Dennis Konadu


Dennis Konadu


Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, Licensed Addiction Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 007504
Secondary Credential: LICSW - 117980
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Fees: $150 per individual session
$200 per couples session
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


360 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor , Connecticut 06095
98 Lower Westfield Road
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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My Approach to Helping

Beginning mental health treatment can be daunting at first. You may have questions or even feel uncomfortable about speaking with someone. You may not even believe therapy can help address your difficulties. Here at Essential Services, this therapist has had experience addressing these questions and has employed a guiding style that is supportive of clients in their quest to find answers. This therapist can help you do the same by providing care that is unique to you, empowering and respectful of your needs. Whether you are here reading this for yourself or for someone you love, you have come to the right place. Now, please take the next step and allow this therapist to assist you in coming up with the best ways to address your needs.

Every client is unique in terms of the reasons they seek treatment and the results they get. Therefore, this therapist uses a client centered approach that prioritizes where the client is in their treatment journey or where they would like to begin. Depending on why the client seeks help, this therapist employs empirically supported treatments that have been tried and tested to address specific conditions; for example, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Anxiety; Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use problems and so on.

When it comes to how relationships with clients are formed, this therapist uses a team approach (you the client and me) as this shows respect for the client's autonomy and leads to building the best therapeutic relationships. This therapist believes that as the client, you know best how your symptoms impact you and so your input in your treatment is crucial. Unaddressed mental health and substance use problems lead to significant impairment in functioning and can compound medical and other issues you may have. Therefore, treating your mental health conditions is extremely important. This therapist has had significant experience over the last 17 years doing just that and is here to listen and support you on your journey. Beginning treatment can be difficult and this may not even be your first time doing so. What matters is that you are here now because you want to try again, so let's do it. Please reach out and we will take this next step into treatment together. Thank you.

More Info About My Practice

This therapist uses multiple treatment approaches depending on the client's presenting problems. These approaches are chosen after thorough assessments are completed, where necessary information about the client is gathered. Sometimes, a combination of these approaches are employed in treating the same client. This happens when the client presents with multiple difficulties that need addressing; for example when the client has both mental health and substance abuse problems. In every instance however, treatments that are chosen are ones that have been tried and tested, empirically supported and can be adapted to take into consideration the client's cultural background and other needs. This therapist has significant experience treating clients suffering from Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Substance Abuse and other disorders. Approaches that this therapist has used have included Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure Therapy and other forms of therapy depending on the client symptom presentation.

My Role as a Therapist

This therapist views his role in treatment as that of a guide. You as the client are the expert on what is going on with you and know your symptoms better than anyone. Your input in your treatment will thus be both crucial and welcomed. This therapist will work with you as a team and use a client-centered approach, that respects your autonomy to help you come up with the best approaches that best addresses your symptoms.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    I have experience working with people of all ages although a significant portion of my work has been with teens through older adults. I have specialized experience working with people who have drug and alcohol problems as I am a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. For last ten years until, August, 2022, I provided services to veterans who were homeless and suffered from severe mental and substance abuse problems.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Immigration issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Racism

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy

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