For many people, the stress of labor industries can be hard on your psyche, and it can be quite troublesome to actively keep yourself together. Fortunately, a counselor in Waterbury can help you manage your stress, and make your life better so you can focus on creation. 

Waterbury is known as “brass city” because of how much brassware they manufacture. 

They’re also known as a town that manufactures clocks as well. It’s the fifth largest city in Connecticut, and with the help of a counselor, you can create what you like, without the stress of life bringing you down. 

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Amy Mulrooney

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a professional counselor licensed in Connecticut with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with individuals who have dealt with a wide range of concerns such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and problems with communication. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced trauma. I believe that building a therapeutic relationship based on trust and effective communication is key to successful treatment. I work with individuals to promote self-reflection to process their past and to define their present and future. I want to encourage growth within a healthy and safe environment. I currently only offer live sessions between the hours of 10a-2:30pm Mon, Tue, Thurs. I work with individuals using a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioral, client centered, and expressive therapies. It is important to meet each client where they are at and I will tailor this experience to fit your needs. I believe I am a good listener and I value the importance of taking time to get to know someone. I want to give individuals a place to be authentic without the fear of judgement. I want you to have a positive experience in therapy as I know it is not always easy to take the first step. If you are ready to work towards a brighter future then I am here to help. I look forward to working with you.

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Lisa Richardson

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LPC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome to Better Help. Your journey into self-care has begun with your efforts to find a solution for change. Please let me introduce myself. I am Lisa Richardson a licensed mental health counselor for the past 10 years with a license in Florida - MH11228, and in Connecticut - LPC001923. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. My counseling degree is a Masters of Arts in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College. I have a private practice in Florida which opened in 2015, before, I have worked at community mental health facilities in Connecticut and Florida. I work with a diverse population employing an eclectic approach based on humanistic person-centered therapy. Working collaboratively with my clients, we explore their emotional needs to better understand the personal challenges that bring them to therapy. Together we use this insight to identify solutions and develop coping skills to improve the client’s ability to manage stress and to increase positive feelings of emotional wellbeing. Our therapy sessions will include mindfulness techniques, positive regard, creative expression when words are not enough, and trauma-based techniques. Clients that I have worked with sought help to manage their feelings of anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, and other challenges including the parent-child relationship, focus and concentration, and trauma symptoms. Thank you for stopping by, Lisa

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Dr. Amy Van Buren

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

One of my favorite opening lines is from the spiritual classic, The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck. It reads, simply, "Life is difficult." Somehow, most of us expect that it won't be. Or that if it is, we should be able to handle it effortlessly. We criticize ourselves for feeling very human things like loneliness, confusion, anxiety, anger, boredom and depression when things don’t go the way we hoped. Unfortunately, life does not come with a user's manual for how to work with the hard stuff. And yet these very difficulties, the roadblocks at which we find ourselves, are often opportunities in disguise. I see counseling as an opportunity. First and most important, it is a chance to be heard. Things often begin to shift when we can share our inner thoughts and feelings with someone who is really paying attention. I have worked with many people who come up with their own answers when they are able to hear their deepest selves, sometimes for the first time. Counseling is also a chance to learn new life skills. If I had name what I think the most important life skill is, it would be this: psychological flexibility. This means the ability to respond flexibly to yourself, to others and to life. How to get there? By working bit by bit on the following: articulating what matters most to you in life; developing the behaviors that will move you in that direction; handling stumbling blocks along the way; and learning how to respond skillfully to difficult thoughts and feelings that are part of being human. I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. The psychological approaches that best inform the way I work are: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Human Givens Approach to Emotional Health and Clear Thinking, and Attachment Theory. The following people have greatly influenced my thinking: Dan Siegel, Stephen Porges, Russ Harris, Karen Horney, Rick Hanson, Mark Tyrell, Milton Erickson, Michael Yapko, Peter Levine, and Pat Ogden. In addition, I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, as well as a Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist. This means I bring a mind-body approach to counseling, including, if you are interested, instruction in basic calming yoga poses and breathing exercises. If this resonates with you, or you are curious to know more, feel free to contact me at any time!

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Melissa Monroe

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Connecticut and I have been working in the field of addiction and mental health treatment since 2008. I am also a certified nutrition coach which allows me to combine my clinical experience with my passion for health and wellness. I want to help others navigate through the chaos of life by teaching them how to prioritize their own mental health and physical well-being so they can feel their best and most productive. My practice focuses on building a healthy foundation of “self”, using a strength based and solution focused approach to help minimize the feeling of “struggling” and identify what is possible to change to achieve growth. I work to provide personalized, individual plans for my clients that allow for flexibility in their busy lives and will lead to overall success and sustainability. I believe my professional and personal experience, genuine personality, and skills provide support and education to individuals in a safe and caring setting. I have a lot of experience specifically working with mothers and fathers looking to re-create their personal identity within their family unit. I am all about establishing healthy habits and routines creating balance. I would like to see individuals feeling empowered and work to decrease feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety by improving their health and overall happiness. Change can be hard but I am here to help you through this journey!

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Melissa Morgan

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
5 years of experience as a therapist

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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Laura Baxter

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
7 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor, now licensed in Maine!, but stationed in Connecticut. My license extends to states and locations with reciprocity agreements, and I work with people around the world. I specialize in a whole-person approach and highly personalized sessions that build trust and create goals that are within your reach. We consider body, mind and spiritual matters from all angles. I use a dual approach: strategies to use right away (“solutions focused”) to alleviate symptoms, and strategies to work on for long-term healing. Some theories or strategies of counseling I may use include: psychotherapy, Adlerian, person-centered, motivational interviewing, evidence based behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy. I am easy to talk to, offer a judge-free, unconditional positive regard for your struggles and where you are in your journey. Are you looking to find peace and joy? Even the most difficult situations have options. I'm here to help guide you in a positive direction. Professional Degrees: Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2016; Master of English and Master of Business 2003 and 1989; Undergraduate Programs and Degrees: The University of Connecticut, Babson College, Boston Museum School of Fine Art, Columbia University’s RW Workshop Program. Other training: Certified Assistive Technology Professional. Teacher/coach to high school staff and students, Corporate and retail training and leadership, equine management and training, fine art training, and choral & instrumental training -- all of which help enrich my abilities as a counselor in our active awareness sessions. I look forward to meeting you soon! Laura

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Dr. Dammy Bamisile

Offering therapy in CT
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW, DPA
Trauma and abuseGriefAnger managementCareer difficultiesDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Connecticut with over 15 years of professional work experience. 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 Hudson

Offering therapy in CT
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 12+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, a strong understanding of medical diagnoses & coping with life changes. 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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Ryan Oliver

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

I am licensed in Connecticut with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, eating disorders, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My goal is to help you along your journey and have as much fun as possible along the way. Congratulate yourself for taking these first steps. Life is an adventure and sometimes we just need to find our path.

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Shanyah Wright

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

I am licensed in Connecticut with 11 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Waterbury

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

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

Waterbury 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 Waterbury 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 Waterbury 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 06749 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 Waterbury 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 Waterbury.

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 Waterbury 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 Waterbury, 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.

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

06701, 06702, 06703, 06704, 06705, 06706, 06708, 06710, 06720, 06721, 06722, 06723, 06724, 06725, 06726, 06749

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