Therapists in Branford, CT

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Kristy Dillon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Are you seeking support and effective ways to manage your stress and anxiety? Become more self-aware and build confidence? The stressors of everyday life can be overwhelming, which is why it is important to have a safe and supportive space to process these challenges. By incorporating different therapeutic modalities, a sense of self can be further developed and explored.
Are you seeking support and effective ways to manage your stress and anxiety? Become more self-aware and build confidence? The stressors of everyday life can be overwhelming, which is why it is important to have a safe and supportive space to process these challenges. By incorporating different therapeutic modalities, a sense of self can be further developed and explored.
(203) 601-7730 View (203) 601-7730
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Erin Mcneff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
A cornerstone of my treatment style focuses on strengths as a source of growth and healing. I believe that we all have innate qualities, strengths and abilities that can help guide us through difficult times and move to a more peaceful place in life.I do not want to learn only about the problems, but about the unique person because that is often where the best solutions lie.
A cornerstone of my treatment style focuses on strengths as a source of growth and healing. I believe that we all have innate qualities, strengths and abilities that can help guide us through difficult times and move to a more peaceful place in life.I do not want to learn only about the problems, but about the unique person because that is often where the best solutions lie.
(475) 252-7680 View (475) 252-7680
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Carolinda Simoes Velt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Not accepting new clients
I have worked for over fifteen years with young people, families, couples and individuals, helping them to sort out and make sense of the many stressors of the world today. I help clients understand the impact of past history, identify strengths and resources, internal and external, and consider how clients, their families, and/or their community support systems can offer help and hope when working together. I have extensive experience working with many issues, including behavioral issues, trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, blended family/adoption issues, women's issues, life transitions, infidelity, and juvenile sexual reactivity.
I have worked for over fifteen years with young people, families, couples and individuals, helping them to sort out and make sense of the many stressors of the world today. I help clients understand the impact of past history, identify strengths and resources, internal and external, and consider how clients, their families, and/or their community support systems can offer help and hope when working together. I have extensive experience working with many issues, including behavioral issues, trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, blended family/adoption issues, women's issues, life transitions, infidelity, and juvenile sexual reactivity.
(203) 927-0837 View (203) 927-0837
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J. Edward Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
I work with individuals who are suffering from trauma, abuse ,depression, and anxiety. I also treat relationship issues and marriage therapy. I have a strong background in individual, couple, and family psychotherapy. I treat trauma victims, PTSD, and do Family Constellation work.
I work with individuals who are suffering from trauma, abuse ,depression, and anxiety. I also treat relationship issues and marriage therapy. I have a strong background in individual, couple, and family psychotherapy. I treat trauma victims, PTSD, and do Family Constellation work.
(203) 884-0795 View (203) 884-0795
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Deborah Rosen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdM, LPC
Verified
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations for taking the initiative to research therapists for yourself or someone you care about. Talking or meeting with a therapist is a constructive way to work out coping strategies, improve relationships and feel more confident in your decisions. Exploring your thoughts and feelings with a professional and compassionate listener will help guide you in identifying areas of your life or behavior that are not serving you well, and in collaboration, we will find ways to manage and work through these obstacles.
Congratulations for taking the initiative to research therapists for yourself or someone you care about. Talking or meeting with a therapist is a constructive way to work out coping strategies, improve relationships and feel more confident in your decisions. Exploring your thoughts and feelings with a professional and compassionate listener will help guide you in identifying areas of your life or behavior that are not serving you well, and in collaboration, we will find ways to manage and work through these obstacles.
(475) 224-4759 View (475) 224-4759
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Bill Mannle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
Not accepting new clients
What I have learned in my years of practice is that you, the client, are the source of your own strength and resilience. My role is to help you re-connect to that source, to get in touch with your potential, and make peace with the past. Insurance Accepted: Anthem BCBS, Husky. Please note, I am not accepting new clients at this time.
What I have learned in my years of practice is that you, the client, are the source of your own strength and resilience. My role is to help you re-connect to that source, to get in touch with your potential, and make peace with the past. Insurance Accepted: Anthem BCBS, Husky. Please note, I am not accepting new clients at this time.
(203) 318-4555 View (203) 318-4555
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Dr. Danielle Keller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
I have been providing guidance and support for individuals struggling with their mental health for several years. As a trained psychologist, I specialize in CBT for anxiety-related disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobia, GAD, perfectionism, body image), ERP for OCD-related disorders (BDD, skin picking, hair pulling, hoarding), and DBT for emotion dysregulation. I also help with relationship problems, stress management, and career/life transitions. With my holistic approach, I am committed to helping stabilize your overall wellness by strengthening self-care, quality of life, mind-body health, and interpersonal relationships.
I have been providing guidance and support for individuals struggling with their mental health for several years. As a trained psychologist, I specialize in CBT for anxiety-related disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobia, GAD, perfectionism, body image), ERP for OCD-related disorders (BDD, skin picking, hair pulling, hoarding), and DBT for emotion dysregulation. I also help with relationship problems, stress management, and career/life transitions. With my holistic approach, I am committed to helping stabilize your overall wellness by strengthening self-care, quality of life, mind-body health, and interpersonal relationships.
(203) 648-4743 View (203) 648-4743
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Chloe Findley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
I'm a trauma therapist at Nema Health and we currently offer Intensive Cognitive Processing Therapy (sessions 3 to 5 times per week) so that you can get better in as little as 2 to 4 weeks! I also have 5+ years of experience providing Trauma Management Therapy (prolonged exposure therapy along with skill-based interventions) at UCF to first responders, veterans, survivors of mass shootings, and survivors of sexual assault.
I'm a trauma therapist at Nema Health and we currently offer Intensive Cognitive Processing Therapy (sessions 3 to 5 times per week) so that you can get better in as little as 2 to 4 weeks! I also have 5+ years of experience providing Trauma Management Therapy (prolonged exposure therapy along with skill-based interventions) at UCF to first responders, veterans, survivors of mass shootings, and survivors of sexual assault.
(475) 242-8373 View (475) 242-8373
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Amanda S Hanko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Dr. Amanda S. Hanko and I am a clinical psychologist in Branford, Connecticut. I work with older adolescents, adults and older adults. While I enjoy working with people on a variety of topics, I specialize in trauma and anxiety as well as depression and mood related difficulties.
Hello! My name is Dr. Amanda S. Hanko and I am a clinical psychologist in Branford, Connecticut. I work with older adolescents, adults and older adults. While I enjoy working with people on a variety of topics, I specialize in trauma and anxiety as well as depression and mood related difficulties.
(475) 889-7669 View (475) 889-7669
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Virginia (Gina) Macdonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEDS-S
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Eating Disorders can be prolonged if not addressed by a specialist. I have worked in three CT based hospitals/ treatment Centers with Eating Disorders Programs for 16 years treating individuals, facilitating groups and as treatment staff. My graduate training in Movement Therapy helps to treat the issues of Body-Image dissatisfaction and distortion. My certification in yoga training (2000) and my certification in Mindfulness Based Meditation (2012) also bring additional skills to my clients.
Eating Disorders can be prolonged if not addressed by a specialist. I have worked in three CT based hospitals/ treatment Centers with Eating Disorders Programs for 16 years treating individuals, facilitating groups and as treatment staff. My graduate training in Movement Therapy helps to treat the issues of Body-Image dissatisfaction and distortion. My certification in yoga training (2000) and my certification in Mindfulness Based Meditation (2012) also bring additional skills to my clients.
(475) 242-8061 View (475) 242-8061
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Revelations Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Life can be intense and complicated; no one should have to face it alone. I will partner with you to find new levels of awareness, move blocks or areas that you have been stuck to assist you in transforming. I believe in exploring trauma, broken attachments and looking at root causes of dysfunction. I am well versed in addictions and codependency. I enjoy guiding couples to learn kind and compassionate but direct communication skills. I think it is essential to incorporate and identify societal "isms" that effect us all.
Life can be intense and complicated; no one should have to face it alone. I will partner with you to find new levels of awareness, move blocks or areas that you have been stuck to assist you in transforming. I believe in exploring trauma, broken attachments and looking at root causes of dysfunction. I am well versed in addictions and codependency. I enjoy guiding couples to learn kind and compassionate but direct communication skills. I think it is essential to incorporate and identify societal "isms" that effect us all.
(475) 252-8307 View (475) 252-8307
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Living Well LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
In our ever changing complex world, life brings challenges and insecurities. You may be feeling overwhelmed, burdened by hardships, fears, anger, relationship difficulties or a life transition. At these times we can benefit from a confidential and supportive environment to help resolve a life challenge or cope with a personal experience. We also offer evening and Saturday appointments.
In our ever changing complex world, life brings challenges and insecurities. You may be feeling overwhelmed, burdened by hardships, fears, anger, relationship difficulties or a life transition. At these times we can benefit from a confidential and supportive environment to help resolve a life challenge or cope with a personal experience. We also offer evening and Saturday appointments.
(203) 885-1684 View (203) 885-1684
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Amy Giguere Carney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Not accepting new clients
As we navigate the inevitable challenges of our lives, the therapeutic process can be a powerful and effective way to reveal insights, acquire useful tools and strategies, gain strength, find peace, and reclaim joy. I believe that each of us has a unique capacity for growth and change, and that the compassionate support of a trained clinician can play a valuable role in this process of self-exploration and healing.
As we navigate the inevitable challenges of our lives, the therapeutic process can be a powerful and effective way to reveal insights, acquire useful tools and strategies, gain strength, find peace, and reclaim joy. I believe that each of us has a unique capacity for growth and change, and that the compassionate support of a trained clinician can play a valuable role in this process of self-exploration and healing.
(203) 242-0044 View (203) 242-0044
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Erica Preston
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
I am a clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. I provide a safe and affirming environment in which you can explore your emotions and work towards growth and healing.
I am a clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. I provide a safe and affirming environment in which you can explore your emotions and work towards growth and healing.
(203) 678-8398 View (203) 678-8398
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Samantha Chasse
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
Sometimes the world feels like its caving in around you. Social media, constant photo editing and diet talk; it seems like everywhere you look you're reminded of your flaws. Your inner voice can't seem to find one positive thing happening in your life, and you want nothing more than relief from the constant stream of negativity. Therapy can help you break free from the confines of your mind. I can help to calm your inner critic and navigate the difficulties life throws your way.
Sometimes the world feels like its caving in around you. Social media, constant photo editing and diet talk; it seems like everywhere you look you're reminded of your flaws. Your inner voice can't seem to find one positive thing happening in your life, and you want nothing more than relief from the constant stream of negativity. Therapy can help you break free from the confines of your mind. I can help to calm your inner critic and navigate the difficulties life throws your way.
(475) 338-3772 View (475) 338-3772
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Keyra Scovill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
I have experience utilizing trauma informed care, such as mindfulness and yoga, with various communities, including the LGBQTIA+ community, teens, and adolescents, as well as those experiencing PTSD and/or complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. My certifications include Trauma Informed Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Reiki. Clients who chose me as their therapist are motivated, want to incorporate mindfulness and yoga during sessions and are open and wiling to change.
I have experience utilizing trauma informed care, such as mindfulness and yoga, with various communities, including the LGBQTIA+ community, teens, and adolescents, as well as those experiencing PTSD and/or complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. My certifications include Trauma Informed Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Reiki. Clients who chose me as their therapist are motivated, want to incorporate mindfulness and yoga during sessions and are open and wiling to change.
(475) 265-6156 View (475) 265-6156
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Timothy Riera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinician with over ten years of experience working with adults and young adults. My training and experience have been focused around areas of substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, and anxiety issues. I am licensed as a clinical social worker and an alcohol and drug counselor. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, strength-based, and directed by the goals of the client. I am currently accepting clients in the downtown Branford office of Elm City Counseling for Saturday and early evening appointments. I am able to work with clients both in-person and through video, although I find in-person to be most useful.
I am a clinician with over ten years of experience working with adults and young adults. My training and experience have been focused around areas of substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, and anxiety issues. I am licensed as a clinical social worker and an alcohol and drug counselor. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, strength-based, and directed by the goals of the client. I am currently accepting clients in the downtown Branford office of Elm City Counseling for Saturday and early evening appointments. I am able to work with clients both in-person and through video, although I find in-person to be most useful.
(475) 234-3942 View (475) 234-3942
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Jennifer Ljungquist-DeMayo
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt stuck, ashamed, guilt, embarrassed, alone, stressed, traumatized or overwhelmed? These are some of the many emotions we can experience on a daily basis throughout our lives. You are not alone. I enjoy working in collaboration with clients in recognizing this, as well as identifying their strengths, working through past events, thoughts, feelings or behaviors, that they have felt have held them back from experiencing a full life today. Each client has a unique set of amazing qualities just waiting for a chance to shine; let us work together in a safe space and explore yours!
Have you ever felt stuck, ashamed, guilt, embarrassed, alone, stressed, traumatized or overwhelmed? These are some of the many emotions we can experience on a daily basis throughout our lives. You are not alone. I enjoy working in collaboration with clients in recognizing this, as well as identifying their strengths, working through past events, thoughts, feelings or behaviors, that they have felt have held them back from experiencing a full life today. Each client has a unique set of amazing qualities just waiting for a chance to shine; let us work together in a safe space and explore yours!
(860) 385-8433 View (860) 385-8433
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Andrea Granath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker and EMDR certified therapist providing therapy to children, teens and adults. I am dedicated to offering a compassionate, attentive approach to each client and their needs. With over ten years experience, I have particular interest in treating depression, anxiety and trauma related issues for both children and adults. In addition, I have extensive experience in assisting care givers and parents with navigating the daily obstacles of schooling, support of pro-social behaviors and emotion regulation skills.
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker and EMDR certified therapist providing therapy to children, teens and adults. I am dedicated to offering a compassionate, attentive approach to each client and their needs. With over ten years experience, I have particular interest in treating depression, anxiety and trauma related issues for both children and adults. In addition, I have extensive experience in assisting care givers and parents with navigating the daily obstacles of schooling, support of pro-social behaviors and emotion regulation skills.
(631) 515-0003 View (631) 515-0003
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Dawn Boulas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
It would be an honored to work with you on your mental health journey. My experiences have taught me empathy, compassion and curiosity when exploring ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Together we can safely approach the thoughts, feelings and sensations moving within the body. I use evidence-based therapy models like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and CBT to help clients safely move toward change. I focus on the strengths and needs of the client. By working collaboratively you are able to feel empowered in your life. Together healing is possible.
It would be an honored to work with you on your mental health journey. My experiences have taught me empathy, compassion and curiosity when exploring ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Together we can safely approach the thoughts, feelings and sensations moving within the body. I use evidence-based therapy models like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and CBT to help clients safely move toward change. I focus on the strengths and needs of the client. By working collaboratively you are able to feel empowered in your life. Together healing is possible.
(475) 242-8135 View (475) 242-8135

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Number of Therapists in Branford, CT

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Branford, CT who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Husky | CT BHP
59% Anthem | Elevance
49% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Branford, CT see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Branford?

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.