Therapists in Branford, CT

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Center for NeuroPotential
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN, QEEG-DL
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
Are you looking for effective, safe, and medication-free options for ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or concussion? The Center for NeuroPotential offers neurofeedback, counseling, and brief ADHD screenings to help you reach your full potential. Neurofeedback is brain wave training which teaches your brain to work in a more optimal state. Not all neurofeedback is equal and our founders are Board Certified in Neurofeedback. We offer free phone consultations to determine if our services are a good fit for your needs.
Are you looking for effective, safe, and medication-free options for ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or concussion? The Center for NeuroPotential offers neurofeedback, counseling, and brief ADHD screenings to help you reach your full potential. Neurofeedback is brain wave training which teaches your brain to work in a more optimal state. Not all neurofeedback is equal and our founders are Board Certified in Neurofeedback. We offer free phone consultations to determine if our services are a good fit for your needs.
(203) 651-7135 View (203) 651-7135
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Shannon Carlson-Bullock
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
In a safe, welcoming environment, I help you navigate your personal journey toward growth and healing from trauma, anxiety and/or depression. I want to help individuals restore balance and joy to their lives through exploring with them what is causing a sense of uncertainty, lack of purpose, communication barriers, intimacy loss, or general disease. If you are ready to find greater connection, happiness and meaning, please call my office for a free consultation. We can discuss where you are at and what you are looking for in a therapist.
In a safe, welcoming environment, I help you navigate your personal journey toward growth and healing from trauma, anxiety and/or depression. I want to help individuals restore balance and joy to their lives through exploring with them what is causing a sense of uncertainty, lack of purpose, communication barriers, intimacy loss, or general disease. If you are ready to find greater connection, happiness and meaning, please call my office for a free consultation. We can discuss where you are at and what you are looking for in a therapist.
(203) 433-6738 View (203) 433-6738
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Eric V Rice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that can assist you in finding better balance within your life through management of stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues by accessing and defining your own vision of happiness.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that can assist you in finding better balance within your life through management of stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues by accessing and defining your own vision of happiness.
(203) 689-7623 View (203) 689-7623
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Erica Preston
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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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Amanda S Hanko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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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Liz Shemory
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified 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 have worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 5 years and have witnessed the resilience and hope that is alive even in an individuals' most challenging moments. As a therapist I feel grateful to be able to hold space for individuals and witness their process of change. I have also worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and self-harm behaviors.
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 have worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 5 years and have witnessed the resilience and hope that is alive even in an individuals' most challenging moments. As a therapist I feel grateful to be able to hold space for individuals and witness their process of change. I have also worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and self-harm behaviors.
(475) 251-7149 View (475) 251-7149
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Katy Miller - Blue Coral Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, CCP
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, confused or that you are carrying an issue all alone? Maybe you went through a life transition and you aren’t handling it as well as you thought you would. Maybe you've realized that you are missing out on some of the good things in life and you know you need to make some changes, but don’t know which ones or how. You might have some traumatic or conflicting experiences and need to process the past. It's uncomfortable to talk to your family or friends about this, especially because it is so hard to explain what you are going through. We can work together to unravel, explore and rebuild.
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, confused or that you are carrying an issue all alone? Maybe you went through a life transition and you aren’t handling it as well as you thought you would. Maybe you've realized that you are missing out on some of the good things in life and you know you need to make some changes, but don’t know which ones or how. You might have some traumatic or conflicting experiences and need to process the past. It's uncomfortable to talk to your family or friends about this, especially because it is so hard to explain what you are going through. We can work together to unravel, explore and rebuild.
(206) 502-1232 View (206) 502-1232
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Nancy Davidson
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES and COUPLES THERAPY for “ONE.” If you’re stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely, and/or stuck: rediscover your strengths! Heal from confusion, feeling lost, fighting, anger, infidelity, and harsh self-judgments. Your personal and professional life can improve. Even during these pandemic difficult times we can make positive life changing decisions about love or career. Step by step our therapy builds a stronger, compassionate and flourishing self. SPECIAL AWARENESS of the needs of ACADEMICS, ENTREPRENEURS, PROFESSIONALS, FREELANCERS, BUSINESS OWNERS, CREATIVE PEOPLE.
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES and COUPLES THERAPY for “ONE.” If you’re stressed, anxious, depressed, lonely, and/or stuck: rediscover your strengths! Heal from confusion, feeling lost, fighting, anger, infidelity, and harsh self-judgments. Your personal and professional life can improve. Even during these pandemic difficult times we can make positive life changing decisions about love or career. Step by step our therapy builds a stronger, compassionate and flourishing self. SPECIAL AWARENESS of the needs of ACADEMICS, ENTREPRENEURS, PROFESSIONALS, FREELANCERS, BUSINESS OWNERS, CREATIVE PEOPLE.
(203) 494-6440 View (203) 494-6440
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Amy Giguere Carney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified 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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Benjamin Backes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LADC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Waitlist for new clients
When an individual is abusing substances, often times it manifests itself as chaos, unpredictability, and complete confusion. As a result, not only is the individual tormented, but the suffering extends to their family and loved ones. When this happens, confusion, anger, fear, and other uncomfortable emotions frequently arise in all parties involved, as a solution to this overwhelming problem seems unfathomable. To compound this issue, the substance abuse treatment industry can be incredibly difficult to navigate. Having worked in a wide variety of substance abuse treatment settings, I can help with this process.
When an individual is abusing substances, often times it manifests itself as chaos, unpredictability, and complete confusion. As a result, not only is the individual tormented, but the suffering extends to their family and loved ones. When this happens, confusion, anger, fear, and other uncomfortable emotions frequently arise in all parties involved, as a solution to this overwhelming problem seems unfathomable. To compound this issue, the substance abuse treatment industry can be incredibly difficult to navigate. Having worked in a wide variety of substance abuse treatment settings, I can help with this process.
(475) 239-2302 View (475) 239-2302
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Dawn Luhn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
I've been in this field for 20 years and doing private practice for 15 of them. My passion lies in helping people in a variety of settings. I've worked in multiple community based programs, including Youth and Family Services throughout the state. Most recently, I've been working with homeless/at-risk youth and children in crisis. My ability to work with a diverse population has allowed me to develop a "no-nonsense" aproach to therapy. I believe in my client's and their ability to make significant life changes.
I've been in this field for 20 years and doing private practice for 15 of them. My passion lies in helping people in a variety of settings. I've worked in multiple community based programs, including Youth and Family Services throughout the state. Most recently, I've been working with homeless/at-risk youth and children in crisis. My ability to work with a diverse population has allowed me to develop a "no-nonsense" aproach to therapy. I believe in my client's and their ability to make significant life changes.
(203) 745-2999 View (203) 745-2999
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Leesa Sklover
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MA-MT, C-IAYT, CRC
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405
I listen with caring and compassion. Lifetime experience with counseling and integrative therapies, 27 years. Gain a sense of meaning as I witness your life and needs, making you feel understood. Specializing in Family and Couple enhancement. Pregnancy, Prenatal-Postpartum support. Parent, Child, Adult Therapy, Entertainment/ Sports industry- Mental Performance, Creative Guidance. Speaker-Therapist-Canyon Ranch Spa (12 yrs), Hospitals, Crisis Work-First Responders. People seeking counseling are often in transitional life stages. Turn doubt and anxiety around. It's a pleasure looking at life and relationships, with the right person.
I listen with caring and compassion. Lifetime experience with counseling and integrative therapies, 27 years. Gain a sense of meaning as I witness your life and needs, making you feel understood. Specializing in Family and Couple enhancement. Pregnancy, Prenatal-Postpartum support. Parent, Child, Adult Therapy, Entertainment/ Sports industry- Mental Performance, Creative Guidance. Speaker-Therapist-Canyon Ranch Spa (12 yrs), Hospitals, Crisis Work-First Responders. People seeking counseling are often in transitional life stages. Turn doubt and anxiety around. It's a pleasure looking at life and relationships, with the right person.
(203) 872-9525 View (203) 872-9525
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Beth Trotta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
Hello! I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that change is always possible. To me unconditional positive regard in a therapeutic relationship is an integral part of therapy. I am warm, caring yet not afraid to challenge your thoughts and perceptions. I invite you to call and determine for yourself if I would be a good fit for you.
Hello! I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that change is always possible. To me unconditional positive regard in a therapeutic relationship is an integral part of therapy. I am warm, caring yet not afraid to challenge your thoughts and perceptions. I invite you to call and determine for yourself if I would be a good fit for you.
(203) 590-5195 View (203) 590-5195
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Kateryna Sabanska Melillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405
The goal of my work is primarily about creating a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore and process your concerns, fears, and other life struggles that may be impacting your relationship with yourself, others, and the world.
The goal of my work is primarily about creating a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore and process your concerns, fears, and other life struggles that may be impacting your relationship with yourself, others, and the world.
(203) 433-6993 View (203) 433-6993
Photo of Debra Gottschalk, Licensed Professional Counselor in Branford, CT
Debra Gottschalk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, CBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
Not accepting new clients
Has something terrible happened in your life? Maybe someone you love died or something traumatic happened and you feel alone and are struggling. Our world is forever changed. It may feel as though we don't know who we are now, or we're no longer standing on solid ground, or the world seems to just move on. My life experiences and specialized training have led to my passion for joining people on their journey due to grief or trauma; whether recent or years ago. There’s no right way to feel, there’s no timeline. I am here to listen, help you learn effective ways to cope, feel better, and live more fully.
Has something terrible happened in your life? Maybe someone you love died or something traumatic happened and you feel alone and are struggling. Our world is forever changed. It may feel as though we don't know who we are now, or we're no longer standing on solid ground, or the world seems to just move on. My life experiences and specialized training have led to my passion for joining people on their journey due to grief or trauma; whether recent or years ago. There’s no right way to feel, there’s no timeline. I am here to listen, help you learn effective ways to cope, feel better, and live more fully.
(475) 267-8756 View (475) 267-8756
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William E Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Everyone experiences difficult times in life and can feel unsure how to navigate through. I guide clients to overcome obstacles and challenges. My belief is that we hold the power within ourselves to make necessary positive changes. I empower individuals to come up with their own solutions and learn to channel intuition. This enables clients to move forward in life with confidence. All that is required is a little bit of motivation and willingness.
Everyone experiences difficult times in life and can feel unsure how to navigate through. I guide clients to overcome obstacles and challenges. My belief is that we hold the power within ourselves to make necessary positive changes. I empower individuals to come up with their own solutions and learn to channel intuition. This enables clients to move forward in life with confidence. All that is required is a little bit of motivation and willingness.
(203) 872-0615 View (203) 872-0615
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Timothy Riera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinician with over twelve 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 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 twelve 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 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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Maria Rivera Heath Llc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NBCCH, CYT
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
"The power for change is found when we take a look inside ourselves and then we can move forward with that new found knowledge." Now that's exciting! I am biligual & bicultural. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I treat individuals, couples and families for issues attributed to childhood and or adult trauma. Parenting & Women's issues. As well as depression, anxieties, addiction, personality disorders, immigration issues and similar emotional disorders, using a systemic and experiential approach. I aim at assisting the client in solving the problems they are facing here and now. Certified in Gestalt Therapy and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
"The power for change is found when we take a look inside ourselves and then we can move forward with that new found knowledge." Now that's exciting! I am biligual & bicultural. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I treat individuals, couples and families for issues attributed to childhood and or adult trauma. Parenting & Women's issues. As well as depression, anxieties, addiction, personality disorders, immigration issues and similar emotional disorders, using a systemic and experiential approach. I aim at assisting the client in solving the problems they are facing here and now. Certified in Gestalt Therapy and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
(203) 941-0906 View (203) 941-0906
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Noelle Ranfone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
New clients for daytime Telehealth availability only— I understand that finding the right therapist can feel challenging and intimidating. You just took the first courageous step. Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or depressed? I’m here to tell you that you do not have to carry these burdens alone. I work with teens and Adults. I have a particular interest in collaborating with young adults struggling with anxiety, life transitions and seeking guidance in careers. I am passionate about women issues including those facing all postpartum challenges.
New clients for daytime Telehealth availability only— I understand that finding the right therapist can feel challenging and intimidating. You just took the first courageous step. Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or depressed? I’m here to tell you that you do not have to carry these burdens alone. I work with teens and Adults. I have a particular interest in collaborating with young adults struggling with anxiety, life transitions and seeking guidance in careers. I am passionate about women issues including those facing all postpartum challenges.
(475) 900-6698 View (475) 900-6698
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Suzanne Crelin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Healing is truly possible even when it feels like it might not be. Whether you are looking for help for yourself, or your relationship, you don’t have to live in pain, pretend that it’s all okay, or manage alone. Together we can find a way to more ease, joy, love, understanding and acceptance.
Healing is truly possible even when it feels like it might not be. Whether you are looking for help for yourself, or your relationship, you don’t have to live in pain, pretend that it’s all okay, or manage alone. Together we can find a way to more ease, joy, love, understanding and acceptance.
(203) 439-5499 View (203) 439-5499

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Branford, CT

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Branford, CT who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Husky | CT BHP
58% Anthem | Elevance
47% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.