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.

Krystal Moon

Krystal Moon, LCSW

Hello! I have had the pleasure of working with people of all ages who have struggled with various life stressors. Whether it's experiencing a traumatic event, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, grief, relationship issues, or family conflict, I would like to help you find a way through. My approach is interactive & collaborative with you. I believe that the best therapeutic relationship is one that is built upon mutual respect, honesty, and a common desire Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Alex  Boianghu

Alex Boianghu, LPC, EMDR

Being a psychotherapist for over 25 years, I have had the honor and privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families providing holistic support for all of life’s challenges. I deeply love what I do and I bring all of my education, experience, and most of all compassion and understanding to help you understand yourself. From my perspective, the goal of therapy is to let go of outdated ways of living that make you feel Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 28 years


Julie Longton

Julie Longton, LMFT

Asking for help can often be a difficult thing to do. My goal is to provide my clients a safe, nurturing environment that allows them to explore and seek the help that they need or want and achieve their full potential while maintaining positive, healthy relationships. My experience includes depression/mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, crisis counseling, stress management, infertility, life transitions, and financial coaching.. I provide parenting assistance as well as family, couples, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years


Kate Nichols

Kate Nichols, MSW, LCSW

Hello and Welcome! I'm excited to be able to offer an alternate form of therapy than the traditional in office and I'm sure you are wondering if this is for you? A little bit about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years experience. I started my social work career right out of college where I immediately fell in love with my work and the ability to help. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years


Amanda  Francis

Amanda Francis , LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Dr. Jason Kiss

Dr. Jason Kiss, PsyD

Dr. Jason A Kiss received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2009. He has been in the field since working with a variety of people, and has run programs in LGBT+ Issues, Shyness and Social Anxiety , Relationship Issues, and DBT. He has experience with a variety of issues and believes that one of the core bases of therapy is forming a genuine, honest human relationship while Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson, MSW, LCSW

Are you feeling stressed out or anxious? Are you going through a life transition or struggling within your career or relationships? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the state of Connecticut, I can help you on your journey. I have been working within the mental health field for a total of 12 years providing supportive, strengths-based and solution-focused counseling services. My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Mary Delorenzo

Mary Delorenzo, MS, LPC, BSW

My name is Mary DeLorenzo, LPC, Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health. I have experience with Individuals, young mothers, couples and elderly. I have a solution focused approach, CBT and mindfulness practice are evidence based therapies , which i have found to be very helpful. Now that we have that out of the way... It's important to know I have experienced many different seasons of life, I understand we all are on Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Kelley Machado

Kelley Machado, LCSW

Hello, my name is Kelley Machado, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut. You may wonder what does Licensed Clinical Social Worker mean, what does that allow me to do? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have the unique opportunity to help people work through various points in their lives. In the years I have been a social worker I have worked with various populations of people from many Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years


James Julian

James Julian, PhD, LPC

Hi! I am Jim Julian and hold a doctorate in General Psychology and am licensed in the state of Connecticut. It has been my pleasure to work with people who might have more personal distress than they wish to handle alone. My treatment approach can vary from person to person depending on their wants and needs. However, I am a Humanist at heart and have a positive view of human nature. Therefore my approach could Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 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.