Therapists in Kent, CT

Photo of Giesele Fitzsimmons, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Giesele Fitzsimmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757  (Online Only)
As we are all different, so is each therapeutic relationship. Therefore, no one approach works for all. I strive to meet people just as and where they are. We best serve others by seeing them as a whole within the context of their environment. This includes our: mental wellness/ state of mind, physical/ state of body, and spiritual/ state of soul. Together we will explore the relationship between your beliefs, experiences, and the lens in which you see yourself and the world around you. My practice is person-centered and strength-based; providing insight, advocacy, education and encouragement to help people reach their goals.
As we are all different, so is each therapeutic relationship. Therefore, no one approach works for all. I strive to meet people just as and where they are. We best serve others by seeing them as a whole within the context of their environment. This includes our: mental wellness/ state of mind, physical/ state of body, and spiritual/ state of soul. Together we will explore the relationship between your beliefs, experiences, and the lens in which you see yourself and the world around you. My practice is person-centered and strength-based; providing insight, advocacy, education and encouragement to help people reach their goals.
(475) 259-0292 View (475) 259-0292
Photo of Clara Burlinson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clara Burlinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kent, CT 06757
Does your life feel unmanageable and unbalanced? It is hard to live mindfully and prioritize yourself first and foremost, and some days it is just hard to get out of bed? It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and the "work is your worth" mindset. I take a holistic approach and aim to help young adults/adults to recognize the importance of balance, boundaries in relationships, and returning to activities that previously provided them joy. I meet the individual where they are, and with compassion, and begin to help them feel equipped to prioritize and deal with everyday stressors.
Does your life feel unmanageable and unbalanced? It is hard to live mindfully and prioritize yourself first and foremost, and some days it is just hard to get out of bed? It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and the "work is your worth" mindset. I take a holistic approach and aim to help young adults/adults to recognize the importance of balance, boundaries in relationships, and returning to activities that previously provided them joy. I meet the individual where they are, and with compassion, and begin to help them feel equipped to prioritize and deal with everyday stressors.
(860) 718-4306 View (860) 718-4306
Photo of Janet Downes, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Janet Downes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757
Not accepting new clients
Everyone has the right and the ability to recover from addiction. As a substance use disorder specialist I understand a wide range of addictions, and all phases of recovery - from helping individuals evaluate whether it’s time to make a change, to strengthening recovery and preventing relapse. Most people who struggle with addictions have other difficulties that, unless addressed, can create stumbling blocks to enjoying a happy, clean and sober life. It is my goal to help clients to identify and manage the problems that keep them from achieving what they want in life.
Everyone has the right and the ability to recover from addiction. As a substance use disorder specialist I understand a wide range of addictions, and all phases of recovery - from helping individuals evaluate whether it’s time to make a change, to strengthening recovery and preventing relapse. Most people who struggle with addictions have other difficulties that, unless addressed, can create stumbling blocks to enjoying a happy, clean and sober life. It is my goal to help clients to identify and manage the problems that keep them from achieving what they want in life.
(860) 552-2905 View (860) 552-2905
Photo of Lisa Anne Shea, LCSW, RYT, RMT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Anne Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, RMT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kent, CT 06757
Are you wanting to ask for support? You are not alone. Thank you for reaching out. Navigating difficulties, often drains our nervous system, we lose connection to those we love. As a self-care advocate, serving since 2009, I earned my Masters's at Fordham University and have worked in all levels of care. With two Yoga Teacher Trainings & Energy Healing, I've been teaching ever since, bringing yoga, meditation and enriching healing practices into the areas sought after health care facilities. Clinical training, yogic science, energy work, coping skills, mindfulness, relaxation, creates permanent healing.
Are you wanting to ask for support? You are not alone. Thank you for reaching out. Navigating difficulties, often drains our nervous system, we lose connection to those we love. As a self-care advocate, serving since 2009, I earned my Masters's at Fordham University and have worked in all levels of care. With two Yoga Teacher Trainings & Energy Healing, I've been teaching ever since, bringing yoga, meditation and enriching healing practices into the areas sought after health care facilities. Clinical training, yogic science, energy work, coping skills, mindfulness, relaxation, creates permanent healing.
(203) 909-6529 View (203) 909-6529
Photo of Karren J Garrity, MS, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Karren J Garrity
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757
Not accepting new clients
*Not accepting new clients at this time* Life in our contemporary society is far more complicated and stressful than in previous generations. Our coping skills are continually being tested, it is important for us to learn new ways to handle life’s changing demands and challenges. People and problems do not exist in a vacuum; home, school, work, and social environments, as well as cultural heritage, are important factors in how we feel and act. It is vital for us to acknowledge and understand these influences. Counseling is a process of exploring, clarifying and identifying what we require in order to feel better about our lives.
*Not accepting new clients at this time* Life in our contemporary society is far more complicated and stressful than in previous generations. Our coping skills are continually being tested, it is important for us to learn new ways to handle life’s changing demands and challenges. People and problems do not exist in a vacuum; home, school, work, and social environments, as well as cultural heritage, are important factors in how we feel and act. It is vital for us to acknowledge and understand these influences. Counseling is a process of exploring, clarifying and identifying what we require in order to feel better about our lives.
(959) 265-2944 View (959) 265-2944
Photo of Emma Maki, LMSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Emma Maki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kent, CT 06757
Welcome all! I am happy to have you here. Celebrate yourself for seeking support during these challenging times. While it may feel overwhelming with the amount of information on the website, take a few deep breaths and ground yourself before you begin. A lot of the work I do begins with checking into how you are doing, where is your body currently at, and what do you need in this current moment. Healing begins from within. I love meeting clients where they are at and allowing their strengths to shine and guide the work. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker under the supervision of Lisa Shea, LCSW. I am a Reiki Level 1 practitioner.
Welcome all! I am happy to have you here. Celebrate yourself for seeking support during these challenging times. While it may feel overwhelming with the amount of information on the website, take a few deep breaths and ground yourself before you begin. A lot of the work I do begins with checking into how you are doing, where is your body currently at, and what do you need in this current moment. Healing begins from within. I love meeting clients where they are at and allowing their strengths to shine and guide the work. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker under the supervision of Lisa Shea, LCSW. I am a Reiki Level 1 practitioner.
(860) 390-5406 View (860) 390-5406
Photo of undefined - New Milford Counseling, LMSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
New Milford Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Kent, CT 06757
The old stories play back in your head - an event, a relationship, a group of friends. It's hard not to compare ‘now’ to those days; life is so much harder to cope with. You wonder why you no longer connect to people in the way you once did, or maybe you never really did at all. It's a roller coaster of feelings; these memories and old stories seem to have something to do with it. You know you need help figuring it all out- the ways you've been influenced, affected, and the roles you've played in it all. Most of all, you need someone to help you re-connect to others and help you figure out who you are really meant to be.
The old stories play back in your head - an event, a relationship, a group of friends. It's hard not to compare ‘now’ to those days; life is so much harder to cope with. You wonder why you no longer connect to people in the way you once did, or maybe you never really did at all. It's a roller coaster of feelings; these memories and old stories seem to have something to do with it. You know you need help figuring it all out- the ways you've been influenced, affected, and the roles you've played in it all. Most of all, you need someone to help you re-connect to others and help you figure out who you are really meant to be.
(845) 456-9365 View (845) 456-9365
Photo of Laura Ann Baxter, LPC, MS, ATP, MA, Counselor
Laura Ann Baxter
Counselor, LPC, MS, ATP, MA
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757
I have been helping clients manage anxiety, depression, loss, and relational conflicts. Often we discover traumas that need healing, and with that we find hope and a new future. I'd like you to have hope and experience a new way forward.
I have been helping clients manage anxiety, depression, loss, and relational conflicts. Often we discover traumas that need healing, and with that we find hope and a new future. I'd like you to have hope and experience a new way forward.
(959) 200-8798 View (959) 200-8798
Photo of Ash Compton, MA, LMFT, LPC, EMDR, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ash Compton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757  (Online Only)
A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in depth and existential traditions. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods, including visual, expressive, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self.
A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in depth and existential traditions. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods, including visual, expressive, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self.
(469) 848-4568 View (469) 848-4568
Photo of Shailee Edmonds, LADC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Shailee Edmonds
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757
Newest clinician at the Fortitude Center! I specialize in addiction, substance use, and recovery utilizing a variety of skills such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) as well as music & art therapy. You can read more about me on our website, www.fortitude-center.com/staff or give us a call at 860-799-5750 to get set up!
Newest clinician at the Fortitude Center! I specialize in addiction, substance use, and recovery utilizing a variety of skills such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) as well as music & art therapy. You can read more about me on our website, www.fortitude-center.com/staff or give us a call at 860-799-5750 to get set up!
(860) 846-4113 View (860) 846-4113
Photo of Amanda Wirag, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amanda Wirag
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757  (Online Only)
My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic and stressful events.
My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic and stressful events.
(860) 979-6505 View (860) 979-6505
Photo of Ed Bacigalupo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ed Bacigalupo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757
In a nonjudgmental format, I will help you improve your self-esteem and self-worth, as well as focus and motivation. It is my honor to assist you with reaching your true potential. Stop letting worry, fear and anger stand in the way of your goals and dreams. Awaken to the strengths you possess and learn new strategies to increase life enjoyment.
In a nonjudgmental format, I will help you improve your self-esteem and self-worth, as well as focus and motivation. It is my honor to assist you with reaching your true potential. Stop letting worry, fear and anger stand in the way of your goals and dreams. Awaken to the strengths you possess and learn new strategies to increase life enjoyment.
(860) 544-2473 View (860) 544-2473
Photo of Cybil Ryan: Couples Counselor And Dating Coach, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cybil Ryan: Couples Counselor And Dating Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kent, CT 06757  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing frequent conflict and/or emotional distance in your marriage or relationship? Or are you struggling w/ dating? As a therapist who specializes in romantic relationships, I can help. I do so by relying on research, specifically Attachment Theory, The Familiarity Principle and The Gottman Institute's 40+ years of research focused on identifying what all happy marriages have in common, the root cause of all divorces and the "antidote" to it. So if you're seeking: 1) pre-marital counseling 2) marital/relationship counseling 3) individually considering divorce 4) dating coaching or counseling, please reach out today!
Are you experiencing frequent conflict and/or emotional distance in your marriage or relationship? Or are you struggling w/ dating? As a therapist who specializes in romantic relationships, I can help. I do so by relying on research, specifically Attachment Theory, The Familiarity Principle and The Gottman Institute's 40+ years of research focused on identifying what all happy marriages have in common, the root cause of all divorces and the "antidote" to it. So if you're seeking: 1) pre-marital counseling 2) marital/relationship counseling 3) individually considering divorce 4) dating coaching or counseling, please reach out today!
(203) 350-7264 View (203) 350-7264

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Photo of Jessica Raistrick (Formerly Jessica Adams), LCSW, Author, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessica Raistrick (Formerly Jessica Adams)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Author
Verified Verified
Sharon, CT 06069
As a clinician, my most inspiring clients are the adolescents and adults that have overcome the struggles of addiction, eating disorders and family conflict. Effective change happens when strategies addressing the underlying problem are individualized and creative. The safe space offered in therapy allows my clients to explore their feelings, their choices, and challenge their patterns of behavior. I have worked extensively with teens struggling at school, at home, and with the legal system. My work with parents includes finding effective strategies to reach their teen while opening the lines of communication within the family system.
As a clinician, my most inspiring clients are the adolescents and adults that have overcome the struggles of addiction, eating disorders and family conflict. Effective change happens when strategies addressing the underlying problem are individualized and creative. The safe space offered in therapy allows my clients to explore their feelings, their choices, and challenge their patterns of behavior. I have worked extensively with teens struggling at school, at home, and with the legal system. My work with parents includes finding effective strategies to reach their teen while opening the lines of communication within the family system.
(860) 909-0660 View (860) 909-0660
Photo of Sara E. Cousins, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sara E. Cousins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sharon, CT 06069
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychotherapist in Lakeville CT and have been in private practice since 1999. I focus on where clients are and the short term and long term goals they have for themselves. I have been trained in many modalities and so my approach can be very specific or incorporate strands from different models depending on the needs of the individual or couple.
I am a psychotherapist in Lakeville CT and have been in private practice since 1999. I focus on where clients are and the short term and long term goals they have for themselves. I have been trained in many modalities and so my approach can be very specific or incorporate strands from different models depending on the needs of the individual or couple.
(860) 339-0622 View (860) 339-0622
Photo of Sheree K Surdam, CPC, CHT
Sheree K Surdam
CPC, CHT
Verified Verified
New Milford, CT 06776
As a person who has been challenged by my own anxiety issues and sought help and insight through counseling, I understand that it often takes more than just knowing your "story" to create effective and lasting change. I discovered hypnotherapy as a "last resort" and within eight sessions my general anxiety decreased and my fear of flying all but disappeared. I believe the key to that kind of change comes from an openness to possibilities and a readiness to let go of old thought patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you.,
As a person who has been challenged by my own anxiety issues and sought help and insight through counseling, I understand that it often takes more than just knowing your "story" to create effective and lasting change. I discovered hypnotherapy as a "last resort" and within eight sessions my general anxiety decreased and my fear of flying all but disappeared. I believe the key to that kind of change comes from an openness to possibilities and a readiness to let go of old thought patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you.,
(860) 407-5086 View (860) 407-5086
Photo of Thomas Ratekin, LPC, MA, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor
Thomas Ratekin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
New Milford, CT 06776
Not accepting new clients
Long-term happiness typically comes from enriching connections to other people. Unfortunately, most of us receive sparse training on how to create and sustain healthy relationships. My particular passion is teaching couples and families how to give love and support--despite our inherent human flaws. In fact, good relationship skills are likely to increase satisfaction and success at work, school, or with friends. I approach couples therapy primarily from the Relational Life perspective developed by Terry Real, but I bring in elements from other modalities when appropriate. The primary focus is your relationship and what you need.
Long-term happiness typically comes from enriching connections to other people. Unfortunately, most of us receive sparse training on how to create and sustain healthy relationships. My particular passion is teaching couples and families how to give love and support--despite our inherent human flaws. In fact, good relationship skills are likely to increase satisfaction and success at work, school, or with friends. I approach couples therapy primarily from the Relational Life perspective developed by Terry Real, but I bring in elements from other modalities when appropriate. The primary focus is your relationship and what you need.
(860) 932-8595 View (860) 932-8595
Gretchen O'Shea
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
New Milford, CT 06776
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience working with adults and couples. My approach is client-centered helping to bring that much needed physical and emotional balance back to the client. I am a Gottman trained Couples Therapist and have a strong background in helping clients work through grief and bereavement issues having helped in the development of three Hospice programs.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience working with adults and couples. My approach is client-centered helping to bring that much needed physical and emotional balance back to the client. I am a Gottman trained Couples Therapist and have a strong background in helping clients work through grief and bereavement issues having helped in the development of three Hospice programs.
(860) 717-3123 View (860) 717-3123
Photo of Danielle Dipisa, LPC, CIMHP, CMNCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Danielle Dipisa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CIMHP, CMNCS
Verified Verified
New Milford, CT 06776
Waitlist for new clients
As an Integrative Mental Health Professional and Mental Health and Nutrition Specialist, I will work with you in discovering the best method of therapy. Through holistic approaches and getting to know you as a whole person, we can identify the areas in your life that require the most care and support.
As an Integrative Mental Health Professional and Mental Health and Nutrition Specialist, I will work with you in discovering the best method of therapy. Through holistic approaches and getting to know you as a whole person, we can identify the areas in your life that require the most care and support.
(860) 362-3257 View (860) 362-3257
Photo of Erin N Boothby, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Erin N Boothby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Preston, CT 06777
**Daytime hours only** In my practice, I offer a warm, comfortable, and safe environment to help you to begin to explore the underlying issues that have brought you to therapy. My approach is non-judgmental and accepting, and I value openness and honesty in my clients. I understand that it can be anxiety-provoking for some to reach out for help initially, so my hope is that my relaxed, kind, and truly caring style will help to put you at ease.
**Daytime hours only** In my practice, I offer a warm, comfortable, and safe environment to help you to begin to explore the underlying issues that have brought you to therapy. My approach is non-judgmental and accepting, and I value openness and honesty in my clients. I understand that it can be anxiety-provoking for some to reach out for help initially, so my hope is that my relaxed, kind, and truly caring style will help to put you at ease.
(860) 421-6131 View (860) 421-6131

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kent, CT

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kent, CT who prioritize treating:

92% Relationship Issues
92% Depression
92% Anxiety
77% Stress
77% Life Transitions
69% Self Esteem
62% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Husky | CT BHP
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Kent, CT see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kent?

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.