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Are you home and struggling and need a meeting? Here is a list of Online and Phone Based Recovery Support programs:
Facebook Recovery Group.
12 Step Zoom LGBTQ+ meeting list: tinyurl.com/LGBTQmtglist
In The Rooms:
AA Telephone Meetings:
AA Online Meetings:
SMART Recovery Online Forum:
Women for Sobriety Online Support Forum:
NA Virtual Meetings:
NA By Phone:
New England Region of NA:
THERAPIST IN CONNECTICUT
|Therapy||Amy F. Emery, LCSW||203-340-4653||Amy@HHCounseling.com||Helping Hands, Helping Hearts/LGBTQ* Affirmative Therapist|
|Therapy||Monica Alvarenga LCSW||860-573-5013||27 Carpenter St, Hartford, CT|
|Therapy||Volunteers in Psychotherapy, Incfirstname.lastname@example.org||www.ctvip.org||7 South Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107|
|Therapy||Amanda Pasciucco/The Sex Doctor LLC||203-733-9600||8 Lowell Rd West Hartford, CT 06119|
|Therapy||Jessica Giordano||860-471-9805||1740 Ellington Rd South Windsor, CT 06074|
|Therapy||Tamara Vertefeuille, LCSW||860-429-2928 x7||Storrs|
|Therapy||Alison Tardif||860-918-8802||art therapy for adolescents and adults|
|Therapy||Amanda Harmon, LCSWemail@example.com||Westport|
|Therapy||Amy Emergy, LCSW||203-633-4409||Southington|
|Therapy||Chevlle Moss-Savage, LPC MHS, HS-BCP, BC-TMHfirstname.lastname@example.org||www.heal-virginia.org||New London|
|Therapy||Ashley Webb, LMFT||860-387-4712||Norwich|
|Therapy||Jennifer Lombardi, LCSW||860-532-5109||West Hartford/Spanish-speaking, whole life span|
|Therapy||Maggie Lucien, LMFT||203-241-8333||couples counseling, TFCBT|
|Therapy||Marcia Brubeck, LCSW||www.marciabrubeck.com||Hartford|
|Therapy||Melanie Martin-Peele, LPC||860-370-2222||West Hartford/general counseling, LGBTQ competent, EMDR|
|Therapy||Melanie St. Germain||860-966-9237||Wethersfield|
|Therapy||Michelle Allison, LMFT||860-933-5072||michelleallisonLMFT.com||Storrs|
|Therapy||Mike Saraceno, LMFT||860-500-1360||Hartford/poly, kink, couple, LGBTQ|
|Therapy||Nicole Scrivano, LMFTemail@example.com||West Hartford/adolescents, YA, children and trauma, family relationships, empowerment work|
|Therapy||Rebecca Ruitto||203-774-9639||West Hartford/YA/college age, couples, anxiety/self-esteem, trauma/depression|
|Therapy||Sarah Gilbert, LCSW||860-884-8372||http://transitionstherapyllc.com||Manchester|
|Therapy||Shane Scott, LCSW, Life Coach||860-604-4756||West Hartford/LGBTQ competent, substance abuse|
|Therapy||May Fianna, LMFT||860-856-9773||Wethersfield|
|Therapy||Stephanie Smith, MFT, LPC||860-423-5353||Willimantic|
|Trans Lifeline Hotline||IV Staklo, Program Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Urgent Care||Hartford Healthcare||Vernon, CT (next to TJMaxx)|
|Youth Advocate/Life Coach/Speaker||Tony Ferraiolo, CPCemail@example.com||www.tonyferraiolo.com|
|Therapy||Brandi Savio/Wilcox Wellness, LLC||www.wilcoxwellness.com||
Southington, CT. Individual and group work c teens, YAs, adults who identify as LGBTQIA+. Husky, Anthem and self-pay accepted. Telehealth available for Anthem and self-pay clients as well
|Therapy||Amy Michaels, LMFT/Healthy Relations Counseling||860-294-4433||www.healthyrelationscounseling.com||Middletown, CT. Couples and individuals who want to improve present or future partner relationships; experience c LGBTQ couples|
|Therapy||Heidi Lively, LCSW||203-288-3554 x30||Hamden|
|Therapy||Sharon Clayman, PsyD||203-314-4355||Cheshire|
True Self Counseling & Consultation, LLC
|Plantsville. Anthem, Medicaid, Optum, United Health, Cigna, OON, LGBTQ-open and affirming practice and transgender therapist|
Behavioral Health and Wellness Solutions CT
|behavioralhealthandwellnessct.com||Hamden. Medicare, Husky, Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, private pay|
|Therapy||Kelly K. Prior, MSN, APRN/Riverbend Therapeutic Alliance||860-646-2345||153 Main St, Suite 9, Manchester, CT|
Michael Stokes/Stokes Counseling Services203-729-0341
|203-729-0341||www.stokescounseling.com||Naugatuck/specializes in LGBTQ+ individuals and families across the lifespan, takes Anthem, Aetna, Husky, Cigna, UBH, offers telehealth|
|Therapy||Emily Ann/Lotus Counseling of CT||greater Waterbury area, taking Husky and BCBS. Specialized in complex trauma and body issues/eating disorders in the LGBTQ+ community|
|Therapy||Katie Bassoli, LCSW||860-878-4367||Southington|
|Therapy||Jessica Grzado/Reflections Counseling and Consulting SErvices LLCfirstname.lastname@example.org||Wethersfield. Aetna, Cigna, Husky, Anthem, Private pay|
|Therapy||Well Life Therapy, LLC||www.facebook.com/welllifetherapy||Middletown. Takes Aetna, Anthem, Husky|
|Therapy||Nuevo Dia Family Wellness, LLC||203-800-9797||www.nuevodiafw.com||Spanish-bilingual individual, couples, and family therapy|
Lily Gill/Restorative Counseling and Wellness
|Therapy||Healing Hoofbeats of CT||860-459-4115||www.healinghoofbeatsllc.com||Morris/Franklin/several therapists, accepts Husky|
|Therapy||Elizabeth A Armstrong LCSW||203-623-6587||140 Captain Thomas Blvd, West Haven/Husky, Optum/UHC, Anthem, Medicare, Magellan, Cigna|
|Therapy||Lauren Pedersen, LMFT||860-510-2544||child, adolescent and family psychotherapy/New Britain|
|Therapy||Pawsitive Therapy, LLC||860-707-5352||Middletown/incorporates therapy dogs|
|Therapy||Alisa Palmer-Winston/ Restorative Counseling Servicesemail@example.com||Southington/ LGBTQ-affirming and trans competent LPC. Preteens, YA|
|Therapy||Growth Therapy LLC||203-707-1217||www.growthTherapyLLC.com||Monroe/ gender and sexual identity affirming mental health care|
Elizabeth Ulreich-Moran, MS, CCC-SLP/Communicate Anew LLC
|Fairfield & New Haven counties/ in-home speech therapy for all ages|
|Reiki||Gina Goldstein, MS, LPCfirstname.lastname@example.org||Farmington|
|Therapy||The Center for Growth and Healing||860-661-2075||www.centerforgrowthct.com||Middletown/ kids and teens|
|Therapy||Jennifer Petro, Psy.D.|
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 – The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741 – Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a well trained Crisis Counselor.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888)-843-4564, The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25) (800)-246-7743 – Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
Trans Lifeline (877)-565-8860 is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.
The National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929) – Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.
True Colors Fund: (212)-461-4401 – The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, create a world in which all young people can be their true selves.
Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.) : (800) DONTCUT / (800) 366-82288 – Addresses individuals coping with non-suicidal self-injury, including locally-based information, support and therapy referrals.
The Trevor Project – (866) 4-U-TREVOR
TrevorLifeline — A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText — Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available 7 Days A Week, (3pm–1am ET/Noon–10pm PT).
AIDS in Prison Project Hotline: (718) 378-7022 (English and Spanish) this hotline provides HIV and AIDS information for prisoners, and accepts collect calls.
National AIDS Hotline: (800) 342-AIDS / (800) 334-7432 (Spanish) / (800) 243-7889 (TDD)
U.S. National Domestic Violence hotline: (800) 799- 7233 (English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY) They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. highly train, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.
Pride Institute: (800) 547-7433 – 24/7 – Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY) – The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, helps victims and ensure that rapist are brought to justice.
Local Mental Health Resources:
401 West Thames Street, Building 301, Norwich, CT 06360
SMHA Main Phone: (860) 859-4500
24 hour Crisis Line: (860) 886-9302
DMHAS Addiction Treatment 24 hour hotline: 1-800-563-4086
Southeastern Mental Health Authority (SMHA) is a community mental health agency operated by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its primary goal is to provide high quality behavioral health services to those in our community with mental health and substance use disorders who are 18 years or older and reside in New London County and its surrounding towns. Services, which include case management, outpatient behavioral health, crisis intervention, respite care, and forensic services, are recovery oriented and offered in a trauma informed and culturally sensitive manner. We support individuals to identify and achieve their own goals in recovery, fostering independence, dignity, and ability. See SMHA’s Mission, Vision & Values.
As a State Operated Local Mental Health Authority, SMHA is responsible for administering all DMHAS contract funded behavioral health services in Southeastern Connecticut. We serve individuals who reside in the following towns: Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford.
- Crisis Support, Intakes and Directions
- SMHA Programs and Services
- Client and Family Resources
- DMHAS/SMHA Initiatives Including Opioid Crisis Support
- The Southeastern Mental Health Authority Network of Providers
More LGBTQ Mental Health Info:
LGBTQ Mental Health – A comprehensive guide by the National Health Education Center that includes research and statistics on the health disparities within our community. The guide reveals the inconsistencies LGBTQ folk experience in healthcare comparatively, and outlines steps for health centers and organizations to help fight the stigma while providing options and support for our community.
LGBTQ Addiction Guide – A research-based awareness guide on a niche that is often overlooked – addiction in the LGBTQ community. Finding help with substance abuse is often more difficult for LGBTQ people, as many other obstacles are prevalent along with the fight with addiction – this in depth resource helps alleviate that stress by facilitating help in the form of useful information and support systems.
Recently added hotlines and resources:
United Way- CT : 2-1-1
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ – (800)-273-TALK (8255)
http://www.samaritansri.org/ – (401)-272-4044
http://www.safefuturesct.org/ – (860)-701-6000
http://www.sojournerri.org/ – (401)-765- 3232
https://www.dayoneri.org/ – (800)-494-8100
http://www.childandfamilyagency.org/ – (860)-443-2896
https://www.ucfs.org/ – (860)-442-4319
Compass FTM Support :
Abuse Victims and Survivors – (617)-742-4911
Find the right therapist – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
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