Child & Family Counseling Centers
CMHA provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy for those experiencing personal, emotional, interpersonal relationship, family and parenting, and substance abuse problems. The counseling program is staffed by licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, and counselors, as well as board certified psychiatrists and APRN’s.
|233 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
|255 Bank Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
New Britain: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Waterbury: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 6:00pm
The Family Based Recovery Program is an in home service program which provides family recovery and substance abuse treatment to families who have identified substance abuse issues and a child(ren) up to 3 years old in the home. The program also provides individual, family and group therapy and child attachment treatment. Clinicians work with child behavioral issues, housing, transportation and other basic needs of families. Services are provided between the hours of 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Crisis Team coverage is also provided.
Family Stability Project provides in-home, attachment based parent-child therapy and substance abuse treatment to families who have identified substance abuse issues and a child(ren) between ages of 0-3 months and 3-6months.The program includes therapy for families and individuals, weekly relapse prevention support groups, and services that aim to increase parents' understanding of child development, the importance of the parent-child relationship, as well as sobriety and mental health needs.
The IFP program provides in-depth, at-home family support and parent counseling on a 24-hour seven-day-a-week basis for families at risk of having children removed, or whose children have returned from out-of-home placement. A range of clinical and concrete services are provided, including parenting education, advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, life management, and problem solving. Reunification services are designed to stabilize and support the family system.
Multidimensional Family Therapy Program (MDFT)
233 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051
The Multidimensional Family Therapy Program (MDFT) is an innovative and evidence-based family-driven substance abuse program for adolescents and their families. MDFT is recognized as one of the most promising interventions for substance abuse, working with families in their home, school, and the community to consider all components in an adolescent’s life in order to promote positive long-term change. Services include, but are not limited to: family therapy, individual therapy with parents, consultation with schools, court and/or DCF coordination, substance abuse assessment, medication management, and integrated case management.
Parenting Support Services (PSS)
255 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
(860) 482-8561 x. 1770
Parenting Support Services is an in-home, evidenced based program that helps parents manage their child’s behavior and become independent, resourceful problem solvers. Parents/Caregivers are given the tools to create a positive and safe home learning environment that will help develop and nurture their child’s behavioral, emotional, and cognitive strengths. PSS builds upon the conviction that a positive and safe home environment can be preserved by increasing positive parent-child interaction within the home.
Reunification & Therapeutic Family Time (RTFT)
255 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
The mission of Reunification and Therapeutic Family Time (RTFT) is to reunite children with their families. This intensive, home-based program works to return children who are residing with resource families to their biological families through a permanency plan. RTFT is designed for families with children ages birth to 17 who have been removed from the home due to protective service concerns including abuse and neglect, parental substance abuse, family violence, mental health concerns, or limited parenting ability. RTFT is used to assist children and their families in maintaining or reestablishing relationships that are healthy and safe for the child. Services generally last two to three months.