Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Waterbury, Connecticut

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

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

Kathy Martinelli

MA,LPC
30 years experience
Hello, I am Kathy. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 30 years. I earned my masters degree from New York University and graduated in 1991. I specialize in treating mental health and addictions (alcohol or drug use). My area of expertise is treating depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Most of my experience has been with adults ages 21-80. I can teach you coping skills to deal with: parenting issues, career... Read More
Hello, I am Kathy. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 30 years. I earned my masters degree from New York University and graduated in 1991. I specialize in treating mental health and addictions (alcohol or drug use).... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 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

Eryn Greenstein

LPC
6 years experience
I am a professional counselor licensed in Connecticut with five years of experience in working with families and individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, career questions, and general transitions in life. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma in their lives. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and humorous. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity,... Read More
I am a professional counselor licensed in Connecticut with five years of experience in working with families and individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, career questions, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Mallory Marshall

NCC,LPC
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the state of Connecticut. I obtained my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University in 2012. I have worked with children, teenagers, adults and families in different settings. My areas of focus include depression, stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation self-esteem and confidence. My goal is to connect and collaborate with the individual during our time together. I... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the state of Connecticut. I obtained my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University in 2012. I have worked with children, teenagers, adults... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Julianne Morin

LCSW
13 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Certified School Social Worker in Connecticut, with over 14 years experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, marital conflict, step-family conflict, grief and loss, high-school-to-college transition and adjustments related to significant life events. My clinical approach utilizes many different therapeutic styles, including Cognitive behavioral therapy,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Certified School Social Worker in Connecticut, with over 14 years experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, individuals, families, and couples on a wide range of issues including, but... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

David Archibald

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello there! My name is David and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing services to various populations in a variety of settings. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity of treating children, adolescents, and adults and a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, in-home, residential, in-home, and emergency rooms. I’ve utilized a variety of approaches, including motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques in helping people... Read More
Hello there! My name is David and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience providing services to various populations in a variety of settings. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity of treating... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Christie Fiori

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Connecticut with many years of experience working with both individuals and families while also providing case management. I have worked with clients with a ride range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, difficulty with life transitions, cancer, grief, and end of life. I have a specialty in grief, loss and oncology. I have extensive experience in helping both the patient and the family in these... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Connecticut with many years of experience working with both individuals and families while also providing case management. I have worked with clients with a ride range of concerns including anxiety, depression,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Waterbury, Connecticut

The bustling city of Waterbury, Connecticut is home to an impressive 108,000 people, as per 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. More intriguingly is how that figure is changing as time goes on. Waterbury’s population is dissimilar to most other American cities. Every decade or so, the number of residents of Waterbury goes own by approximately two percent. For many, this provides the perfect balance between urban and suburban living, Waterbury’s citizenry is not nearly as packed together as other similarly situated cities.

It is not hard to see why so many people find Waterbury appealing. Amenities are abundant and easy to access. And, if you are someone who favors walking or biking over driving to a location, you should be happy to know Waterbury’s neighborhoods are exceptionally walkable with plenty of bike lanes. Moreover, the city has a surprisingly efficient public transportation system ready to affordably take you from point A to point B.

The primary motivation behind a family’s decision to move to Waterbury is identical to most other places in the United States. However, not everyone who is willing to participate in the workforce is able to find employment. Those who are able to land a job are not always able to maintain it – especially with layoffs happening regularly. Waterbury’s economic woes are ancillary to another complex issue. Experts are saying the city of Waterbury is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over what that entails, why the situation in Waterbury is so poor, and what you can do to get in contact with a local therapist who can help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Waterbury, Connecticut

Unfortunately, mental health across America is swiftly deteriorating. Chances are, you probably know someone who struggles with mental illness, if not yourself. A particularly alarming report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates almost 20 percent of American adults suffer from mental illness at some point during any given year. To much dismay, narrowing the scope of the statistics fails to yield more hopeful results. As per a 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America, the state of Connecticut as a whole can be doing much better in terms of tackling mental illness and improving access to care. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any diagnosable psychiatric/behavioral disorder ranging in severity. For example, clinical depression or schizophrenia. So, what is causing the mental health situation in Waterbury, specifically, to be so poor?

Most prominent of all, and as mentioned previously, the city’s economy is not particularly healthy. 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggests the average income per capita in Waterbury is a whopping 30 percent lower than the rest of the country. Furthermore, inhabitants of the city are almost 75 percent more likely to suffer from chronic unemployment than the typical American citizen. Unemployment tends to breed poverty. Regrettably, Waterbury is no exception in that regard.

The relationship between poverty and mental health is not insignificant. According to a recent report published by 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 be dealing with a diagnosable mental health condition. Officials are acknowledging the need to alleviate the city’s rampant crime rate. But results are not going to come to fruition overnight. In the meantime, the dangerous nature of Waterbury is certainly negatively influencing the overall mental health of the community.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Waterbury, Connecticut

 

A harsh reality many are dealing with across the nation is the fact that reaching out to a therapist can be troublesome. To the surprise of many, not very many people who are mentally ill get mental health care in America. A 2018 study from the National Institute of Mental Health estimates a clear majority (57 percent) of Americans who have a mental disorder receive no treatment whatsoever during any given year. Experts are partly putting the blame on the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals providing patients with treatment.

In the case of Waterbury, specifically, officials are identifying ineffective legislation, unemployment, and stigma surrounding mental illness as being chief barriers to access to mental health care. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, residents of Waterbury are significantly more likely to be living with no form of health insurance. A good chunk of these people is undoubtedly low-income earners, too. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is not economically feasible.

Mental Health Resources in Waterbury, Connecticut

In a slightly more positive light, thanks to attention from both state and federal entities, more funding is going toward initiatives and organizations who focus on improving the community’s mental health. A good number of clinics which offer a bevy of services and treatment solutions are opening their doors all over the state. Grandview Adult Behavioral Health is a local psychiatric hospital providing those resources to those in the Waterbury area. Choices Mental Health Association is another Waterbury-based organization which emphasizes the need to treat mental illness.

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