Therapists in Downtown, Hartford, CT

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Alexandra Helfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I am a cisgender white female who has been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I have primarily worked with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety. I have a passion for working with adults to help them achieve the life they want (and to help them identify what that is). I work mainly from a person-centered approach with a trauma-informed lens (meeting people where they are) and believe that therapy is just one step along the path to a healthy mental and physical life. I take a special interest in family of origin and childhood experiences affecting long-term behavior.
I am a cisgender white female who has been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I have primarily worked with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety. I have a passion for working with adults to help them achieve the life they want (and to help them identify what that is). I work mainly from a person-centered approach with a trauma-informed lens (meeting people where they are) and believe that therapy is just one step along the path to a healthy mental and physical life. I take a special interest in family of origin and childhood experiences affecting long-term behavior.
(860) 530-4339 View (860) 530-4339
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Julia Silveira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I am an active listener and gentle with my approach, creating a space for the free expression of feelings and thoughts. I work with clients as a team and process the challenges together. I am empathetic and slow the process of healing by breaking down challenges in a step-by-step manner. I focus on the client's strengths and use them to drive and motivate healing. I also use mindfulness to help clients become attuned to the here and now. I also give guidance for challenging negative thoughts and feelings by approaching problems in an accepting manner and providing a sense of gratitude and a calm sense of life.
I am an active listener and gentle with my approach, creating a space for the free expression of feelings and thoughts. I work with clients as a team and process the challenges together. I am empathetic and slow the process of healing by breaking down challenges in a step-by-step manner. I focus on the client's strengths and use them to drive and motivate healing. I also use mindfulness to help clients become attuned to the here and now. I also give guidance for challenging negative thoughts and feelings by approaching problems in an accepting manner and providing a sense of gratitude and a calm sense of life.
(860) 791-3318 View (860) 791-3318
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Kelly Madin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I believe that emotional struggle is a natural part of the human experience and that everyone goes through periods of life that are difficult. I have many years of therapeutic experience in helping clients set and attain their own goals to successfully navigate periods of struggle with resilience. My style is warm and empathetic and I value meaningful connection with clients.
I believe that emotional struggle is a natural part of the human experience and that everyone goes through periods of life that are difficult. I have many years of therapeutic experience in helping clients set and attain their own goals to successfully navigate periods of struggle with resilience. My style is warm and empathetic and I value meaningful connection with clients.
(860) 590-4916 View (860) 590-4916
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103
Are you anxious, frustrated, or do you have sexual desire issues? Empower yourself to explore your pleasures in a safe space. My goal is to assist individuals navigate through this journey we call life. To gain power and understanding over concerns such as intimacy and relationship issues that cause and result from emotional distress, trauma, disability, depression, anxiety and societal stigmas. Take the journey down the path to discover your pleasure principles, to explore and be able to communicate your love language to yourself as well as to your partner.
Are you anxious, frustrated, or do you have sexual desire issues? Empower yourself to explore your pleasures in a safe space. My goal is to assist individuals navigate through this journey we call life. To gain power and understanding over concerns such as intimacy and relationship issues that cause and result from emotional distress, trauma, disability, depression, anxiety and societal stigmas. Take the journey down the path to discover your pleasure principles, to explore and be able to communicate your love language to yourself as well as to your partner.
(860) 390-4765 View (860) 390-4765
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Kiersten Wamser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I believe in a holistic, person-centered, and empathetic approach to therapy. I am passionate about guiding clients toward answering their own questions in an informed manner that helps shepherd them toward positive change. I believe therapy is not a "one size fits all" so I enjoy exploring what works for each individual.
I believe in a holistic, person-centered, and empathetic approach to therapy. I am passionate about guiding clients toward answering their own questions in an informed manner that helps shepherd them toward positive change. I believe therapy is not a "one size fits all" so I enjoy exploring what works for each individual.
(860) 560-1567 View (860) 560-1567
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Susan Boafo-Arthur
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals battling depression, anxiety, self-esteem, empowerment, life adjustment, and goal planning. I love helping individuals improve their relationships with themselves and others. Therapy is collaborative, and focuses on identifying patterns, and themes and developing goals via the use of evidence-based assessments, psychoeducation, skills training, and other tools as necessary. I would like to help you live your best life.
I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals battling depression, anxiety, self-esteem, empowerment, life adjustment, and goal planning. I love helping individuals improve their relationships with themselves and others. Therapy is collaborative, and focuses on identifying patterns, and themes and developing goals via the use of evidence-based assessments, psychoeducation, skills training, and other tools as necessary. I would like to help you live your best life.
(860) 419-6569 View (860) 419-6569
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Angelica Maria Valentin-Colon
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life sometimes presents us with challenges. Whether it is a transition or a major life event, the reality is that sometimes our ability to cope with the current challenges becomes compromised and we lose our balance. Maybe you are currently feeling worried, sad and hopeless. You are beginning to wonder “when will this feeling go away?” and “will I be able to become the person I was before this happened?” If this scenario sounds familiar to you, chances are that you are struggling with depression. Please know you are not alone, nor have to go through this alone.
Life sometimes presents us with challenges. Whether it is a transition or a major life event, the reality is that sometimes our ability to cope with the current challenges becomes compromised and we lose our balance. Maybe you are currently feeling worried, sad and hopeless. You are beginning to wonder “when will this feeling go away?” and “will I be able to become the person I was before this happened?” If this scenario sounds familiar to you, chances are that you are struggling with depression. Please know you are not alone, nor have to go through this alone.
(959) 210-0252 View (959) 210-0252
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Christy DeRosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I have a deep commitment to supporting individuals through life's twists and turns. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in helping clients navigate challenges such as depression, anxiety, and life stressors. My therapy style is a blend of solution-focused work and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I am passionate about empowering clients to embrace positive change and navigate their journeys with resilience.
I have a deep commitment to supporting individuals through life's twists and turns. With over a decade of experience, I specialize in helping clients navigate challenges such as depression, anxiety, and life stressors. My therapy style is a blend of solution-focused work and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I am passionate about empowering clients to embrace positive change and navigate their journeys with resilience.
(860) 499-4017 View (860) 499-4017
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Dean Lederfeind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I will never tell you what to do, but I will ask you where you want to be. Therapy is a journey, and if we work together, please know how honored I am to go on this journey with you. I have an eclectic background, and I have found my best work to be in the realm of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the existential, but have over 30 years of experience working with many different modalities. What does it mean to find our purpose in life? How can we make sense of the absurd world we live in? What are you afraid of and why? Let's talk about that together.
I will never tell you what to do, but I will ask you where you want to be. Therapy is a journey, and if we work together, please know how honored I am to go on this journey with you. I have an eclectic background, and I have found my best work to be in the realm of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the existential, but have over 30 years of experience working with many different modalities. What does it mean to find our purpose in life? How can we make sense of the absurd world we live in? What are you afraid of and why? Let's talk about that together.
(860) 378-2481 View (860) 378-2481
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The Essence Behavioral Health, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06106
Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, tired of being sick and tired or in need of healing from the trauma of your past? Our mission is to help support and guide you on a non-judgmental journey toward self-discovery, empowerment and healing. Our vision is to de-stigmatize mental health in our communities by providing education, healing, inspiration and hope. We strive to balance the disparities that exist in quality mental health care for black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC)
Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, tired of being sick and tired or in need of healing from the trauma of your past? Our mission is to help support and guide you on a non-judgmental journey toward self-discovery, empowerment and healing. Our vision is to de-stigmatize mental health in our communities by providing education, healing, inspiration and hope. We strive to balance the disparities that exist in quality mental health care for black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC)
(860) 847-7122 View (860) 847-7122
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Kirsten Lesch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06154
You deserve a life that feels good. We know that even good relationships can get stuck in unhealthy patterns. Do you find that when you are trying to connect with your partner you end up in a cycle of communication that's not helpful or productive? Do you retreat and silence it until next time? There is always next time… Maybe this time they will understand…we become louder in hopes they see how hurt we are. The more we aren't seen and heard the more resentful we become. The explosions become more significant and the intimacy ceases, now you are just resentful roommates.—It doesn’t have to be this way.
You deserve a life that feels good. We know that even good relationships can get stuck in unhealthy patterns. Do you find that when you are trying to connect with your partner you end up in a cycle of communication that's not helpful or productive? Do you retreat and silence it until next time? There is always next time… Maybe this time they will understand…we become louder in hopes they see how hurt we are. The more we aren't seen and heard the more resentful we become. The explosions become more significant and the intimacy ceases, now you are just resentful roommates.—It doesn’t have to be this way.
(475) 888-0184 View (475) 888-0184
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Jose Avila, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations on making the decision to take care of your mental health. In a collaborative manner, we can work on developing healthy coping skills in order for you to become the best version of yourself.
Congratulations on making the decision to take care of your mental health. In a collaborative manner, we can work on developing healthy coping skills in order for you to become the best version of yourself.
(860) 499-3777 View (860) 499-3777
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Brooke Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
I am a therapist that enjoys incorporating a little humor into my sessions with my clients as I feel it helps ease the potential discomfort that they might feel when coming to therapy. My goal is for the client to enjoy coming to therapy despite the work being difficult. I tell my clients that therapy is about processing past or current situations that they have experienced and it's about helping them grow into the people they want to be. I believe my clients can see how much I enjoy this profession and the fact that I am so privileged being the person they trust to confide in.
I am a therapist that enjoys incorporating a little humor into my sessions with my clients as I feel it helps ease the potential discomfort that they might feel when coming to therapy. My goal is for the client to enjoy coming to therapy despite the work being difficult. I tell my clients that therapy is about processing past or current situations that they have experienced and it's about helping them grow into the people they want to be. I believe my clients can see how much I enjoy this profession and the fact that I am so privileged being the person they trust to confide in.
(860) 846-4002 View (860) 846-4002
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Krista Lawrence
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103  (Online Only)
My style of therapy is to meet clients where they are in their journey. I believe that there are no "right/wrong" answers, rather we are faced with perspectives and choices in life. Together we can sort through feelings and logic to uncover your truth, thereby empowering you to understand yourself in new and refreshing ways. This person-centered approach focuses on strengths within and celebrates the accomplishments that may have been missed or overlooked. Together we will create new meaning that facilitates healing, growth, and lasting change. I invite you to explore with me.
My style of therapy is to meet clients where they are in their journey. I believe that there are no "right/wrong" answers, rather we are faced with perspectives and choices in life. Together we can sort through feelings and logic to uncover your truth, thereby empowering you to understand yourself in new and refreshing ways. This person-centered approach focuses on strengths within and celebrates the accomplishments that may have been missed or overlooked. Together we will create new meaning that facilitates healing, growth, and lasting change. I invite you to explore with me.
(860) 689-1983 View (860) 689-1983
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103
Have you had a difficult time finding the right mental health professional in the past? Are you a mother of a young child with behavioral challenges? Or are you a survivor of abuse struggling to heal your trauma? You need a compassionate guide through life's challenges and need help finding that person. At SMPsychotherapy and Counseling Services, we take pride in aiding women in domestic violence situations and single mothers navigating the complexities of raising a child with special needs. We are here for you and ready to help you flourish.
Have you had a difficult time finding the right mental health professional in the past? Are you a mother of a young child with behavioral challenges? Or are you a survivor of abuse struggling to heal your trauma? You need a compassionate guide through life's challenges and need help finding that person. At SMPsychotherapy and Counseling Services, we take pride in aiding women in domestic violence situations and single mothers navigating the complexities of raising a child with special needs. We are here for you and ready to help you flourish.
(860) 609-3331 View (860) 609-3331
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103
Is anxiety or depression controlling your life? Do you have goals you want to accomplish but find it difficult to get out of bed? Has your life changed suddenly and left you in a state of panic? Are you encountering parenting challenges? Struggling with mental health, family difficulties, and life transitions can keep you from experiencing joy. You want to loosen the grip mental illness and stress has on your life but don’t know where to start.You don’t have to struggle alone. Working with a therapist can help move you toward wellness so you can crush your goals.
Is anxiety or depression controlling your life? Do you have goals you want to accomplish but find it difficult to get out of bed? Has your life changed suddenly and left you in a state of panic? Are you encountering parenting challenges? Struggling with mental health, family difficulties, and life transitions can keep you from experiencing joy. You want to loosen the grip mental illness and stress has on your life but don’t know where to start.You don’t have to struggle alone. Working with a therapist can help move you toward wellness so you can crush your goals.
(860) 407-5967 View (860) 407-5967
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Idena Maynard-Epps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103
Is your family struggling to connect? Do you feel like the older your children get, the more difficult it is to communicate? Has your family experienced domestic violence or substance abuse? You want a harmonious home with shared experiences that foster close relationships. Maybe you feel lost and unsure of what to do. Family therapy can help your family connect through effective communication, boundary setting, and trauma healing.
Is your family struggling to connect? Do you feel like the older your children get, the more difficult it is to communicate? Has your family experienced domestic violence or substance abuse? You want a harmonious home with shared experiences that foster close relationships. Maybe you feel lost and unsure of what to do. Family therapy can help your family connect through effective communication, boundary setting, and trauma healing.
(860) 591-5458 View (860) 591-5458
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06103
Is your family struggling to connect? Do you feel like the older your children get, the more difficult it is to communicate? Has your family experienced domestic violence or substance abuse? You want a harmonious home with shared experiences that foster close relationships. Maybe you feel lost and unsure of what to do. Family therapy can help your family connect through effective communication, boundary setting, and trauma healing.
Is your family struggling to connect? Do you feel like the older your children get, the more difficult it is to communicate? Has your family experienced domestic violence or substance abuse? You want a harmonious home with shared experiences that foster close relationships. Maybe you feel lost and unsure of what to do. Family therapy can help your family connect through effective communication, boundary setting, and trauma healing.
(860) 362-2550 View (860) 362-2550
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Journey to Success
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06106
Are you ready to breathe, live, and show up as your true authentic self? If so, lets take back control and release your stress, worries, anxieties, and fears. Let me provide you with the supports, resources and tools needed to take back your happiness and joy. I personally know the feeling and understand you may feel anxious and scared of the unknown, but guess what? I'm here to assist you every step of the way.
Are you ready to breathe, live, and show up as your true authentic self? If so, lets take back control and release your stress, worries, anxieties, and fears. Let me provide you with the supports, resources and tools needed to take back your happiness and joy. I personally know the feeling and understand you may feel anxious and scared of the unknown, but guess what? I'm here to assist you every step of the way.
(860) 390-4907 View (860) 390-4907
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Tabia Thornton-Bey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Hartford, CT 06106
Hi! I am here to help you! Do you having difficulty navigating your life, feeling confused, anxious, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed? Maybe you are a new mom or have past trauma that keeps showing up in your life. Then you have come to the right place because life is complex, and you don't have to go it alone. Create Space is a mental health private practice committed to compassionately providing space to each person who seeks healing and growth. I am passionate about helping others and understand how trauma, daily stressors and "emotional baggage" affect mental health.
Hi! I am here to help you! Do you having difficulty navigating your life, feeling confused, anxious, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed? Maybe you are a new mom or have past trauma that keeps showing up in your life. Then you have come to the right place because life is complex, and you don't have to go it alone. Create Space is a mental health private practice committed to compassionately providing space to each person who seeks healing and growth. I am passionate about helping others and understand how trauma, daily stressors and "emotional baggage" affect mental health.
(860) 530-2278 View (860) 530-2278

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Hartford, CT

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Downtown, Hartford, CT who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
83% Depression
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
64% Relationship Issues
64% Life Transitions
61% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Cigna and Evernorth
66% Aetna
54% Optum

How Therapists in Downtown, Hartford, CT see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Hartford?

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.