Stephanie Kerrigan, Therapist in Connecticut — Zencare
Stephanie  Kerrigan
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Stephanie Kerrigan

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Psychologist, PhD
Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated March 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Binge eating disorder
  • Weight loss & management
  • Stress management
  • Chronic illness
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Stephanie Kerrigan is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in health psychology (including weight management, binge eating, and insomnia) and general mental health (including struggling with life transitions, anxiety, and depression). She provides virtual care across Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maine.

Dr. Kerrigan has extensive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, and uses evidence-based approaches to help clients work towards their goals. Her style is active and collaborative. She strives to gain a deep understanding of each patient and the changes they want to see in their lives.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Kerrigan is currently a faculty member at Yale School of Medicine. She also worked across many hospital systems (including UPenn, Cooper University Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center) providing care to both inpatient and outpatient adults.


Message to clients

My goal as a therapist is to provide each client with new skills, new ways of thinking, and renewed understanding of themselves as individuals. Sometimes clients come to therapy knowing exactly what they want to get out of it, and other times clients aren't quite sure but just know something feels "off" and they want to feel better. Either way, therapy offers a unique space to learn new things and practice new skills in a nonjudgmental environment.

I see all of my clients via teletherapy (so, over a video session). This can make it easier to find time for therapy, feel more comfortable, and practice new skills while in your own setting. Finding the right therapist for you is an important process; if you think we might work well together, please don't hesitate to reach out.


Specialties

Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating.

Weight loss & management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)
  • Bariatric pre-surgical evaluation: $372 (90min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

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

I am currently paneled with insurance only for individuals receiving care in Connecticut (all other states are out-of-pocket only).


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 Closed
  • Tue 4pm-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-12pm
  • Fri 8am-10am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maine)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4pm-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-12pm
  • Fri 8am-10am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4pm-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-12pm
  • Fri 8am-10am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Yale School of Medicine, Associate Research Scientist, 2020 - Present
Meru Health, Therapist, 2020 - Present
Yale School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Associate, 2018 - 2020

Drexel University, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2018


Licensure

Connecticut: 8.003914

Maine: PS2342

New Jersey: 35SI00644600


Languages

English