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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Connecticut

Mental Health Crisis Response in Connecticut

Connecticut’s Department for Mental Health & Addiction Services provides a list of local crisis hotlines that you may reach out to for any of your urgent mental health needs. Alternatively, you can find a list of local suicide and crisis response lines here. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or just need someone to talk to, you can always call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Connecticut

Connecticut currently ranks 10th in the United States for mental healthcare. Connecticut’s Department for Mental Health & Addiction Services takes an integrative and holistic approach to addressing the mental and behavioral health of their residents. The goal is to provide accessible, high quality treatment for those with mental illness, while sustaining respect, dignity and building self-sufficiency. Although the long-term goal is to increase accessibility to all Connecticut residents, the primary community that DMHAS aims to help in the short-term are adults with severe psychiatric or substance abuse disorders. Other communities of concern include those who suffer from an HIV/AID infection, gambling disorders, and those in the criminal justice system.

Training qualified therapists, counselors, and psychologists, ensures that Connecticut residents will be receiving high quality care. The DMHAS works to alleviate the financial burdens associated with connecting those who suffer from mental illness with therapists, counselors, and appropriate treatment. By increasing awareness, easing access to providers, developing the psychiatric workforce, and engaging with the community and cultivating partnerships based on a common vision - Connecticut is on track to continue to move up in their ranking. You can find more specific information on DMHAS’s strategic goals here.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse in Connecticut, call Connecticut’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse hotline at 1-844-244-3171. This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Connecticut

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Connecticut. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Connecticut

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Debra Gottschalk
Together, we will:

Go on a journey to learn about your grief or trauma. Learn ways for you to cope, heal, and thrive. With loss, we'll create ways for you to stay connected to your loved one. And of course identify your goals and learn effective ways to reach them.


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Together, we will:

Go on a journey to learn about your grief or trauma. Learn ways for you to cope, heal, and thrive. With loss, we'll create ways for you to stay connected to your loved one. And of course identify your goals and learn effective ways to reach them.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer a combination of Trauma-Informed Talk Therapy, Art therapy, and Nature-Based Therapy. Engaging our bodies and brains in different ways helps process and manage stress, and provides different forms of emotional connection and expression.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acute Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Death / Loss / Grief
  • Disenfranchised Grief
  • Grief
  • Loss and Grief
  • Miscarriage
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Prolonged Grief Disorder
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Debra Gottschalk remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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SCHUYLER MANHATTAN
Together, we will:

Get to heal through your anxiety and whatever could be holding you back. You CAN increase confidence. I work with people who have someone in their life that is causing you stress, and we can put our heads together and create solutions immediately.


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Together, we will:

Get to heal through your anxiety and whatever could be holding you back. You CAN increase confidence. I work with people who have someone in their life that is causing you stress, and we can put our heads together and create solutions immediately.

Something to know about my approach is:

I’m a Solution-Focused Therapist and Coach. This is an amazing evidence-based talk approach that can create massive breakthroughs in your life in 5-10 sessions, so you save loads of time and money and get on to living your fabulous life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • School issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
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SCHUYLER MANHATTAN remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, New York
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Keyndra Lewis
Together, we will:

Trauma, stressor, relational concerns, substance use, gender issues, chronic anxiety and depression barriers to a life the person wants to live.


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Together, we will:

Trauma, stressor, relational concerns, substance use, gender issues, chronic anxiety and depression barriers to a life the person wants to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

My experience 10+ years in field has ranged from supporting partnerships in all stages Choosing to move forward to single life after separation, with or with out children or dependents, can be challenging. I am trauma informed.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Adjusting to Change/Life Transitions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Co-parenting
  • Couples Therapy
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
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Keyndra Lewis remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Dana Carretta-Stein
Together, we will:

Together, we will stop recurring nightmares and flashbacks, change your behaviors and stop anxiety from controlling your life.


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Together, we will:

Together, we will stop recurring nightmares and flashbacks, change your behaviors and stop anxiety from controlling your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is holistic, meaning I look at the whole picture of you as a person, not just on your symptoms and what’s “wrong” with you. Most symptoms we experience can be traced back to stressful life experiences. Healing is possible.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Birth trauma
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Medical Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and Related Disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Dana Carretta-Stein remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, New York
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Inger Sjogren
Together, we will:

lay out all of the “puzzle pieces” of your life and then look at the big picture. We will identify the things that are holding you back and create plans to overcome them. A shift in perspective can make all the difference.


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Picture of Inger Sjogren, therapist in Connecticut
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Together, we will:

lay out all of the “puzzle pieces” of your life and then look at the big picture. We will identify the things that are holding you back and create plans to overcome them. A shift in perspective can make all the difference.

Something to know about my approach is:

My role is to listen, observe and understand your perspective. Your stories, needs, darkest hours and brightest moments take center stage in our therapy sessions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Co-parenting
  • Depression
  • Procrastination/Motivation
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Inger Sjogren remote and phone therapy in Connecticut