Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in New Haven, Connecticut
Find a therapist in New Haven, Connecticut that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in New Havent to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.
Dr. Liliana Alvarado, PsyD, LPCI am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut with a Clinical Psychology Doctorates and background. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with addictions, attention-deficit disorder, trauma and abuse, anger management and parents of kids with learning disabilities . I also helped many people who have domestic violence or that live with personality disorders. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe Read More...
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Experience: 6 years
Alex Boianghu, LPC, EMDRBeing a psychotherapist for over 25 years, I have had the honor and privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families providing holistic support for all of life’s challenges. I deeply love what I do and I bring all of my education, experience, and most of all compassion and understanding to help you understand yourself. From my perspective, the goal of therapy is to let go of outdated ways of living that make you feel Read More...
- Languages: English
- Experience: 28 years
Alicia DeWolf, MS, LMHCI 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...
Mikayla Sleeter, LPCHello! My name is Mikayla Sleeter. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who currently lives in Connecticut. I received my Bachelor's degree from St. John's University, in Queens, NY in Speech Pathology and Audiology. I then went on to Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi to receive my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling & Family and Marriage Counseling. I am currently enrolled at Capella University in the Doctoral program to receive my PhD in Advanced Studies Read More...
Kelley Machado, LCSWHello, 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...
- Languages: English
- Experience: 0 years
James Julian, PhD, LPCHi! 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...
- Languages: English
- Experience: 17 years
Stephanie Noto, LPC, MFT, M.EDI 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...
- Languages: English
- Experience: 15 years
Heather Revill, MS, LPCWelcome! 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...
Stephen Witte, LCSW-RI 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...
- Languages: English
- Experience: 35 years
Mary Delorenzo, MS, LPC, BSWMy 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...
- Languages: English
- Experience: 10 years
An Overview of Mental Health in New Haven, Connecticut
Famous for Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut is consistently named one of the Best Places to Live and one of the Best Places to Retire by the U.S. News and World Report.
New Haven is a coastal metropolis just A80 miles from New York City. Commuter trains on the Metro-North Railroad run between New Haven and the famous Grand Central Station multiple times a day, allowing some New Haven area residents to regularly visit or even work in New York City. The smooth train ride takes approximately 108 minutes each way, and often has passengers reading or listening to music with their headphones and preferred mobile devices during their weekday commutes.
While New Haven is picturesque (especially in the fall and spring) and offers a rich cultural and educational atmosphere for residents and visitors alike, mental illnesses affect people everywhere. Fortunately, Yale University and other facilities offer high-quality treatment options for people with everything from depression to schizophrenia.
Poverty and Mental Illness in New Haven, Connecticut
As of July 2017, New Haven had 131,014 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. While New Haven’s annual median income level is $38,216, nearly 26% of New Haven residents live in poverty. This is more than twice as high as the U.S. average of 12.3%, and nearly three times higher than Connecticut’s average of 9.6%.
Poverty and mental illness have a multifaceted relationship, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). People who live in poverty often experience more severe symptoms of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Mental illness does not discriminate depending upon one’s income level; the day-to-day tasks of life can and do worsen symptoms among people from all social and economic classes. However, people in poverty often struggle to obtain or maintain food, affordable housing, and appropriate healthcare. Such struggles combined with a mental illness can make it much more difficult for someone to comply with treatment even when it is offered.
Poverty also makes it more probable that a person will experience a serious mental illness, according to SAMHSA. It is also worth noting that everyone — regardless of educational or socioeconomic background — has an increased risk of eventually living in poverty once symptoms of a mental illness are present.
Mental Health Statistics for New Haven, Connecticut
According to a report from the American Psychological Association, the entire state of Connecticut has nearly 2,100 active psychologists. Generally, a large number of active psychologists and other mental health professionals indicates that mental illness is prevalent throughout that state; this is clearly the case for Connecticut.
According to SAMHSA’s Connecticut Behavioral Health Barometer for 2015, the state has mental illness prevalence rates that are lower than the national average. Connecticut’s percentage of major depressive episodes among children ages 12-17 in 2013-2014 was 9.7% — somewhat lower than the U.S. average of 11% for the same period. The national and state averages for serious mental illnesses among adults for the same period showed a similar trend at 3.5% and 4.2%, respectively.
Mental Health Resources for New Haven, Connecticut
A SAMHSA online search engine lists 19 facilities in New Haven that offer inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children and adults. New Haven has 21 facilities that focus on substance abuse treatment.
It appears that some New Haven residents may visit neighboring cities such as West Haven (approximately two miles away) and Hamden (approximately three miles away) for their mental health treatment. SAMSHA lists four additional mental health treatment options in West Haven and six additional choices in Hamden. There are also 38 options in Fairfield, Branford, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and other communities within a five-to-20-mile radius of New Haven.
Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in New Haven and other parts of Connecticut offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance. It is always worth asking for payment options, especially when visiting a center in which multiple counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists work.
Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in New Haven, Connecticut
This website is dedicated to helping people in New Haven, Connecticut and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment possible.
While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.
Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near New Haven, Connecticut. We provide mental health resources for residents of New Haven, Connecticut who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental healthcare professional.