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Ridgefield: Healthy Heads and Hearts (&Hands)
Last updated:12/22/2020
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A local team of mental health providers has convened to support the community and each other during these turbulent times. Please use this list to connect with a professional if you need help.
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Email if you need different resources, or provide feedback, reach Tony Phillips, LCSW at: SocialServices@ridgefieldct.org
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Please call Insight Counseling at (203) 431-9726 to speak to someone and receive help with a referral.
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To access an easy screening tool to get help for your child from FCA, just answer a few questions and hit submit: https://programs.fcaweb.org/
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First NameLast nameEmailPhoneDiscipline/TrainingSpecialtiesNew patients?
HUSKY or Medicare?
Insurances accepted
Sliding scale?Pro BonoFaith CommunityWebsite address
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BethAnderson
pastorbethanderson@gmail.com
203-438-0606Clergyprayer, spirituality, LGBTQ, worship, Bible studyyesSt. Andrew's Lutheran Churchhttps://www.standrewselca.com
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DougBariledougbarile@gmail.com203.948.4940LMFT/MA, MBAChild, Adult, Elder, LGBT, Anxiety, Depression, Substance useYes
HUSKY via Ridgefield Youth Services
HUSKYnoyeswww.ridgefieldtherapy.com
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SusanBlissdr.susan.bliss@gmail.com203.241.3478Ph.D. LCSWChild, Adult, Bereavement, Learning/school issues, Anxiety, Depression, CBT/DBT, MindfulnessYesNoyesyes
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KathyBlochkhblochmsw@gmail.com203.451.3580MSW, LCSWAdult, LGBT, Anxiety, Depression, Spiritual, MindfulnessYes
No, but I will consider sliding scale or working with clients out of network coverage
yesmaybe20 Richardson Dr
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AmyCawmanamycawman@gmail.com203.221.9169LCSWChild, Adult, Anxiety/OCDYesNoyesmaybe
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ElizabethEngelbergej.engelberg@gmail.com203.770.4411Psy.D.Child, Adult, ADHD, Learning/school issues, Anxiety, Depression, CBT/DBTNo
United Behavioral Health, Ct care, Oxford, Optum,
yesyesFamiliar with Jewish faith
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LisaGoldenberglgoldenberglcsw@gmail.com203 648-8342LCSWAdult, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, Substance use, CBT/DBTYesNoAnthemyesnolisagoldenberglcsw.com
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KarenI...karen.i@wcogd.org203.731.5200
Varies plus all certified as Domestic violence and Sexual assault counselors
Child, Adult, LGBT, Anxiety, DepressionYes
no cost services
otheryes2 west street
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ElizabethJorgensenLiz@insightcounselingllc.com203.943.6786MS, CADC, CounselorAdult, Anxiety, Depression, Substance use, CBT/DBT, MindfulnessYes
We are Out of Network and clients receive between 50-70% reimbursement. We have scholarship as well
yesyeswww.insightcounselingllc.com
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LorraineLazarus-Morleylrlmorley@gmail.com203.856.6191LCSWAdult, Elder, ADHD, Anxiety, DepressionMaybe
Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, BC/BS , Anthem, Connecticare, Optum UHC, UMR
HUSKY, Medicare
yesmaybellmorleylcsw.com
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BrandiMatzbrandi@brandimatz.com908-397-5046MSW, LCSWChild, Adult, Anxiety/OCD, AnxietyYesnoyesyeswww.brandimatz.com
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PaoloMorenapaolomorenalpc@gmail.com203-837-0055MS/LPCAdult, Elder, LGBT, OCD/ERP, Learning/school issues, Anxiety, Depression, SpiritualNoYes
Anthem, Husky, Cigna, Humana, Multiplan, Value Options, many EAPs
HUSKYothermaybewww.paolomorenalpc.com
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LisaPerry
lisa@NewtownFamilyTherapy.com
203.304.9977School Counselor, LPC, CCTPChild, Bereavement, ADHD, Learning/school issues, Anxiety, Depression, CBT/DBT, MindfulnessNoYes
Anthem, Cigna, Medicaid
HUSKYnoyes
https://www.newtownfamilytherapy.com/
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BillPfohlbill@jesseleechurch.com203.313.4499ClergyBereavement, SpiritualMaybeNo chargesyes
United Methodist Church; Jesse Lee Memorial
207 Main Street
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BrookPieribrook.pieri@gmail.com917.648.8257LCSWAdult, Anxiety, DepressionYesHUSKY
United, Oxford, Anthem, Connecticare
Yesyes
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BlairPossonbposson@kidsincrisis.orgMasters in Clinical Mental Health CounselingChild, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, MindfulnessYeswww.kidsincrisis.org
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Maria-PiaSeirupmp@jesseleechurch.com203.470.1337Clergy, M.A.R. (master religion)Elder, LGBT, Spiritualyes
Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church; pastoral care, prayer support
www.jesseleechurch.com
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ValentinaShehudr.valentina.shehu@gmail.com203-244-8356PhD Clinical PsychologyChild, Adult, LGBT, Bereavement, ADHD, Learning/school issues, Anxiety, Depression, CBT/DBTYesModern Healthyesyesdrvalentinashehu.com
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SylviaSteinertsylviasteinert1@gmail.com203.797.1593LCSWAdult, Anxiety/OCD, Anxiety, DepressionYes
Husky/Medicaid, Aetna, Anthem BCBS
HUSKYyesyes
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GillianTanzgilliantanzlcsw@gmail.com203.912.9665LCSWAdult, Anxiety, Depression, CBT/DBT, MindfulnessYesAnthemHUSKYyesmaybe
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ScottTrefny
Strefny@insightcounselingllc.com
914.319.4865LPCChild, Adult, OCD/ERP, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Substance use, CBT/DBT, MindfulnessNoYesLimitedHUSKYyesmaybeInsightcounselingllc.com
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VeenaVerma-Dzik
drverma@insightcounselingllc.com
203.247.9496ND-Naturopathic PhysicianChild, Adult, LGBT, OCD/ERP, ADHD, Learning/school issues, Anxiety, Depression, MindfulnessYesNoyesyes
Insightcounselingllc.com. Fairfieldnaturopathichealth.com
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KarenWalantKwalant@gmail.com203-482-2402PhD, LCSWAdult, Elder, Anxiety, Depression, CBT/DBT, MindfulnessMaybeNoyesmaybemindfulnessdrkarenwalant.com
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Alan EskenaziAlan@silverspringcounseling.net203-742-1964LADC, EMDR PractitionerAddiction, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression (Adult, Adolescent)YesHusky
Anthem, Cigna, Beacon, Optum, United Healthcare
NoPossiblewww.sliverspringcounseling.net
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Hotlines/Warm lines:
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Kids in Crisis children/parents 24/7 hotline - 203.661.1911
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Children's Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service 24/7 - 2-1-1 or 1.800.203.1234
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Womens Center of Greater Danbury - DV hotline - 203-731-5206
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Danbury Crisis Hotline - 1-888-447-3339
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National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
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Download the "How We Feel" app for free on Google Play Store or iPhone App store. https://bit.ly/3azfbZh
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Clinics & Social Services
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Ridgefield Social Services - Tony 203-807-4524, Karen 203-431-2754
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Ridgefield Youth Service Bureau - 203-438-6141
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Family and Childrens Aid - (203) 748-5689
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Danbury Youth Services Inc. - 203-748-2936
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Western CT Mental Health Network - 203-448-3200
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CT Husky provider locator: http://www.ctbhp.com/members/mbr-findprv.html
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Medicare behavioral health provider locator: https://www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare/
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Mindfulness resources
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The Ridgefield Recreation Center is offering some mindfulness classes: https://www.ridgefieldparksandrec.org/home/news/free-online-mindfulness-class-practices-steady-your-heart-and-mind
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The Ridgefield Recreation Center is offering some Saturday Qigong meditation classes: https://www.ridgefieldparksandrec.org/home/news/group-qigong-changing-times-free-online-meditation-class
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Learn more about tapping with Sue Ahlstrom, MS Counseling: Email tappingtime@gmail.com
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Live content: upcoming
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Video Content
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Silver Hill Hospital video library, re: Covid-19, anxiety, stress: https://silverhillhospital.org/community/video/
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Silver Hill Hospital: Coping with Covid Discussion with Dr. Michael Groat: https://bit.ly/3npuLOh
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Liz Jorgensen, Delaying your Gray: Parenting even in a Pandemic: https://bit.ly/2wMazkG
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Project Resilience: 7 local clinicians provide advice and tips on Coping & Parenting through the pandemic: https://bit.ly/2wLKfqP
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Creating a New Normal: Re-Imagining a More Compassionate Future with Dr. Brandon Nappi: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1316725&tp_key=40a28582b3
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Resources
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ERMS has lots of great information on how to help children deal with stress, click here: https://sites.google.com/ridgefieldps.net/ermscounselingcenter/remote-learning?authuser=0
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For seniors: Compassionate Ridgefield can match a volunteer with a senior to help make check in phone calls, and help with groceries and prescriptions: https://bit.ly/2JKz5FK
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A great Mental Health and Wellness guide with tips & suggestions can be found here: https://bit.ly/2UGzsHR
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A resource guide to reduce stress from USA.Gov: https://bit.ly/3dCYkYd
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Positive Directions in Westport resource guide: https://www.positivedirections.org/copy-of-resources
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Family and Children's Aid Danbury resource guide: http://www.fcaweb.org/news/covid-19/
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NAMI - RIdgefield Friends & Families Support Group: Marc (203) 940-2516 or Sheryl (203) 470-1488
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Health Coverage
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Open enrollment for Accesshealthct.com has been extended. HUSKY/Medicaid enrollment is always open
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Go to: www.accesshealthct.org to apply for either the ACA marketplace or HUSKY.
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For a list of Medicare behavioral health providers, click here: https://www.medicare.gov/forms-help-resources/find-compare-health-care-providers
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For a list of Medicaid/HUSKY behavioral health providers, click here: https://www.huskyhealthct.org/provider_lookup.html
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