Ingrid Y Helander, LMFT

Name:Ingrid Y Helander
Specialty:Marriage & Family Therapist—Marriage & Family Therapist
Location:1216 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-206-4523
Fax: 860-206-4523
If you feel stuck or overwhelmed
If feelings of anxiety take you over
If you’re worried and wonder if you need help
If you’re struggling with your marriage or primary relationship
If your children are making you crazy
If being sad or having no feeling at all just won’t work anymore
      Call me.  I can help.
 I consider it an honor to work with people in therapy.  While I talk with you, I enjoy discovering your unique style, your strengths, and even those things about you that you may not like.  These traits, viewed in new ways, can all help you resolve problems, increase healthy feelings and improve communication.  Sometimes this process is very fun and uplifting; other times it is difficult, sad, or frustrating.  Whatever your experience, I will remain present and supportive. What you’re going through matters to me.  You need not feel embarrassed about who or how you are when you speak with me. I will take you and your therapy seriously.

      I began my career in Marriage and Family Therapy after I had my three children. After my youngest son was diagnosed with a chronic illness, I decided that I wanted to train to work alongside people as they work through life’s difficulties.  I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University.   I am also an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor. (

      Experience, caring and competence are qualities I bring to your therapy. I do not see you as “broken” or “wrong,” but as a person, like me.  We all must jump hurdles throughout life and sometimes we run into walls.   In working with you, I will not just sit and nod my head.  I will listen to you and help you put the pieces together.  I have studied hard to offer you the information and skills in therapy that you deserve. Your therapy will be personally tailored to your needs, genuinely hopeful and authentic.

      I am always learning, as life has much to teach.  

Central Connecticut State UniversityMSMarriage and Family Therapy5/2002
Clinical supervisor and Youth counselorTown of Granby Youth Service BureauGranby, ConnecticutJanuary 2004 - now
IICAPS Head ClinicanThe Wheeler ClinicPlainville, Connecticut9/2002 - 1/2004
NameIssued ByDuration
Marriage and Family TherapistConnecticut Department of Public Health11/2005 - now
clinical memberAAMFT5/2002 - now
clinical memberCTAMFT5/2002 - now
Other Location:
Human Growth Resources 32 Church Lane, Coventry, CT

Town of Granby Youth Service Bureau
15 C. North Granby Road
Granby, CT 06035

Insurance:Husky (Medicaid, CT), Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and others. Please call for availability
Day, evening and weekend hours available.  

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