Mental Health Services in Sacred Spaces

The HOPE Connection

Helping Other People Excel

The HOPE Connection is a network of licensed clinicians who seek to bring clinical services to individuals within the context of their sacred space, the church.  The HOPE Connection aims to support the vast mental health needs of local congregants and the community. 

The HOPE Connection offers short-term mental wellness services.  The HOPE Connection recognizes the importance of the mind, body, and spirit being aligned and well. The HOPE Connection may use a variety of evidence-based techniques, skill sets, and interventions that are individualized. The HOPE Connection will provide six free sessions to each client and then refer to a long-term therapeutic community partner. 

The HOPE Connection will act as an extension of Heart to Heart Counseling by providing satellite locations throughout Fairfield and New Haven County. The satellite locations will be exclusively located within a church. 

Learn More

Heart to Heart Counseling partners with churches and faith communities to bring emotional healing to sacred spaces. If you would like to partner with Heart to Heart Counseling or learn more about this initiative, please call or email us. I would love to speak with you. 

Find out more

The Hope Connection Clinical Team

Natasha Wright, LCSW


Natasha is an avid social services practitioner and advocate. Natasha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working primarily with children, adolescents and adults. During Natasha's professional career, she has advocated and provided counseling services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Natasha also provides capacity building and leadership training and development for non-profit organizations. Additionally, Natasha is a motivational speaker and consultant. Natasha is dedicated to serving the marginalized and underserved populations. Natasha serves on the ministerial staff at Mt. Calvary Revival Center in New Haven, CT.  Natasha has over 10 years of experience serving various populations in the church and the community.  

Denise Newton, LCSW


Denise is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Connecticut with an office located in downtown Bridgeport. She works with children, young adults, individuals, and families using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client. Denise has over 19 years of experience working with diverse populations and in a variety of settings including church, behavioral health, middle school and foster care. She believes many changes happen as families grow and develop with the passing years, and is here to help with these transitions.