Waterbury, Connecticut Therapists

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Cheshire, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a CCAR Certified Recovery Coach. I am a postmodern psychotherapist: I specialize in Systemic, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral & Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing &...
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Connecticut

We are committed to providing a trusting, engaging, and collaborative environment with our clients. We believe you are the expert on yourself and we are the guide to help you manage ways to overcome what is currently getting in the way of living the...
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Cheshire, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Do you ever feel like your voice is not being heard; and no one's ever really listening to you? I will help you move towards honest communication of your fears, wants, and needs to open doors to healthier relationships with yourself and your loved...
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Southington, Connecticut

Offices in both Southington and Old Saybrook!! Hi- I’m Jennifer and I have been working in the therapy profession for 33 years in a variety of settings. My work is my passion; I believe that when anyone reaches out they are hopeful for help,...
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Bristol, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I have extensive experience working with people with substance abuse and mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, and PSTD. I'm the most laid-back, non-judgmental counselor you will find. We will work together and get real results. As a...
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Connecticut

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, I am now accepting new clients for telehealth sessions. So please reach out for a FREE phone consultation today! Do you have a 'complex' relationship with your family of origin? And have you struggled to find a healthy...
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Bethany, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) specializing in perinatal wellness and body image. As I find with many things in life, personal experience pushes you towards the right path. And my personal experience as a woman and mother brought me...
Alexandra Migani
LMSW, LADC
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Woodbridge, Connecticut

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Connecticut

You really are your greatest strength. I practice from a strengths-based approach and believe each individual has the ability to achieve the life they envision for themselves. Being able to explore who you are and finding alignment with your true...
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Berlin, Connecticut

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Connecticut, Montana

NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS; TELEHEALTH AND IN PERSON We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, BUT rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Maya Angelou ~ We can either grow or stay stagnant through the life challenges,...
Jennifer Pratt
MS, LADC, MAC, ICAADC
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Torrington, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am a substance use/mental health disorder Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been practicing for over 10 years. I work with adults who are looking for a better life. I am able to provide you with a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to...
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Orange, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Hi, I’m a clinical licensed social worker for over 30 years now. I’ve had experience in many areas, especially with children and adolescents and their families. I look forward to supporting you in obtaining your life goals.
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Connecticut, Missouri

We are experiencing shifts in the world right now, and that can bring up many questions along with anxiety that feels out of control and can cause strain on our lives and relationships. As a trained Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) therapist, I am...
Michelle Pellin
L.P.C, MS, MA
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Durham, Connecticut

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Connecticut, Florida

Welcome! I am open and affirming to all adults and adolescents. My office is physically challenged accessible, as I believe all should have equal opportunities. Busy schedule or travel issues? I also offer Telehealth! I practice Holistic...
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Durham, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I am an LCSW with 16 years of experience in the field of mental health. I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, the ER, and private practice. I specialize in older adolescents (15+), adults, and older adults who are dealing with...
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Avon, Connecticut

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Connecticut, New York

The current state is one of increased stress, uncertainty, and anxiety. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and lonely in the midst of this. Please feel free to reach out, whether you are looking for temporary support via telehealth or are looking for...
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West Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Life is filled with constant transitions, some easier than others. When we face more challenging times we may feel stuck, overwhelmed or lost. Whether you are looking for individual, couples or family therapy we can work together to better...
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West Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I received my MFT license in 1985 and learned about a spiritual psychology that is non-religious but goes to the heart of psychology - that explains how we experience life through the workings of 3 Principles: Mind, Thought and Consciousness. I had...
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Connecticut, New York

ONLINE/PHONE CLIENTS ACCEPTED NOW via HIPAA compliant Telehealth. I can help you learn applicable coping skills to use in your daily life, and work through issues of concern, so you can feel better and have a more stress-free life. My clients...
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Branford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Fairfield University in 2010. I then went onto obtaining my Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University and graduated in 2012. Since then, I have continued my education by attending various trainings. I...
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Massachusetts, Connecticut

“Finding time is a difficult task for most; I help to support you by meeting you where you are at - literally, with telehealth video-therapy!” (I am licensed in both CT and MA for clients physically located in these states). Have you ever felt...
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Hartford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Egypciel Victor-Lowderback, LMFT is a Licensed Mar­riage & Family Thera­pist special­izing in individual, couples, and family therapy across the age spectrum. Egypciel’s strengths include her 20+ years of experience practicing her skills...
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Kent, Connecticut

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Connecticut

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor, Karren has been a therapist in Kent, CT since 1998. She graduated with a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Western Connecticut State...
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Stratford, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Hi there. I'm here for you. Let's connect and see if my skills and personality match with you and your needs.
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Madison, Connecticut

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Connecticut

Briana approaches Life and therapy with a level of joie de vivre enjoyed by adults who have never fully “grown up”. As such, She has great success working with children, teens, young adults and creative people of all ages. Her aim is to move...

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.

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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