Mental Health

ARTS FOR HEALING

24 Grove Street, New Canaan

203-972-2982

www.artsforhealing.org

Offers music and art therapy for children and teens with disabilities.

CENTER FOR HOPE

590 Post Road, Darien

203-655-4693

www.familycenters.org

Individual, group and family counseling for persons of all ages facing the loss of a loved one, or a life-threatening illness to themselves or a family member.

THE CENTER FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS COUNSELING AND EDUCATION

880 Canal Street, Suite 2B, Stamford

203-329-2929 24-Hour Hotline

203-348-9346 Main Number

1-888-999-5545 Toll-Free Hotline

1-888-568-8332 Spanish Hotline

thecenter-ct.org

Free and confidential support services for sexual assault victims and their families, including counseling and support groups.

 

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER OF MID-FAIRFIELD COUNTY

100 East Avenue, Norwalk

203-299-1315

www.childguidancect.org

Offers a full-range of prevention, evaluation, and treatment services that consist of:

• Assessment that includes an orientation to our services, initial screening to define problems, and appropriate referral.

• Psychological and developmental testing to help clarify a child’s problems and treatment needs.

• Individual, parent guidance, family therapy, case management, outreach services and group psychotherapy as appropriate for each individual.

 

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT

196 Greyrock Place, Stamford

203-324-6127

2-1-1 24-Hour Crisis Hotline/ Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Unit

www.childguidancect.org

Treatment Programs and Prevention Programs

• Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy Program

• Children and Parent Resource Team

• Community Emergency Response Program

• Crime Victims Assistance and Community Policing Partnership

• Emergency Mobile Crisis Services

• Intensive Home Based Services

• Lower Fairfield county Child Sexual Abuse Response Team

• Parent Consultation Service

• Professional Consultation Service

 

DARIEN FAMILY YOUTH OPTIONS

2 Renshaw Road, Darien

203-655-8973

Helps children and teenagers build the skills necessary to face the temptation of activities that may be harmful to themselves or others. Our services include:

• Anger management programs

• Assessment and intervention

• Drug testing

• Group therapy and parenting help

• Individual and family counseling

• Peer mentor groups

• Relapse prevention

• Telephone consultation

DOMUS FOUNDATION

225 Washington Boulevard, Stamford

203-324-4458

domuskids.org

Provides love, structure, and support at their charter schools, residential programs, and community programs, which enable children and families to reach their full potential. Their ability to build relationships helps children and families who may be struggling to focus on their strengths and make good choices.

FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S AGENCY

9 Mott Avenue, 4th Floor, Norwalk

203-855-8765

www.familyandchildrensagency.org

Connects individuals and families in crisis, or at transitional moments of their lives, with skilled professionals in counseling, mental health and substance abuse services, senior services, family support, youth development, homeless services, mentoring and adoption programs.

 

FAMILY CENTERS Darien/New Canaan

590 Boston Post Road, Darien

203-655-0547 Phone (call or see Web site for other locations)

www.familycenters.org

Offers counseling, education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. Programs include:

• Bright Beginnings; Preschool and Early Childhood Education.

• Families in Crisis; Family Centers’ comprehensive network of counseling, support and referral services.

• Fostering Independence; through vocational and career training, housing resources, counseling and self-sufficiency programs.

• Workplace Resources; WorkLife Solutions provides comprehensive employee assistance programs, work-life services.

 

FOUR WINDS HOSPITAL

800 Cross River Road, Katonah, NY

914-763-8151 or 1-800-528-6624

www.fourwindshospital.com

Provides quality inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment services for children, adolescents and adults. Serves as a leading specialized provider of inpatient psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents.

 

HALL-BROOKE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

47 Long Lots Road, Westport

203-227-1251

1-800-LIFE-NOW (543-3669)

www.hallbrooke.org

Provides a continuum of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, chemical dependency, and supportive services for children, adolescents and adults.

HEALTHY MINDS CT

203-840-1187

www.healthymindsct.org/home

Our mission is to ensure a high-quality mental health system promoting recovery and wellbeing for the residents of Southwestern Connecticut.  Healthy Minds Connecticut provides our 14 communities with a voice in planning and monitoring the behavioral health system. We engage all stakeholder groups in identifying needs, reviewing services, making recommendations, and stimulating new initiatives. We develop priorities for the region and state, and we connect people and programs.

 

KIDS IN CRISIS

One Salem Street, Cos Cob

203-622-6556

203-327-KIDS (5437) 24-Hour Confidential Helpline

www.kidsincrisis.org

Protects infants, children and teens from abuse and family crisis. Provides free, round-the-clock crisis intervention, counseling, emergency shelter, local prevention programs, and advocacy throughout Connecticut. A Teen Talk Outreach Counselor is available to all students at New Canaan High School during the school year.

 

LIBERATION PROGRAMS, INC.

125 Main Street, Stamford

203-356-1980

www.liberationprograms.org

Offers substance abuse education, treatment and prevention to adults, adolescents and families.

NEW CANAAN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN & YOUTH SERVICES

77 Main Street, New Canaan

203-594-3076

www.newcanaan.info

The mission of the Youth Services is to help New Canaan youth and families to function optimally by developing programs and activities that address developmental needs, as well as helping youth and families obtain appropriate social services and resources.   

NEW LEARNING CENTER

49 John Street, Southport

203-307-3030

Works with agencies, schools and professionals to provide continuity of care by offering individual, couples and family therapies, as well as a broad range of specialty services. Specialized groups for children are offered for helping with social skills in grades 3–12.

POSITIVE DIRECTIONS

420 Post Road West, Westport

203-227-7644

www.positivedirections.org

The programs of Positive Directions support these primary goals:

• To encourage a supportive environment for individuals and families to seek treatment and develop a substance-free lifestyle.  

• To help employers and employees cope with substance abuse and other problems in the workplace.

• To provide information, counseling and support to people involved with alcohol, drugs and other destructive behavior to motivate them to accept treatment. • To reach youth before they become involved with alcohol, drugs or other risky behavior and to help them make responsible decisions.  

RENFREW CENTER OF CONNECTICUT

436 Danbury Road, Wilton

1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)

www.renfrew.org

Provides treatment for eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating.

RESOURCES TO RECOVERY

www.rtor.org

www.rtor.org provides mental health information and referrals to behavioral health treatment and other supports –we get over 30,000 visits to the website monthly.  We have Resource Specialists who are available by phone or email to provide personalized assistance to families to connect them with help -this is a free service and available to anyone who contacts us from across the US.  Although our website has a national reach, we are based in Stamford out of Laurel House and work most closely with families living in Fairfield and Westchester counties.

SILVER HILL HOSPITAL

208 Valley Road, New Canaan 

203-966-3561

1-800-899-4455

www.silverhillhospital.org

Provides substance abuse and psychiatric treatment for adolescents and adults, including inpatient and outpatient treatment, day programs with schooling facilities, and chemical dependency groups. 

SPED*NET (THE SPECIAL EDUCATION NETWORK) OF NEW CANAAN

P.O. Box 1612, New Canaan

203-966-9709

www.spednet.org

A parent and professional network interested in special education issues.  Offers seminars during the school year, maintains a "listserv," provides handouts and information, and has a variety of videos and books to loan members.

WILKINS CENTER

7 Riversville Road, Greenwich

203-531-1909

www.wilkinscenter.com

Outpatient psychiatric, medical and nutritional service center devoted to the diagnosis and holistic treatment of pediatric and adult eating disorders, weight management, and psychiatric disorders.