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.

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


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


Alicia Murray

Alicia Murray, MS, LMHC

I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 5 years of experience working as a chemical dependency therapist, a case manager for veterans with severe mental illness, and a therapist in private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, addiction, life transitions, depression, anxiety, coping with severe mental illness, family dynamics, and couples counseling. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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


Stephanie Noto

Stephanie Noto, LPC, MFT, M.ED

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CT with 15years of experience in the mental health field. My area of expertise has been with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, trauma, grief , self esteem, and family & relationship issues. This has been through my work providing individual, family, couples and group therapy with the adult population in both a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Angela Morgan

Angela Morgan, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker, currently licensed to provide therapy in Connecticut. Most of my experience has been working with young adults, but I am able to provide counseling to all ages. I have helped clients overcome a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, parenting issues, trauma-related symptoms and abuse. I use a client-centered approach mostly rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy and provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment for my clients. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Heather Revill

Heather Revill, MS, LPC

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that believes in working collaboratively with her clients to meet goals set forth by the client. The journey to wellness includes validation, empowerment, and a comfortable therapeutic relationship to allow you to grow and reach each goal that you set. I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution Focused approaches that allow you to get specific about your goals and empower you to achieve them, however I do not believe Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Stephen Witte

Stephen Witte, LCSW-R

I am a clinical social worker, licensed in Connecticut and New York State. I have been helping individuals, couples and families grow and change over my entire 40 year career. Change can be frightening to contemplate, but in reality change is normal. People grow and change on a daily basis as we learn, adapt and grow wiser and gain more experience. Often, being human, we make mistakes or we find that our lives Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years


Anna Smyth

Anna Smyth, LMFT, LADC, MATS

Hi. I am Anna Smyth. I am dually licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy and Substance Abuse Counseling. I also have special certifications to work with any one who is taking medication to treat their substance abuse issues. I am a Recovery Coach and Certified Dual Diagnosis Clinician. I work with clients with any type of mental health issues and coordinate care with primary care physicians and psychiatrists when appropriate. Whatever your illness is or Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years


Samara Basilone

Samara Basilone, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut and have over 10 years experience. I earned my Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Long Island University and have worked in various agencies focusing on a person-centered approach to helping others. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use issues, parental/relationship concerns as well as career challenges. I believe in positive thinking and will Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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.