Therapists Specializing in Academic Challenges in Connecticut


Neal  Sardana

Neal Sardana

420 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT, 06410

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $100 per session

Through both professional and personal experience, I know career development can be a challenging process. It encompasses our mental health, knowing ourselves, putting ourselves out there, navigating expectations and trying to make the right choice among so many options. With empathy and compassion, my goal is to make career development an empowering process helping you connect to who you are, find meaningful work, and live the life you want.


Jennifer  Johnston

Jennifer Johnston

375 Mather Street, Hamden, CT, 06514

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Magellan Health
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $150 per session

I end up working with people with a range of diagnoses and experiences, and we would work together to determine what you are most looking for help with at this point in your life. We would try to find a balance between learning how to be more accepting and appreciative of yourself right now, while also working to create meaningful change in the areas in which you want to move beyond just surviving to thriving.


David  Gofman

David Gofman

3074 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06518

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

The focus of my work is simple: helping you to increase the happiness and fulfillment you experience in your life. How exactly we do that is something I hope to explore and identify together. I know first hand that deciding to make a lasting change in your life takes real strength and courage. I also know that the fruits of that labor are almost always well worth it. Through a collaborative approach, I work to help you take back control of your life, and to close the gap between the person you want to be and the person you are today.

I specialize in working with young adults and adolescents who are experiencing difficult periods of transition. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, anger, depression, uncertainty about the present or future, or just have a sense that things could be better, I look forward to learning about what is causing you to seek help, and offering you the tools to live life on your terms.


Kimberly  Fournier

Kimberly Fournier

2837 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT, 06033

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Cigna, Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $120 per session

My hope is always that you feel safe to come as you are; whether you’re actively needing to process or explore, or looking for sanctuary. My space is physical and emotional, to hold your experiences along with you, and join you wherever you are in your journey and to meet you in your needs. Sometimes that looks like listening and validation, sometimes that looks like working on things we talk about in our time together outside of the session time as well. Most importantly, however you come, I will do my best to meet you there.


Amy  Owen

Amy Owen

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Cigna, Magellan Health, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Welcome. I’m thrilled you’ve made it here. 

I am here to help—to help you move beyond the mental roadblocks and anxious feelings that seem overwhelming and are holding you back; to help you reset and reconnect with the feelings of comfort and calm that have gone missing; and, above all, to help you build your sense of empowerment to move through the world on your own terms with feelings of independence, confidence, and pride. 

I specialize in helping teens, families, and young professionals navigate life’s transitions. 

Maybe you’re struggling to find your feet at a new school or office. Maybe you’re ramping up to make a major decision. Maybe you’ve come to rely on a network of support, only to find it slipping lately. Or, maybe you’re just feeling a bit lost or out-of-sorts, and you’re not exactly sure why. 

If you’re a parent reading this, maybe you’re feeling like you don’t recognize your son or daughter anymore, or maybe your recent efforts to help your child cope and flourish have been coming up short. 

Whatever the case, I am here to help.


Sankofa Counseling

Sankofa Counseling

1423 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT, 06511

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, Magellan Health
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $175 per session

Sankofa Counseling is a private therapy practice in New Haven, CT that specializes in providing strength-based, client-centered care to individuals on issues that include depression, trauma, substance use disorders, and anxiety. The providers at Sankofa Counseling welcome individual adults, young adults, and teenagers, as well as parents and senior citizens.


Kevin  Chiang

Kevin Chiang

1 Linden Place, Hartford, CT, 06106

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $100 per session

I am passionate to provide you a professional and safe environment which allows you to freely express yourself. You have already taken the first step in healing process when you start seeking therapy because you recognized the emotional distress and issue which need to be addressed. This motivation is so important that I will assist you to maintain it and transform it into positive outcomes by improving your way of coping. I look forward to work together - You are not alone in overcoming any life challenges.


Marsha  Saintilus

Marsha Saintilus

West Haven, CT, 06516

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $120 per session

I founded my practice with the belief that there is power in telling your story, and it takes a lot of courage to do so. I’m passionate about providing you the space to be heard and understood so that you can live the life you believe you were meant to live. I want you to know that no matter what you have experienced in life, there is a way to cope and to heal, and I’m here to help you achieve that. I look forward to meeting you.


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