Britain

Finding the best therapist close by in New Britain 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 New Britain. 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 New Britain, 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 New Britain 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 New Britain 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 New Britain, elsewhere in Hartford, 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 New Britain area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Britain 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 New Britain 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 New Britain 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 New Britain, 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 New Britain 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 New Britain 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 New Britain 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 New Britain 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 New Britain 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 06050 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 New Britain 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 New Britain 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 New Britain, 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.

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

06050, 06051, 06052, 06053

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