Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Norwalk, Connecticut

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


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

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

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

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

Dr. Lori Van Meter

Ph.D
15 years experience
You have taken the first courageous step to improving yourself. I am here to support you in this process. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, adolescents, and children. With a non-judgmental approach, I help clients feel safe sharing their thoughts and feelings. Relationship issues, mood disorders, parenting challenges, issues of young adulthood including separation, self-confidence and identity, and family conflict are some of the areas I have... Read More
You have taken the first courageous step to improving yourself. I am here to support you in this process. I have 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, adolescents, and children. With a non-judgmental approach, I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 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

Shirley Gedney-Rubel

MS,LPC
6 years experience
We all struggle sometimes and while family and friends may want to help, they may not have the tools you need to make the changes, solve the problems, or make the decisions you are facing. Having someone to talk to who is unbiased and non-judgmental can be most useful when we face barriers to our hopes and dreams. I have about 10 years of diverse experience including trauma, substance abuse treatment, and domestic violence counseling... Read More
We all struggle sometimes and while family and friends may want to help, they may not have the tools you need to make the changes, solve the problems, or make the decisions you are facing. Having someone to talk to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 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 Norwalk, Connecticut

Norwalk, Connecticut is a beautiful coastal town located along the Long Island Sound. According to the most recent United States Census Bureau, Norwalk is home to 89,005 residents year-round. A rich history, multitude of amenities and close proximity to New York City make this an ideal place to live or visit.

Psychological disorders, from mild to severe, span across all geographic locations, races, religions and income brackets. Within the realm of Norwalk’s refreshing sea air, historic lighthouses and marinas there are individuals feeling depressed, stressed and overwhelmed. Even for mild mental health issues, counseling helps people cope with the pain and learn how to live their best life.

Connecticut Mental Health Statistics

When an emotional, behavioral or mental disorder significantly impacts daily functioning it is considered a serious mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 4 percent of adults in the United States are impacted by psychological disorders that require significant therapeutic intervention. An additional 14 percent of the US population suffers from mild to moderate mental health concerns.

According to Mental Health America, the overall prevalence of mental illness in Connecticut is on par with national statistics, ranking 27 out of 51 states including the District of Columbia. The state does an excellent job in providing access to care, placing seventh in the country in terms of treatment and insurance coverage.

However, considering the entire spectrum of emotional needs across the state, only 47.5 percent of the Connecticut population with mental health issues seek the help they need. This is slightly higher than the average of other areas across the United States, in which 43.1 percent of those with psychological needs seek counseling.

Economy and Cost of Living in Norwalk, Connecticut

Whether you want to frequent the local museums, do some shopping or enjoy seafood in an upscale restaurant, you need money. Those who live in this “Oyster Town” have a higher median household income of $76,051 than the national average of $53,482. The unemployment rate of 4.8 percent is slightly lower than the US average of 5.2 percent. The economic future of the town is positive as well, with future job growth predicted at 38.2 percent over the next decade.

Despite the booming economy, not all residents of Norwalk are financially well-off when income versus expense are considered. Norwalk’s Cost of Living Index of 143 is 43 percent higher than the national average of 100. All aspects of living in the area are more expensive including housing, goods and services, transportation, groceries and utilities. It can be overwhelming and extremely stressful living paycheck to paycheck. Even though stressed, health care costs may negatively impact residents’ willingness to seek counseling.

Marriage and Divorce Rates in Norwalk

Of the 35,450 households in Norwalk, 21,473 are comprised of family units housing an average 2.44 people per home. Nearly 50 percent of the population is married with a divorce rate of 11.54 percent. This is much higher than the state divorce average rate of 6.3 percent, which is the fourth lowest in the country. The widowed population is commensurate with the national rate, falling marginally under six percent.

The death of a spouse is the top stressor in terms of life events. Those who have lost a loved one benefit from therapy focused on coping with grief and loss. Divorce has the second most negative impact on emotional health. A successful partnership takes work, and marriage counseling helps couples settle conflict and improve their relationship.

Norwalk’s Therapeutic Support Systems

Given Connecticut’s strong access to care and Norwalk’s many amenities, it is not surprising that there are many local therapeutic services to choose from. When looking for psychological services, consider experience and areas of specialty. Some areas that Norwalk therapists focus on include anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma. Services are provided in many formats such as individual, group, family, couples and even online. No mental illness or life event is too big or too small for intervention.

Sometimes it is hard to know how to sort through all of the support choices available to you or a loved one. At E-Counseling we understand that the process can be overwhelming, especially in times of significant stress or sadness. Our online directory helps you find and link with a licensed professional that is right for you.