Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept insurance or offer sliding scale rates?

Coastal Connecticut Counseling accepts most insurance plans. If we are out of network providers with your insurance, we will do the work for you to submit the claims, which will save you time, money and headaches. We understand that when you make the decision to seek out support, the last thing you want is to find out your insurance is making it difficult for you to get help. We also offer sliding scale options for clients who need financial support.

What should I expect from therapy?

Life is TOUGH! In the world we live in now, people just do not have the time or energy to invest in years of therapy. What people want are solutions, and they want them FAST! Your therapist will work with you to come up with an individualized plan of care to help you reach your goals, using proven therapeutic strategies. You will know you are feeling better over time as the need for therapy diminishes and your goals are being met. The range of issues are large, but most importantly, any issue which hinders your life, your self image or your relationships, can be a basis for treatment.

How long does each therapy session take?

Sessions are 45-55 minutes long. Part of the first intake session is spent gathering background information and completing paperwork. Then you and your therapist will discuss your concerns and develop a treatment plan. Most sessions are scheduled weekly for best outcomes.

What services do you offer for children?

We offer individual and family therapy for children, as well as play therapy. We have our therapeutic playroom as a resource for your child to engage and therapeutically express themselves through play. The playroom offers your child a safe and creative space to work through some issues and barriers they are experiencing, and allows parents and clinicians insight into your child's processing and imaginative world. Explore our space for further details and photos of our therapeutic playroom.

Are you looking to hire more clinicians?

Yes, we are currently looking for LPCAs, LMSWs, LMFTAs, LCSWs, LPCs, and LMFTs. If you are interested in finding out more about the full time and part time positions available, please contact the owner Alyssa Kolesar at 203-307-3030 x23 or at