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Rebecca Wilson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you feeling stressed out or anxious? Are you going through a life transition or struggling within your career or relationships? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the state of Connecticut, I can help you on your journey. I have been working within the mental health field for a total of 15 years providing supportive, strengths-based and solution-focused counseling services. My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. I bring strong experience as a clinician and clinical supervisor working with a range of adults, adolescents, children, families, groups, and couples. My areas of expertise include self-esteem, career, stress, anxiety, intimacy/relationships, anger, and grief and loss related issues. In addition to my passions of counseling clients and supervising clinicians, I have also enjoyed teaching online masters level social work courses as well as facilitating a support group for mothers of young children within my hometown. In my spare time I can be found spending quality time with family and friends, going on walks/hikes/bike rides, redecorating my house, playing word games, doing puzzles, and reading. I will often be checking in with you to assess how you feel the therapeutic process is going and to find out if you are receiving what you need from me. I genuinely hope that you choose me to walk with you on your life journey, I am here to support you in taking those brave steps toward a happier and more fulfilling life! Sincerely, Rebecca

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Krista Olson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): MS, MSW, LCSW LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am so glad you're here. A safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment is key to bringing about the change clients are seeking in their lives and in their relationships. Creating that kind of environment in counseling is my primary goal. Additionally, I bring a breadth of training and experience that allows me to utilize a blend of approaches to counseling dealing with a wide range of concerns. My approach is eclectic—tailored to each client's unique needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important element of a helpful counseling experience. As such, I am actively engaged with clients and believe strongly in a collaborative and respectful relationship. Your issues, concerns, personal history, and worldview will inform our work together. My theoretical orientation is integrative and strength based—and I will strive to provide a safe and consistent relationship with you while challenging you to examine how you relate with the world around you. I hold a Master's Degree in Urban Studies, Policy Analysis and a Master's of Social Work Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. In my clinical experience I have counseled individual adults, groups, couples, and families. I have worked in a community counseling center, private practice setting, and a long-term care facility. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Florida, a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical, (LCSW-C) in the State of Maryland, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Connecticut. I also hold a designation of Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. We all need to feel connected and heard. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Office Hours: Monday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Tuesday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Thursday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed

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Ena Edouard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am committed to helping people overcome compulsive disorders, depression, anxiety, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives. I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment.. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and, realistic approach to counseling. If you are ready to seek a life worth living, I am here to help you get there. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Sarah (she/her) Menard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with about 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 begin or continue therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Thank you for inviting me on your journey to feeling better and pursuing life one day at a time. My primary approach to therapy is placing emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. Building rapport through time and trust will determine how effective treatment will be. I like to explore treatment with humor, play, and a thorough family history to assist clients on their journey to reaching their goals. Treatment strategies include grief therapy, role play, cognitive behavioral therapy, stress and crisis management, communication and social skills building, and trauma informed care. I also encourage and welcome clients to incorporate their faith, religion or spirituality into treatment as you see fit.

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Dr. Cora Butler-Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with over 20 years of professional clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and domestic violence, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert, and it is your story. You have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the issues that challenge you, and the problems you need support resolving. 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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Jane Edgell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Each person's life is unique and I strive to create an environment that is safe, supportive and welcoming. Together we will develop a course of action to overcome your challenges. I am licensed in Connecticut with 21 years of professional work experience. Some concerns I can help with include with stress and anxiety, addictions, coping with grief and loss, health related issues, self esteem and self-confidence, trauma and family conflict. 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 pround of you and ready to support you on your journey.

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Catherine Jennings

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 15+ years of professional experience. I have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, building confidence and self-esteem, life changes, building stronger relationships, and intimacy related issues. I believe that developing a strong rapport with clients is extremely important, so collaboratively, we can work together towards your goals, and make meaningful changes in your life. I will tailor our dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step in seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage - I am here to support you in that process.

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Rikkia Ben Yehudah

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 9 years of professional counseling work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & career difficulties. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am a trained Expressive Arts therapist who also utilizes artistic modalities to offer insight and illumination. I look forward to working with you on your journey. I am trained in EMDR Therapy. This helps clients who may feel "stuck" due to past trauma and current PTSD symptoms. Don't let yourself feel stuck any longer. There is hope, there is help. Let's collaborate and work together. You are NOT alone.

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Jennifer Myers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): M.A.,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome, and thank you for viewing my profile! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and Nevada with 13 years of experience helping people overcome the effects of trauma, overcome anxiety and chronic stress, and how to assimilate the challenges brought on by grief and life transitions. I hold a Master of Arts in Psychology (2011) from Brandman University, and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Music from California State University, Sacramento (2004). The majority of my clinical experience has been working with trauma survivors, including survivors of violent crime, domestic violence and child abuse. I have worked as a therapist in private practice, government agencies, and community non-profit clinics. I have also worked in the social service fields as an Employment Services Social Worker, a Child Protective Services Social Worker, and a Foster Family Agency Social Worker. All of these experiences have shaped my approach to working with individuals of diverse life circumstances, and those experiences have given me a profound respect for the challenges that humans face on a daily basis while also providing inspiration as to the resilience of the human spirit. When working with my clients, I use imagery, metaphor, and humor to help them understand and internalize concepts that help them regain control over their lives. Clients often say they appreciate my ability to be "real" with them while also being sensitive, empathetic, and professional. I feel it is important to create a safe space for my clients to openly and honestly share their experiences, no matter the topic, and I encourage any and all questions you might have. I also understand that my clients are relying on me for equally open and honest feedback, and I provide that in a gentle yet meaningful and actionable way. I also believe it is essential that my clients have a clear understanding of how our process works, and to that end and as much as humanly possible, I make sure they always know what to expect from our professional relationship. I very much enjoy working with highly-motivated individuals looking to take charge of their future while healing their past. Let's make a plan about how we can get you from where you are to where you want to be! I look forward to meeting you soon! Warmly, Jen

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Sukanya Ghosh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Often times our lives get entangled in things that we cannot control. We get lost in life’s complexities and cannot decide how to refresh. Many of us feel that we should pause and reflect on our lives and do things differently, but do not know where to start. Often we see a strain in our relationships or a bump in our professional lives, but feel lost on how to manage that stress. As your therapist, I will spend time to know you better, and use evidence-based counseling techniques to help you cope with these challenges. My therapy approach is eclectic but I enjoy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help my clients. I help with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, gender identity, and grief. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with years of experience working with people from diverse background and have LPC license to work in Connecticut. I believe that change, growth, and recovery are possible irrespective of the challenges we face. I provide a safe space where my clients can expect compassion, warmth, empathy, and strength-based therapy.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Newtown

Finding the best therapist close by in Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown. 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 Newtown, 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Newtown 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 Newtown, elsewhere in Fairfield, 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Newtown, 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown?

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

Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 06470 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 Newtown counselor?

Before seeing your Newtown 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 Newtown.

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 Newtown 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 Newtown 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 Newtown, 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.

Newtown 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.

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