Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Danbury, Connecticut

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


Amanda Francis

LPC
6 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut with 7 years of experience in varied settings including inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. I earned my Master's degree from Southern CT State University and since 2011, I have worked with young adults, families, and individuals. I sincerely love building relationships with my clients and empowering them to become the very best version of themselves. I look forward to sharing with you my... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut with 7 years of experience in varied settings including inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. I earned my Master's degree from Southern CT State University and since 2011, I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Denise DeBrady

LCSW,LADC
9 years experience
I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master's degree in Social Work. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work with clients of all ages, and using a warm, safe environment, assists my clients to identify their strengths, goals, and abilities to cope with and overcome their symptoms and discomforts. I have worked with a diverse range of populations in a variety of settings including... Read More
I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Master's degree in Social Work. I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work with clients of all ages, and using a warm,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Shannon Young

LMFT
22 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years experience working with adults, couples, and families in various settings. I have been in private practice since 2004. I have 2 offices and a solid following of many long and short term clients. I graduated in 1995 with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a 2 year certification training in Gestalt Therapy. We all struggle with life transitions... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years experience working with adults, couples, and families in various settings. I have been in private practice since 2004. I have 2 offices and a solid following... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:22 years

Lindsay Zimmitti

LCSW
18 years experience
I am passionate about the work I do and take a strength based approach with the clients I work with! You are the expert with what is going on for you, I am here to help you problem solve and give you the tools to meet your goals! I am genuine and transparent with clients. I want to help you achieve your goals by working together to get solutions to your problems and helping you... Read More
I am passionate about the work I do and take a strength based approach with the clients I work with! You are the expert with what is going on for you, I am here to help you problem solve and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Dr. Lori Van Meter

Ph.D
15 years experience
You have taken the first courageous step to improving yourself. I am here to support you in this process. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, adolescents, and children. With a non-judgmental approach, I help clients feel safe sharing their thoughts and feelings. Relationship issues, mood disorders, parenting challenges, issues of young adulthood including separation, self-confidence and identity, and family conflict are some of the areas I have... Read More
You have taken the first courageous step to improving yourself. I am here to support you in this process. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, adolescents, and children. With a non-judgmental approach, I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Lisa Leogrande

MA,LPC
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Lisa Leogrande and I am a Professional Counselor living in Connecticut. I have over 15 years experience in providing therapy to an array of adults in various settings within a mental health community clinic and in private practice. Prior to moving into a clinical role, I provided case management services to clinic clients and consulted with area nursing homes on treatment for their patients. My experience is wide... Read More
Hi! My name is Lisa Leogrande and I am a Professional Counselor living in Connecticut. I have over 15 years experience in providing therapy to an array of adults in various settings within a mental health community clinic and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Michelle Pellin

MS,MA,LPC
6 years experience
Hello! My name is Michelle Pellin, and I am licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Connecticut and Florida. I currently hold two Masters: one in eBhavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, and the other in Human Services and Counseling. Previously, I was a licensed therapeutic foster parent for almost 20 years, working mainly with mentally and emotionally disabled teens, and adopted two of them. I also worked as a... Read More
Hello! My name is Michelle Pellin, and I am licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Connecticut and Florida. I currently hold two Masters: one in eBhavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, and the other in Human... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Krina Adhikari

LPC,NCC
4 years experience
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Hello! My name is Krina and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in March 2018. I have over four years of experience in working with mental health and substance use concerns. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all ages on issues ranging from addiction, depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, phase of... Read More
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Hello! My name is Krina and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University in March 2018. I have over... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Shirley Gedney-Rubel

MS,LPC
6 years experience
We all struggle sometimes and while family and friends may want to help, they may not have the tools you need to make the changes, solve the problems, or make the decisions you are facing. Having someone to talk to who is unbiased and non-judgmental can be most useful when we face barriers to our hopes and dreams. I have about 10 years of diverse experience including trauma, substance abuse treatment, and domestic violence counseling... Read More
We all struggle sometimes and while family and friends may want to help, they may not have the tools you need to make the changes, solve the problems, or make the decisions you are facing. Having someone to talk to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Emmanuelle Schneider

MA,LPC
30 years experience
I help people improve their relationships as well as accept themselves; making changes that will foster personal growth. I utilize an eclectic approach, with Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Supportive & Problem Solving techniques. I strive to assess each Client's strengths/challenges then use an approach that best suits their unique personality, needs, & desired outcomes. Ask me about my Equine assisted therapy and how that has helped many of my clients! I orient my therapy, whether... Read More
I help people improve their relationships as well as accept themselves; making changes that will foster personal growth. I utilize an eclectic approach, with Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Supportive & Problem Solving techniques. I strive to assess each Client's strengths/challenges then... Read More
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  • Languages:English,French
  • Experience:30 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Danbury, Connecticut

Poor mental health is a problem plaguing the United States from coast to coast. While treatment received often depends on an individual’s financial and social statuses, the illness itself does not discriminate between age, race, gender, class or location. Danbury, Connecticut is no exception.

Danbury, with a population of 85,246 people as of 2017, is a part of the New York City metropolitan area. Its economy is centered on manufacturing, waste management and construction. The city’s median income was $68,068 in 2017, while the per capita income was $32,764. In 2015, the unemployment rate was 4.8 percent, with a poverty rate of 11.6 percent.

Mental Health in Connecticut

Mental Health America created a system to rank each state – plus the District of Columbia – on different aspects of mental health, such as prevalence of illness and access to care.

  • In terms of adult mental health, Connecticut ranks at 15, with a respectable 5 in youth mental health.
  • In prevalence of mental illness, Connecticut comes in around the middle with a rating of 27.
  • In access to care, Connecticut ranks at number 7.
  • The state’s overall ranking is 6.

Based on these numbers, the state seems to be handling mental illness with average to above-average results. In particular, most states tend to fall short when it comes to taking care of mentally ill youth; Connecticut ranks in the top 5 in this area.  From 2007 to 2014, over 52 percent of Connecticut adolescents with major depression received treatment for the illness. The national average for the same timeframe was only 38.1 percent. The use of cigarettes, pain medication and other illicit substances was also average-to-below-average in Connecticut adolescents.

Connecticut’s care access rating is also fairly high at 7. The state has a high ratio of mental health professionals at 32.3 per 10,000 people. For comparison, the US average is only 19.9 per 10,000.

Risk Factors in Connecticut

While the state ranks higher than much of the country in mental health care, it has room for improvement in other areas.

Alcohol Use

One report showed that the rate of alcohol abuse or dependence among residents over 12 years of age was slightly higher than the national average. The same report also stated that only 7.1 percent of those individuals received any treatment for their alcohol dependence. The treatment rate of the same demographic with dependence on illicit substances was over 20 percent. While 20 percent is a low rate in the big picture, it is still much higher than the 7 percent rate of treatment for alcohol dependence, suggesting that the state could benefit from further focus on the issue of alcohol abuse.

 Suicide

Despite Connecticut’s higher-than-average mental health rankings, suicide is an ongoing issue. The suicide rate has been rising at a national level in recent years, Connecticut included. According to the CDC, the suicide rate in Connecticut rose 19.2 percent between 1999 and 2016. In 2016, the state’s rate was 10.1 suicides per 100,000 people, with a total of 397 deaths statewide.

Drug Overdoses

Mental illness is also a risk factor for drug abuse, and consequently, death by drug overdose. In 2016, Connecticut had the eleventh-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country at 27.4 deaths per 100,000 people. The US national average was only 19.8 per 100,000. That equals a total of 971 overdose deaths in the state that year.

Resources in Danbury, Connecticut

If you or a loved one are dealing with a mental illness, the least you can take from these numbers is that you are far from being alone. There are many others with mental health issues, and many resources available to you. However, often due to the stigma around discussing mental health, it may be difficult to find those resources.

Another resource available to you is E-Counseling. E-Counseling is an online directory designed to help you find mental health care providers in your area who match with your individual mental health needs and goals. You have the choice to take the first step toward recovery today.