Child & Family Counseling Centers
CMHA provides individual, family and group psychotherapy for children and families experiencing personal, emotional, family and parenting, and substance abuse problems. Our counseling programs are staffed by licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, and counselors, as well as board certified psychiatrists and APRN’s.
233 Main Street
100 Commercial Boulevard
New Britain: Monday - Thursday from 8am-7pm, Friday from 8am-6 pm, and Saturday from 9am-1 pm.
Torrington: Monday & Thursday from 8am-7pm, Tuesday & Wednesday from 8am-6pm, and Friday from 8am-5 pm.
Waterbury: Monday - Friday from 8:30am-6 pm.
CGC's provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families. Individual, family, and group modalities are utilized in accordance with a treatment plan developed by the client/family and the clinician. Psychiatric assessment and medication management are also provided.
Clients and families are assisted with behavioral problems, ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, difficulties in school, and aggression. Issues related to family disruption such as divorce, visitation and reunification are also addressed.
Services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Child Psychiatrists, and Licensed Counselors. Funding for the Clinic and its programs is partially provided by the Department of Children and Families and the United Way of Central Connecticut.
CMHA's Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy program provides therapeutic learning and behavioral health counseling with a Licensed Professional Clinician who is certified as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning (ESMHL) by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). Through gentle, skill-building exercises, clients are guided by the therapist in partnership with the horse in cognitive behavioral therapy in both ground and stable work.
Equine therapy is ideal for the "stuck" client, the resistant client, the client who does not respond to traditional therapy, or for those simply wanting a unique experience. For clients age 7 or older.
SHINE Extended Day Treatment Program
255 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
SHINE Extended Day Treatment (EDT) Program is designed to help children and adolescents (ages 5 to 17) in the Greater Waterbury area. The program provides therapeutic services for up to 6 months, and clients attend 2-5 days/week, Monday-Friday. The program operates 52 weeks per year, with schedules based around the Waterbury public school calendar.
The program accepts children ages 5-17 who have had difficulties stabilizing in lower levels of care; present with behavioral and emotional problems of moderate severity; and these problems lead to persistent difficulties with peer, sibling, and/or family relationships and their daily functioning.
Our client-centered approach involves the child and caregiver with the formulation of treatment goals and ongoing therapeutic supports. Family and multi-family therapy interventions are scheduled throughout the entire course of treatment. Our office is conveniently located on a city bus route. Transportation services are available for Husky insured clients.
If you would like to make a referral to SHINE, please click here to access the statewide referral form.
SHINE referrals should be faxed directly to our Waterbury office at 203-596-3752.