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.

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 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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