Susan Jennifer Polese
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC, LPC Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
Women! Are you overwhelmed? Tired? Need a place to sort things out? I specialize in Women's empowerment and liberation. I'm a holistic counselor who employs positive psychology to help you make room for difficult emotions, manage stress and help you live the life you want. In my therapy room you'll experience a caring approach focusing on your healing and empowerment. I specialize in women's empowerment as well as LGBTQI (and non labeling) clients and those looking to improve their lives from a place of strength. I'm listed as a mental health provider through True Colors, Sexual Minority Youth & Family Services, Connecticut.
(203) 307-1352
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
Women! Are you overwhelmed? Tired? Need a place to sort things out? I specialize in Women's empowerment and liberation. I'm a holistic counselor who employs positive psychology to help you make room for difficult emotions, manage stress and help you live the life you want. In my therapy room you'll experience a caring approach focusing on your healing and empowerment. I specialize in women's empowerment as well as LGBTQI (and non labeling) clients and those looking to improve their lives from a place of strength. I'm listed as a mental health provider through True Colors, Sexual Minority Youth & Family Services, Connecticut.
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Leanne Falcone Seidler
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC, LPC Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I offer individual & group therapy to women struggling with anxiety, a lack in confidence, unhealthy eating patterns, body image issues, acceptance & control and overall life transitions.
Is your anxiety at an all time high? Are you feeling isolated and fearful more often? Maybe you developed behaviors that seem to be irrational. My hope is for you to find some peace in knowing and believing that though there are some things in life that we cannot control, there are also many things in which we can. I would love the opportunity to explore these thoughts and feelings with you and together uncover the answers that already lie with in you. We will work towards developing new coping skills and techniques which will allow you to work through these unwanted barriers to your overall well-being and feel like YOU again.
(475) 256-0339
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I offer individual & group therapy to women struggling with anxiety, a lack in confidence, unhealthy eating patterns, body image issues, acceptance & control and overall life transitions.
Is your anxiety at an all time high? Are you feeling isolated and fearful more often? Maybe you developed behaviors that seem to be irrational. My hope is for you to find some peace in knowing and believing that though there are some things in life that we cannot control, there are also many things in which we can. I would love the opportunity to explore these thoughts and feelings with you and together uncover the answers that already lie with in you. We will work towards developing new coping skills and techniques which will allow you to work through these unwanted barriers to your overall well-being and feel like YOU again.
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Frances Anastasi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R Verified
Office is near:
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
In addition to my clinical work and training, I have 20 years of social work experience working with men, women, and children in the foster care, criminal justice, and domestic violence shelter systems.
I believe that many difficulties are related to our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and the unhealthy defenses that we erect, usually in childhood, to protect ourselves against hurt. Once helpful, but now outdated, these defenses prevent self-awareness and the constructive resolution of our problems. These blocks to awareness can contribute to symptoms such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, addictive behaviors, etc. I can assist you in developing healthier coping skills, i.e, to identify your defenses, explore your underlying feelings, and rediscover your authentic self.
(646) 872-6757
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Office is near:
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
In addition to my clinical work and training, I have 20 years of social work experience working with men, women, and children in the foster care, criminal justice, and domestic violence shelter systems.
I believe that many difficulties are related to our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and the unhealthy defenses that we erect, usually in childhood, to protect ourselves against hurt. Once helpful, but now outdated, these defenses prevent self-awareness and the constructive resolution of our problems. These blocks to awareness can contribute to symptoms such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, addictive behaviors, etc. I can assist you in developing healthier coping skills, i.e, to identify your defenses, explore your underlying feelings, and rediscover your authentic self.
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Shannon Wargo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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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Office is near:
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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!
Johanna Wekar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
Do you struggle with emotions that are difficult to manage? Are you engaging in behaviors that are problematic and interfering with your quality of life? I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment that helps people learn healthy ways of regulating emotions, behaviors and thoughts. I will work with you in learning how to effectively make changes, solve problems and learn to accept yourself so that you may enhance your capacity to experience joy in your life.
(843) 258-4135
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
Do you struggle with emotions that are difficult to manage? Are you engaging in behaviors that are problematic and interfering with your quality of life? I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment that helps people learn healthy ways of regulating emotions, behaviors and thoughts. I will work with you in learning how to effectively make changes, solve problems and learn to accept yourself so that you may enhance your capacity to experience joy in your life.
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Sylvia Steinert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
The work I do focuses on the problems of today while considering how coping with these may be complicated by maladaptive patterns of understanding and problem solving from the past. Learning about ourselves involves discovering how often we have, without knowing it, clung to thoughts, feelings and conclusions that can keep us "safe" but end up limiting our experience. Much of the facts of our early lives were beyond our control, but counseling can help unravel the ways we may be keeping ourselves caught up in that past and therefore not fully available to a future we might shape differently.
(203) 936-6582
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
The work I do focuses on the problems of today while considering how coping with these may be complicated by maladaptive patterns of understanding and problem solving from the past. Learning about ourselves involves discovering how often we have, without knowing it, clung to thoughts, feelings and conclusions that can keep us "safe" but end up limiting our experience. Much of the facts of our early lives were beyond our control, but counseling can help unravel the ways we may be keeping ourselves caught up in that past and therefore not fully available to a future we might shape differently.
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Ann Deiters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, NCPsyA Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, bringing decades of experience to my work addressing anxiety, depression, PTSD and relationship issues. With empathic listening, as well as familiarity with the mind/body connection, I help you identify your needs in facing the emotional and interpersonal conflicts that you deal with, and I strive to empower you to improve the quality of your life. It has been my pleasure to work with people from all walks of life, creating a safe, secure space to advance their growth.
(203) 434-2996
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, bringing decades of experience to my work addressing anxiety, depression, PTSD and relationship issues. With empathic listening, as well as familiarity with the mind/body connection, I help you identify your needs in facing the emotional and interpersonal conflicts that you deal with, and I strive to empower you to improve the quality of your life. It has been my pleasure to work with people from all walks of life, creating a safe, secure space to advance their growth.
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Linda DePrima
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
Feeling anxious and worried all the time? 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
Offers online therapy
Feeling anxious and worried all the time? 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.
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Miranda Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHC Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience helping individuals who struggle to cope with depression, anxiety, life transitions, social or academic issues, chronic health/medical issues, dementia & Alzheimer's, ADHD, relationships and sport performance issues. I draw upon psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and humanistic strategies to identify and build deeper understanding of the sources of psychological distress to guide individuals through these issues to attain their best self. I utilize mindfulness-based and strength-based approaches in therapy to build self-confidence and empower individuals.
(959) 777-9493
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience helping individuals who struggle to cope with depression, anxiety, life transitions, social or academic issues, chronic health/medical issues, dementia & Alzheimer's, ADHD, relationships and sport performance issues. I draw upon psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and humanistic strategies to identify and build deeper understanding of the sources of psychological distress to guide individuals through these issues to attain their best self. I utilize mindfulness-based and strength-based approaches in therapy to build self-confidence and empower individuals.
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Meredith Marie Russo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
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
Offers online therapy
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!
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Michelle P Vincoli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
My style is individualized, interactive and compassionate. My aim is to foster self exploration in a safe and non-judgmental environment and to provide tools to enhance the quality of your life. Together we will take a deep dive into your "Space within", where you can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and beliefs that may be keeping you from fulfilling your inner potential. If you are seeking to improve your life and find yourself with complete regard for your experiences and with respect and understanding; please come and find yourself at The Space Within-Wellness with Michelle Vincoli, LPC
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
My style is individualized, interactive and compassionate. My aim is to foster self exploration in a safe and non-judgmental environment and to provide tools to enhance the quality of your life. Together we will take a deep dive into your "Space within", where you can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and beliefs that may be keeping you from fulfilling your inner potential. If you are seeking to improve your life and find yourself with complete regard for your experiences and with respect and understanding; please come and find yourself at The Space Within-Wellness with Michelle Vincoli, LPC
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Laura Craighead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
After years of working with children and their families in both home and school settings, I am well versed in issues of parenting and behavior mangagement. Children with difficulties have an impact on the entire family. My treatment strives is to maximize the individual functioning of the family member in need, as well support the overall functioning of the family; goals are to increase insight/understanding of behavioral challenges while providing practical solutions. This includes increasing the confidence/ability of parents to meet the many challenges of parenting. My approach is empathetic and supportive, while offering practical, effective intervention strategies.
(203) 763-4182
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
After years of working with children and their families in both home and school settings, I am well versed in issues of parenting and behavior mangagement. Children with difficulties have an impact on the entire family. My treatment strives is to maximize the individual functioning of the family member in need, as well support the overall functioning of the family; goals are to increase insight/understanding of behavioral challenges while providing practical solutions. This includes increasing the confidence/ability of parents to meet the many challenges of parenting. My approach is empathetic and supportive, while offering practical, effective intervention strategies.
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Pamela Walker
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT with more than 26 years of experience. For the last 17 years I have worked in a local high school creating prevention programming, and providing education and evaluations to the students and their parents. I also have a passion for adventure- based programming, "because it helps people get out of their comfort zone". The experiential component can be very valuable to the healing process.
(203) 894-6381
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT with more than 26 years of experience. For the last 17 years I have worked in a local high school creating prevention programming, and providing education and evaluations to the students and their parents. I also have a passion for adventure- based programming, "because it helps people get out of their comfort zone". The experiential component can be very valuable to the healing process.
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Brook Pieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I have learned that regardless of approach, therapy works when there is a foundation built on trust, curiosity, empathy and honesty. Therapy is not prescriptive nor one size fits all. It's a process that necessitates vulnerability, and it can be difficult and painful -- as trust, honesty, change and vulnerability are. That doesn't translate into you leaving the session falling apart; my job is to create a safe space to facilitate growth at a pace you can tolerate.
(917) 983-3815
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I have learned that regardless of approach, therapy works when there is a foundation built on trust, curiosity, empathy and honesty. Therapy is not prescriptive nor one size fits all. It's a process that necessitates vulnerability, and it can be difficult and painful -- as trust, honesty, change and vulnerability are. That doesn't translate into you leaving the session falling apart; my job is to create a safe space to facilitate growth at a pace you can tolerate.
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Elizabeth Courtney-Seidler
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (in NY & CT) specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Using these treatment approaches, I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families, helping them learn strategies to cope more effectively with emotional difficulties and stressful life circumstances. I have extensive experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, parenting, behavioral problems, and relationships. My goal as a therapist is to bring compassion, understanding and empathy to your specific needs and help you reach your goals and enhance your quality of life.
(203) 625-1911
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (in NY & CT) specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Using these treatment approaches, I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families, helping them learn strategies to cope more effectively with emotional difficulties and stressful life circumstances. I have extensive experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, parenting, behavioral problems, and relationships. My goal as a therapist is to bring compassion, understanding and empathy to your specific needs and help you reach your goals and enhance your quality of life.
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Lisa Goldenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
Since you're reading this, you've already taken the important first step toward making the changes you seek! Together, we can address the issues that stand in your way—mood and anxiety disorders, addiction (recovery and relapse-prevention), adjustment disorders/life transitions, problems relating to others effectively (resolving interpersonal conflict), bereavement, and family conflict.
(475) 215-3011
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
Since you're reading this, you've already taken the important first step toward making the changes you seek! Together, we can address the issues that stand in your way—mood and anxiety disorders, addiction (recovery and relapse-prevention), adjustment disorders/life transitions, problems relating to others effectively (resolving interpersonal conflict), bereavement, and family conflict.
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Catherine Cobb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families. I feel fortunate to have an incredible passion and zest for the work that I engage in to assist people through various struggles and tribulations. My approach is supportive, warm, non-judgmental and empathetic. In addition, I have 25 years of experience working in hospitals, mental health clinics, and private practice. I utilize an eclectic approach, incorporating several therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems.
(860) 200-3907
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families. I feel fortunate to have an incredible passion and zest for the work that I engage in to assist people through various struggles and tribulations. My approach is supportive, warm, non-judgmental and empathetic. In addition, I have 25 years of experience working in hospitals, mental health clinics, and private practice. I utilize an eclectic approach, incorporating several therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems.
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Patricia Bragdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LCSW-R Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT. I have over 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy and counseling to adolescents, adults, and families, in an empathic, safe, and supportive environment. My approach to therapy is to form a supportive relationship with the client, identify their strengths and needs, and together, develop a plan for healthy and positive change. I bring to the therapeutic relationship objectivity, compassion and empathy.
(475) 222-1176
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT. I have over 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy and counseling to adolescents, adults, and families, in an empathic, safe, and supportive environment. My approach to therapy is to form a supportive relationship with the client, identify their strengths and needs, and together, develop a plan for healthy and positive change. I bring to the therapeutic relationship objectivity, compassion and empathy.
Lauren Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
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
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.
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Joanna Forrest
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC Verified
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I am available during the COVID 19 pandemic via telehealth. We are living in a very stressful time today. If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, sleep issues, please know you are not alone. I am here to help and support you. I work with patients 18 years and older. I have been working as a counselor for over 15 years. I have experience working with issues such as; anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and family conflict. Please call to set up an appointment. Stay safe and be well.
(203) 951-6474
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Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers online therapy
I am available during the COVID 19 pandemic via telehealth. We are living in a very stressful time today. If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, sleep issues, please know you are not alone. I am here to help and support you. I work with patients 18 years and older. I have been working as a counselor for over 15 years. I have experience working with issues such as; anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and family conflict. Please call to set up an appointment. Stay safe and be well.

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