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08-07-04, 07:37 PM
City: Danbury
Name: Steven E. Karashik, Psy.D., , FABMPP, SAP
Name of practice: Karashik & Associates, LLC
Service provided: Specialist therapists ranging from psychologists to social workers, as well as marriage and familt therapist. Work with ADD/ADHD diagnosis, assessment, and testing. Assist in treatment planning at home, school, and interpersonally. Support groups for family members. Individual, family, & group therapies. Psych-educational evaluation is available.
Title: Chief Psychologist
Type of organization: Private Practice:
Age group: From age three up through adulthood.
Modality: Individual, family, groups
Professional asscociations: CHADD, APA, ABMPP, CPA,
Fees: Insurance and sliding fee.
Insurance accepted: Yes
Office hours: Monday through Saturday 8AM-9PM
Address: 152 Deer Hill Avenue
Phone: Suite 104
Fax: 203-730-6696
E-mail for more info: <>
Additional information: Treatment available for mood disorders and related sensory integration disorders, as well as thought disorders, and couples counseling.
Beverly Horner-Rappaport, MA, LADC
Title: Mental Health Counselor
Address: 3074 Whitney Avenue, Building 1
Hamden, Connecticut, 06514
Phone: 203-393-3348
Web Address:
Areas Served: Bethany, Cheshire, Hamden, Orange,Woodbridge, New Haven
Professional Associations:
Research Interests: AD/HD
Organization Type: Private Practice
Types of Therapy/Theoretical Orientations: Adult Assessment,Child Assessment,Forensic Assessment,Cognitive-behavioral,
Disorders Treated: ADHD/ADD,Adjustment Disorders,Alcoholism,Depression,Marital or Relationship problems,Drug or Substance Abuse,Women's Issues,
Fees: Insurance,Sliding-scale,
Office Hours: Flexible office hours and Internet

Hank S. Lerner, M. Ed, NCC, LPC
Title: Mental health counselor
Address: 674 Prospect Ave
Hartford, Connecticut, 6105
Phone: 860-236-4295
Areas Served:
Professional Associations: AMHCA, NARPPS, ACA
Organization Type: Private Practice
Staff: Under 3
Types of Therapy/Theoretical Orientations: Adult Assessment, Child Assessment, Cognitive behavioral, Eclectic, Humanistic, Psychodynamic
Disorders Treated: ADHD/ADD, Adjustment disorders, Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, Bipolar/mania, Depression/dysthymia, Personality disorders, Learning disabilities, , Rehabilitation Psychology, Vocational/Work Issues
Fees: Insurance, Medicaid, Set cash fee, Sliding-scale
Office Hours: 8AM - 7 PM Mon-Fri
Additional Information: CT Licensed Professional Counselor.Affiliated with a psychiatrist. 18 Years clinical experienceSpecialization in ADHD and LD and mood and anxiety disorders

Name: Katherine Beecher, MS
Title Mental health counselor
Address 251 Main St.
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, 6475
Telephone 860-388-4525
Areas Served Connecticut
Professional Associations: Organization Type Private Practice
Staff Under 3
Types of therapy interventions & theoretical orientations Child Assessment, Eclectic, Jungian
Disorders treated: ADHD/ADD, Adjustment disorders, Bipolar/mania, Depression/dysthymia, Neurological disorders, Personality disorders, Psychological testing, Womens Issues
Fees Set cash fee, Sliding-scale
Office Hours by appointment
Comments I have an extensive background in the treatment of children and adolescent issues as well as eating disorders. I have been recovered from a serious eating disorder myself for over 12 years. I have been in practice for over ten years. I provide testing for learning disabilities, gifted, auditory processing difficulties and ADHD as well as counseling. In addition to having a Masters in Counseling, I am also a former special education teacher. I can provide extensive knowledge of the PPT process for the parents after testing.

Name: Benjamin C. Nolan, Ph.D.
Title: Psychologist
Address: P.O. BOX 2605
MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut, 6457
Phone: (860) 347-2032
Areas Served: All of Connecticut
Professional Associations: American Psychological Association, Diplomate American Association of Disability Analyst
Research Interests: Learning Disabilities in Children, Adolescents & Adults
Organization Type: Private Practice
Staff: Under 3
Types of Therapy/Theoretical Orientations: Adult Assessment, Child Assessment, Neuro Assessment, Behavioral, Cognitive, Cognitive-behavioral, Eclectic, Family/Marital, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Learning Disabilities Specialist, Neuropsychological Assessment of Children & Adolescent, Couples and Marital Therapy
Disorders Treated: ADHD/ADD, Adjustment disorders, Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, Depression/dysthymia, Mens Issues, Personality disorders, Psychological testing, Schizophrenia/delusional disorders, Couples & Marital Issues, Children & Adolescents with Behavioral & learning Problems, Child & Adolescent Cognitive Rehabilitation for learning and School Related Problems
Fees: Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Set cash fee, Sliding-scale
Office Hours: M: 10am - 9:30 pm, T: 10am - 9:30pm, W: 10am -9:30pm, Th: 10am - 9:30pm, F: 10am - 6:30pm, Sa: available for emergencies, Su: Available for emergencies
Additional Information: I have 25 years of experience working with couples, children, adolescent and their families. I specialize in: Couples Therapy. And the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with learning and behavior problems. I am a diplomate in American Association of Disability Analyst. Please feel free to call me with inquiries.

08-07-04, 07:38 PM
Name: Richard Brand, M.D.
Title Psychiatrist
Address 120 North Main Street
New City, New York,
Telephone (914)638-2626
Areas Served: Professional Associations American Psychiatric Association
Organization Type Private Practice
Staff Under 3
Types of therapy Adult Assessment, Psychiatric Assessment, Eclectic, Family/Marital, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Adolescent Assessment
Disorders treated: ADHD/ADD, Adjustment disorders, Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, Bipolar/mania, Depression/dysthymia, Medication prescription, Mens Issues, Personality disorders, Womens Issues, Hypnosis
Fees Set cash fee
Office Hours M: 11am - 10pm, T: 9:30 am- 11pm, W: 1pm - 11pm, Th: 9:30 am - 11pm, F: 9am - 2pm, Sa: Emergency only, Su: Emergency only
Comments There are two psychiatrists practicing together. Dr. Brand works with adolescents and adults, while Dr. Jane Kelman treats only adults. The office performs comprehensive evaluations of all psychiatric illnesses, and specializes in adolescent assessment and treatment and in treatment resistant mood disorders in adolescents and adults. Both doctors provide medication management as well as psychotherapy.
|City: New Haven
Name: Marc D. Schwartz, MD
Name of practice: Adult ADD Center
Service provided: Diagnostic consultation, treatment with medication when appropriate, coaching, bi-weekly coaching and support groups.
Title: Psychiatrist
Type of organization: Private Practice
Age group: 17 years old and older
Modality: individal, medication, support groups
Professional asscociations: Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, CHADD,
Fees: Set fee
Insurance accepted: Out of network insurance only, in no managed care plans.
Office hours: Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM
Address: 26 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203 562-9873
Website: <>
Additional information: Serving the South Central Connecticut area.
Ed Feraco, L.C.S.W., CCBT., ABD.
Title: Clinical social worker
Address: P.O. Box 2481
Manchester, Connecticut,
Phone: (860) 247-2611
Areas Served:
Professional Associations: N.A.S.W., A.C.A., N.A.C.B.T., & A.P.A.
Research Interests: Elderly & HIV/AIDS, Aging in Urban America, and general social issues regarding HIV /AIDS
Organization Type: Private Practice
Staff: Under 3
Types of Therapy/Theoretical Orientations: Adult Assessment, Child Assessment, Psychiatric Assessment, Cognitive-behavioral, Eclectic, Humanistic
Disorders Treated: ADHD/ADD, Depression/dysthymia, Gay/lesbian Issues, Mens Issues, Aging, HIV / AIDS
Fees: Insurance, Medicare, Sliding-scale
Office Hours: M: 5pm - 7pm, T: 5pm - 8pm, W: 5pm - 7pm, Th: 5pm-8pm, F: 5-pm-7pm
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10-04-04, 04:44 PM
I have been having a very hard time finding resources in the Litchfield County are. Any suggestions?

12-10-04, 10:36 AM
Struckus, Joseph

409 Bantam Rd Ste A1
Litchfield , CT 06759
(860) 567-0096
County: Litchfield

Heard he is good! ADHD guy--- but ALWAYS a waiting list!!

I went to Dr. K in Danbury-- this guy REALLY knows his stuff!!! He is someone you can TRUST with ADHD issues.


12-15-04, 04:36 PM
I'm trying to find people in my area that also are supported by my insurance, Cigna.
I live in Woodbridge, New Haven County. New Haven, Orange, Milford, Ansonia are all close to me.

My insurance has a search engine for Providers covered by them, but I'm wondering if anyone knows any who are good with ADD.

here's the search engine, and my zip is 06525

Also I called up my Insurance and they gave me a list of people, I'd be willing to post it if anyone is willing to take a look.

12-15-04, 08:29 PM
She really knows her ADHD stuff-- and takes insurance! She is located in the Northfield section of Litchfield (right near Thomaston-- easy off Route 8).

Judith Ann Palinkas, MSW, LCSW
Northfield, CT


02-15-05, 09:44 PM
Also-- she sees children, as well as spouses of ADHDers (she is one herself! As well as the parent of an ADHD child). She has a GREAT children's room!!


08-28-05, 12:49 AM
Has anybody here ever gone to Marc Schwartz in New Haven CT?
He has an "ADD Skills Training Program" - has anyone participated in this program?

04-25-06, 04:31 PM
I've just gone through a very dissatisfying experience with the Connecticut Center for ADHD, which is part of ProHealth Physicians. I went for treatment of previously diagnosed adult ADHD. Nearly two months after my first visit, I hadn't received any treatment, or even a diagnosis. In the meantime, I had exactly three half-hour sessions with a Dr. Katz, who spent much of that time either reviewing his notes from the previous session or asking questions I'd previously answered. After each session, he said the Center would be in touch with me to set up the next appointment; each time, I waited weeks for a call that never came and ended up having to call the Center. The last time I called, an office staffer told me they were still waiting for a consulting panel to review my case -- "hopefully" that week, but no promises.

It might be plain ineptitude, but it appears more likely that this practice is stretched too thin, hoping to do a volume business rather than provide the personalized practice it advertises. In short, it's a medical McDonald's.

This experience taught me above all to avoid medical "centers," which seem designed primarily to deflect accountability. (After much Web surfing, I stiill can't figure who to complain to at ProHealth -- or even where to send my complaint.) From now on, I'll seek out individual doctors.

04-25-06, 08:52 PM
Hey Writer,

I'm not from CT, but I was checking "New Posts" and this came up. I'm sorry you had such crummy service, but I LOVE the way you wrote about it! Especially:

In short, it's a medical McDonald's . . .
This experience taught me above all to avoid medical "centers," which seem designed primarily to deflect accountability. (After much Web surfing, I stiill can't figure who to complain to at ProHealth -- or even where to send my complaint.)

Boy! I can really identify! I believe I've not only been to those type of "centers" - but I believe I recently worked at one. I think the part about "deflecting accountability" is good. I'll have to remember that one.

Wishing you a quick find for the good service you're looking for,

06-28-06, 12:46 PM
is this the dr. katz in middletown?

01-10-07, 01:49 PM
Hi all -

Starting to prepare for the possibility of moving from my general physician for my ADD treatment to a specialist. Anyone have any Pysch doc reccomendations in these areas? I live in Lebanon, so anything in SE CT would probably work, and I also work in anywhere in Hartford or between Lebanon and Hartford would be convenient.

Thanks in advance!

01-25-07, 12:49 PM
Writer 61:
Thank you for summarizing your experience at the ADHD center in Middletown. I wish I was a member of this group prior to taking my daughter there. We had the exact same experience.
And to answer Melv's question, yes this is Dr. Katz in Middletown, CT.

01-31-07, 05:09 PM
i would not recommend Dr Karashik; i went ot see him and he said he would send me and his psychiatric nurse the evaluation in two weeks.. it never came he never returned my calls and any time i contacted him he said he was working on it or that he would send it right out, ... this went on from sept 21 2006 when i saw him until after christmas. i finally recieved the evaluation after filling a complaint with the CT department of public health in january 2007.
does anyone know of a good add doc for diagnosis and stimulant medication in CT?

08-10-07, 03:51 PM
Definatley check out Dr. Reynolds in Middletown, CT. He works with both children and adults.

Good Luck!

11-19-07, 11:53 PM

My doctor, Marc Schwartz has just let me know that he is retiring from practice effective May 2008. I've been advised to seek a new provider for treatment. I'm looking for providers in the Danbury/Newtown area. My PCP Z. Michael Taweh in Danbury also offers ADD/ADHD treatment, however I'm hoping to find psychologist/psychiatrists in the region that specialize in it and would accept Cigna insurance

08-21-08, 09:53 AM
I am attempting to get a single place for people to go when they are looking for professional in their region to help with ADD - if you know a good reputable health care practitioner that treats adults with ADD by all mean do share - if one really really sucks then by all means do share that to -

With that said:

Please be advised readers are responsible for all research into any and all health care professionals as well as baring the sole responsibility for final ADD treatment decisions. ADDF doesn't recommend or endorse any one and all opinions shared by the member are the opinions of that member and in no way reflects the opinion of ADDF as a community

Although I won't delete recommendations for children I am mostly looking for adult ADD care

In the mean time I do have a collection of directories located in the diagnosis section than may be of use to some Where Can I Find a Health Care Professional? (

09-03-08, 01:32 AM
I read this while looking for some thing else else

A Comparison of the Effects of Amphetamines (Adderall etc.) and Methylphenidate (Ritalin etc.) on Symptoms of Adult ADD (

written by

Marc D. Schwartz, MD
The Adult ADD Center of New Haven
26 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Sounds like they treat Adult ADD to me

09-21-08, 10:16 PM
I'm having the same experience with Dr. Katz, CT center for ADD. I mean, after about 2 months I got diagnosed, but it takes weeks to get in there just to get my meds adjusted and I was under the impression I was going to get some counseling to get my life in order and not just drugs, but that doesn't seem to be the case so I'm still looking for a pdoc or counselor in hartford.

07-25-11, 02:33 AM
Where did you get this quote from - I just read it last and it really hit home - just curious... ' Please do not think me cold, for I do want loving arms to hold, but I am so sick of being used and abused...If I die alone tomorrow I die unbruised'