Life can sometimes feel like managing a corporation. When you're feeling down, you may try too hard to salvage yourself and lose it all. When all the parts aren't working, it can bring everything down. When profits are going up, you may be too busy worried if they're going to stay up. A counselor based in Stamford can be the one who helps run your mental health smoothly and keeps your mental profits going up. 

Stamford is home to many companies and corporations, making it a place for business. Even if you're not involved in business, think like an entrepreneur for your mental health. Always be looking for ways to improve it and find unique solutions that can benefit you.

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Laurel Eigner

Offering therapy in CT
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepression
20 years of experience

Hello. My name is Laurel and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience from Connecticut. I am kind, empathetic, caring and trustworthy. I have a great deal of experience with clients who suffer from depression and anxiety. I also have experience with clients who are in crisis and have provided crisis stabilization. I have worked with variety of populations including young adults, adults, families and the geriatric population. I am easy going and like clients to feel relaxed when providing support and counseling.

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Janet Lanci

Offering therapy in CT
License: LPC,BCETS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I have worked in the Human Service field since 1983 and I became a licensed counselor in 2001. My goal is to provide an open, supportive, confidential environment so that my clients may address any issues that concern them and to help them take control of their destiny. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Domestic violence, ADHD, and trauma. I also have experience working with military, first responders and medical personnel. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, person centered, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe that as a therapist it is my job to help you discover your potential and the issues that are holding you back. I pride myself on having an old-fashioned, "homelike" atmosphere in my “office”. Life is stressful - your visit to your therapist shouldn't be. Are you thinking of returning to school? Not sure what you should be focusing on? I am a retired college professor and would be happy to explore this with you. Not sure how you can afford to go to school? We can discuss options that may be available to you to. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Melissa Morgan

Offering therapy in CT
License: LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
5 years of experience

I provide a supportive and safe place to allow clients to share and express emotions about what they are comfortable sharing and the challenges they are experiencing in their lives. Some of the therapeutic modalities I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Mindfulness exercises, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy techniques, Somatic Therapy techniques, Strengths-Based therapy exercises, as well as Trauma-Focused therapy techniques to allow for clients to identify triggers for abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress and trauma with non-judgmental supportive feedback to allow clients to approach the difficulties in their lives by learning coping skills to manage those challenges.

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Adele Summers

Offering therapy in CT
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
4 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp, I’d imagine that you’re searching not just for any therapist, but one that will be the best fit for you. I am a skilled Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Connecticut. I have worked in various environments such as schools, residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. My counseling specialties include but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting skills, anger management, and financial budgeting coaching. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help them identify and address the difficult issues that are standing in the way of the strong, loving relationships they desire. I strive to help all clients establish positive communication skills and stronger relationships. I provide a safe and supportive environment where they can explore and address feelings of hurt or anger and develop goals that will move them toward healing and reconnection. My goal as a therapist is to assist you in developing achievable goals, coping strategies, problem-solving skills, and alleviating symptoms related to life’s social and emotional challenges. Together we will create a treatment plan which will meet your social and emotional needs. My approach is direct, structured, client-centered, and therapeutic. Sometimes a neutral person is needed to help you explore your thoughts and feeling. I am here to listen. You can also find me at Healing Families, LLC.

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Janet Guthrie

Offering therapy in CT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut with 7 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I’ve worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, parenting issues, career challenges, OCD, and Bipolar disorder. I've also worked with people who have experienced physical trauma and//or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and dialectical- behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plans to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life 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 working with you!

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Lalain Williams

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Melissa Johnson

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Putting yourself first can truly feel impossible. Many of us have responsibilities to work, family or relationships that can easily be prioritized over our own wellbeing and happiness. It's easy to feel overwhelmed or stuck, especially when you don't know how to help yourself. Trying to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, alcohol/drug use or other mental health concerns can make the process even more challenging. I'm here to help explore solutions so that you can live the life you want to. My practice draws on concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), through which we can explore effective skills and strategies to deal with the challenges and make meaningful changes. My work is very much strengths-based, so we can work together to find solutions that are realistic and achievable. I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients, to help create a space that allows for trust and vulnerability. I believe that you are the expert of your own experience and it’s my job to help support you in your journey toward reaching your goals. Together, we can work to identify unhelpful patterns in your life and make positive changes.

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Amy M Blazawski

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteem
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from the State of Connecticut, with over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience with various therapeutic idioms addressing: Stress and Anxiety; Depression; LGBTQ-related /Coming Out Issues; Trauma Informed /Sensitive Concerns; Addiction; Eating Disorders; and Individual & Family Work w/ individuals with Disabilities such as ID & Autism. I work with Families & Individuals in a solution-focused, person centered manner to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I've used creative modalities in my work including music, art, movement, and adventure therapies to strengthen my approach to assisting individuals with "breakthrough moments", and overall improved mental health and wellness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first steps to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Together, we can initiate a changed path toward that end. I am here to support & empower you in that journey!

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Maria de la Alhambra Perez-Fernandez

Offering therapy in CT
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in FL, MA, CT and NY with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Niadra Pratt

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with over 10 years of professional work experience. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, my overall mission is to create non-judgement atmosphere in which every person I encounter feels comfortable and safe as we work together to find solutions to reach and maintaining goals that will ensure a productive lifestyle. I approach treatment from a holistic perspective, working from the client’s perspective as well as their strengths. I am compassionate about empowering others to seek their strengths to handle life’s difficulties in a positive way to re-establish a balance of a fulling and meaningful life.

How to find counseling in Stamford

Finding the best therapist close by in Stamford 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 Stamford. 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 Stamford, 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford, elsewhere in Fairfield, 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 Stamford area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford, 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 06927 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 Stamford 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 Stamford 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 Stamford, 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.

Stamford 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.

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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 through the contact page or send an email to

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 Stamford:

06901, 06902, 06903, 06904, 06905, 06906, 06907, 06910, 06911, 06912, 06913, 06914, 06921, 06926, 06927

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