Meriden, Connecticut Therapists

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Cheshire, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a CCAR Certified Recovery Coach. I am a postmodern psychotherapist: I specialize in Systemic, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral & Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing &...
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Southington, Connecticut

Offices in both Southington and Old Saybrook!! Hi- I’m Jennifer and I have been working in the therapy profession for 33 years in a variety of settings. My work is my passion; I believe that when anyone reaches out they are hopeful for help,...
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Cheshire, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Do you ever feel like your voice is not being heard; and no one's ever really listening to you? I will help you move towards honest communication of your fears, wants, and needs to open doors to healthier relationships with yourself and your loved...
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Berlin, Connecticut

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Connecticut, Montana

NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS; TELEHEALTH AND IN PERSON We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, BUT rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Maya Angelou ~ We can either grow or stay stagnant through the life challenges,...
Michelle Pellin
L.P.C, MS, MA
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Durham, Connecticut

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Connecticut, Florida

Welcome! I am open and affirming to all adults and adolescents. My office is physically challenged accessible, as I believe all should have equal opportunities. Busy schedule or travel issues? I also offer Telehealth! I practice Holistic...
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Durham, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am an LCSW with 16 years of experience in the field of mental health. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, the ER, and private practice. I specialize in older adolescents (15+), adults, and older adults who are dealing with...
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Bristol, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I have extensive experience working with people with substance abuse and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and PSTD. I'm the most laid-back, non-judgmental counselor you will find. We will work together and get real results. As a...
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Connecticut

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, I am now accepting new clients for telehealth sessions. So please reach out for a FREE phone consultation today! Do you have a 'complex' relationship with your family of origin? And have you struggled to find a healthy...
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Bethany, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) specializing in perinatal wellness and body image. As I find with many things in life, personal experience pushes you towards the right path. And my personal experience as a woman and mother brought me...
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Connecticut

We are committed to providing a trusting, engaging, and collaborative environment with our clients. We believe you are the expert on yourself and we are the guide to help you manage ways to overcome what is currently getting in the way of living the...
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West Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Life is filled with constant transitions, some easier than others. When we face more challenging times we may feel stuck, overwhelmed or lost. Whether you are looking for individual, couples or family therapy we can work together to better...
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West Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I received my MFT license in 1985 and learned about a spiritual psychology that is non-religious but goes to the heart of psychology - that explains how we experience life through the workings of 3 Principles: Mind, Thought and Consciousness. I had...
Alexandra Migani
LMSW, LADC
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Woodbridge, Connecticut

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Connecticut

You really are your greatest strength. I practice from a strengths-based approach and believe each individual has the ability to achieve the life they envision for themselves. Being able to explore who you are and finding alignment with your true...
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Connecticut, Missouri

We are experiencing shifts in the world right now, and that can bring up many questions along with anxiety that feels out of control and can cause strain on our lives and relationships. As a trained Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) therapist, I am...
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Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Egypciel Victor-Lowderback, LMFT is a Licensed Mar­riage & Family Thera­pist special­izing in individual, couples, and family therapy across the age spectrum. Egypciel’s strengths include her 20+ years of experience practicing her skills...
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Branford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Fairfield University in 2010. I then went onto obtaining my Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and graduated in 2012. Since then, I have continued my education by attending various trainings. I...
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Massachusetts, Connecticut

“Finding time is a difficult task for most; I help to support you by meeting you where you are at - literally, with telehealth video-therapy!” (I am licensed in both CT and MA for clients physically located in these states). Have you ever felt...
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Avon, Connecticut

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Connecticut, New York

The current state is one of increased stress, uncertainty, and anxiety. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and lonely in the midst of this. Please feel free to reach out, whether you are looking for temporary support via telehealth or are looking for...
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Orange, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Hi, I’m a clinical licensed social worker for over 30 years now. I’ve had experience in many areas, especially with children and adolescents and their families. I look forward to supporting you in obtaining your life goals.
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Madison, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Briana approaches Life and therapy with a level of joie de vivre enjoyed by adults who have never fully “grown up”. As such, She has great success working with children, teens, young adults and creative people of all ages. Her aim is to move...
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Manchester, Connecticut

My focus is on body-centered psychotherapy (integrating body, mind and spirit); my style is warm, empathic, direct and non-judgmental. I am committed to creating a safe, supportive environment in which your process can deepen and evolve. This occurs...
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Manchester, Connecticut

My treatment approach is creating a caring therapeutic relationship with every person I work with. Every person I work with has unique needs and should be treated holistically; treating their mind, body, and spirit. As we begin our work together,...
Jennifer Pratt
MS, LADC, MAC, ICAADC
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Torrington, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a substance use/mental health disorder Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been practicing for over 10 years. I work with adults who are looking for a better life. I am able to provide you with a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to...
Christine Routhier
LCSW, Forensics
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Vernon, Connecticut

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Connecticut, Arizona

Psychotherapy Services of Connecticut is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of psychotherapy care possible. We provide a safe place for you to question and explore what is effective and what is not effective in your...

An Overview of Mental Health in Meriden, Connecticut

Meriden, Connecticut is a city located in New Haven County. In 2017, the population was estimated to be 59,927. It’s located halfway between the major cities of Hartford and New Haven.

The median annual income for Meriden households is $57,350, lower than the nationwide average of $61,372. Approximately 10.8 percent of Meriden residents live in poverty, compared to 12.3 percent of all U.S. residents.

People living in Meriden also deal with a variety of mental health struggles, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and suicide.

Mental Health Statistics in Meriden, Connecticut

Thanks to a health assessment by the MidState Medical Center, we can understand a lot about the mental health indicators in Meriden and the surrounding region. One key finding from the assessment is that Meriden ranks significantly lower in terms of mental and physical health than the rest of the area and the entire state. Here are the specifics of how Meriden scored poorly in comparison to the rest of Connecticut:

  • 6 percent of Meriden residents have good mental health compared to 84 percent of Connecticut residents.
  • 7 percent of Meriden residents have depression compared to 17.2 percent of Connecticut residents.
  • 1 percent of Meriden residents have a healthy weight compared to 38.6 percent of Connecticut residents.
  • 4 percent of Meriden residents currently smoke compared to 15.3 percent of Connecticut residents.

These numbers are proof that the people of Meriden need access to quality mental health treatment providers.

Substance Abuse in Meriden

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, people often suffer from both a substance use and a mental health disorder. Due to the prevalence of co-occurring disorders, it is vital to understand substance abuse statistics of people living in Meriden. Here are some statistics from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction services about substance use by Meriden residents:

  • 28 percent report alcohol as their primarily abused substance compared to 34.63 percent statewide.
  • 10 percent were arrested for marijuana according to 2004 rates.
  • 8 percent report cocaine as their primarily abused substance, compared to 14 percent statewide.

In addition, the City of Meriden states that 36 Meriden residents died from opioid overdoses in 2017. These rates of addiction and abuse of drugs may partially explain the mental illness hurdles facing Meriden.

Divorce Rate in Meriden

Another important mental health indicator is divorce. According to doctors, the end of a marriage can result in anxiety, depression, substance abuse, insomnia, drastic weight changes, and chronic health issues. This is important because Meriden ranks 7th in the list of Connecticut cities with the highest divorce rates. The data is based on the percentage of people who are currently divorced. Meriden’s divorce rate is 11.9%. As of the release of this data, there was a total of 6,451 divorcees in Meriden.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Meriden, Connecticut

According to the MidState Medical Center assessment referenced earlier, the core concerns about mental health issues in Meriden are:

  • Shortage of providers
  • Lack of same-day access
  • Insufficient insurance that covers behavioral health
  • Limited outpatient care
  • Lack of affordable options

Plus, the U.S. Census Bureau shows that six percent of Meriden residents don’t have any health insurance. All of this goes to show that the community has significant areas that need improvement in order to address mental health issues.

Mental Health Resources in Meriden, Connecticut

Thankfully, there are some optimistic findings regarding mental health as well. For example, New Haven County and even the nearby Hartford and Middlesex Counties have better ratios of mental health providers to population than the best counties in all of America. Data USA backs this up by showing that there are 366 mental health providers per 100,000 people in Meriden. According to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, there are a variety of services in and near Meriden, including services for crisis intervention, addiction, and inpatient treatment facilities.