Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Meriden, Connecticut

Find a therapist in Meriden , Connecticut  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Meriden 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 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.

An Overview of Mental Health 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.