LGBTQ Therapists in Connecticut

Finding a lesbian, gay, trans, or queer-identifying therapist can be one of the most important factors in an LGBTQ person’s therapist search. For many, sexual orientation and gender identity can be an important part of therapy (for example, coming out to family or friends, or navigating the LGBTQ community); for others, it may not be the focus of therapy. But seeing a therapist who has an understanding of LGBTQ experiences at a personal level can be empowering, and reduce the amount of explanation needed of their unique experiences.

27 Matching Therapists with Availability

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Blair L Prescott

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Caregiver stress & support - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Self-esteem - Sexual harassment & assault - Trauma - Burnout
Online only
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Hayley Miller

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Attachment issues - Body image - Dissociative disorders - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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Grow Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Relationship issues - Addiction - Loss, grief, and bereavement
Online only
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Cooper Mental Health Counseling, PLLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Relationship issues - Trauma
Online only
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Laura Depko

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Sports psychology - Anxiety - Insomnia & sleep issues - Burnout - Imposter syndrome - Adjustment difficulties & disorders
Online only
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Brett Phillip Terrien

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Couples counseling - Men's issues - Relationship issues - Depression - Anxiety
Online only
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Online Virtual Counselors

Group practice

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety disorders - Relationship issues - Somatic therapy - Trauma and PTSD - Addictions and substance use disorders - Infidelity
Online only
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Eilon Shomron-Atar

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Couples counseling - Adolescent mental health - Depression - Anxiety - Relationships - Trauma
Online only
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Sari Chait

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Sleep disorders - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Depression - Adjustment to illness
Online only
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Amelia Aldao

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Generalized anxiety disorder - Panic disorder - Social anxiety - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Stress management - Couples counseling
Online only
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Aimee Ruscio

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Trauma - LGBTQIA topics - Veterans' issues - Relationships - Depression - Anxiety
Online only
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Resilience Lab

Group practice

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Family/relationship issues - LGBTQIA topics - Life transitions
Online only
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Jeannette Craigfeld

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Perfectionism - Self-esteem - Social anxiety
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Michael Stokes

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Couples counseling - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Men's issues - Sex addiction - Sexual health & dysfunction - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
Online only
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Shannon Erisman

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Depression - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Women's issues
Online only
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Robert Kitts

Psychiatrist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - College health - Depression - LGBTQ and gender identity issues - School and work burnout - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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be. psychotherapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Binge eating disorder - Chronic illness - Phobias & fears - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
Online only
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LionHeart Mental Health Counseling

Group practice

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues
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Rivia Mind

Group practice

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Depression - Attention deficit disorder (ADD) - Psychotherapy - Psychiatry consultation - Relationship difficulties
Online only
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Holly Batchelder

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Phobias & fears - Relationship issues - Trauma
Online only
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Simone A Longoria

Therapist

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Alternative Lifestyle Counseling & Education - Anxiety - Life transitions - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
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Sarah Kamens

Therapist

Waitlist

Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Self-esteem - Loneliness - Existential crisis & challenges
Online only
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K. Danise Mok

Therapist

Waitlist

Trauma - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Race & cultural identity - Faith Deconstruction/Crisis/Transition
Online only
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Kathleen Young

Therapist

Waitlist

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Emotion regulation - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Dissociative disorders
Online only
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Adam Rodriquez

Therapist

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Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Anxiety - LGBTQIA issues - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Teacher & Educator mental health - Emotion regulation
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Kristina Scaglione

Therapist

Accepting clients from Connecticut

Anxiety - Caregiver stress & support - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Stress management
Online only
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Clark Counseling Services

Group practice

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Depression - Anxiety - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Adolescent mental health - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Self-esteem
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Connecticut

How do I find a therapist in Connecticut?

Find a therapist near you in Connecticut on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Connecticut?

Yes, most Connecticut health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Connecticut. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Connecticut?

Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Connecticut. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Connecticut?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Connecticut on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Connecticut require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Connecticut who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Connecticut offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Connecticut who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Connecticut have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Connecticut near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Connecticut who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Connecticut continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Connecticut therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Connecticut without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Connecticut?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Connecticut on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Connecticut; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Connecticut?

Start your search for a great therapist in Connecticut on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Connecticut or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Connecticut go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Connecticut?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Connecticut, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Connecticut include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Connecticut also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Connecticut providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Connecticut?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Connecticut. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Connecticut, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.