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DeShawn McFarlane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Waitlist for new clients
It can be difficult to ask for help, so let me start by congratulating you by taking the first steps in addressing your happiness and mental health. Your emotional health is very important and has an impact on your overall well-being. For far too long, stigma and fear of judgement has prevented people (especially people of color) from engaging in MH therapy.
It can be difficult to ask for help, so let me start by congratulating you by taking the first steps in addressing your happiness and mental health. Your emotional health is very important and has an impact on your overall well-being. For far too long, stigma and fear of judgement has prevented people (especially people of color) from engaging in MH therapy.
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Photo of Christine Tirado, Licensed Professional Counselor in 06518, CT
Christine Tirado
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is ready to ask questions and try new approaches to behaviors that have had them stuck for a long time. They are ready to be open and honest with themselves about the need for change.
My ideal client is ready to ask questions and try new approaches to behaviors that have had them stuck for a long time. They are ready to be open and honest with themselves about the need for change.
(203) 693-9154 View (203) 693-9154
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Dr. Robert Koenig Phd Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
I believe that change requires a willingness to understand oneself, a commitment to be mindful of therapy work (and homework) between sessions and an acceptance that you are the primary force in changing your problems.
I believe that change requires a willingness to understand oneself, a commitment to be mindful of therapy work (and homework) between sessions and an acceptance that you are the primary force in changing your problems.
(203) 692-4096 x212 View (203) 692-4096 x212
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Steven G. Simon, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
As eclectic therapists, we like to work collaboratively with clients to support positve change and growth. We draw upon cognitive-behavioral, systemic, strengths-perspective and psychodynamic theories of treatment to meet each client's needs. New coping tools, including rational challenges to negative thinking, are essential elements in the treatment process.
As eclectic therapists, we like to work collaboratively with clients to support positve change and growth. We draw upon cognitive-behavioral, systemic, strengths-perspective and psychodynamic theories of treatment to meet each client's needs. New coping tools, including rational challenges to negative thinking, are essential elements in the treatment process.
(203) 350-3991 View (203) 350-3991
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Gambrell Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, sad or overwhelmed? Have life's difficulties led you to withdraw from activities you previously enjoyed? Are you experiencing a challenging life transition? We all experience difficult personal times when we need to reach out for additional support. As your therapist, we will develop practical strategies, identify your strengths, and work together to begin moving you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life.
Are you feeling stressed, sad or overwhelmed? Have life's difficulties led you to withdraw from activities you previously enjoyed? Are you experiencing a challenging life transition? We all experience difficult personal times when we need to reach out for additional support. As your therapist, we will develop practical strategies, identify your strengths, and work together to begin moving you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life.
(203) 408-1288 View (203) 408-1288
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Kayla Toole
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518  (Online Only)
With the ever-changing world around us it can be difficult to feel like you are holding onto something tangible at times. I understand everyone's paths are different but one aspect we have in common is the human experience. Being in counseling helps form a tangible relationship with a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings about the world around you. I empathize with these feelings and strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for every client I meet while offering unique services to their needs.I have experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, major life changes, and dealing with overall stress of everyday life.
With the ever-changing world around us it can be difficult to feel like you are holding onto something tangible at times. I understand everyone's paths are different but one aspect we have in common is the human experience. Being in counseling helps form a tangible relationship with a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings about the world around you. I empathize with these feelings and strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for every client I meet while offering unique services to their needs.I have experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, major life changes, and dealing with overall stress of everyday life.
(475) 476-1615 View (475) 476-1615
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Shalyn Rose Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518
You are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and tired. Simple tasks like showering, eating, and leaving the house are enough to make you jump back in bed. Ugh, I know how that feels. I also know how amazing it feels to get through difficult periods in life. Getting better isn't always easy, but I've found that with the right support, it IS possible. It takes strength to admit that you are struggling so I truly mean it when I say "Great job at taking the first step!" You do NOT have to do this alone. We welcome the opportunity to support you with whatever your struggles may be.
You are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and tired. Simple tasks like showering, eating, and leaving the house are enough to make you jump back in bed. Ugh, I know how that feels. I also know how amazing it feels to get through difficult periods in life. Getting better isn't always easy, but I've found that with the right support, it IS possible. It takes strength to admit that you are struggling so I truly mean it when I say "Great job at taking the first step!" You do NOT have to do this alone. We welcome the opportunity to support you with whatever your struggles may be.
(203) 680-0841 View (203) 680-0841
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Melisha Usher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518  (Online Only)
Welcome, my name is Melisha Usher, LMSW. As a licensed social worker, I have provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Psycho-education to clients for more than six years. It is my belief that the most important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. It is my goal to take a collaborative approach and to communicate effectively in a warm and engaging manner.
Welcome, my name is Melisha Usher, LMSW. As a licensed social worker, I have provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Psycho-education to clients for more than six years. It is my belief that the most important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. It is my goal to take a collaborative approach and to communicate effectively in a warm and engaging manner.
(203) 403-2527 View (203) 403-2527
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Alizae Wineglass
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518
Life does not have to be lived with feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt, or shame weighing heavy on our conscience. These feelings can create a barrier to living life as we deserve. My goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to implement strategies to heal from negative experiences, discover new techniques to cope with everyday stressors, and become more connected with yourself and aligned with who you hope to be.
Life does not have to be lived with feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt, or shame weighing heavy on our conscience. These feelings can create a barrier to living life as we deserve. My goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to implement strategies to heal from negative experiences, discover new techniques to cope with everyday stressors, and become more connected with yourself and aligned with who you hope to be.
(475) 250-1833 View (475) 250-1833
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Alternative Therapy LLC, A Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CHT
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Our aim is to provide alternative and creative services in a supportive manner that provides long term measurable outcomes. Our clinical team is an experienced provider of Individual, Family, and Group Work. Services are provided by a Bilingual Spanish English multi-disciplinary, multi cultural team.
Our aim is to provide alternative and creative services in a supportive manner that provides long term measurable outcomes. Our clinical team is an experienced provider of Individual, Family, and Group Work. Services are provided by a Bilingual Spanish English multi-disciplinary, multi cultural team.
(203) 712-0074 View (203) 712-0074
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Align Therapy Studios
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Guiding You On the Path Towards A Happier, Healthier Lifestyle Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. We believe in promoting behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and mindsets. We have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track. Additionally, I offer Christian therapy where I incorporate biblical principles into treatment.
Guiding You On the Path Towards A Happier, Healthier Lifestyle Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. We believe in promoting behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and mindsets. We have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track. Additionally, I offer Christian therapy where I incorporate biblical principles into treatment.
(475) 256-6423 View (475) 256-6423
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Nelle Elizabeth Manuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Not accepting new clients
I believe therapy can be beneficial for healing and self exploration. My intention is to help others to connect to and strengthen their own inner knowledge. Therapy offers a chance to find peace, acceptance of self, and connection to our spiritual heart. In addition to being a LCSW, I am a reiki practitioner as well as a yoga therapist. Depending on individual needs, some therapeutic work can be accessed by focusing on the breath and simple yoga movement.
I believe therapy can be beneficial for healing and self exploration. My intention is to help others to connect to and strengthen their own inner knowledge. Therapy offers a chance to find peace, acceptance of self, and connection to our spiritual heart. In addition to being a LCSW, I am a reiki practitioner as well as a yoga therapist. Depending on individual needs, some therapeutic work can be accessed by focusing on the breath and simple yoga movement.
(203) 904-2024 View (203) 904-2024
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Jeffrey Summerville
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MDiv, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamden, CT 06518
Not accepting new clients
I am sorry but my practice is currently full and I am not able to accept new clients.
I am sorry but my practice is currently full and I am not able to accept new clients.
(203) 493-4542 x213 View (203) 493-4542 x213
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Dr. Paul Donovan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Life is challenging for everyone but can be especially difficult if you’re struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Whether you’re adapting to a life change, learning to cope with an unexpected loss or traumatic event, or simply exploring the possibility of taking your life in a new direction, I'll help you sort through your thoughts and feelings to help you identify new possibilities that will enable you to reach your goals and feel better.
Life is challenging for everyone but can be especially difficult if you’re struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Whether you’re adapting to a life change, learning to cope with an unexpected loss or traumatic event, or simply exploring the possibility of taking your life in a new direction, I'll help you sort through your thoughts and feelings to help you identify new possibilities that will enable you to reach your goals and feel better.
(203) 437-6422 View (203) 437-6422
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LaTasha Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Do you seem to have it all together on the outside but feel inadequate on the inside? Have you ever thought that “if people only knew” the “real” you that they’d be shocked? Do you ever feel like an imposter and like it’s only a matter of time until people find out you really are not as —-(fill in the blank). Are you keeping it together on the outside but wish that people knew how you really felt? Do you have a “secret” struggle that feels impossible to talk about (eating concerns, an affair, drinking too much, or something else that feels shameful)? Maybe you’re not sure what the issue is but you know something doesn’t feel right.
Do you seem to have it all together on the outside but feel inadequate on the inside? Have you ever thought that “if people only knew” the “real” you that they’d be shocked? Do you ever feel like an imposter and like it’s only a matter of time until people find out you really are not as —-(fill in the blank). Are you keeping it together on the outside but wish that people knew how you really felt? Do you have a “secret” struggle that feels impossible to talk about (eating concerns, an affair, drinking too much, or something else that feels shameful)? Maybe you’re not sure what the issue is but you know something doesn’t feel right.
(475) 258-7176 View (475) 258-7176
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Dr. Ashley L. Donovan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Not accepting new clients
I am fascinated by the human condition and enjoy engaging in the process of building insight and awareness. I utilize a strength based perspective and humanistic approach, which emphasizes empathy, self-determination, and unconditional positive regard. With nearly fifteen years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families in outpatient and home-based settings, I have embraced the concept of pedagogical reciprocity and enter each therapeutic interaction with the expectation to both learn from and guide others. - Currently unable to meet new clients -
I am fascinated by the human condition and enjoy engaging in the process of building insight and awareness. I utilize a strength based perspective and humanistic approach, which emphasizes empathy, self-determination, and unconditional positive regard. With nearly fifteen years of clinical experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families in outpatient and home-based settings, I have embraced the concept of pedagogical reciprocity and enter each therapeutic interaction with the expectation to both learn from and guide others. - Currently unable to meet new clients -
(203) 930-1404 View (203) 930-1404
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Margaliet Ligtenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
I have a lot of experience working with individuals (from young adults to seniors), who are anxious or depressed or who are encountering challenges in their lives that are overwhelming. I work with adults of all ages. My work is trauma informed. I like to help people figure out what they can do to feel better about themselves and about their circumstances.
I have a lot of experience working with individuals (from young adults to seniors), who are anxious or depressed or who are encountering challenges in their lives that are overwhelming. I work with adults of all ages. My work is trauma informed. I like to help people figure out what they can do to feel better about themselves and about their circumstances.
(475) 253-5533 View (475) 253-5533
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Ann-Marie Meacham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
If anxiety, stress, depression, grief, or issues with bipolar disorder or ADHD are crippling you, then give me a call, I can help. We will work together to develop coping skills to help you manage your life. You don't have to continue to suffer in silence any longer - your mental illness, disability or disorder is not your fault. I also provide marriage counseling for couples who are in crisis or who are just stuck. Nobody starts their marriage with the intention of ending it!
If anxiety, stress, depression, grief, or issues with bipolar disorder or ADHD are crippling you, then give me a call, I can help. We will work together to develop coping skills to help you manage your life. You don't have to continue to suffer in silence any longer - your mental illness, disability or disorder is not your fault. I also provide marriage counseling for couples who are in crisis or who are just stuck. Nobody starts their marriage with the intention of ending it!
(203) 779-7369 View (203) 779-7369
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Dr. Cory Sells
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Not accepting new clients
I conduct a combination of traditional psychotherapy and equine-assisted psychotherapy (a.k.a. “horse therapy!”) Please see my website for details! http://corybsells.wixsite.com/psiequine
I conduct a combination of traditional psychotherapy and equine-assisted psychotherapy (a.k.a. “horse therapy!”) Please see my website for details! http://corybsells.wixsite.com/psiequine
(475) 250-2435 View (475) 250-2435
Photo of Robin K Katzman, Licensed Professional Counselor in 06518, CT
Robin K Katzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CT, NCC
Verified Verified
Hamden, CT 06518
Not accepting new clients
I operate from an Adlerian/Person-Centered philosophy which emphasizes an individual's exploration into identifying, exploring, and disclosing mistaken goals and faulty assumptions within the style of living. I strive toward the reeducation of a client to work toward their useful side of life. I employ my diverse training and integrate various therapeutic interventions that will generate optimum results for the individual or group presenting their concerns.
I operate from an Adlerian/Person-Centered philosophy which emphasizes an individual's exploration into identifying, exploring, and disclosing mistaken goals and faulty assumptions within the style of living. I strive toward the reeducation of a client to work toward their useful side of life. I employ my diverse training and integrate various therapeutic interventions that will generate optimum results for the individual or group presenting their concerns.
(203) 349-8760 View (203) 349-8760

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 06518

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 06518 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Husky | CT BHP
69% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 06518 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06518?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.