Therapists in North Branford, CT

Paula Leshine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471  (Online Only)
I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental environment in which you will be able to share your concerns. Primarily I provide problem-oriented, solution-focused treatment dealing with an individual's thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and life issues. I focus less on the past and more on the present using cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) designed for symptom relief and changes of unhealthy patterns. I will help you identify goals, cope with feelings and symptoms, and change behavior patterns that have resulted in your internal emotional distress and external stressors.
I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental environment in which you will be able to share your concerns. Primarily I provide problem-oriented, solution-focused treatment dealing with an individual's thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and life issues. I focus less on the past and more on the present using cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) designed for symptom relief and changes of unhealthy patterns. I will help you identify goals, cope with feelings and symptoms, and change behavior patterns that have resulted in your internal emotional distress and external stressors.
(203) 303-7190 View (203) 303-7190
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Marissa Kosh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Marissa. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am dedicated to supporting my clients on their journey towards healing and improving their overall well-being. I value the understanding that therapy is a unique and personal process for each person. In my practice, I tailor treatment to meet the specific needs and goals of each client. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, burnout, stress management, or seeking support surrounding personal growth, I am here to provide a non-judgemental and safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Welcome! My name is Marissa. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am dedicated to supporting my clients on their journey towards healing and improving their overall well-being. I value the understanding that therapy is a unique and personal process for each person. In my practice, I tailor treatment to meet the specific needs and goals of each client. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, burnout, stress management, or seeking support surrounding personal growth, I am here to provide a non-judgemental and safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
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Judith D. Wilcox
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, LPC, BCETS, CYP
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471
My professional strengths include the integration of religious and spiritual understandings and Yuen Method Chinese Energetic Healing work into my work with clients who are open to these approaches. I have 30+ years of experience in the field of professional counseling and have worked with a full range of client issues in a variety of contexts. I am particularly skilled in working with the complex set of symtpoms and issues that accompany exposure to traumatic life experiences. I skilled in assisting clients with chronic pain and disabling illnesses with the use of both standard counseling techniques and Yuen Method.
My professional strengths include the integration of religious and spiritual understandings and Yuen Method Chinese Energetic Healing work into my work with clients who are open to these approaches. I have 30+ years of experience in the field of professional counseling and have worked with a full range of client issues in a variety of contexts. I am particularly skilled in working with the complex set of symtpoms and issues that accompany exposure to traumatic life experiences. I skilled in assisting clients with chronic pain and disabling illnesses with the use of both standard counseling techniques and Yuen Method.
(203) 296-3629 View (203) 296-3629
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Dawn Luhn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Branford, CT 06471
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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Marissa Gelband-Naarden
LCSW
1 Endorsed
North Branford, CT 06471
Expressing oneself can be one of the most liberating experiences a person can have. For some, expressing oneself is a simple act. For others, It can be something that needs support, practice and nurture. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15+years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I see all individuals as the expert of themselves, and am here to provide tools, insight and empathy to assist in reaching one's goals. I take a holistic approach to therapy, including mindfulness, meditation, and general wellness. I also come with certifications in evidenced-based practice, CBT, DBT
Expressing oneself can be one of the most liberating experiences a person can have. For some, expressing oneself is a simple act. For others, It can be something that needs support, practice and nurture. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15+years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I see all individuals as the expert of themselves, and am here to provide tools, insight and empathy to assist in reaching one's goals. I take a holistic approach to therapy, including mindfulness, meditation, and general wellness. I also come with certifications in evidenced-based practice, CBT, DBT
(203) 951-5160 View (203) 951-5160
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Rebecca Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
North Branford, CT 06471
Not accepting new clients
So often in life we may find we are overwhelmed by the challenges of everyday stress, and that we need help coping with feelings of anxiety or sadness. As a counselor, I work with clients to build trust and rapport in a safe space. Setting meaningful goals for change, that encourage and foster personal growth and fulfillment will allow you to feel empowered and more in control, while taking steps toward getting your life back where you want it to be.
So often in life we may find we are overwhelmed by the challenges of everyday stress, and that we need help coping with feelings of anxiety or sadness. As a counselor, I work with clients to build trust and rapport in a safe space. Setting meaningful goals for change, that encourage and foster personal growth and fulfillment will allow you to feel empowered and more in control, while taking steps toward getting your life back where you want it to be.
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Carolinda Simoes Velt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471
Not accepting new clients
I have worked for over fifteen years with young people, families, couples and individuals, helping them to sort out and make sense of the many stressors of the world today. I help clients understand the impact of past history, identify strengths and resources, internal and external, and consider how clients, their families, and/or their community support systems can offer help and hope when working together. I have extensive experience working with many issues, including behavioral issues, trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, blended family/adoption issues, women's issues, life transitions, infidelity, and juvenile sexual reactivity.
I have worked for over fifteen years with young people, families, couples and individuals, helping them to sort out and make sense of the many stressors of the world today. I help clients understand the impact of past history, identify strengths and resources, internal and external, and consider how clients, their families, and/or their community support systems can offer help and hope when working together. I have extensive experience working with many issues, including behavioral issues, trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, blended family/adoption issues, women's issues, life transitions, infidelity, and juvenile sexual reactivity.
(203) 927-0837 View (203) 927-0837
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Andonia D Clessas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471
Waitlist for new clients
Good afternoon! After 40 years, I offer many tools as a professional with a brief, positive, solution focused approach. For individuals who have experienced trauma, and find themselves depressed, anxious, fatigued, and in joint pain, with hair loss, digestive ills and/or headaches, I specialize in treating people with compassion who are experiencing these issues.
Good afternoon! After 40 years, I offer many tools as a professional with a brief, positive, solution focused approach. For individuals who have experienced trauma, and find themselves depressed, anxious, fatigued, and in joint pain, with hair loss, digestive ills and/or headaches, I specialize in treating people with compassion who are experiencing these issues.
(203) 275-0487 View (203) 275-0487
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Eric V Rice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
North Branford, CT 06471
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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Christy Modine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
North Branford, CT 06471
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile.My goal is to help my clients feel comfortable and respected using a relaxed approach, combined with a little humor and years of experience. Most of my clients say they like my styIe of therapy because I am so "real". I would enjoy the opportunity to share my skills and expertise with you. I am a certified EMDR therapist and while this is not the only approach I use, it is my specialty. I also use motivation, and coaching, as well as, supportive counseling in an effort to meet all my client's needs.
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile.My goal is to help my clients feel comfortable and respected using a relaxed approach, combined with a little humor and years of experience. Most of my clients say they like my styIe of therapy because I am so "real". I would enjoy the opportunity to share my skills and expertise with you. I am a certified EMDR therapist and while this is not the only approach I use, it is my specialty. I also use motivation, and coaching, as well as, supportive counseling in an effort to meet all my client's needs.
(203) 487-5585 View (203) 487-5585
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Janice L Server
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471
Jan Server is a licensed clinical therapist who has provided comprehensive services to clients for over 30 years. Extensive therapeutic experience with grief, chronic health issues and end of life matters. Geriatric counseling and caregiver counseling. Experience with medications and neurological problems.
Jan Server is a licensed clinical therapist who has provided comprehensive services to clients for over 30 years. Extensive therapeutic experience with grief, chronic health issues and end of life matters. Geriatric counseling and caregiver counseling. Experience with medications and neurological problems.
(475) 259-7715 View (475) 259-7715
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Amanda S Hanko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471
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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Jon Abelack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471
Are you struggling with daily tasks, constantly feeling overwhelmed, feeling restless at night, and having racing thoughts during the day? Perhaps you are in a high-performance career- I get it! As someone who previously had a long corporate business career, I love to help clients address issues of burnout, as well as guide them as they consider changing their careers.
Are you struggling with daily tasks, constantly feeling overwhelmed, feeling restless at night, and having racing thoughts during the day? Perhaps you are in a high-performance career- I get it! As someone who previously had a long corporate business career, I love to help clients address issues of burnout, as well as guide them as they consider changing their careers.
(203) 457-6516 View (203) 457-6516
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Emilie Steinnagel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471
Waitlist for new clients
Have you lost the confidence you once had? Do you feel stuck in a rut and unsure about what to do next? Many people navigating life transitions or personal crises feel lost or alone along the way. We make mistakes, get caught in unhealthy relationships, and stray from who we want to be. We doubt ourselves and fall into negative patterns. We become anxious, depressed, or feel stuck. Now is your time to rebuild your sense of safety, security, and purpose and to get your life back on the path you choose. Everyone deserves someone in their corner cheering them on and nudging them forward when needed.
Have you lost the confidence you once had? Do you feel stuck in a rut and unsure about what to do next? Many people navigating life transitions or personal crises feel lost or alone along the way. We make mistakes, get caught in unhealthy relationships, and stray from who we want to be. We doubt ourselves and fall into negative patterns. We become anxious, depressed, or feel stuck. Now is your time to rebuild your sense of safety, security, and purpose and to get your life back on the path you choose. Everyone deserves someone in their corner cheering them on and nudging them forward when needed.
(203) 896-8230 View (203) 896-8230
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Jennifer Padovani Ott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Branford, CT 06471
Not accepting new clients
Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Grief are all normal parts of life, but sometimes they can become so overwhelming that we need some support to get back on sturdy ground. We all have strengths and coping skills that sometimes get buried beneath managing our day to day responsibilities and stressors. I am here to help you tap into those strengths and skills and help you find some new ways to manage stress, difficult emotions, and being human in a challenging world.
Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Grief are all normal parts of life, but sometimes they can become so overwhelming that we need some support to get back on sturdy ground. We all have strengths and coping skills that sometimes get buried beneath managing our day to day responsibilities and stressors. I am here to help you tap into those strengths and skills and help you find some new ways to manage stress, difficult emotions, and being human in a challenging world.
(475) 252-8634 View (475) 252-8634

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Shannon Carlson-Bullock
Pre-Licensed Professional
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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Dr. Danielle Keller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405
I have been providing guidance and support for individuals struggling with their mental health for several years. As a trained psychologist, I specialize in CBT for anxiety-related disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobia, GAD, perfectionism, body image), ERP for OCD-related disorders (BDD, skin picking, hair pulling, hoarding), and DBT for emotion dysregulation. I also help with relationship problems, stress management, and career/life transitions. With my holistic approach, I am committed to helping stabilize your overall wellness by strengthening self-care, quality of life, mind-body health, and interpersonal relationships.
I have been providing guidance and support for individuals struggling with their mental health for several years. As a trained psychologist, I specialize in CBT for anxiety-related disorders (social anxiety, panic, phobia, GAD, perfectionism, body image), ERP for OCD-related disorders (BDD, skin picking, hair pulling, hoarding), and DBT for emotion dysregulation. I also help with relationship problems, stress management, and career/life transitions. With my holistic approach, I am committed to helping stabilize your overall wellness by strengthening self-care, quality of life, mind-body health, and interpersonal relationships.
(203) 648-4743 View (203) 648-4743
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Jessica M Pretak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Waitlist for new clients
Life feels heavy and hard right now. It takes so much vulnerability and courage to reach out to a therapist to determine if they can be the right fit for you. Someone who listens with an open heart can create a foundation for a brave and safe space. I can meet you where you are at in life, while rediscovering your resiliency and strength. We can work together to look into your past hurts and trauma, along with any current stressors, to create goals to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Life feels heavy and hard right now. It takes so much vulnerability and courage to reach out to a therapist to determine if they can be the right fit for you. Someone who listens with an open heart can create a foundation for a brave and safe space. I can meet you where you are at in life, while rediscovering your resiliency and strength. We can work together to look into your past hurts and trauma, along with any current stressors, to create goals to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle.
(203) 793-6044 View (203) 793-6044
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Thrive and Renew Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Branford, CT 06405  (Online Only)
My name is Jamelah Stone LCSW, I have provided counseling services for over 20 years to adults with various conditions. I believe in providing compassionate and custom clinical services to meet the needs and goals of our clients in a non-judgmental and safe space. I created Thrive and Renew Counseling LLC to reflect this philosophy. We offer Individual therapy for adult clients with various conditions such as, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, trauma, addictions, relationship struggles, sexual health, and caregivers of loved ones with dementia/Alzheimer.
My name is Jamelah Stone LCSW, I have provided counseling services for over 20 years to adults with various conditions. I believe in providing compassionate and custom clinical services to meet the needs and goals of our clients in a non-judgmental and safe space. I created Thrive and Renew Counseling LLC to reflect this philosophy. We offer Individual therapy for adult clients with various conditions such as, depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, trauma, addictions, relationship struggles, sexual health, and caregivers of loved ones with dementia/Alzheimer.
(203) 989-3767 View (203) 989-3767
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Daniel J Varley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Branford, CT 06405
Communities, families, and individuals make up the world where we exist. When we start feel apart from that world, alone in that world, or unsettled, having an empathetic and compassionate person to confide in can make all the difference. In addition to substance use and other co-occurring issues, I also specialize in working with individuals and families that are involved with the criminal justice system. Having a pending charge, awaiting sentencing, or having a loved one that is struggling with these issues can increase anxiety and depression, along with feelings of shame and loneliness. There is hope, and you are not alone.
Communities, families, and individuals make up the world where we exist. When we start feel apart from that world, alone in that world, or unsettled, having an empathetic and compassionate person to confide in can make all the difference. In addition to substance use and other co-occurring issues, I also specialize in working with individuals and families that are involved with the criminal justice system. Having a pending charge, awaiting sentencing, or having a loved one that is struggling with these issues can increase anxiety and depression, along with feelings of shame and loneliness. There is hope, and you are not alone.
(475) 253-5414 View (475) 253-5414

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in North Branford, CT

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in North Branford, CT who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
87% Anxiety
73% Grief
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
60% Divorce

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Anthem | Elevance
73% Aetna
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in North Branford, CT see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Branford?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.