Browse by location > Connecticut

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. 

Personalize your search and find the therapist near you that best suits your healing and development needs. By using our match tool, you can view counselors that specializes in your area of concern, and that are armed with the expertise and modalities needed for you to begin your journey to wellbeing.

WANT TO SEE PERSONALIZED MATCHES?
Take our survey and match by your budget, the issues you want to talk about, and the experience you want to have.

Therapists and Counselors in Connecticut

Showing 1 - 5 (16 total therapists)
Picture of Evan Lawrence, therapist in Connecticut, New York
Evan Lawrence
Together, we will:

reach the goals that YOU define.


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of Evan Lawrence, therapist in Connecticut, New York
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

reach the goals that YOU define.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an integrated approach.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Fitness/Weight Loss Goals
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Relationship Distress
  • Stress
  • Stress Eating
  • Stress Management
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Management
  • Work stress
Read more about me
Evan Lawrence remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, New York
Picture of Dana Carretta-Stein, therapist in Connecticut, New York
Dana Carretta-Stein
Together, we will:

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


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of Dana Carretta-Stein, therapist in Connecticut, New York
VIEW PROFILE
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
Read more about me
Dana Carretta-Stein remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, New York
Picture of Laura Spinelli , therapist in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Laura Spinelli
Together, we will:

Get you to a place where you can express and release that which no longer serves you to transform past dramas and traumas so you can flourish in life -authentically, unapologetically owning your inner BADASS.


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of Laura Spinelli , therapist in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Get you to a place where you can express and release that which no longer serves you to transform past dramas and traumas so you can flourish in life -authentically, unapologetically owning your inner BADASS.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is creative , collaborative and holistic.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma
  • Work-Life Balance
Read more about me
Laura Spinelli  remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Picture of RACHEL LESLIE, therapist in Connecticut, New York
RACHEL LESLIE
Together, we will:

Develop goals for the therapeutic process that are realistic and attainable, and will lead to you feeling better than when you started. You will learn, through examining your strengths, that you are very capable of solving your own problems!


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of RACHEL LESLIE, therapist in Connecticut, New York
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Develop goals for the therapeutic process that are realistic and attainable, and will lead to you feeling better than when you started. You will learn, through examining your strengths, that you are very capable of solving your own problems!

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe clients should feel heard and get feedback on what they bring to therapy. Sessions are interactive, conversational and educational. How the process goes, is entirely up to you!

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adulting
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Co-parenting
  • Couples Counseling
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Phase of Life Transitions
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma/PTSD
Read more about me
RACHEL LESLIE remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, New York
Picture of Sandra  Gibson , therapist in Connecticut
Sandra Gibson
Together, we will:

My focus of interest specifically is with children and adolescents who have faced behavioral and trauma related issues. Through best practices and clinical interventions, I have seen better outcomes and improved functioning at home and at school.


VIEW PROFILE
Picture of Sandra  Gibson , therapist in Connecticut
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

My focus of interest specifically is with children and adolescents who have faced behavioral and trauma related issues. Through best practices and clinical interventions, I have seen better outcomes and improved functioning at home and at school.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sandra develops a therapeutic alliance and helps improve my functioning.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Read more about me
Sandra  Gibson  remote and phone therapy in Connecticut