Constance  Mindell

Constance Mindell

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Doctor of Social Work, DSW
Connecticut Accepting Online
Hamden, West Hartford Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 21, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic illness
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Life transitions
  • Communication
  • Self-esteem
  • Adjustment difficulties

Professional statement

Constance Mindell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hartford County, Connecticut who specializes in life transitions, communication skills, issues pertaining to self-esteem, and adjustment difficulties. Constance also has a special expertise in grief, loss, and bereavement, and welcomes clients at all stages of the grieving process.

When clients visit Constance, they are often experiencing a personal loss of some sort. This could be a transition away from a life stage, such as losing childhood as they enter adulthood, or it could be the loss of one’s perceived identity. For still others, it’s the loss of a loved one. Constance takes an approach that is open, inclusive, and full of warmth. Throughout her time with clients, she encourages them to share their thoughts and feedback on the treatment process.

Constance has offices located in both Hamden and West Hartford, where she looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

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.


Specialties

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Communication - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Adjustment difficulties - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (55-60min)
  • Sliding scale: $60 - $100
  • Initial session: $100 (60-65min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing

Location(s)

Hamden practice
60 Washington Avenue, Suite 102, Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

West Hartford practice
16 Old Oak Road, Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1990 - Present
SCSU, Professor of Social Work, 1998 - 2011
Meriden-Wallingford Hospital, Director of the Social Work Department, 1988 - 1992
Strong Memorial Hospital, Clinical Manager, 1985 - 1988

Boston University, MSSW
Boston University, BA
Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work, DSW


Languages

English