Therapists Specializing in Domestic Violence in Connecticut

Domestic violence involves any type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse within a relationship or family. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and it often has a huge impact on the mental and physical health of those who experience it. People who are subjected to, under the threat of, or have witnessed domestic violence may struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, and/or substance abuse.

If you or someone you know is at risk of harm, safety is the first priority. Having the support of a trusted therapist during the process of planning how to leave can be of great benefit. Once you are safe, therapy can help you heal from the psychological effects of domestic violence. Though people react in different ways when faced with stressful and potentially dangerous situations, many providers take a trauma-informed approach to therapy.

The therapists in Connecticut below can help you work through your experiences, develop coping strategies, and heal. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for their expertise in domestic violence and the provision of clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


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.


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
Waitlist available in-person & 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.


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!


Constance  Mindell

Constance Mindell

60 Washington Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06518

16 Old Oak Road, Trumbull, CT, 06611

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $100 per session

To be listened to, to be heard, to share difficult issues and life events, to learn to trust, to not be judged, and even to laugh...this is what becomes part of our work together towards meeting your goals.


Yelena  Senia

Yelena Senia

200 West Center Street, Manchester, CT, 06040

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

It is essential to feel listened to and understood from a place of compassion and humanness, a place in which the therapist simply holds space for you to be you, and guides you to a direction of self-reflection in order to tap into your true, authentic self.


Jessica  Foley

Jessica Foley

Online Sessions, CT

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

It can be tough to start counseling; telling your story to someone new. It's a brave thing to seek help when life feels out of control, and you should feel proud of your choice to make a change.
I have special expertise in treating many women's issues - everything from emotional pain stemming from reproductive health challenges to dealing with infidelity in a relationship. As a woman, I understand how life can affect us differently. Problems like unplanned pregnancies, chronic illnesses, overwhelming anxiety, eating issues, postpartum mood issues - it's stuff like this that can really have an impact on how you feel.
It can be difficult to talk about the problems that are keeping us up at night, but counseling is one place where it’s ok to say anything, and to truly be heard and helped. In goal oriented psychotherapy, we will use the power of your narrative to show the way to a more connected life. You will experience a safe, empathic environment to share, learn and grow through our work together. Healing through making changes in your life isn’t always easy, but therapy can be a supportive place to start! You are the expert of you, and I want to help you use your intuition to be the best badass 'you' you can be. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you.


Sofia  DiSanti

Sofia DiSanti

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Starting therapy is a courageous endeavor, and for many, a new experience. I am warm, non-judgmental and flexible in my therapeutic style to meet your needs and help you gain comfort in the therapy process so that you can effectively use the space to make positive changes in your life.


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