Therapists in Chester, CT

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Jean Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT500
Verified
Chester, CT 06412
Everyone has a story incredibly personal to them; a story that is full of many chapters. These chapters hold celebrations, accomplishments, losses, successes, pain, joy, sorrow, hardships, victories, and desires. We often find ourselves stuck in a chapter of our lives requiring support. Our journeys are unique to ourselves yet they are fundamentally connected to one another.
Everyone has a story incredibly personal to them; a story that is full of many chapters. These chapters hold celebrations, accomplishments, losses, successes, pain, joy, sorrow, hardships, victories, and desires. We often find ourselves stuck in a chapter of our lives requiring support. Our journeys are unique to ourselves yet they are fundamentally connected to one another.
(959) 777-9450 View (959) 777-9450
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Pamela Lape
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP, NCPysA, LMHC
Verified
Chester, CT 06412
Pamela is a calming, beneficial presence on life's journey. With empathy and compassion, she gently helps you make permanent changes leading to a happier, more fulfilling life. Pamela has been a practicing psychodynamic psychotherapist for 33 years. Her work focuses on addressing the problems at hand and then collaborating with you to find and understand the underlying belief systems that are causing disharmony and unhappiness with yourself and others. Pamela works with you to develop a more satisfying, life-enhancing belief system, helping you to flourish to your potential.
Pamela is a calming, beneficial presence on life's journey. With empathy and compassion, she gently helps you make permanent changes leading to a happier, more fulfilling life. Pamela has been a practicing psychodynamic psychotherapist for 33 years. Her work focuses on addressing the problems at hand and then collaborating with you to find and understand the underlying belief systems that are causing disharmony and unhappiness with yourself and others. Pamela works with you to develop a more satisfying, life-enhancing belief system, helping you to flourish to your potential.
(860) 865-1974 View (860) 865-1974
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Beth Zukowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Verified
Chester, CT 06412
Hello. My name is Beth Zukowski. I have been in the Mental Health field for over 25 years. I am very passionate about mental health issues and understand the ongoing struggles and obstacles that people face. I am honest, non-judgemental & dedicated to my clients 100%. Life can be really hard sometimes; "ups and downs," good days/bad days. But even harder for some!! Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I am happy to provide you with more information about myself, my experience and current therapy practice.
Hello. My name is Beth Zukowski. I have been in the Mental Health field for over 25 years. I am very passionate about mental health issues and understand the ongoing struggles and obstacles that people face. I am honest, non-judgemental & dedicated to my clients 100%. Life can be really hard sometimes; "ups and downs," good days/bad days. But even harder for some!! Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I am happy to provide you with more information about myself, my experience and current therapy practice.
(860) 851-4858 View (860) 851-4858
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Seniel Lucien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
Chester, CT 06412
I was raised to believe that richness of exposures and depth of trainings make for the best professionals. Before I became a therapist myself, I earned a Ph.D. in an allied field and spent 16 years teaching, at UCLA, USC, and Antioch University West; then I went back to school for clinical training. I specialized in children and families as a base and then went further for psychoanalytic training, one program for adults, another for children and adolescents.
I was raised to believe that richness of exposures and depth of trainings make for the best professionals. Before I became a therapist myself, I earned a Ph.D. in an allied field and spent 16 years teaching, at UCLA, USC, and Antioch University West; then I went back to school for clinical training. I specialized in children and families as a base and then went further for psychoanalytic training, one program for adults, another for children and adolescents.
(860) 308-1888 View (860) 308-1888
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Maria Aresco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester, CT 06412
I work to create hope and connection for all ages. I understand that coming to therapy or asking for help can be a difficult and overwhelming decision for anyone to make. I am here to help make this decision a beneficial and rewarding experience for you and your family. When you step into my office, you will receive unconditional acceptance and advocacy on your journey towards health and wholeness.
I work to create hope and connection for all ages. I understand that coming to therapy or asking for help can be a difficult and overwhelming decision for anyone to make. I am here to help make this decision a beneficial and rewarding experience for you and your family. When you step into my office, you will receive unconditional acceptance and advocacy on your journey towards health and wholeness.
(860) 237-3460 View (860) 237-3460
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Jeannette Ogorzalek, LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Chester, CT 06412  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, couples, and individuals. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and also have a broad base of counseling experience working with anxiety, adjustment and mood disorders, among others.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience working with adolescents, couples, and individuals. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and also have a broad base of counseling experience working with anxiety, adjustment and mood disorders, among others.
(860) 799-4146 View (860) 799-4146
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Mary McGannon-Kollman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PhD
Verified
Chester, CT 06412
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. My training includes a Masters degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families. My training includes a Masters degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
(860) 612-8686 View (860) 612-8686
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Adele Paxton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Chester, CT 06412  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are feeling overwhelmed, struggling with life challenges, or simply need someone to listen, it can help to talk to a safe, caring person who also has professional skills. I have worked as a teacher and mentor for 25+ years, and as a therapist for over 10 years. I am currently working as a life coach, ready to support you through your life transitions and stressful times, and to be a cheerleader encouraging you towards your goals and personal authenticity.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, struggling with life challenges, or simply need someone to listen, it can help to talk to a safe, caring person who also has professional skills. I have worked as a teacher and mentor for 25+ years, and as a therapist for over 10 years. I am currently working as a life coach, ready to support you through your life transitions and stressful times, and to be a cheerleader encouraging you towards your goals and personal authenticity.
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James Marsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Chester, CT 06412
Welcome! I have been working in various therapeutic settings with children and teens for nearly a decade to help them overcome family, relational, school and life challenges so they can find more joy and grow as an individual. I have found that many kids and teens benefit from movement while engaging in therapy so I incorporate outdoor activities while using traditional therapy techniques. I have had extensive training and experience in outdoor recreation such as hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, and more which I now use to help my clients grow and heal in accessible locations within Middlesex County.
Welcome! I have been working in various therapeutic settings with children and teens for nearly a decade to help them overcome family, relational, school and life challenges so they can find more joy and grow as an individual. I have found that many kids and teens benefit from movement while engaging in therapy so I incorporate outdoor activities while using traditional therapy techniques. I have had extensive training and experience in outdoor recreation such as hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, and more which I now use to help my clients grow and heal in accessible locations within Middlesex County.
(860) 362-2955 View (860) 362-2955

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Amy Ranard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Old Lyme, CT 06371  (Online Only)
My therapy is based on a solution focused brief therapy model that assists in identifying unique strengths then utilizing these resources to support recovery and growth. I am licensed both in Connecticut and in North Carolina, providing services in both states. I have over 20 years working in the counseling/therapy field. My background includes a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling with extensive experiences with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am also experienced in identifying and treating substance abuse issues. I provide counseling via internet only via Doxy.me.
My therapy is based on a solution focused brief therapy model that assists in identifying unique strengths then utilizing these resources to support recovery and growth. I am licensed both in Connecticut and in North Carolina, providing services in both states. I have over 20 years working in the counseling/therapy field. My background includes a Masters Degree in Education and Counseling with extensive experiences with children, adolescents, adults and families. I am also experienced in identifying and treating substance abuse issues. I provide counseling via internet only via Doxy.me.
(910) 629-5524 View (910) 629-5524
Photo of Sara B. Snyder, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chester, CT
Sara B. Snyder, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I am a social worker with over 20 years experience in clinical practice with an office in Essex, CT. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented psychodynamic and psycho-educational techniques to help you understand yourself better and resolve issues and reach goals most important to you.
I am a social worker with over 20 years experience in clinical practice with an office in Essex, CT. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented psychodynamic and psycho-educational techniques to help you understand yourself better and resolve issues and reach goals most important to you.
(203) 916-5494 View (203) 916-5494
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Kirsten Lesch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Westbrook, CT 06498
Do you feel lonely, yet you aren’t alone? Another scroll through your social feed -and you ask why doesn't my life look like that? YOU look at your partner, thinking, “Where's our happily ever after?" You used to have so much fun together - talking and laughing nonstop-but now you haven’t had a meaningful conversation in weeks. What’s the point of talking? It’s just fight after fight. At first, it seemed like you had so much in common. Now, you're not sure you even KNOW who your partner is anymore. Romance, intimacy, fun, and trust are long gone. "Would it be better if we just called it quits?"
Do you feel lonely, yet you aren’t alone? Another scroll through your social feed -and you ask why doesn't my life look like that? YOU look at your partner, thinking, “Where's our happily ever after?" You used to have so much fun together - talking and laughing nonstop-but now you haven’t had a meaningful conversation in weeks. What’s the point of talking? It’s just fight after fight. At first, it seemed like you had so much in common. Now, you're not sure you even KNOW who your partner is anymore. Romance, intimacy, fun, and trust are long gone. "Would it be better if we just called it quits?"
(475) 252-5991 View (475) 252-5991
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Child And Family Agency
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westbrook, CT 06498
Child and Family Agency's Outpatient Clinics provide diagnostic and counseling services to children and adults who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Masters' level trained clinicians provide counseling to address issues including family stress and conflict, child and adolescent behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger problems, adjustment to life stressors, trauma, peer problems and other behavioral health difficulties. Walk in hours for intake available at every site (Westbrook, New London, Groton, and Pawcatuck).
Child and Family Agency's Outpatient Clinics provide diagnostic and counseling services to children and adults who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Masters' level trained clinicians provide counseling to address issues including family stress and conflict, child and adolescent behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger problems, adjustment to life stressors, trauma, peer problems and other behavioral health difficulties. Walk in hours for intake available at every site (Westbrook, New London, Groton, and Pawcatuck).
(860) 850-1214 View (860) 850-1214
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Elizabeth Fernandes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Begin your journey to healing: Path to Hope & Healing, LLC. is a counseling center that offers a kind, caring approach in a safe, non-judgmental environment, in order to build trusting rapport, set personal goals for treatment, target symptoms using a variety of therapeutic interventions, so that you can make positive and lasting changes in your life.
Begin your journey to healing: Path to Hope & Healing, LLC. is a counseling center that offers a kind, caring approach in a safe, non-judgmental environment, in order to build trusting rapport, set personal goals for treatment, target symptoms using a variety of therapeutic interventions, so that you can make positive and lasting changes in your life.
(203) 974-3746 View (203) 974-3746
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Kristen Cooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
As a clinical social worker, I have over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a variety of therapeutic settings. Creating a therapeutic environment that is warm, compassionate and nurturing is one of my strengths. Therapy often helps provide insight into our strengths and internal resources we already have so we can build skills for improved daily functioning, emotional health and fulfillment and positive change. My areas of special interest include adjustment to life changes, low self-esteem, stress management, relational concerns and emotional/mood disorders.
As a clinical social worker, I have over 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a variety of therapeutic settings. Creating a therapeutic environment that is warm, compassionate and nurturing is one of my strengths. Therapy often helps provide insight into our strengths and internal resources we already have so we can build skills for improved daily functioning, emotional health and fulfillment and positive change. My areas of special interest include adjustment to life changes, low self-esteem, stress management, relational concerns and emotional/mood disorders.
(959) 200-8891 View (959) 200-8891
Photo of Melanie Meyer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chester, CT
Melanie Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Are you struggling through a difficult life transition? Are you in need of a safe space to process and explore your feelings? During those times it can be helpful to talk to someone who is encouraging, but also accepting of life's challenges. Most of us find ourselves overwhelmed or struggling at some point in our lives. Therapy can be the start, or a continuation of your journey. I believe in creating a therapy experience tailored to your individual needs, and that choosing a therapist that is the right fit for you is crucial to getting the most out of your experience.
Are you struggling through a difficult life transition? Are you in need of a safe space to process and explore your feelings? During those times it can be helpful to talk to someone who is encouraging, but also accepting of life's challenges. Most of us find ourselves overwhelmed or struggling at some point in our lives. Therapy can be the start, or a continuation of your journey. I believe in creating a therapy experience tailored to your individual needs, and that choosing a therapist that is the right fit for you is crucial to getting the most out of your experience.
(860) 590-7498 View (860) 590-7498
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Justin Mink
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Killingworth, CT 06419  (Online Only)
Current Telehealth Openings! Please sign up for an appointment here: https:/justin-mink7496.clientsecure.me/ Hi and welcome to my profile! I am here to help you overcome depression, manage anxious thoughts, control anger, improve self-esteem and self-confidence, and resolve trauma from the past. While working together, we will talk about your strengths and find the resources that are the best fit for your personal growth. I look forward to connecting and helping you bring about the changes you desire! -Justin Mink
Current Telehealth Openings! Please sign up for an appointment here: https:/justin-mink7496.clientsecure.me/ Hi and welcome to my profile! I am here to help you overcome depression, manage anxious thoughts, control anger, improve self-esteem and self-confidence, and resolve trauma from the past. While working together, we will talk about your strengths and find the resources that are the best fit for your personal growth. I look forward to connecting and helping you bring about the changes you desire! -Justin Mink
(860) 783-7524 View (860) 783-7524
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Neil G Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
I primarily work with adults and young adults suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or addiction, in addition to those struggling with relational/communication issues. I take a highly personal, strengths-based, positive approach tailored to each client's individual needs. In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which directly targets negative thoughts, I use an acceptance-based approach by encouraging clients to accept, rather than negate, current thoughts patterns so that clients can move toward their values and start living meaningful and productive lives.
I primarily work with adults and young adults suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or addiction, in addition to those struggling with relational/communication issues. I take a highly personal, strengths-based, positive approach tailored to each client's individual needs. In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which directly targets negative thoughts, I use an acceptance-based approach by encouraging clients to accept, rather than negate, current thoughts patterns so that clients can move toward their values and start living meaningful and productive lives.
(203) 350-0592 View (203) 350-0592
Photo of Rebecca Degnan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chester, CT
Rebecca Degnan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Killingworth, CT 06419
Now accepting Husky insurance! At Prism, I work solely with LGBTQ+ youth and adults and their loved ones. I work with people at various places in their lives, including: transgender or non-binary teens who are struggling with dysphoria and potentially other co-occurring mental illness; parents/guardians of LGBTQ+ youth who may need support or education to understand their child's identity and process through their feelings; young adults exploring their LGBTQ+ identity and deciding whether to come out to family, coworkers or friends; LGBTQ+ youth who are struggling with self injury or suicidal thoughts; and more!
Now accepting Husky insurance! At Prism, I work solely with LGBTQ+ youth and adults and their loved ones. I work with people at various places in their lives, including: transgender or non-binary teens who are struggling with dysphoria and potentially other co-occurring mental illness; parents/guardians of LGBTQ+ youth who may need support or education to understand their child's identity and process through their feelings; young adults exploring their LGBTQ+ identity and deciding whether to come out to family, coworkers or friends; LGBTQ+ youth who are struggling with self injury or suicidal thoughts; and more!
(860) 469-4119 View (860) 469-4119
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Michelle Stallworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Michelle has been practicing for 28 years and has experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Michelle draws upon cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), with experience in treating anxiety, depression, trauma related issues, autism spectrum, and general life adjustment issues. Through CBT, clients develop strategies to cope with and overcome life’s challenges.
Michelle has been practicing for 28 years and has experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Michelle draws upon cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), with experience in treating anxiety, depression, trauma related issues, autism spectrum, and general life adjustment issues. Through CBT, clients develop strategies to cope with and overcome life’s challenges.
(860) 809-5639 View (860) 809-5639

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Number of Therapists in Chester, CT

< 10

Therapists in Chester, CT who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
56% ADHD

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Husky | CT BHP
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Chester, 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 Chester?

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.