Bayside Counseling - Menunketesuck Island, Westbrook, CT  
Serving the Connecticut Shoreline  
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People seek counseling when they have a need for guidance and direction to handle important and often stressful situations and are open to learning new strategies to cope with or overcome obstacles in their lives.

A counselor can provide the ability to look at a problem objectively and identify the steps and goals needed to move towards a healthy resolution.

Because counselors are separate from the situation, they can help a client to better understand themselves, their decisions and why others around them make the choices they do. This self-awareness is a key factor in fully understanding one's role in a situation - a starting point from which growth and positive changes can be made to improve one's life.

At Bayside Counseling we provide our clients with the support and guidance they need to achieve their goals while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and respect for individuality and privacy.

  • Individual Therapy Sessions for Children, Adolescents and Adults

  • Family Therapy

  • Couples Therapy

  • Group Therapy:
    - Anger Management for Children
    - Young Girls Social Skills
    - Teenage Girls and Healthy Relationships
    - Parenting Classes

  • Support for the Community through Educational Presentations in Local Schools


Bayside Counseling is an outpatient private practice owned and operated by Dena Otrin, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Whether you are a child struggling to understand your parents divorce, a teen wanting to improve your self-esteem or an adult seeking a way to better your relationships, we can provide you with the support and guidance to help you.   Many clients come to us for treatment of medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.  Others look for assistance with situational matters such as family conflict, marital stress, grief, job stress, military deployments and ways to improve communication and relationships with others.  Providing our clients with the guidance, coaching and support to encourage effective change in their lives is our goal.

Our clients seek assistance with a variety of mental health concerns including: depression and anxiety, life changes and adjustment (addressed through coaching), self-esteem issues, cutting and self-injury, women’s issues, job-related stress, divorce, blended family issues, grief and loss, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), improving social skills, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), military readjustment, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, panic disorder, personality disorders, trauma including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Bayside Counseling is located in Westbrook, CT and provides mental health counseling services to residents of southern Connecticut and the Connecticut shoreline.  Towns and cities in these areas include: Niantic, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Ivoryton, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Clinton, Madison, Guilford and Killingworth.  We accept most insurances and are affiliated with several Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs).






We take client confidentiality very seriously - it is the basis for trust between counselor and client.  Click here for more information on HIPAA Privacy Laws that protect personal health information.

(860) 399-9500

(888) 232-7553

Bayside Counseling, LLC
1921 Boston Post Road #207
PO Box 47
Westbrook, CT 06498

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I-95 Exit 66 "Spencer Plains Road" (Northbound, take Right turn at end of ramp / Southbound, take Left at end of ramp). Go 1/3 mile and take Right onto Boston Post Road (Route 1). We are located in Trolley Square, approx 3/4 mile on your left.

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