Teen Therapists in Ridgefield, CT

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Kristin Dineen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC
Verified
Verified
Kristin Dineen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides individual, group and family therapy. Kristin brings 30 years of experience in treating adolescent and adult clients experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other difficulties. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and outpatient programs. Kristin received her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University and is a certified Addictions Counselor.
(203) 635-4777
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Elizabeth Ronan Byrnes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to my profile! I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety and Depressive disorders, as well as general emotion regulation difficulties, relationship stressors, and life transitions. I work with adolescent , young adult and adult patients in individual, couples and family therapies. I aim to offer skills and strategies to reduce symptoms and suffering, while encouraging growth and generalization to help my clients maintain progress outside of session. I use a warm, validating, and collaborative clinical style to create a supportive environment conducive to personal growth and change.
(475) 472-9512
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Elizabeth Driscoll Jorgensen
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified
Verified
My approach is one of meeting a teen or adult and their family where they are, understanding the root causes of substance use, depression, compulsive behaviors and "acting out" and coaching parents and loved ones to change family patterns so that the entire family can heal.
Thank you for reaching out for help, it is one of the most courageous actions any one can take. If you or a loved one is suffering with compulsions, addictive behaviors, depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement issues or any level of difficulty with adolescent substance abuse or behavioral problems I would love to be of service. I am grateful to have been a therapist for 34 years and to have the ability to engage even very resistant clients in the process of real and lasting freedom and health. My goal is to have you feeling better and improving your functioning quickly and I use many evidence based methods to these ends.
(203) 517-0477
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Nancy S. Scherlong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with couples and families and groups as well as with individuals, from the ages of teen to adult.
Are you plagued by stress or anxiety? Would you like to be happier with your life? I am a LCSW in both NY and CT states and a wellness coach with an eclectic approach to mind-body psychotherapy and stress reduction, utilizing mindfulness techniques and biofeedback practices. I will work with you to enhance your sense of self-empowerment with a focus on re-creating mastery and restoring wellness and balance. I employ the creative arts when applicable in my practice to facilitate fuller expression and to develop and enrich personal metaphors (especially therapeutic writing and the action methods of psychodrama).
(914) 810-3051
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Michael Schwarzchild
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a general practice including expertise in adult and child/ adolescent psychotherapy, trauma, parenting issues, divorce, child protection in divorce, special education issues, Jungian-based therapy, and cognitive and behavioral techniques.
Past President, Connecticut Psychological Association. I've spent over 40 years providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families, and I grow more fascinated by the process every day. The human experience is vast -- although there are common themes, each individual's journey is truly unique. I have learned much from my patients over these many years. Every client has increased my ability to help the next. My commitment to helping ease psychological and emotional pain has increased along with my knowledge, training, and experience. I hope that you will allow me to help you on your path.
(203) 916-6853
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Alison Stevelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We specialize in adolescent crisis intervention, provide safe and professional transport services, and make arrangements for admission to therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness programs, and treatment ctrs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Hunter School of Social Work in 1988, and have worked at Silver Hill Hospital and at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I have 30 years of clinical experience and specialize in DBT, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders, and Addiction Problems. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Individual and Family therapy and I am certified in Mediation. I work with couples doing premarital counseling as well as marital conflict resolution. I am available for a free 15 minute phone consultation. All information is strictly confidential.
(914) 594-5182
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Amy W Bernstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAT, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
Those people who are looking for a well seasoned therapist who is client focused and realizes that health insurance too often dictates health care. My training covers EMDR,Cognitive Behavioral therapy, DBT, Marriage and Family Systems/Bowinen therapy, Modern Psychoanalysis, Drug and Alcohol treatment, Child and Adolescent behavior. I treat individuals, couples and families. My practice speciality covers depression, anxiety, life transistions, child/adolescentconcerns(working directly with every school system), illness, grief, LBGT issues, and marriage transistions.....I believe we are more than just the problem at hand. Therapy is a commitment, together we work for change.
(914) 295-0555
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Mandy Tolson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My areas of specialty include individual and adolescent counseling around issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal relations, grief and loss, compulsive behaviors and parenting support.
When a person comes to see me there is almost always an issue of wanting to change or improve certain areas in his/her life. Are you feeling stuck or alone? Is your marriage strained? Are you struggling with anxiety/depression? Are you trying to improve your general outlook and overall well being? Let me help. My approach is to help individuals or couples understand and explore their concerns while guiding them and assisting them in developing new skills that allow them to move forward to where they want to be.
(860) 412-6083
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Dorothy Ann Weise
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Being a teenager is difficult! Navigating the teen social scene is a challenging experience for the majority of adolescents. I have worked exclusively with teenagers for the past 16 years focusing on a wide range of issues including substance abuse, eating disorders, family related matters, sexuality, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, academics, social concerns and more. I have dealt extensively with the many peculiarities that come with adolescence and the often difficult fallout for families as the teenager struggles to gain independence.
(203) 794-7101
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Steven Schechter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LADC, CASAC
Verified
Verified
I have a Masters in Social Work and I am a Licensed Addiction Counselor working with individuals and families since 2008. My focus is not just on the person with substance issues as I also provide therapy to those who are equally effected (parents, spouses, and siblings). I am a trained interventionist and facilitate interventions working with families and loved ones throughout the process. I specialize in adolescent crisis intervention, provide safe and professional transport services, and make arrangements for admission to therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness programs, and treatment centers.
(646) 859-1348
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Shannon Wargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience working with individuals and families dealing with various life events including adolescent and young adult issues, female support and empowerment, divorce and separation, parenting education and mental health issues.
Life is full of changes and challenges. Sometimes we have the tools to manage all of the stress but sometimes we find that we need some support and guidance to help us get through the rough times. You don't have to go through these times alone. If you are experiencing a major life transition or just feel like things have become too difficult to manage on your own, reaching out for help is a wonderful first step toward getting your life to where you want it to be. Asking for help is not a weakness. It is actually a sign of strength!
(203) 442-9426
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Lauren Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I bring compassion and patience and many years of experience to my practice. I am primarily an addiction specialist who, for over 30 years, has worked successfully with individuals, couples and families affected by the disease of addiction. My style is open and direct. I believe that to be effective the therapeutic relationship must be a partnership between the client and the therapist that is solution focused.
(203) 533-4640
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Jennifer Mayette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Beginning the process of therapy is a brave choice. I hope to offer you a space filled with compassion, curiosity and clarity. I am licensed marriage and family therapy and I provide individual, couples and family therapy. My specialization is with family conflict and transitions, disagreements on parenting styles, single parent stressors, co-parenting conflict, divorce and remarriage stressors, blended family support, empty nesters and caregiver stress. I navigate couples who experience conflict over decisions, feel misunderstood or unloved, engage in heated fights, and have intimacy and sexuality concerns.
(203) 417-0841
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Patrick Mcauliffe
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Columbia University trained licensed psychologist specializing in treating school age children and young adults. I am skilled in treating a wide range of difficulties that children may have including: anxiety, depression, stress induced difficulties, problems with school and social adjustment as well as family based difficulties. I have also treated a number of college aged adults who struggled in their college experience. Part of my treatment approach is to identify individual strengths and capacities (rather than just vulnerabilities) in order to maximize an individual's ability to cope with challenging circumstances and to strengthen and grow
(203) 403-2496
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Linda DePrima
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling anxious and worried? Sad and depressed? Do relationships with family and friends feel unsatisfying, overwhelming, or detached? Does the shadow of the pandemic make your struggles harder? Take the first step by engaging with a supportive, non-judgmental therapist who can help you address those worries and together build a plan to provide you with the tools to take charge of your life. Successful therapy is based on mutual commitment and participation. Connecting with the right therapist with whom you can build a trusting relationship is key.
(475) 215-2252
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Andrea MacGilpin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It takes courage to try something new and I am glad you are seeking that support. I engage each client in a compassionate and individualized manner. I believe in the power of connection and collaboration. As our relationship develops, we will create an environment that not only supports you, but also empowers you to reach your goals. Together, we can set the stage for a stronger sense of self, and be proactive in creating a more secure and self-aware path forward.
(203) 349-6706
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In Session Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Perhaps you're struggling with a significant life difficulty, or perhaps things are going ok, but you feel that something is missing. As you have come to a point that you have considered to make a change, whether it be a change in yourself, your relationship with others, or another area of your life, it is important to enter into a therapeutic relationship characterized by safety, trust, and professionalism. Our experienced team of clinicians is specialized in: anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, grief & bereavement, addiction, relationship issues, dating coaching, jealousy, work & career issues, stress & burnout.
(516) 279-5713
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Denise Santangelo
Counselor, JD, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Spire Therapy LLC Receives 2022 Best of Ridgefield Award! I am so happy you decided to visit my profile. I want to take a moment to acknowledge that since you're here and reading this, you've already made the first & most important step towards embarking on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself. I'm humbled by the opportunity to embark on this journey with you. I offer a stable & compassionate helping hand along the way. My approach is simple; whether I'm your individual, couple, or family therapist, I offer a positive experience so we can figure out together how to improve both your life and relationships.
(959) 777-5325
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Meredith Marie Russo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Through out a lifetime, one will experience periods of mental/emotional, physical or spiritual discomfort/stress, pain or illness. Positive and negative stressors/changes effect our mind and body. The extent in which these changes effect each person varies and depends on biological/genetic pre-disposition, environmental, personal, and/or life situation/circumstance. How a person responds to a life altering experience(s) and stressor(s) is vital to one's mental health. If you are reading this page, you are taking action to seek professional assistance. This takes strength, courage, intelligence & self-awareness. Let's connect!
(914) 980-2074
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Ashley Bruckenthal (Monck)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be unpredictable at times. We can get thrown off and begin to feel an overwhelming sense of nervousness or sadness. Everyone goes through seasons of life that are more challenging than others. Working through some of these concerns with a caring professional can help find solutions, improve self and strengthen relationships. I have specialize in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, work difficulties, and parenting.
(475) 889-7319
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.