Bridgeport, Connecticut Therapists

Find a therapist in Bridgeport, Connecticut  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Bridgeport to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

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Farmington, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Having a sense of spirituality, an intention to make an impact, has been a natural part of who I am. I became a therapist because I want everyone to have a place where they feel heard, seen, validated. I know how important the right help is for our...
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Cheshire, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a CCAR Certified Recovery Coach. I am a postmodern psychotherapist: I specialize in Systemic, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral & Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing &...
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Fairfield, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Siobhan Badeaux is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, families and couples. She achieved her masters degree at Southern Connecticut State University after doing her internship with Newington Middle School, UCONN...
Michelle Pellin
L.P.C, MS, MA
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Durham, Connecticut

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Connecticut, Florida

Welcome! I am open and affirming to all adults and adolescents. My office is physically challenged accessible, as I believe all should have equal opportunities. Busy schedule or travel issues? I also offer Telehealth! I practice Holistic...
Marta Curry
Psy.D.
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Westport, Connecticut

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Connecticut, California

Hello! I'm Dr. Marta Curry and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in Westport, Connecticut. I specialize in women's wellness and couples therapy. Life has an inevitable way of presenting us with different stressors and life transitions such as...
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Connecticut, Missouri

We are experiencing shifts in the world right now, and that can bring up many questions along with anxiety that feels out of control and can cause strain on our lives and relationships. As a trained Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) therapist, I am...
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Manchester, Connecticut

My focus is on body-centered psychotherapy (integrating body, mind and spirit); my style is warm, empathic, direct and non-judgmental. I am committed to creating a safe, supportive environment in which your process can deepen and evolve. This occurs...
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Berlin, Connecticut

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Connecticut, Montana

NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS; TELEHEALTH AND IN PERSON We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, BUT rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Maya Angelou ~ We can either grow or stay stagnant through the life challenges,...
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Kent, Connecticut

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Connecticut

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor, Karren has been a therapist in Kent, CT since 1998. She graduated with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Western Connecticut State...
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist that has been working in the field for the past 20 years. I enjoy working with a variety of populations from couples to individuals working through relationship issues, pre-natal mothers and infants, to the...
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Southington, Connecticut

Offices in both Southington and Old Saybrook!! Hi- I’m Jennifer and I have been working in the therapy profession for 33 years in a variety of settings. My work is my passion; I believe that when anyone reaches out they are hopeful for help,...
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Connecticut

Board-Certified in Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Addiction Psychiatry, Dr. Eric Nicholson provides Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Exposure-Based Therapies, for those suffering from Addictions and Psychiatric...
Jennifer Pratt
MS, LADC, MAC, ICAADC
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Torrington, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a substance use/mental health disorder Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been practicing for over 10 years. I work with adults who are looking for a better life. I am able to provide you with a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to...
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Bristol, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I have extensive experience working with people with substance abuse and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and PSTD. I'm the most laid-back, non-judgmental counselor you will find. We will work together and get real results. As a...
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West Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Life is filled with constant transitions, some easier than others. When we face more challenging times we may feel stuck, overwhelmed or lost. Whether you are looking for individual, couples or family therapy we can work together to better...
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Bethany, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) specializing in perinatal wellness and body image. As I find with many things in life, personal experience pushes you towards the right path. And my personal experience as a woman and mother brought me...
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Massachusetts, Connecticut

“Finding time is a difficult task for most; I help to support you by meeting you where you are at - literally, with telehealth video-therapy!” (I am licensed in both CT and MA for clients physically located in these states). Have you ever felt...
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Westport, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Experienced Psychotherapist educated in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and trained in DBT, CBT and Mindfulness Skills.
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Connecticut, New York

ONLINE/PHONE CLIENTS ACCEPTED NOW via HIPAA compliant Telehealth. I can help you learn applicable coping skills to use in your daily life, and work through issues of concern, so you can feel better and have a more stress-free life. My clients...
Alexandra Migani
LMSW, LADC
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Woodbridge, Connecticut

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Connecticut

You really are your greatest strength. I practice from a strengths-based approach and believe each individual has the ability to achieve the life they envision for themselves. Being able to explore who you are and finding alignment with your true...
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West Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I received my MFT license in 1985 and learned about a spiritual psychology that is non-religious but goes to the heart of psychology - that explains how we experience life through the workings of 3 Principles: Mind, Thought and Consciousness. I had...
Christine Routhier
LCSW, Forensics
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Vernon, Connecticut

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Connecticut, Arizona

Psychotherapy Services of Connecticut is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of psychotherapy care possible. We provide a safe place for you to question and explore what is effective and what is not effective in your...
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Cheshire, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Do you ever feel like your voice is not being heard; and no one's ever really listening to you? I will help you move towards honest communication of your fears, wants, and needs to open doors to healthier relationships with yourself and your loved...
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Westport, Connecticut

I am a caring and pragmatic problem solver for individuals and couples who will listen closely and partner with you to resolve your issues and help you move forward with your life. I have over 20 years of experience treating clients with depression...

An Overview of Mental Health in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Located in the southwestern part of Connecticut in Fairfield County, Bridgeport is a bustling city of 147,000. Connected with the neighboring cities of Trumbull,  Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, and Stratford, the greater Bridgeport area is home nearly one million people.

Accredited as the birthplace of the Frisbee and Subway restaurants, Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut and 5th largest city in New England. PT Barnum once called the place home and even served as its mayor in the late 19th century. Known for its seaside parks, historic areas, museums and Beardsley Zoo, the city has its share of mental illness as well, which continues to increase much like the rest of the nation.

Mental Health Statistics for Bridgeport

Frequently mentioned as a health concern for the city, mental health issues continue to climb in this mostly affluent burg of Connecticut. With a mental illness rate of 19.7 percent and a serious mental illness rate of 4 percent, Bridgeport residents are aware that mental health is one the community’s primary health concerns. Though not as prevalent as elsewhere in the state, or in the nation, the city does experience its fair share of suicide as well with a reported rate of 6.2 percent.

Maintaining or supporting mental health is a vital component of overall health. In Bridgeport, more community members have repeatedly cited the need for more beds and mental health services. According to recent regional focus group, mental health is one of the most unaddressed issues in Bridgeport.

What Makes Bridgeport Unique When it Comes to Mental Health?

According to the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System, only 21 beds are available to serve a population of nearly one million people. The primary reason for the lack of services is funding. Bridgeport also has a high rate of poverty compared to the rest of the state and an imbalance in wages to cost of living ratio.

  • Residents of Bridgeport earn far less than average (for the state), while the cost of housing has continued to increase since 2010. Depression and anxiety have been directly tied to financial stress.
  • The poverty rate in Bridgeport is 22 percent.
  • The median home cost in Bridgeport is $177,000.
  • The per capita income in Bridgeport is just $22,400.

Divorce Rate in Bridgeport

Divorce in the Bridgeport area is roughly the national average at 12 percent. This number represents divorced residents, not the current rate of divorce. A median age of 33 years old may be a factor in the average number of divorcees as people who marry later in life tend to stay married as opposed to those who marry young. That said, a vast majority, 46 percent, of the population has never been married and only 35 percent are current married.

Another factor for Bridgeport residents staying married is the ready availability of marriage and premarital counselors in the area. 42 marriage counselors are in the city with over 380 total in Fairfield County making for a counselor to married population ratio of 1,225:1.

Mental Health Resources in Bridgeport

Connecticut spends millions of dollars every year on providing mental health resources to its residents. Fairfield County where Bridgeport is located spends millions of dollars each year promoting physical activity to help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression – the two most common mental health complaints.

Perhaps because the residents are aware of the mental health crisis sweeping the nation and their neighborhoods Bridgeport has an abundance of 102 counselors and psychologist available to help  people. Fairfield county has more than 1,000 mental health professionals for an overall patient to therapist ratio of 800:1.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Bridgeport

Living in any metropolitan area such as Bridgeport comes with the challenge of choosing between hundreds of therapists if you’re looking for someone inside city limits, and over a thousand more inside the county. The problem isn’t so much as the availability of professionals, it’s deciding on one.

How do you know which one is right for you? That can be a tough question to answer considering that nearly all of them have an online presence with social scoring to promote themselves. Your primary care physician, emergency department doctors and nurses and even insurance providers are quick to give out a mental health referral but this usually means filling out reams of paperwork long before your first visit.

If you want to learn more about the psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and counselors available in Bridgeport, we’ve put this directory together just for you. In it you can learn more about the mental professionals listed such as their education, background, experience, specialty and more so you can make an informed decision before signing on the dotted line. Everyone deserves access to proper mental health services and we’re here to help you get exactly that.