Last updated: 4/1/2020

Carolinda Simoes-Velt, MS, LMFT (203) 927-0837
Last Updated: 4/1/2020
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Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Couple or Marital Issues Depression Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Parenting Issues Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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Carolinda Simoes-Velt, MS, LMFT
21 Rice Terrace, Suite 313
Branford, CT 06405  

(203) 927-0837

Office Hours:
Mon11:00am – 9:00pm
Tue11:00am – 9:00pm
Wed9:00am – 9:00pm
Thu2:00pm – 9:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 6 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling


Years of Experience: 14

CT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) [000944]

Credentials and Certifications:
Approved Supervisor AAMFT
Child and Adolescent Therapist
Clinical Fellow AAMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $135
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $135

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

AETNA (Open Choice) Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)
AETNA Health Health Net
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem Health Plans) Managed Health Network
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Century Preferred) TRICARE

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Young Adults (18-25)
Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Biracial Children of Divorce College Students Diabetes Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Parent Guidance Relational Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Coaching Crisis Intervention Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Italian Portuguese
Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)