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First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC

First Step Wellness

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
412 MAIN STREET, First Step Wellness Counseling Center, Danbury, CT 06810
Let's Connect (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Well done! You’ve taken an important first step toward wellness. By seeking a therapist, you demonstrate courage, strength and readiness to claim the happiness and peace you deserve. The first step of any journey can feel daunting, but you have already begun! Whether you struggle from anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, grief, or just a sense of feeling “off,” there is freedom from these burdens. Emotional or psychological stress can make us feel misunderstood and alone. The good news is, no matter how overwhelmed you feel, no matter how chaotic your circumstances are, you can take control over your emotional health.
Life experience has taught me the importance of self-worth. Identifying strengths and core values is often the key to discovering one’s innate ability to overcome negative moods, dysfunctional behaviors and futile responses to life’s challenges. I take vested interested in guiding adults and teens on their journey toward authenticity and eventual peace.
Many years ago, I struggled. While our experiences may not be the same, I can testify to the benefits of counseling. Back then, I never would have seen myself returning to school for a master’s in counseling, but it was a therapist who filled me with hope and empowered me to rise above my circumstances. I am honored for the chance to pay that forward.
Take the first step to help. Call or First Step Wellness now - (475) 329-1943

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

412 MAIN STREET

First Step Wellness Counseling Center

Danbury, CT 06810

(475) 329-1943
Offering HIPPA Compliant Telehealth online video sessions upon request! Accepting new clients. Please contact me to make arrangements.
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Self Esteem 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

412 MAIN STREET

First Step Wellness Counseling Center

Danbury, CT 06810

(475) 329-1943
Offering HIPPA Compliant Telehealth online video sessions upon request! Accepting new clients. Please contact me to make arrangements.
I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Self Esteem 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $225
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ConnectiCare
  • Husky | CT BHP
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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As a courtesy, we file ins. company claims and bill clients for deductibles or copays. We require a credit card be kept on file
or call with questions - (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC
"
As a courtesy, we file ins. company claims and bill clients for deductibles or copays. We require a credit card be kept on file
or call with questions - (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC

Qualifications

    Licensed Professional Counselor: Susan Janerico
  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Connecticut / 005058 Susan Janerico
  • In Practice for 5 Years
  • Certificate from American Counseling Association 6496797 / 2018
  • Certificate from Connecticut Counseling Association 2018
  • Attended Crown College, Graduated 2019
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem

Expertise

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC

5 Endorsements

Imani DuBois
Imani DuBois
Professional Counselor AssociateMALPC-A
Recommend Susan for their exceptional dedication to clients' mental well-being. Their profound compassion and empathy create a safe space for healing. Trust in their guidance for a journey of self-discovery and emotional well-being.
Andrew Keeton
Andrew Keeton
Professional Counselor AssociateLPCAMS
Susan is an insightful, passionate clinician!
First Step Wellness
First Step Wellness
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
Susan is a kind, compassionate, and intelligent clinician who brings warmth, support and insight into the therapeutic relationship.
Michael Proebstle
Michael Proebstle
Licensed Professional Clinical CounselorMALPCC
Susan is an amazing clinician with the rare ability to quickly and profoundly understand your needs. Susan's compassionate heart and excellent clinical skills will help you discover the strengths you possess within, and she will skillfully guide you into h...

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Religion

Christian

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Religion

Christian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC

Location

Primary Location

412 MAIN STREET

First Step Wellness Counseling Center

Danbury, CT 06810

(475) 329-1943
"
Offering HIPPA Compliant Telehealth online video sessions upon request! Accepting new clients. Please contact me to make arrangements.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC
"
Offering HIPPA Compliant Telehealth online video sessions upon request! Accepting new clients. Please contact me to make arrangements.
Take the first step to help. Call now - (475) 329-1943
Photo of Susan Janerico - First Step Wellness, LPC, NCMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
First Step Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCMHC