Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Old Saybrook, CT

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Carleigh Hannah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a seasoned therapist with training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) with a trauma and solution focused, goal oriented approach.
I’m Carleigh Hannah, LCSW and I’m here to help. My goal is to provide a safe place to explore current life challenges. I am here to root you on when things are going well, encourage you to look deeper into underlining meanings, support you through difficult life decisions and transitions. I treat ADHD, Anxiety disorders, Autism, Bipolar disorders, Depression, Personality disorders, Schizophrenia, PTSD. I am an ally to our LGBTQ+ community and have experience with educating and advocating for LGBTQ+ misconceptions.
(860) 362-2409
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Rachel Litwin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with young adults, and adults, drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT ), and mindfulness-based treatments, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a passion for helping people build meaningful lives. I use evidence-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, and general distress. I believe that by combining compassion and commitment, together we can overcome the obstacles that are creating difficulties achieving your goals and connecting to your values. The majority of my work focuses on helping people learn new ways of relating to and coping with emotions and understanding the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(860) 846-4638
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Portia Pendleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills and other modalities I have received training in to best provide you with individualized support.
Accepting afternoon appointments only. Welcome! Looking for and reaching out to a therapist for support takes a lot courage and can be time sensitive. I will do my best to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. For older teens and adults I enjoy using a relational approach in order to maximize the therapeutic relationship as this is the anchor for treatment. I enjoy working with high schoolers and 18+ as you navigate so many transitions and issues that can arise such as anxiety, eating issues, relationship challenges, changes in mood, and large approaching life decisions.
(959) 210-1645
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Karyn L Hester
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCSP, LPC
Verified
Verified
DBT Certified.
My therapy practice focuses on creating a warm, welcoming, safe space to foster creativity, openness, and genuine sharing, empowering individuals to make positive changes. My therapeutic approach is individualized to client needs, and incorporates evidence-based techniques to improve self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, protective factors, and self-esteem, for overall improvement in emotional and behavioral regulation. In addition to talk therapy, I embrace role playing, problem-solving activities, mindfulness, and between session skill practice into my work.
(860) 248-7126
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Candice Presseau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I offer insight-oriented as well as skills focused therapies such as DBT and CBT.
My practice is devoted to helping individuals experiencing chronic anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and difficult interpersonal relationships. I provide support and seek to establish a plan for moving toward feeling less stuck and living more authentically. I am particularly focused on enhancing capacity to understand and respond to emotions, which many of us are not taught to do in our everyday lives. I offer a genuine empathetic frame and incorporate humor into cultivating deeper awareness of self and ways of relating to others. I offer telehealth services in NY (some insurance accepted), RI, and CT.
(917) 746-5076
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Jenna Angello
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus is DBT but I believe in being flexible to an individual's needs.
Accepting new clients. Getting support on life’s journey can be an integral part of one’s healing and growth. Looking for help can sometimes seem challenging and overwhelming, but can also be one of the bravest things you do for yourself. Everyone needs support at one point or another and allowing me to be the bridge for that healing is my pleasure and honor. I believe everyone has the ability and resiliency to get through difficult periods in their lives and want to help you learn the skills and support you in your own personal journey. I specialize in helping people cope with anxiety and mood symptoms.
(860) 378-2376
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Jacob Jake Williams
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I lead weekly DBT groups as well as providing individual sessions.
I began practicing as an in-home (B.A) clinician. I worked with people after discharge from long-term psychiatric hospitalization. It was during that period that I received intensive training to provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I find DBT to be flexibly structured. The intense dialectical process has been helpful for many of my clients to achieve stability and work towards resolving traumatic experiences. Part of regulating our behavior is teaching our body and brain to better regulate so I also specialize in Neurofeedback and HRV biofeedback modalities to support behavioral interventions.
(959) 210-6170
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Suzanne Sutch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS** Welcome, I want to thank you for considering me to be a part of your journey. Finding the right therapist is imperative to treatment and I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative one. With that, I strive to create strong connections with my clients in a safe, open and judgment free environment. I have been working in the counseling field since 2005 after earning my Bachelors Degree in Human Services and earning my Masters Degree from Saint Joseph College in Community Counseling.
(860) 398-5903
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Katherine Kassler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Life is challenging and difficult to negotiate. The goal of therapy is to identify and build on your strengths so we can better manage life's stressors. My goal is to help people achieve their dreams and goals. Your past doesn't have to be your present or future. In addition to providing treatment for those living with depression or anxiety, I also specialize in issues relating to infertility, and the Gifted/Talented individual.
(860) 661-4772
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Michael F. Hinkley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LMSW, LADC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the comprehensive treatment of alcohol and drug abuse for both the individual and the family suffering. I have extensive experience in inpatient treatment programs for addiction, including Rushford Center in Middletown, Stonegate in Durham and Turning Point/Tunbridge in New Haven. Both adults and adolescents with or without an interest in 12 Step Work are the focus of my work. My extensive background in Spiritual Counseling can prove to be very helpful in assisting clients discover and foster their own spiritual path in recovery. I also teach as a Part-time Profesor for Quinnipiac University's MSW program.
(203) 871-3296
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Westbrook Youth and Family Services, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
WYFS is a community based mental health agency with therapists and master's level interns from multiple disciplines who provide trauma-informed, compassionate and judgment-free services to the individuals, couples, and families in Westbrook and the surrounding towns. Using a variety of interventions and treatment modalities, WYFS clinicians help clients identify and address the issues that impact their wellbeing.
(860) 337-7168
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Ann Haydu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
What are you looking for? An increased sense of happiness, better communication?Love? Forgiveness? Better relationships? Are you faced with possibly making the biggest decision of your life? Are you suffering from trauma?There are many reasons people turn to therapy. With 30+ years of experience, we can work together to help you enrich your life and heal. Whether you're dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety, relationship, grief or parenting issues, I can help. With 3 adult children, and being a working mother, I understand the pressures of life. I work with children, teens, couples and families.
(860) 333-6682
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Not accepting new clients
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Julia L Israelski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING REFERRALS- Life is filled with moments of great joy, profound sorrow, and everything in between; at times navigating the ups and downs can be challenging. Often people get stuck in familiar patterns that aren't productive. One of the benefits of therapy is having an objective, non-judgmental ally to assist you through the change process. Therapy is interactive and collaborative. As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients recognize and utilize the strengths they already possess to create the change they seek in their lives. "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."
(860) 799-4905
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Courtney J Seely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seeking change, making meaning, discovering a new path: these are just some of the motivators for pursuing support and making change in our lives. Together, we can take those first steps down the path that you are hoping to find your way down, despite whatever barriers may already exist that prevent you from taking those steps on your own. If you or your adolescent are in need of support, we can work together to find the best course of treatment, goals, and together look forward towards a more positive future.
(203) 666-4486
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Integrated Counseling Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LADC
Verified
Verified
**Now accepting new clients- day, evening and weekend appointments available** Mission: Our 25 plus years of experience enables us to offer effective outpatient individualized psychological care. We treat a range of mental health and addiction disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. Our focus is to support individuals to heal and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing treatment goals.
(860) 356-3163
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Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Art Therapy & Creative Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR, LPC
Verified
Verified
At Art Therapy & Creative Counseling, we specialize in a comprehensive approach to psychotherapy using Art Therapy as a primary modality for self expression. We assist our clients to facilitate the power of the creative process to foster therapeutic and introspective change.
(860) 499-3337
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Eileen Grudier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
*IMMEDIATE TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE* Anxiety is so hard. You can't sleep. Your heart races. You feel sad most of the time. You feel like you're forcing yourself to do everyday things. Maybe you tried medication but you don't feel like it's helping. You may even be finding comfort in drugs or alcohol because they are the only things that make you feel better or not feel anything at all. These are some of the many realities of what it’s like to live with anxiety or depression.
(860) 200-2567
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Joanna Crowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Experiences from our past or present have a way of affecting us in more manners than we can imagine. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or no longer yourself. Maybe you're drinking too much just to cope. You know you need real solutions to your problems, but you've been unsure of where to begin. When life feels too hard to manage alone, the decision to ask for help requires strength, courage, and a teammate. Therapy can help.
(860) 615-4617
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Nancy Diane Varga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in helping clients who are dealing with issues related to an oncology diagnosis, palliative care caregivers and or/chronic illness and grief and loss. I also have expertise in chemical dependence treatment and am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
(860) 698-0977
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Peyton Mayzel
LPCA, MT-BC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Do you have a child or teen who is struggling with anxiety or depression? Is your teenager struggling with a learning disability or having trouble making and keeping friends? I enjoy helping adolescents and young adults who are struggling with trauma or worrying about the bad things in the past happening again. Also, the transition from high school to college can be tough. I love helping young adults who are sorting through the uncertainties of life, working on building self-confidence, positive body image and sense of self. I love helping people who are trying to find a safe, perfect fit for themselves in the world.
(860) 736-3394
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What type of Old Saybrook mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Old Saybrook?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.