In life, it’s hard to worry so much. When you're depressed, you worry about yourself. When you're anxious, you worry about everything around you. Worry in general is hard to get past by. A counselor based in West Haven can help you. 

West Haven has a motto, and that motto is “do not despair.” You should not be in despair when you don’t have to. Instead, you should strive to have hope. We know it’s not easy to change your mentality, and that’s why a counselor can help you. Talk to a therapist and see how they can help you change. 

This is Chloe Marrero's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I provide therapeutic services to adults and young adults. I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with the many stressors that are a part of life. I believe that no two people are the same and that each person deserves respect and consideration to their unique self and life experience. I would be happy to work with you on building up the strengths you already possess in order to enrich your life.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi there! My name is Mimi Akhand and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, with years of work with individuals, couples, and families. I use a strength based, warm but also direct approach. I pull from different models, depending on what my clients’ needs are. My main focus in modalities is cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused and motivational interviewing. I cover many areas, including anger management, anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship issues, and trauma. Please feel free t...

This is Shannon Young's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years experience working with adults, couples, and families in various settings. I have been in private practice since 2004. I have 2 offices and a solid following of many long and short term clients. I graduated in 1995 with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a 2 year certification training in Gestalt Therapy. We all struggle with life transitions such as developmental changes and challenges within self, family, relationships, divorce and professional challenges. Some hav...

This is Dr. Lori VanMeter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

You have taken the first courageous step to improving yourself. I am here to support you in this process. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, adolescents, and children. With a non-judgmental approach, I help clients feel safe sharing their thoughts and feelings. Relationship issues, mood disorders, parenting challenges, issues of young adulthood including separation, self-confidence and identity, and family conflict are some of the areas I have explored with my clients. Cognitive-behavioral interventions and a strength-based solu...

This is Beth Avery's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut. I have been a therapist for 24 years. I have worked as a Director of Social Work in skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes), doctor's offices and at Visiting Nurses while having a private practice. This combination has allowed me to gain insight into how our physical health affects our mental health. I use the approach that one diagnosis or problem does not stand-alone. I assist a client by using a Systems Theory approach. This is done by observing and analyzing all the systems that contribute to an i...

This is Alexis LaRowe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut experienced in working with adults through a combination of psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive theories provided in a relational, person-centered approach. I strive to cultivate a compassionate and comfortable space in which clients can feel safe in navigating the full complexity of life's stressors. I have experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, grief & loss, and identity-related issues. As no treatment is "one-size fits all", I enjoy incorporating various...

This is Kara Justo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,lcsw
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Connecticut with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Sophie Jaffe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! My name is Sophie and I am a licensed clinical social worker in both CT and Fl for over 5 years. I have have worked with clients to meet them were they are at to start their journey in therapy. I have helped clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, major life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced medical problems that have affected their emotional well being. I have a past history of working doing virtual therapy, home visits and in hospitals. My counseling style is warm and inviting- I hope we can build respect, compassio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi everyone, my name is Mary Ann Yarbrough and I am a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns with your guided support. I pride myself in meeting you where you’re at as you are the experts in your stories. Therapy is most effective when the therapist and client build a strong rapport through being genuine, caring, and trusting. Even if you just need a safe space to share/vent that is what I am here ...

This is Rebecca Runkles's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Rebecca Runkles, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut. My expertise is working with adolescent and young adult individuals that have or currently experienced trauma, abuse, addiction, sexual assault, as well as symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-confidence, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. Additionally, I have done work with clients with intellectual disabilities, from the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals who have been incarcerated. I have worked in the school system, the criminal justice system, a...

This is Erin  Latham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Connecticut with over 16 years of experience working in human services and social work. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief & loss, substance use, career challenges, intimate partner violence, community justice, LGBTQIA+, and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and believe everyone deserves support. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, dial...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a substance abuse counselor, professional counselor licensed in Connecticut with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and substance abuse counselor that has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and engaging.I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines aspects o...

This is Justine Framularo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,ATRP,EAGALA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), credentialed art and equine psychotherapist, and a certified French Interpreter. I provide services across the continuum of care; ranging from international private coaching, corporate retreats, lecture series, inpatient maximum security hospitals, residential treatment centers, and outpatient practices. I serve as the Director of Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy and Victim Advocacy Services for a non-profit organization and an affiliate trauma specialist and Biofeedback practitioner for a private practice....

This is Debra Iversen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 35

I am a Master's level trained clinician with an MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Over the last 30 years, I have worked at both Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health settings with a variety of population and client concerns. I have an easy going, client centered approach and enjoy helping people meet their goals.

This is Lee Chambers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Georgia and Connecticut, a master addiction counselor (MAC), and a master-level registered addiction specialist (M-RAS). I have 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, substance use disorder counselor, and addiction specialist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including stressor- and trauma-related disorders (i.e., acute stress reaction, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, stress management, relationship issues (i.e., couples ...

This is Wairimu Muriuki's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA ,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Connecticut. I have experience working with children, teens, young adults, and adults. I believe that mental and emotional wellness are such vital elements of our lives, and I highly honor this work. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, family conflicts, life transitions, couples therapy, and self-love/health work. I believe that each client has the power within them to overcome the struggles in their lives, and I am here to partner with them in seeing them become the best version of themselves...

This is Dr. Charles Frazier's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coaching
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Connecticut with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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. 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.

This is Natalie Wrafter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in New York with 3 years of clinical psychotherapy experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

This is Jennifer Grant's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Connecticut with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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.

This is Liz Calderon 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West Haven, Connecticut (West Haven, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Connecticut with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in West Haven? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the West Haven area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in West Haven' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of West Haven, or elsewhere in the New Haven county or state of Connecticut.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified West Haven therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified West Haven counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in West Haven, CT ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Connecticut will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of West Haven and elsewhere throughout the state of Connecticut, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around West Haven offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, West Haven has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In West Haven, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A West Haven therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 54516 people in the city of West Haven, CT finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 06516 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified West Haven therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around West Haven, Connecticut can serve:

06516

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near West Haven' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "West Haven's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near West Haven, Connecticut?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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