Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hartford, Connecticut

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


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

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

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

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

Heidi Gruss

LPC
16 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Trauma Therapist using evidence-based interventions with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transition difficulties. As a Certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Practitioner I go beyond traditional therapeutic interventions providing additional holistic wellness solutions. The therapeutic process provides the client an opportunity to self-reflect, gain new insights, and build new... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Trauma Therapist using evidence-based interventions with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transition... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Christine Nucci

MS,LCSW
3 years experience
Hi! My name is Christine. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut with over 20 years of experience working as a social worker in child protection and evolving into a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma histories, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced addiction, family violence, and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive.... Read More
Hi! My name is Christine. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Connecticut with over 20 years of experience working as a social worker in child protection and evolving into a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

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 New Britain, Connecticut

Located just ten miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain, Connecticut, is home to just over 73,000 people. The city is known for being the headquarters of Stanley Black & Decker and its manufacturing center, earning it the nickname of “Hardware City.” The area is made up of young Connecticut forests and rolling, soft hills with many streams flowing through the city completely undisturbed by any residential or commercial development.

The city is made up of a large portion of Polish ancestries. The next highest groups include Italian, Irish, French, German and English. Top employers include The Hospital of Central Connecticut, the City of New Britain, the State of Connecticut, the Hospital for Special Care and Stanley Black & Decker.

The median income in New Britain is significantly lower than the state’s average. While the median household makes $73,433 in the state, the city’s median is only at $41,128. Home prices are almost half as much as the rest of the state and currently the city is made up a large group of Hispanics and whites, with small groups of blacks, Asians, and mixed races mixed in.

While over three quarters of the population have a high school diploma, only 15 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Almost nine percent of the population is unemployed. More residents in this city are foreign born (19.7 percent) compared to the rest of the state, where the foreign-born population hovers around 14 percent.

Close to half of the population has never married, just over six percent are widowed and almost 13 percent are divorced. The crime rate is slightly lower than the United States average at 269.4 versus 280.5. There are more officers per 1,000 residents here than the country’s average.

The unemployment rate is slightly higher than the state’s, with New Britain at 5.3 percent and Connecticut overall at 5.1 percent. Most residents are employed in the following industries:

  • Educational services
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail trade
  • Social assistance and health care

The most common occupations in the city are production, grounds cleaning, building and maintenance, extraction and construction, administrative and office support, maintenance, installation and repair, management and sales. While half of the residents cite no religious preference, the other half is made up of Catholics, Mainline Protestants, Evangelical Protestants and Orthodox.

Mental Health Resources in New Britain, Connecticut

Almost half of the residents in New Britain report a healthy diet rate and healthy gums and teeth. The average BMI is right in line with the state’s, while there are almost 20 percent of the population that state they feel badly about themselves. Only 12 percent avoid alcohol and almost 33 percent are overweight. With general health conditions coming in around 55 percent, residents face both physical and mental health challenges.

According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services, a large number of teenagers in New Britain, both male and female, report depression symptoms. While the state ranks first in mental health prevention, there are still 14 percent of high school students that have suicidal thoughts and 8 percent who have attempted to injure or kill themselves.

The state’s suicide rate rose almost 20 percent in the years between 1999 and 2016, and in 2017, four times as many people died by suicide as they did homicide in the state. The year had 402 suicide dates, making it the 11th leading cause of death in Connecticut. The changes seem to lie mostly in a rising rate of suicide deaths by those aged 50-59.

Those with mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia often turn to suicide or injuring themselves to stop the pain. If a family member or friend begins talking about wanting to kill themselves or die, feels like they are a burden to family members and friends, increases their use of drugs of alcohol or talks about having no reason to live, it’s time to seek out help.