Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Stamford, Connecticut

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


An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Stamford, Connecticut

The famous city of Stamford, Connecticut is affectionately nicknamed “the city that works.” With a prime location in Fairfield County, the city is home to more than 130,000 residents, according to a 2017 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. Locals are known for their appreciation and bolstering of art and literature. The abundance of film institutions, science centers, and other facets of a lively culture grants anyone in Stamford access to a bevy of entertainment. And, if you get bored with what one city has to offer, you can always skip town and head over to New York City through the convenient Interstate 95. It’s only about an hour’s drive.

Typically, the reason one chooses to move his or her family to Stamford is identical to that of a majority of American cities. However, not everyone who wishes to participate in the labor market has the opportunity to do so. Those that are able to land a job are not always able to maintain it and may become unemployed. In fact, the job market in Stamford is continuously worsening. However, a high rate of jobless individuals serves as a major contributing factor to another complex, widespread issue. Experts are describing Stamford as going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over what mental health looks like in the Stamford area, assess why the situation is so poor, and talk about what you can do to reach out to speak with a therapist if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Stamford, Connecticut

While the city of Stamford does have many appealing qualities, it is not free of all problems. Mental illness in America is an issue becoming increasingly troublesome. According to a report published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five, or 20 percent, of American adults suffer from a mental health condition. Making matters worse, access to care could be a bit better for the entire state of Connecticut, as per a 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America. So, what is causing the state of mental health to be so poor in Stamford, particularly?

Firstly, as mentioned before, the job market in the area is not exactly flourishing. According to Area Vibes, the unemployment rate in the city of Stamford is almost 30 percent higher than the national average. Of course, when you have a decent chunk of the population without income jobs provide, poverty is going to begin to spread. Unfortunately, Stamford is no exception to that rule. While the average per capita annual income is technically higher than the national average, there are still plenty of underprivileged people living in the area. The relationship between mental illness and abject poverty is unrelentingly present, as far as what most of the data indicate. As per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition.

The widespread problem of homelessness continues to make headlines as the number of families and individuals without homes continues to rise in Stamford. Regrettably, there is an undeniable, observable link between homelessness and mental illness. A recent report from the National Coalition for the Homeless suggests that more than 25 percent of homeless Americans suffer from a severe mental illness. It is without a doubt that Stamford’s problematic homeless rate is negatively influencing the overall mental health of the community.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Fort Stamford, Connecticut

What most people do not know is that people all over the country are finding it difficult to employ the services of a therapist. A study out of the National Institute of Mental Health suggests that a majority of mentally ill Americans (57 percent) do not receive mental health treatment, despite the necessity of doing so. A driving force behind the extensive inability to find care is the fact America is currently experiencing a nationwide shortage of mental health professionals providing patients with care.

In Stamford’s case, officials are blaming poorly crafted policy, unemployment, and stigma for the general lack of mental health care. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of persons without any form of health insurance is almost double the national average, coming in at around 15 percent. For many that find themselves going through life without health insurance, paying out-of-pocket for professional counseling is simply not an option.

Some people also report feeling overwhelmed before making the first contact with a therapist. It’s important to create a list of attainable goals you wish to achieve throughout your time in therapy.

Mental Health Resources in Fort Stamford, Connecticut

Many organizations have opened their doors to those in need around the Stamford, Connecticut area. Well-reviewed, respected clinics like the Behavioral Health Center offer a wide array of useful services regarding mental health. Moreover, the Mental Health Association is an institution advocating for improved mental health services, providing a good deal of their own for both adults and youths.

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