Therapists Specializing in Codependency in Connecticut

Codependency is a term generally used to refer to an unhealthy relationship dynamic. Although exact definitions vary, it can be broadly described as an excessive reliance on a relationship to the detriment of a person’s own needs and wellbeing. Some codependent relationships can involve emotionally manipulative behavior and power struggles. If these relationship issues become extreme or frequent, they can interfere with one’s own wellbeing and ability to lead a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re looking to address codependent behavior, it may help to seek out either individual therapy or counseling with the other person in your relationship. Depending on the specific issue, a therapist might help you build confidence and self-esteem, develop communication or assertiveness skills, and help navigate and find solutions to issues. Some providers might help you change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in order develop more helpful beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Other providers might explore underlying causes of codependent behavior through a reflective style of therapy, such as psychodynamic therapy, or focus directly on relationships and related skills in interpersonal therapy.

Find therapists in Connecticut who specialize in codependency below. 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!


Marta  Curry

Marta Curry

225 Main Street, Westport, CT, 06880

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

I would love to join you on your journey of becoming the best version of yourself. Truly knowing yourself allows you the personal freedom to handle life's challenges more peacefully and gracefully. Understanding why and how we react and feel in our own skin and in relationship to others will lead towards a healthy, grounded and fulfilled place in the world.


Shari  Goldstein

Shari Goldstein

131 Kings Highway North, Westport, CT, 06880

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 - $250 per session

Depending on your needs, we may hold multi-level goals in mind in our work together: 1. to relieve (and/or, reframe) immediate suffering; and 2. to understand and begin to dismantle whatever stubborn internal blocks have kept you from being your absolute best self. In most cases, I am guided by an underlying belief that deeper exploration leads to deeper and more sustainable change. Deep does not, however, mean slow, tedious, or arduous. Nor does it mean we must endlessly dig through your past for "answers." Ultimately, my hope for each person I work with is that they may leave therapy with the self-knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot their way through the inevitable ups and downs that life brings. I tend to be ambitious in the work, as I believe there is no ceiling to how related, joyful, or fulfilled one may become at any stage in life just as there are no limits to how useful, enjoyable, and healing therapy can be.


James  Killian

James Killian

1 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT, 06525

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients in-person
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Choosing the right therapist to help guide you through this moment in your life is an important decision. I know reaching out can be hard - even intimidating, which is why every effort is made to ensure your experience with me is handled with professionalism, empathy, kindness, and respect.

My goal is to help clients develop new skills and insights to improve the quality of their lives, relationships, and careers and move from surviving to thriving. Clients have described their experience with me as refreshingly honest and authentic, focused and purpose-driven. I’m often told by clients: “This isn’t what I expected – but in a good way.” Contact me today to get started.


Jorge  Fernandez

Jorge Fernandez

3074 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06518

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Connecticare
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $175 per session

Thank you for visiting my profile.  If you are looking to work with me, you are ready to roll up your sleeves and be ready for me to help you learn new skills and try new, perhaps scary, things.  Therapy is hard work. It involves going into the outside world and trying new, often scary things, whether that may be with our partners, families, or even ourselves. It's often by taking ourselves out of our comfort zone, and breaking up those same old patterns that are not working for us, that we truly begin to see change.  Working with me means that we are in this together, and I look forward to going on this journey with you.


Online Virtual Counselors

Online Virtual Counselors

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, 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

Online Virtual Counselors is a group practice whose providers offer online therapy and psychological support to clients living in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, DC, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts Maryland, Colorado, California and Washington. They specialize in working with all childhood disorders, individuals and couples for anxiety, trauma. relationship counseling, addictions, and infidelity.

Online Virtual Counselors are committed to providing supportive and highly individualized care for their clients, and helping them navigate times of transition and change within their relationships, family, career, and identities.


Patrick  Davin

Patrick Davin

270 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT, 06830

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Optum, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $150 per session

My goals as a therapist are simple: To help you overcome your current problems through honest reflection and collaboration in an empathetic, non-judgmental and trusting therapeutic relationship. I want you to leave my office feeling stronger, more resilient, self-aware, and hopeful about your future. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, substance issues, a challenging transition like separation or divorce, or just the day-to-day stress of managing life, we'll work together to find the solutions that will ease your symptoms and, most importantly, help you heal and grow.

I regularly counsel patients dealing with relationship and family problems, those contemplating separation or divorce, as well as those struggling with destructive personal behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I additionally work with clients who have experienced trauma and many wanting to improve their self-worth.

My passion for counseling is rooted simply in a desire to help people heal and find a path to happiness. I have a flexible, eclectic, and creative approach that's designed to meet your individual needs. Your goals are my goals-let's reach them together.


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.


Linda  Olson

Linda Olson

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $175 per session

I love to help clients feel listened to, affirmed, validated and understood. My goal is to give you the skills to understand and validate yourself – not to judge or question yourself. I can’t do it for you – and (not but!) I can do it with you, so you don’t have to feel alone.

My passion is also to help women who grew suffering with narcissistic abuse learn how to heal and how not to unconsciously repeat the patterns learned in childhood.


Kimberly  Fournier

Kimberly Fournier

2837 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT, 06033

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Medicaid, United Healthcare, Optum, Connecticare, 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.


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.


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