Gillian Verrastro (she/her)


**NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME** I offer telehealth appts and limited in-person daytime appointments, not available Fridays.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in SANDY HOOK, CT

  • Individual

About My Clients

If you are experiencing thoughts and feelings of ambivalence regarding substance use and emotional health, I can provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for you to work through them. Issues that I treat are substance use disorders as well as anxiety & depression, bipolar disorders, and life transitions.

My Background and Approach

My therapeutic approach is cognitive and person-centered which is based on the understanding of one’s thought process or behaviors in the present and identifying how dysfunctional patterns in these areas may be contributing to a larger life problem. By gaining awareness of these thought patterns, individuals can work to change them and I will support you in this journey of exploration. My practice has evolved to accept and honor the various paths that people choose in their recovery journey.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I support those who are marginalized and oppressed as well as those who struggle to access opportunities and resources. I developed an interest in social welfare, social justice, and prison reform while in college. I also saw the impact substance use had on my community and my peers throughout high school and college. As a result of these combined experiences, I chose my profession of clinical social work. “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” ― Nelson Mandela

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Anthem
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Behavioral Health Connecticut
  • Blue Cross
  • ConnectiCare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 19 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 150/session


(475) 323-6321 Email Gillian

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