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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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Joyce Colburn
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Together, we will:

The issues that are causing you to seek therapy, modes of treatment, changes to make, and your hopes and dreams.

Something to know about my approach is:

We focus quickly on your reasons for seeking therapy and together, as partners, we move forward to develop a plan that will enable you to start feeling better.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Career Counseling
  • College Students
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Postpartum
  • Retirement
  • Women's Issues
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Joyce Colburn remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Alex Garver
Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.


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Together, we will:

Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.

Something to know about my approach is:

I help people who are blocked and weighed down to turn towards past pain and transform it. Clients leave feeling lighter, in touch with a deep peace, and living with more and more joy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child Abuse
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Spiritual Exploration
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Alex Garver remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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Shontelle Brewster
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We will explore past and present relationships and family systems which most times are the root cause of issues. Together, we will work on finding the light within you to becoming your best self.


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Together, we will:

We will explore past and present relationships and family systems which most times are the root cause of issues. Together, we will work on finding the light within you to becoming your best self.

Something to know about my approach is:

While working with me, I will use the appropriate therapy model based on the issues individuals are experiencing.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • African American Women
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • LGBT issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Self care
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Shontelle  Brewster  remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Lindsey Matthews
Together, we will:

We will learn new skills. We will reframe your thoughts. We will create boundaries with ourselves and others. We will practice being the best version of ourselves. I will support you where you are in your process.


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Together, we will:

We will learn new skills. We will reframe your thoughts. We will create boundaries with ourselves and others. We will practice being the best version of ourselves. I will support you where you are in your process.

Something to know about my approach is:

I pride myself on each of my clients processes being individualized to their interests and goals. I have extensive training in trauma and attachment. I also really enjoy dialectical behavioral therapy - Mindfulness, emotional regulation, etc.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • family conflict
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Lindsey Matthews remote and phone therapy in Connecticut
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Mi Cao
Together, we will:

Help you achieve long-lasting life changes that will help you lead a more fulfilling and happier life. We will focus on your specific needs and develop skills and strategies that will help you reach your life goals.


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Together, we will:

Help you achieve long-lasting life changes that will help you lead a more fulfilling and happier life. We will focus on your specific needs and develop skills and strategies that will help you reach your life goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a person-centered approach to help you gain insights about the underlying patterns of your difficulties. I begin where you are and individualize the treatment approach to your unique and special needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acculturation Issues
  • Adjusting to Change/Life Transitions
  • Adolescents
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral & Emotional Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child behavior issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Emotional regulation
  • family conflict
  • Family Therapy
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Development Disorder (IDD)
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Work stress
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Mi Cao remote and phone therapy in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee