Therapists Providing Strength-Based Therapy in Connecticut

Through strength-based therapy, the positive aspects of a person’s character are highlighted rather than one’s problems or weaknesses. The therapist helps the client to build and maintain resilience through exploration of pre-existing strengths and inner resources.

Find therapists in Connecticut who are trained in Strength-Based Therapy below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Susan  Ericson

Susan Ericson

30 Controls Drive, Shelton, CT, 06484

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Anthem Blue Cross
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Making the decision to start therapy can be a difficult one and you may have been considering and contemplating this decision for a while. So - first of all - congratulations for deciding to make your mental health a priority!

My therapeutic approach is down-to-earth and straighforward, yet caring and encouraging. I try to create an environment where my clients can feel comfortable, listened to and not judged.

I believe therapy can be whatever you as the client want it to be. You set the goals - whether it be to learn tools and techniques to improve your mood, to have support with decision making and problem solving or to be able to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Many times a little support, feedback and validation is all we need to initiate a desired change in our lives.


tete dumbo

tete dumbo

Online Sessions, CT

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Tête Dumbo is a Psychotherapy practice located in Brooklyn, NY. The therapists at tête dumbo are passionate about providing a safe place for individuals to explore the obstacles that they are experiencing in their efforts to gain a higher level of functioning, deeper relationships with others, and a healthier overall life balance. Whether it's navigating a new experience, confronting difficult decisions, or healing from old wounds, the therapists at tête want their clients to feel better prepared for the challenges of today and on the road ahead- they do this by utilizing the therapeutic technique that most resonates with the client and is the most effective in creating growth within the individual. They also believe in the power of strengthening resilience and coping mechanisms within each individual.


Inspired Healing Services

Inspired Healing Services

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Inspired Healing Services, LLC is a counseling practice with Licensed Counselors and Counselors and Social Workers in training, in West Haven, Connecticut, who specializes in anxiety, trauma, career stress, and internal conflict. We also sees clients for existential challenges, including those due to life transitions and a general confusion about what direction they want their life to head in.

When working with clients for anxiety, our team uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients understand how their symptoms are presenting. This often entails unpacking their particular distortions, their beliefs about failing at work, and any generalizations that may be harmful to their perceptions of themselves. Our approach is client-centered, and we really strives to help clients challenge their negative cognitive processes in order to get to a place of greater self-acceptance and empowerment.

We also uses trauma-focused CBT when helping clients navigate trauma. This may entail having clients rewrite their own narratives; we often weave in mindfulness skills. This can help clients get back in touch with their present reality, and reduce the extent to which they feel the past controls their thoughts and memories. We are careful and compassionate when working with trauma, and always open to looking at current triggers and how the trauma response is affecting them.


Justin  Carotti

Justin Carotti

Online Sessions, CT

57 Plains Road, Milford, CT, 06461

Waitlist available in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $185 per session

Responding to life's demands and challenges can be painstaking and painful. Finding direction and fulfillment in adulthood can be challenging. There is a great deal of pressure to get it right. Some days are good, motivation is high, and everything clicks. Other days there is no motivation, everything drags, and it can just be easier not to think about what comes next.

If being stuck in this loop resonates, you're in the right place.

If you struggle with the tension between knowing what to do and not being able to do it, I can help.

I built my practice to support these kinds of challenges. I have extensive experience helping clients find meaning and purpose throughout adulthood. I believe in an integrative approach that addresses career and academic challenges, mental health concerns, substance use, and health and wellness.

My work is highly individualized, built on a foundation of trust and collaboration where goals are outlined and achieved. I aim to empower my clients to work through what they are facing and help guide them along their journey towards betterment.

Although the future is uncertain, it can also be bright. I commend those brave enough to seek support. It would be my pleasure to guide and support you in your process. I truly believe you will not have a counseling experience like this anywhere else.


Lauren  Pincus

Lauren Pincus

Online Sessions, CT

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 - $175 per session

Relationships can be very challenging and complicated both with others and ourselves. If you find yourself in a place questioning repetitive thoughts or feeling emotions that may be roadblocks for personal growth, therapy is an opportunity for you to explore and grow both personally and interpersonally. We are all made up of many parts and often times we have a couple parts of us, such as an angry part or anxious part, that we feel defined by. Often times these parts prevent us from living our truest and fullest selves. I promise to be fully present and committed in helping you understand these difficult parts and how they may be preventing you from feeling like yourself. I have a very interactive style and will work with you at a pace you are comfortable with to help you find peace and harmony with yourself and in your life.


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