Therapists Specializing in Adolescent Mental Health in Connecticut

Adolescence is a formative developmental phase of life full of rapid changes and unique challenges. Given the social, emotional, and physical changes occurring, it’s very normal to experience some degree of distress during this time. Therefore, it can be difficult to distinguish normal distress from more serious mental health concerns, particularly because adolescents can find it hard to communicate emotional and psychological difficulties. If symptoms such as persistent irritability, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, risk-taking behavior, or mood changes are negatively affecting an adolescents’ relationships or academic participation, seeking the opinion of a mental health professional may help.

A therapist will be able to discuss these symptoms and help choose the best fitting therapy type to help. Depending on the specific issues faced, therapists can help adolescents learn new skills for coping or communicating, deal with bullying, and examine thinking patterns in order to develop more helpful perspectives.

Below are therapists in Connecticut who specialize in working with young people and adolescents. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Michelle  Peacock

Michelle Peacock

177 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06831

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $300 per session

Everyone has the potential to make positive changes in their lives. Making those changes is more likely when you find a therapist who is empathetic and authentic—someone with whom you can feel a connection with and trust. Although I am trained in a variety of empirically-supported techniques, I take an individualized approach to understanding my clients, viewing each client as unique with personal life experiences belonging only to you. In my office you will feel safe and also challenged to reach your goals. You will learn tools to be your own therapist, cope with life's challenges and stressors, and live a healthier, more fulfilled life.


Suzi  Sena

Suzi Sena

14 Station Street, Simsbury, CT, 06070

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Coming to therapy can be an amazing gift for yourself. It provides a time to gain clarity, to heal, and most importantly, to move towards what you really want in life. I look to this time with my clients as such an amazing part of their journey. I feel honored they share this time with me and share what they haven't been able to share before.


Branwen  OShea-Refai

Branwen OShea-Refai

41 Village Lane, Bethany, CT, 06524

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Cigna, Multiplan or PHCS, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $120 per session

Finding the right therapist makes all the difference, so here’s a few things about how I work. I believe in basic kindness and honesty and that all people are incredible in their own way. I will work as hard as you want at the pace you want, or take things really slowly if the idea of therapy makes you nervous. Whatever your pace, I will also remind you to have fun along the way, because a big part of healing is reconnecting with the small joys and humorous moments of life.


Stella  Fischl

Stella Fischl

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I believe therapy is about accepting and embracing who you are, while also exploring the ways that you can grow. Art therapy helps you access and harness your strengths to sustain healthy change. I’m here to support you in navigating internal and external conflicts, and figure out how to move forward. Through personalized, integrated treatment we can address ways to process your experiences and emotions in order to find clarity.
I know that seeking therapy can be a difficult process, and I hope to alleviate some of that. I offer free initial phone consultations to help you decide if we are a good fit before moving forward. Please contact me if you have any questions, I know this process is tough but I hope to make it rewarding as well!


tete dumbo

tete dumbo

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Tête Dumbo is a Psychotherapy practice located in Brooklyn, NY. The therapists at tête dumbo are passionate about providing a safe place for individuals to explore the obstacles that they are experiencing in their efforts to gain a higher level of functioning, deeper relationships with others, and a healthier overall life balance. Whether it's navigating a new experience, confronting difficult decisions, or healing from old wounds, the therapists at tête want their clients to feel better prepared for the challenges of today and on the road ahead- they do this by utilizing the therapeutic technique that most resonates with the client and is the most effective in creating growth within the individual. They also believe in the power of strengthening resilience and coping mechanisms within each individual.


Nicholas  Despoelberch

Nicholas Despoelberch

903 Post Road, Darien, CT, 06820

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Connecticare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $100 per session

It takes courage to ask for help. I have experienced real adversity and know how to help you create lasting change in your life. I offer a space that is free of judgment and full of passion. Let's get to a new life.


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 - $175 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.


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


Rebecca  Ramos

Rebecca Ramos

969 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06708

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $120 per session

I look forward to hearing your story, learning about your strengths, as well as your struggles, let's get through this moment in time together.


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