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.

Gina Mango

Gina Mango, MSW, LCSW, LICSW

10 years experience
As a clinical social worker specializing in mental health treatment, my goal is to help you to reach yours. That may mean reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression, processing and resolving negative experiences or trauma, managing stress and improving relationships, or having the time and place to consider the future and how to get there. Whatever it is that has brought you to here, please know that your values, experiences and priorities will be respected Read More...
As a clinical social worker specializing in mental health treatment, my goal is to help you to reach yours. That may mean reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression, processing and resolving negative experiences or trauma, managing stress and improving relationships, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Prescilla John

Prescilla John, LCSW

7 years experience
A great Chinese philosopher by the name of Confucius once said "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." This quote is the epitome of my dedication to the field of mental health care. I am a clinically focused social worker, who is most passionate about working with individuals who have been exposed to some form of trauma and are dealing with mental Read More...
A great Chinese philosopher by the name of Confucius once said "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." This quote is the epitome of my dedication to the field Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Kelly Mata

Kelly Mata, MS, LPC

9 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor with nearly 10 years of experience working with people struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, addiction issues, and career counseling. My approach to therapy is straightforward and non-judgmental. I enjoy helping my clients realize their potential and strengths in order to accomplish their goals. I draw from many different types of counseling techniques Read More...
I am a licensed professional counselor with nearly 10 years of experience working with people struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, addiction issues, and career counseling. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Amanda  Francis

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


Mary Delorenzo

Mary Delorenzo, MS, LPC, BSW

10 years experience
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...
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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Krystal Moon

Krystal Moon, LCSW

3 years experience
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...
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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Jessica Brousseau

Jessica Brousseau, LPC

3 years experience
Hello! My name is Jessica Brousseau and I am a Certified School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut. I completed my graduate work in School Counseling at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. I have been providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families for the previous four years, addressing a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, academic challenges, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship/social issues, Read More...
Hello! My name is Jessica Brousseau and I am a Certified School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut. I completed my graduate work in School Counseling at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Kelley Machado

Kelley Machado, LCSW

0 years experience
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...
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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years


Stephanie Noto

Stephanie Noto, LPC, MFT, M.ED

15 years experience
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...
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, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


David Ellis

David Ellis, LPCS, LCAS

35 years experience
For close to 35 years, I have been helping clients improve their mental health through Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The last nine years have been the most rewarding part of my counseling career. As a private practitioner, I have worked successfully with military families and active duty members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. As a varsity football and baseball player in high school, I finished my athletic career at the University of Connecticut where I Read More...
For close to 35 years, I have been helping clients improve their mental health through Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The last nine years have been the most rewarding part of my counseling career. As a private practitioner, I have worked Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years


Overview of Mental Health Resources in Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut. It is also known as the insurance capital of the world. Insurance is the main industry in the city. Believe it or not, Hartford used to be one of the richest cities in the country following the Civil War. However, is now ranks as one of the poorest cities in the United States.

The median household income is only $30,000. This reflects the outrageous poverty level of 32%. Today, 3 out of every 10 families are living in poverty in Hartford. Because of the rough conditions there, more people are leaving the city versus coming to the city.

If you don’t work in the insurance industry, chances are you’ll have a hard time finding a job in Hartford. And, most of the insurance jobs are taken by people from out of town. This does little to help the local economy.

Mental Health Statistics for Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford is a small city. The population is only 124,000 people. A lot of these people are living in poverty and are hit hard by financial stressors. They don’t have medical insurance so, when they are suffering from a serious mental illness, they don’t have the resources to get help.

Hartford (and Connecticut in general) used to have one of the best mental health systems in the country. Over the last decade, however, lack of funding has caused this system to seriously decline.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Hartford

Connecticut has identified some of the major problems when it comes to mental health. Their focus is really on the economic situation of most of its population. They simply don’t have the access or information to obtain necessary mental health treatment.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to:

  • Suicide
  • Divorce
  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Cyclical poverty
  • Substance abuse

When people are worried about feeding their family, things like mental health take a back seat. This is the problem in Hartford. The State has already said there is a lack of funding. Sadly, they don’t have a solution for this.

What Makes Hartford Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

People in Hartford have to worry about day to day survival. The last thing they have time to worry about is getting mental health treatment. With poverty levels close to 32%, it is understandable that people put their mental health on the back burner.

  • Culture: The culture in Hartford is just like every other poor city in the country. The people who have good jobs and education have left the city and rarely come there unless it’s for work.
  • Economic: The poverty level is so high in this city, people have a hard time putting food on the table.
  • Climate: The climate in seasonal. There are mild springs and hot summers. Fall in Connecticut is one of the most beautiful sights you could ever behold. The winters are rough – they are very cold and snowy.

Divorce Rate in Hartford, Connecticut

The divorce rate in Connecticut is about 11%. One reason is that there are so few people who come to the city to get married. Most people leave as soon as they can. These numbers would probably be even higher but people can’t afford to get divorced.

Poverty is one of the biggest issues when it comes to marriage. Financial stress is one of the leading causes of divorce. People in Hartford have more than their share of this.

Mental Health Resources in Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford has its share of mental health issues. People are suffering and don’t have the insurance to get help. The system is lacking in funding and people on Medicaid just don’t have access to mental health resources.

There are about 421 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Hartford. This is one of the higher ratios we see for a city of this size. The problem isn’t the number of mental health professionals. It is a matter of having the money to afford mental health treatment. It also has to do with people’s frustration with the system so they are afraid to reach out to find information about mental health. If they had a place to get information quickly, they would be more likely to seek the mental health treatment they need.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Hartford

E-Counseling believes that everybody deserves good mental health treatment. People in Hartford are frustrated and tired of suffering. If they had access to a one-stop resource for mental health information ,they may be more liable to get the help they need. It is important that E-counseling provide this much needed information in it’s directory.