We all have our dreams. No matter who we are, we have our goals, our aspirations, and other things we want to accomplish. However, this can be a challenge, especially if one is dealing with anxiety, stress, or other life problems. While not every dream can be accomplished, we can accomplish many of our goals if we speak to a counselor based in Torrington. 

Torrington is known as a dreamtown. If you live here, you can achieve your dreams. However, you must speak to a counselor in order to accomplish as many dreams as possible. Talk to someone today and learn more. 

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Lindsay Zimmitti

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am passionate about the work I do and take a strength based approach with the clients I work with! You are the expert with what is going on for you, I am here to help you problem solve and give you the tools to meet your goals! I am genuine and transparent with clients. I want to help you achieve your goals by working together to get solutions to your problems and helping you to make any life changes that will help you achieve your goals! I want clients I work with to overcome whatever barriers are keeping them from meeting their goals and to feel happy and fulfilled with life. Dealing with emotional pain and difficult life changes can make this challenging and we all need support from time to time to overcome difficult situations and meet our goals. I am a LCSW and have been in the field for 19 years. I have a bachelors degree in psychology, masters and certification in special education and a masters in social work. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, in home and school settings. I have also worked with clients with a variety of backgrounds and presenting issues. I take an eclectic approach to my work and treat each case individually so that clients and families get their needs met. I am certified in Trauma Recovery and Empowerment model, trained in EMDR and am always attending trainings so that I can advocate and best meet the needs of the clients I work with.

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Jill Holmes-Brown

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

Pronouns: she/her/hers My name is Jill Holmes-Brown. I am a licensed clinical Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. I earned my master’s degree from the University of Connecticut specializing in Individual and Group Therapy in 1998. I believe in a non-judgmental approach that has a foundation built on the relationship and Rapport that we develop. Often it can be helpful to connect with a helping professional who can lend a different perspective on the struggles and challenges you may be facing and offer support and guidance. Taking the first step and reaching out is often the hardest! We will begin where you are comfortable and continue at your pace. I connect with people using compassion, acceptance and understanding. I strive to look at every individual with a Multi-cultural lens as we ALL have different experiences, backgrounds, and stories. I look forward to hearing from you and discussing what works best for you, video sessions, phone sessions, messaging and chat are all options.

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Christine Weber

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC Ct,LMHC RI,Both (licensed in both states )
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
35 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, my name is Christine Weber and I am a licensed LPC in the state of Connecticut, Florida, Maine and a licensed LMHC in the state of RI. I attended Rhode Island College where I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Justice Studies and then a Masters in Agency Counseling. As I began working in the mental health field, I then pursued my Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Rehabilitation Counseling and I am now able to obtain licensure in the two states. I have experience working with all ages and with all types of mental health disorders as well as substance use disorders and then co-occurring disorders. For the past 4 years I have worked mainly with anxiety using mindfulness, CBT and exposure therapy. Over the past 6 years, I have been working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. Modalities used : Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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Janet Lanci

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,BCETS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

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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Elizabeth Bullard

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a 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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Miranda Curnane

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I take a person- centered approach in which I believe that you know yourself best and have the ability to make positive changes. My role is to guide you on the way. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy to assist in challenging unhealthy thought patterns and to promote the regulation of emotions. Seeking out help can be the hardest part of making changes and I am proud of you for taking that step ! I look forward to working with you

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Jessica Belin

Offering therapy in CT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. I look forward to supporting you in your journey towards being the best version of yourself.

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Beth Gaillard

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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.

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Barbara Austin

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut, Georgia and Rhode Island with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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.

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Stephanie Livingston-Gurchin

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Torrington

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Torrington 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 Torrington 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 Torrington 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).

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

Therapists in Torrington, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Torrington 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 Torrington 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?

BetterHelp's verified Torrington 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 Torrington 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 Torrington 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.

Torrington 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 Torrington 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 Torrington 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 06790 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 Torrington 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 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 Torrington.

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 from a therapist. A Torrington 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 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 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 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 Torrington, 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.

Torrington 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 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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