Chananya  Abraham
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Chananya Abraham

Master of Arts in Human Services, MAHS Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Connecticut, Florida Accepting Online
Southbury, Waterbury office (telemed available as well) Accepting In-person

Now Available: in-person and online in Waterbury & Southbury!

Updated October 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Chananya Abraham is a psychotherapist with 2 locations in CT and offers remote sessions for clients in Connecticut and Florida. He works with teenagers, young adults, and their families. Many of Chananya’s clients come in to address life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, and addiction issues. Chananya is passionate about serving recent high school and college graduates, and parents of teenagers and adults struggling with self, and life-transitions.

Chananya is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, psychodynamic therapy, and logotherapy modalities. Using the whole-person model, Chananya explores the whole individual and assists in the awareness of who we are, what defines us, and how we are affected, within our minds and bodies. In a session, Chananya focuses on grounding and breathing tools that can be used anywhere and at any time and how to stay constantly present and in control. This approach supports clients manage their overall health and well-being by being able to be present and prepared for the types of events and circumstances that life is constantly challenging us with.

Chananya's style is authentic, non-judgemental, and upfront. When clients first start therapy, expect to set goals to not be dependent on the therapy room and to understand the therapeutic process.

Chananya received their MA from the New School of Social Research, NYC & an MS Post University, CT. He has been a licensed LPC in CT for over 5 years. He has worked at local community non-profits and schools serving teens, youth, and families. Outside of private practice, Chananya is involved in local community-based organizations and is starting to get involved in local governmental advocacy He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and when there is "free" time he enjoys reading, music, and learning more about his profession. 


Message to clients

Coming to therapy can be hard. Sharing about yourself can be even harder and finding the right person to help you can be even harder! I like saying it this way: Finding the right therapist for you can be like finding a house, spouse, or pair of shoes- you might need to "try on" a few to find the one that works for you. In other words: BE SELFISH! :)

Not every therapist is for every client, and not every client is for every therapist. The most essential part of the therapeutic process is the relationship you have with your therapist. You are in control of that. I recommend giving it 3-4 sessions to make sure that this is the right fit but know that you are always in control and decide how our room works.

You, and ONLY you have that autonomy.

I am here to try to help based on my training and experience but comfort level and feeling safe is the most important part of the therapeutic process. Please let me know if there is anything you need to me do (or NOT to do) and ALWAYS ask questions. Just because I am a therapist, doesn't mean that I know what is right for you so asking questions and even challenging me can lead to tremendous inner growth and confidence. There is no such thing as a "bad" question, except for the one not asked!


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $185
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $185 (45min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $185 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I have recently partnered with a company called Superbill which assists with Out of Network insurance benefits. They offer white-glove service and I am happy to offer their amazing services!

Please inquire for more information.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-630pm
  • Tue 9am-630pm
  • Wed 9am-630pm
  • Thu 9am-630pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat unavailable
  • Sun unavailable

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am- 630pm
  • Tue 9am- 630pm
  • Wed 9am- 630pm
  • Thu 9am- 630pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat Unavailable
  • Sun Unavailable

Southbury practice
519 Heritage Rd, 2A5, Southbury, Connecticut 06488
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 930am- 630 available online only
  • Tue 930am- 630 available online only
  • Wed 930am- 630 available online only
  • Thu 9am-630pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm available online only
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Waterbury office (telemed available as well) practice
228 Meadow St, 403, Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 930am-630pm
  • Tue 930-7pm on line only
  • Wed 930am-7pm
  • Thu 930-7pm online
  • Fri 9-3pm online only
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Licensure

Connecticut: 003364

Florida: TPMC2164


Languages

English