Bristol, Connecticut Therapists

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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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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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Westport, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Nothing has made me more passionate about my practice than raising my three children. My education and related work experience has enabled me to see their growth and development through a unique lens – one that makes clear the layered and complex...
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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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Stratford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Hi there. I'm here for you. Let's connect and see if my skills and personality match with you and your needs.
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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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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...
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Branford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Fairfield University in 2010. I then went onto obtaining my Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and graduated in 2012. Since then, I have continued my education by attending various trainings. I...
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...
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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...
Joan Frimmer
MSW, LCSW
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Westport, Connecticut

For over 30 years I’ve treated adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and problems with eating. Additionally,I work with couples on improving their communication skills; as well as dealing with the process of...
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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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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...
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Avon, Connecticut

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Connecticut, New York

The current state is one of increased stress, uncertainty, and anxiety. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and lonely in the midst of this. Please feel free to reach out, whether you are looking for temporary support via telehealth or are looking for...
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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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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Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Egypciel Victor-Lowderback, LMFT is a Licensed Mar­riage & Family Thera­pist special­izing in individual, couples, and family therapy across the age spectrum. Egypciel’s strengths include her 20+ years of experience practicing her skills...
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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...
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Connecticut

We are committed to providing a trusting, engaging, and collaborative environment with our clients. We believe you are the expert on yourself and we are the guide to help you manage ways to overcome what is currently getting in the way of living the...
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Westport, Connecticut

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Connecticut, New York

​I specialize in children, adults, and families affected by Misophonia, Sensory Processing Disorder, learning disabilities, and developmental disorders. I founded the Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University and am...
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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...
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Ellington, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Therapy for individuals, couples and families offered in the office or remotely. I utilize a HIPPA compliant and secure online platform for my virtual visits. Most insurance accepted. You are not alone. Reach out to me today.

An Overview of Mental Health in Bristol, Connecticut

Bristol, Connecticut, is a beautiful, bustling town near Hartford. The city is home to ESPN’s main studios and is only a few hours from major cities such as Boston and New York. Bristol’s approximately 60,000 residents enjoy access to fine dining and entertainment in their recently revitalized downtown, as well as in nearby city centers such as Hartford.

Bristol, Connecticut – Statistics

Bristol residents enjoy a moderate median income of around $60k per year. Though property prices are high, at about $194,600 on average, over 65% of residents own their home. But prosperity does not mean immunity to mental health problems. About one percent of all Bristol deaths are self-inflicted, making suicide the tenth leading cause of death. Another four percent of the population seek behavioral health care, with nearly three-quarters of those suffering from multiple concurrent diagnoses. The most common diagnoses were alcohol dependence or withdrawal, anxiety disorders, episodic mood disorders, opioid addiction, and depression disorders.

Many of these challenges are exacerbated by the fact that there are a mere 421 mental health professionals per 100,000 people in Bristol, Connecticut. Though therapy is proven to help in overcoming mental illness, access to therapy can often become a barrier. Those who need it most often struggle with finding transportation, making time, budgeting for services, or even just locating a therapist to work with.

Mental Health Challenges in Bristol

One of the things Connecticut is most known for is its foliage. With seasonal changes so beautiful, one might think there’s no way this could be affecting anyone negatively, but Seasonal Affective Disorder is a common problem that occurs most frequently in northern climates as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Also known as seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder is a mental illness similar to bipolar disorder or depression, except that it waxes and wanes with the seasons. Symptoms commonly begin appearing between ages 20 and 30, but can show up as early as the teens. Typically, the disorder is associated with winter months, giving it the nickname, “winter blues,” but it can also occur during the spring or summer, depending on the person.

Seasonal depression affects everyone differently, and many of the symptoms may be mistaken for major depressive disorder or anxiety disorders. Some such symptoms may include

  • Low self-esteem
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
  • Constant worrying
  • Increased tension and stress levels
  • Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
  • Difficulty getting out of bed
  • Reduced libido
  • Lethargy
  • Significant changes in diet, such as overeating or loss of appetite
  • Social isolation

The primary factor that separates seasonal affective disorder from other depression and anxiety disorder is that it is consistently tied to seasonal changes. Seasonal depression is most common in women, and increases in frequency the further you live from the equator, so residents of northern climates are most at risk.

What You Can Do

If you think you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder, or any other mental health complaint, it’s important to contact a therapist as soon as possible. Although a therapist is necessary to achieve an official diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder, you may be able to identify the problem yourself through practices such as mood tracking or journaling. Pay special attention to whether your mood worsens or improves during major seasonal changes. Remember, though winter is the most common culprit, some people find their depressive seasons reversed, with their downswing occurring during the warmer months, so don’t rule it out based on that. Even if you think you know what you may be suffering from, it’s still important to work with a therapist, as that’s the only way to ensure you’re treating the problem correctly.

Working with a therapist can help you come up with coping skills to get you through the tougher months. Your therapist may recommend journaling, mental exercises, or the use of a special lamp which can simulate sunlight on shorter days. No two cases are exactly alike, so you and your therapist will work together to come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Finding a therapist doesn’t have to be a barrier to your mental health. E-Counseling offers a directory of mental health professionals in your area to help you find the therapy you need.