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Bridgeport Psychotherapists

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Dr. Anna Fekete (PhD)
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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Having met Dr. Anna is one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I had been in therapy for over a decade with various counselors, but now I know the difference between a therapist and a Therapist. She is warm, compassionate and creative, no two sessions are the same, and she seems to have an incredible repertoire of techniques at her disposal. She is always goal-oriented, makes sure that results are really happening, and always explains everything so clearly as you have never heard and never understood before. She has the greatest sense of humor, her academic knowledge is amazing, and her fine-tuned sensitivity boarders on the mystical. Yet she is always funny, down to earth, and real. I've never laughed so much in therapy sessions before! :-) I am so grateful, ... because I am finally discovering what "free" and "happy" really mean!

Happy Living Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa K.
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Review of Alice Katz’s Psychotherapy Services Alice Katz has skills which are exceptional. She is extremely intuitive and insightful. She listens and provides constructive feedback to the client. Additionally, she is highly effective in helping the client to become more attuned to their own actions and feelings. She empowers the individual to be able to resolve issues that are standing in their way. Anyone who is fortunate to see Alice for help will reap the benefits of a happier life. Melissa

  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Shoshana G.
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Marriage counseling; very accommodating, felt very comfortable with her and she gave wonderful advice.

Developmental Psychotherapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Scott R.
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I have been seeing Stefan for 3 years now, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made. He assuages any fears that one might have with going to therapy, or from what they might fear from traditional therapy. When I first came, I was an unhappy person, not liking myself very much and projecting that feeling to everyone around me. I blamed everyone else for my problems, while thinking I truly had a handle on things...as things around me were just getting worse. Learning to not only unconditionally love others,but to unconditionally love myself has made me a better father, a better friend, better in business, and an all around better person. I completely recommend seeing him to anyone who wants to learn how to love themselves more.

  • 4 years in business
Erika C.
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Maryann has provided me with psychotherapy for the past 4 years. She has helped me develop techniques to cope with my anxiety that have been very useful to me and my every day struggles. She is also compassionate and honest. I value her work and overall professionalism.

Wild Heart Psychotherapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jude B.
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Elyssa is kind, compassionate, and so personable. Therapy w Elyssa is just like talking w a friend-but better!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Dr. Cofrin, is warm, sincere, intuitive & very knowledgeable in her field. After leaving our first session with her we felt good, so we know better things await us.

  • 18 years in business
Lisa M.
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Jennifer Battaglino is worth her weight in gold! She is an incredibly talented practitioner who has helped several members of my family over the years. She is absolutely phenomenal at diminishing anxiety; a true expert in her field. I'm not sure where we would be without her. I highly recommend her!

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Most couples appreciate that I am active in the session and do not let them sit and fight. I give immediate empathic feedback about what I perceive keeps the couple stuck. I begin to help them identify the repetitive dances that continue to cause them to fall into the hole of hurt feelings and the pain that leads to withdrawal. In the session, I invite them to participate in specific new kinds of interaction that help them to feel heard, validated and cared. I help each partner to voice a deeper level of yearning rather than just expressing anger and frustration. I emphasize the need to allocate quality time to help them rekindle the joy of being together.

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I offer individual, couple or family psychotherapy; counseling; hypnosis for anxiety disorders; depression; phobias; stress management; and addictions.

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At some point in our lives, we all run into problems that seem too big or too persistent to handle alone. Smithtown Psychotherapy employs a diverse team of experienced social workers and mental health counselors aimed to help individuals, couples and families successfully overcome life's challenges, so that they may return to a happier and more peaceful lifestyle. Our areas of specialty include child and adolescent counseling, family and marriage/relationship counseling, LGBT issues, depression and anxiety. For your convenience, we accept most major health insurance plans.

  • 50 years in business
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I am a provider of private individual, marital and family psychotherapy. Clients are typically seen for weekly 60 minute sessions.

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We work on psychotherapy, hypnosis, Reiki healing and classes, IET healing and classes, energy classes and healing, and meditation using holistic healing approach.

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Haley Neidich is a licensed psychotherapist, blogger, and mindfulness coach who is helping to spread light and love. Haley has her master's degree in social work from Columbia University and served on the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center. Haley works primarily with young and adult women, helping her clients heal with the use of mindfulness, meditation, movement therapy, group therapy, and DBT and CBT. She works in a beautiful, sunny office in downtown New Haven, CT. Follow her affirmations and mindfulness tips on Twitter.

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I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience and training, and have helped hundreds of clients, both individuals and couples. I have trained in many therapeutic models, including some that involve psyche, body, energy, emotion, attachment, addictions, trauma and relationships.

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Psychotherapy counseling services are provided with a diversed group of clinicians. Range of services include individual, family, and individual counseling.

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I offer excellent psychotherapy for the 21st century man or woman. My approach is rooted in sound traditional ways including structural family therapy, cognitive therapy, relationship therapy, experiential, trauma work, mindfulness meditation, EMDR, SE, and a warm supportive, yet challenging approach to healing and succeeding in life.

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I am a licensed and nationally certified psychoanalyst with offices in Greenwich Village and Long Island City, Queens. I work with adult individuals and couples. For more information about me, my practice, and how I might be able to help, please visit my website.

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The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for families, couples and individuals. Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, our director, has more than 20 years' experience in helping others just like you attain their goals. We at The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center focus on your strengths and offer guidance and support to help you overcome challenging times in your life. We provide treatment for the following: * ADHD * anger management * anxiety/phobias * behavioral problems * depression * difficulties at work * domestic violence * eating disorders * marital or family problems * trauma In addition, we make referrals to community psychiatrists when needed. We at The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center are a collection of bilingual New York State-licensed mental health counselors and clinical social workers who are warm, professional and empathic. We acknowledge the significance of culture in life expectations and decision making. We also work closely with community schools, doctors, neurologists, and psychiatrists. We are conveniently located near public transportation. We accept most insurances. Hablamos Español.

  • 4 years in business
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My therapeutic experience and integrated approach ensures that you will feel heard and understood, motivating you to work towards a more positive future.

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Parveen Vohra is a psychotherapist who received her masters degree from Central Connecticut State University in 2006. She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut with an office in West Hartford. Her practice is an outgrowth of her experience as a therapist with a mental health/substance abuse agency for the past eight years. She is experienced in providing individual and group counseling as well as conducting comprehensive evaluations. Having education and training in psychology and counseling in areas of cognitive behavioral therapy, integrative and eclectic therapy, she encourages empowerment and personal growth.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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