Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Mental Health

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
The previous National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

Phone: 988

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ABC – Adjustment to Baby Challenges Support Circle

Free support group for mothers expecting and with new babies.
Circle meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Babes in arms are welcome to be brought to this group, as well as young walkers at your discretion. No childcare is available onsite at this time.
Call for Information: (860)490-3120 Amanda Salvo, Facilitator for ABC
(860)385-1574 Jackie Levin, LMFT, MF, MA, Facilitator

BE here Now Yoga & Fitness Studios, 134 Elm Street

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Apple Valley Behavioral Health

Apple Valley Behavioral Health, LLC is a private counseling practice for Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. AVBH is comprised of licensed clinical staff with extensive backgrounds and experiences in the fields of psychology, counseling, and education. Our clinicians are passionate and have dedicated their lives to helping those in need. All of our therapists are trained in leading evidenced-based interventions designed to reduce distress and enhance the social, emotional, and behavioral health and wellness of others. Our therapists understand that each counseling experience is unique and should be tailored to the specific needs of the individual, couple, or family system seeking support.

791 S Main St

Phone: 860-378-8090 or

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Beacon Counseling

Beacon Counseling specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adolescents and early childhood.
Helping clients understand the mechanics or reasoning and perspective. In addition to working with the whole family to construct parenting strategies for (depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD)
Cope with loss (ex: divorce, death) Break down barriers and foster effective communication.
Establish constructive communication to empower children.
Develop strategies for positive reinforcement. Provide support for 504 & IEP planning.
Counseling for blended and non-traditional families.
Facilitating family mediation.
Implementation of positive outlook and behavior.

David Pecirep MS, LPC

209 Main Street , Unit 1A

Phone: Scheduling: 860-694-9312

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Beehive Counseling & Wellness LLC

Provides a wide range of services, including individual, couples and family therapy. We help with anxiety and trauma, and provide affirming individual and group care to LGBT, gender expansive and Trans individuals.
Many of our therapists provide EMDR therapy - a brain-based treatment that’s been proven effective. Our therapists also provide CBT, DBT, and help with ADHD, adolescent issues, and parenting.
Additional offices in Bloomfield and Manchester.

51 N Main ST., STE 2A

Phone: 860-281-1133

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Blossoming Butterflies

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years working in direct care with adolescents as well as adults in various settings such as residential, and transitional homes offered to individuals who are reintegrating back into the community after incarceration, within the school setting, in the home and office. Utilizing a client-centered approach acknowledges that every individual is unique.

Services include ;
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Child or Adolescent, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Communication Issues, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Parenting

Approaches include;
Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family/Marital Therapy, Dialectical (DBT), Person-Centered, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused


Phone: 860-406-3610

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Center for Divorce and Healing

Taylor Leigh, MSW is the founder of the Center for Divorce and Healing, a practice that addresses the emotional, psychological, AND legal process of divorce comprehensively. She educates about "the process" and addresses the sensitive needs of changing family systems via Divorce Mediation, Divorce Support, and Marriage Counseling.
Taylor is deeply committed to helping you navigate the emotional, psychological, and legal process of divorce or relationship transition with far more control in direction and positive outcomes.
Taylor has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families through critical life transitions.


Phone: 203-560-2501

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Comfort Zone Camp

Comfort Zone Camp is a bereavement camp for children who have lost a parent, primary care giver or sibling, ages 7-17. They provide camps all around the US, with the nearest ones around us being NJ, NY and MA. The camp is free of charged to the campers, and provide wonderful and healthy tools and resources for children to deal with their grief.

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Connecticut Clearinghouse

A Library and Resource Center providing information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness, and other related topics.

334 Farmington Avenue

Phone: 860-793-9791 or 800-232-4424

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Cornerstone Counseling Center

Cornerstone Counseling Center offers in person and telehealth psychotherapeutic services to kids, adolescents, adults, couples and families presenting with a wide variety of needs. Medical management is available.

Additional locations:
630 Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479

45 S Main Street, Suite 200
West Hartford, CT 06107

966 S Main Street
Plantsville, CT

Phone: 860-863-1001

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CT Department of Children and Families

Working together with families and communities to improve child safety, ensure that more children have permanent families, and advance the overall well-being of children is the central focus of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF protects children who are being abused or neglected, strengthens families through support and advocacy, and builds on existing family and community strengths to help children who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges, including those committed to the Department by the juvenile justice system.

DCF provides numerous services including;
Adolescent Services
Child Protective Services
Exit Plan/Positive Outcomes for Children
Foster and Adoption Services
Juvenile Services
Mental Health Services
Medical Health and Wellbeing Services
Substance Use Services


Region 6, One Grove Street, 4th Floor
New Britian,

Phone: 860-832-5200

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Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP)

The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership® (ECCP®) is a state funded program that helps to improve the social-emotional skills of children from birth to age five. There is no cost to the childcare program or families. This is a voluntary program, so teachers, centers and families only receive this service if they would like to.

In their Core Classroom program, master's level ECCP® Consultants partner with directors and teachers to decide which social-emotional strategies to use in the classroom and with any chosen children. Common reasons to call ECCP® include things like supporting children with challenging behaviors, creating new routines or improving transitions. This strengths-based service focuses on helping the teaching team, so they can best support the classroom’s needs. ECCP® is best when used early, before more challenging behaviors occur.

ECCP also offers programs for family childcare providers or in the child's home.

Contact the ECCP consultant assigned to Southington for more information:
Ruth Clark, LMSW
Early Childhood Consultant
Wheeler Clinic, 74 East St, Plainville, CT
T: (860) 461-5035
Or find the ECCP consultant for your town at

Phone: (860) 704-6378

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empowerHER was formed in 2013 as a grassroots movement in a small coastal town in Massachusetts by founder Cara Belvin. In an effort to bring teenage girls together on Mother’s Day weekend, and simply build community for girls + women who could relate to the loss of their mothers, word quickly spread across the country. Today, empowerHER provides an integrated series of programming year-round, at no charge to the family, in the United States and the United Kingdom.
They now serve all children and young adults of any parent loss.

Events are community-based, volunteer-driven and non-therapeutic and serve to remind children that they are not alone in their grief.
Their mentor program consists of caring + strong adult role models who have also experienced parent loss and help show them that loss is survivable.

759 Chief Justice Cushing Highway #317
Cohasset, Massachusetts

Phone: (617) 648-9559

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Family Enrichment Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut's Family Enrichment Center helps families achieve parenting goals through a blend of services.
The Family Enrichment Center provides services to enhance parent child interaction via, groups and one-on-one connections, in your home and/or virtually.
The Family Enrichment Center services are modeled after the nationally recognized evidenced based Parents as Teachers curriculum. Parents as Teachers curriculum is designed to support families in learning more about child development, health and safety, and getting their child ready to start school. Parents as Teachers services can start any time before the child starts kindergarten, including during a parent’s pregnancy. These services reach pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents and caregivers of children under the age of 5.
The Family Enrichment Center services also include Parenting Connections. Parenting Connections are groups that include topics on parenting, relationships, development, nurturing, discipline and creative play experiences.
The Family Enrichment Center services also include specifically designed supports for our fathers. These services vary from small-group conversations about parenting, to in-home or virtual support and one-on-one coaching. Our Father Involvement Parent Educator can work individually with fathers to help navigate a shared role in parental involvement.

HHC New Britain General Campus, 32 Hawkins Street
New Britain,

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Family Forward Advocacy CT

Family Forward Advocacy CT is dedicated to supporting families raising children with early developmental trauma (EDT), attachment disruption, and those formed through adoption. FFACT develops parent partnerships and strengthens family integrity practices across child-serving systems. We build awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact they have on children and their families, and we empower the voices of parents committed to both parenting thru trauma and advocating for change.

Advocate Services - Direct Services to Parents & Defense Attorney Coordinated Support
Advocacy Training - Empower Your Voice to Advocate for your Child's Special Needs; Public Policy Reform ACTion Planning, Coaching & Organizing
Education - Therapeutic Parenting Live Discussions & Webinars; Activate Your Voice Advocacy Planning Course and Parent Mentoring; Parenting Thru Trauma Podcast
Information and Resource Sharing, News, Links, Talks, and Partner Introductions
Connection - Professional Representation and Clinical Services Referrals
Outreach - Provider Partnership Services and Parent Support Group
Networking - Federal Child Welfare Public Policy Reform Action Opportunities in concert with Family Forward Foundation, the Family Forward Project, and the Grandma Warriors

99 Whispering Brook Drive

Phone: 860-505-0548

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Gentle Mama Counseling

Mischa Hadaway, LCSW, CD(DONA) is a perinatal therapist, working with clients who are planning a someday family, currently expecting, recently postpartum, or grieving a loss. This includes families who are managing theri journey through fertility, birth trauma and parenting with or without a partner.
Consultations are free. Sessions can be provided virtually.

West Hartford,

Phone: 860-215-4710

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Hartford HealthCare Behavioral and Mental Health

The Hartford HealthCare system offers several mental and behavioral health options.

Inpatient Services
Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.
Psychiatric and substance abuse consultations for other inpatient units.
Inpatient services for adults and geriatric patients.
Central intake, triage and referral for hospital outpatient services that allows timely and efficient intakes within 48 hours.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Addiction, Pregnancy And My Baby.

Outpatient Services
We customize our programs to fit each individual's needs and give our clients the tools to achieve the best possible results.

The Counseling Center, 98 Main Street, Southington
Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
All programs include ongoing psychiatric evaluation and medication management. Clinical and administrative staff are fully bilingual and culturally competent. Intensive Outpatient Groups and suboxone treatment.

Senior Care
For older adults, anxiety, depression, stress, and other conditions can be compounded by age-related issues like the deaths of loved ones, declining physical health and a loss of independence.

Substance Abuse
Our programs are designed to meet our clients' unique needs with customized care programs.

Natchaug Hospital is the key provider of a regional system of care for children, adolescents and adults who are living with mental illness and substance abuse problems.

At Rushford, the challenges of addiction and mental health issues are met by the passion of specialists who treat every client with care, compassion and respect — throughout their time with us, and even after.

The Institute of Living (IOL) is one of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorders.

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Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network

The Behavioral Health Network provides the full continuum of both mental health and substance abuse recovery services, personalized to the needs of every client and integrated with their primary care health needs.

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Hop Brook Counseling Center

Hop Brook Counseling Center is a group or licensed mental health practitioners of varying specialties and can provide support to individuals and families of all ages and mental health needs.  
They have video telehealth sessions for those who are seeking support, but are following social distancing guidelines and are not able to come into our offices. They have therapists available to provide counseling as well as a nurse practitioner who can provide more thorough psychiatric evaluations for those in need.  This can all be done from the comfort and safety of the patients own home. All providers are in-network with Aetna, Anthem BC/BS, Cigna and Husky health networks*.*(individual telehealth coverage may vary)    Patients can self refer directly by calling 860-259-4282 or by emailing

1187 Queen St

Phone: 860-259-4282

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Hope and Support Group

Hope & Support Groups provide a safe and confidential space for parents, guardians, and others who are concerned about a loved one’s substance use or addiction. All families are welcomed and encouraged to utilize these services at no cost.
• Free membership
• All meetings have two facilitators, a licensed professional, and a para-professional with lived experience.
• Event information, educational resources, Q&A, and speakers
• 12-Panel Drug Tests for $5.00

Every Thursday rotating through these locations:

Meriden 7:00pm-8:30pm
TriCircle Offices
169 Colony Street
Second Floor, Room 28
Parking and Entrance are located at the back of the building.

Colchester 6:00pm-7:30pm
51 Hayward Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415
Brick building, left door. Lots of on-street parking

Somers 6:00pm-7:30pm
The Story Barn
952 Main St.

Sponsored by TriCircle, Inc., a Connecticut 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to break the cycle of relapse and recidivism that exists in the current system of addiction recovery.

Phone: 860-349-7074

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Hospital for Special Care

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth-largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. HSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder.

The Autism Center is a specialized interdisciplinary program for children and adolescents experiencing symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) offering outpatient services, inpatient care, and partial hospital program. They currently have a waitlist and prioritize children under 5 for early intervention.

2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain,

Phone: (860) 223-2761

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Infinity Music Therapy Services

Infinity Music Therapy Services offers high-quality, client-centered music therapy, music lessons, and early childhood music services at their location, in home or at your child's school or childcare. We also offer dance and movement therapy as well as dance lessons.

Infinity Music Therapy Services is the only perinatal music therapy services provider in the state of Connecticut. We work with expecting families from the second trimester on providing assistance with child birth education through the creative arts, original womb song/ lullaby creation, music therapy assisted childbirth, early childhood/family bonding through music, early intervention through music therapy, and more.

We offer in-person services, sessions in the home, virtual and telehealth services, depending on the type of service.
We have experience treating children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, neurological disorders, and more.

196 Queen Street, Southington,

Phone: (860) 518-5557

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Institute of Living

The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health facilities in the country, and the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut. Today as Hartford Hospital's Divison of Mental Health, the Institute is a leading not-for-profit provider of comprehensive care for behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorders as well as a center for research and education. The Institute of Living offers services for all ages.

The Institute's Child and Adolescent Departments and Services include:
ACCESS Mental Health CT
Autism Consultation Service
Day Treatment Programs
Outpatient Care
School Avoidance
Special Education
Independent School Health Check (ISHC)
Mental Health in Independent School Communities (MHISC)

Child and Adolescent Services available at Grace S. Webb School in Hartford and The Webb School at Cheshire

200 Retreat Ave

Phone: (860) 545-7000

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Jennifer Charbonnier, PhD, LMFT, LLC

Marital and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Specialty is working with families with kids with behavioral and emotional struggles, parental coaching, and school collaboration.

, 51 North Main Street

Phone: 860 388-3520

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KidsMentalHealthInfo by Child Health and Development Institute of CT, Inc. helps parents and caregivers in Connecticut and beyond understand their child’s behavior and mental health issues. The website answers frequently asked questions, helps families navigate treatment options, and provides links to Connecticut and national resources. The site can be viewed in English and Spanish and includes special sections on trauma, early childhood mental health, school-based mental health, and evidence-based treatments. The site also has a section for professionals working with young children in Connecticut.

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Klingberg Family Centers

Klingberg Family Centers is a private, nonprofit multi-service agency providing help to thousands of persons across Connecticut each year. Our goal is to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms, severe family problems and mental health issues. Through an array of group care, special education, foster care and community programs, children and parents are given the encouragement and skills they need to function more effectively at home, in school and in their community. The main campus is located in New Britain, Connecticut. They also offer a wide range of community services from the office in Hartford.

Klingberg Family Centers promotes and ensures equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We are committed to eliminating all discrimination and value our diverse workforce, client population, and community.

370 Linwood St
New Britain,

Phone: General Information (860) 832-5503

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Life Source Center, Inc.

The Life Source Center is a nonprofit group practice composed of licensed clinicians in various fields of behavioral health such as couples and family therapy, alcohol and drug counseling and individual counseling specializing in anxiety and depression.

The Life Source Center also provides Relationship counseling services by a licensed marriage & family therapist to couples struggling with relationship issues. These issues include conflict resolution, developing negotiation skills and recapturing a sense of intimacy. Couple’s counseling also deals with issues of infidelity.

710 Main Street

Phone: 860.628.8474

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Maika, Inc. provides access to safe shelters and other required support services to victims of domestic abuse and violence among the immigrant population of all origins, especially South Asian and Middle-Eastern communities. Maika supports women to be autonomous through a full array of assistance measures including emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, counseling, assisting with job search and legal aid.

Phone: 203-777-0455

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Mobile Crisis Intervention Services

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services serves children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis.
It can help youth avoid the negative consequences that can result from mental health crises (such as juvenile arrests) and can help address issues in young children while they are still young.
By dialing 2-1-1 and, when prompted, pressing ‘1’ for ‘crisis’, and then “1” again for “Mobile Crisis” police can gain access to Mobile Crisis’ 14 teams of nearly 150 trained mental health professionals across the state that can respond immediately, face-to-face or by phone, to help manage the child’s behavioral or emotional crisis.
This could include a child threatening to harm themselves or others and uncontrolled anger or aggression.
Note that even preschool children can benefit from these services.
In Connecticut, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) provides these crisis services for children and youth through the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (EMPS).

Phone: Call 2-1-1, then pick 1 for crisis and 1 for mobile crisis

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Next Steps Parent Support Group

The Next Steps Parent Support Group is for parents of children with special needs in the Southington area and is a place to bring questions, find support and take part in general discussions on topics relevant to family caregiving. Next Steps connects family caregivers directly to other family caregivers to share information. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at The Summit in Plantsville.
For more information about the support group, contact Lori at or Carrie at

261 Summit St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Perspectives Center for Care, Inc.

Perspectives Center for Care, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to the well-being of individuals, families and communities. We strive to provide the most effective forms of therapy through research and state of the art programs.
The agency provides behavioral health, substance use and medication services to children, adolescents and adults.

Services, which are available in 6 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish and Croatian) include:
Counseling Services
Reunification Services
Intensive Outpatient Program
Substance Use Services
Medication Management
Parenting Programs
Group Counseling
Developmental Services
Pet Assisted Therapy
Case Management Services
Services for Victims of Abuse & Violence

Bristol ∼ Waterbury ∼ Meriden ∼ Danbury,

Phone: (860) 276-3000

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Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education.

Planned Parenthood offers a wide variety of services including Birth Control, STD Testing and Treatment, Mental Health, Pregnancy Testing and Planning, Prenatal and Postpartum Services, Gender-Affirming Care, and more! Services may be available in person or through telehealth.

There are over a dozen clinic across the state with the closest locations being in Meriden, West Hartford, Waterbury, and Hartford.

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Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter (PSI CT)

The mission of Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter (PSI-CT) is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment for perinatal wellbeing throughout Connecticut.
They are currently meeting virtually.

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PROUD: Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorders

PROUD serves pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder, in the Greater Hartford and New Britain areas.

PROUD teams will complete a family needs assessment with eligible women and their household members to create a plan to address individual and family needs around: substance use and mental health treatment, connections to medical providers (including prenatal care), employment, housing, and recovery support.

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Prudence Crandall Center

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc is the oldest domestic violence program in Connecticut. PCC offers comprehensive services to women, men, and children who are victims of domestic violence and is the only domestic violence program serving these nine Connecticut towns: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Kensington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Terryville.

594 Burritt Street
New Britian, CT

Phone: 860-225-5187

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Safe Connect CT

Concerned about an abusive situation? Reach out to Safe Connect Connecticut, the statewide domestic violence hotline that covers 18 member programs, including the Prudence Crandall Center. They receive the calls, do a thorough assessment of needs, emotional support, safety planning, and options, and then, depending on what the clients are searching for, they may provide help obtaining counseling/support groups, shelter, housing assistance, basic needs.
Call (888) 774-2900, email or chat at

Phone: (888) 774-2900

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Safe Haven for Newborns

The CT Safe Havens Act For Newborns is a law that allows anyone to safely drop off a newborn baby, within the first 30 days of life, to any hospital emergency room in Connecticut, without being subject to arrest for abandonment.
The closest Safe Haven drop-off points are at the Hospital of Central CT Bradley campus on Meriden Ave, Bristol Hospital, and Midstate Medical Center.

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SEPI-CT (Substance Exposed Pregnancy Initiative of Connecticut) works with both providers and families across Connecticut to bring awareness to substance exposure during pregnancy, and to ensure families have access to the treatment, recovery, and support resources they need.

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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services

SMPsychotherapy & Counseling, believes that every woman has a unique and special purpose in life. Our goal is to help women tap into that purpose by unlocking their potential for growth, creativity, and self-transformation. We want to assist women as they create meaningful and fulfilling relationships with their families and loved ones.

No one can unlock their fullest potential without a strong support system, however. That’s why we also offer counseling for couples, families, teens, and children. Our practice believes in the power of families and communities to help women craft a legacy of joy, healing, and empowerment in life.

Services Include;
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Depression Therapy, Anxiety Treatment, Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Counseling for Women, Psychiatric Services, Substance Abuse Counseling, Online Therapy, Sex Therapy, Immigration Evaluations, LGBTQIA Therapy, Men's Therapy, Grief Therapy, Therapy for Parents, Trauma Therapy, In-Home Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Anger Management and more.

750 Main St

Phone: (203) 800-9778

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Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory

The Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory, a comprehensive guide to behavioral health and community resources in Southington, is available online at the Connecticut Clearinghouse website, as well as through the Town of Southington, Southington Public Library, Plainville-Southington Regional Health District, Southington Youth Services, and Southington Community Services.
This directory includes comprehensive information about local behavioral health resources, including outpatient and inpatient care for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as details about confidential assessments, short and long-term counseling, psychotherapy, family therapy, and mental health treatment.
The directory also includes information about accessing transportation and food as well as new information regarding drug collection drop boxes, treatment for opioid misuse, health services and advocacy.
The directory, part of the Southington Health Outreach Project, is a collaboration between the Bradley H. Barnes & Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust at Main Street Community Foundation and Wheeler Clinic.

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Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success

Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) is leading Southington's charge against substance abuse. They work to inform the community about risky behaviors, while also striving to limit access, and promote policy change.

196 North Main St

Phone: (860)-276-6285

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Southington Youth Services

Southington Youth Services provides resources and a voice for youth including:
Parent Information Series
Juvenile Review Board
Babysitting Certification Class
CPR classes
When I'm In Charge classes for young teens
Kristen's Kloset, prom dresses, accessories and support for high school students
Hope and Support Group for parents whose children are struggling with addiction or learning to live without substances
Youth Volunteering Program

196 North Main St

Phone: (860)-276-6281

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The Alliance – Psychology, Advocacy, & Support

The Alliance is a team of Master's Level psychotherapists who will work with you or your loved ones. They specialize in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Adjustment Problems for adolescents and adults, and work with those who have major mental illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, and/or a Personality Disorder.
As a group, they are supportive of, and allied with, the LGBTQ+, trans, and Gender Queer community. Provide affirmation and understanding, support, and advocacy.
Serving Connecticut in office and via telehealth.

Available Services
- Psychotherapy with empathy and compassion from a team of experts who build supportive and empowering relationships.

- Psychological Assessment, Diagnosis, Report Writing, and initial Treatment Planning.

- General Psychological and Behavioral Issues​
Depression​, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Issues, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, etc. (spectrum of disorders)

- Neuropsychological Assessment
ADHD​, Autism, Intellectual Issues, Developmental Issues, Cognitive Concerns (memory, dementia, etc)

- Educational/Achievement
Gifted​, Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum, Emotional Disability

- Forensic Assessment
Civil​, Criminal, Interrogation and Confession Evidence

- Disability/Support/Accommodations
Advocacy after testing is complete, Psychiatric Evaluations and prescribing, Educational Coaching and Tutoring/Support

141 Elm Street

Phone: 203-583-9222

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The Cove Center for Grieving Children

The Cove Center for Grieving Children specializes in helping children and adolescents who are grieving the death of a significant person in their life. This non-profit offers free child-focused, family support groups, a "Good Grief" school program, professional development, a weekend camping experience and community outreach.


1113 A South Main Street
Chesire, CT

Phone: 203-634-0500

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The Misfit Mamas, Inc.

At The Misfit Mamas Inc., we prioritize the importance of family and meaningful connections with others in the local community. We achieve this by providing a diverse range of enjoyable and relaxed events, including: workshops, educational opportunities, support groups, fun meet-ups, and unique special events. Our ultimate goal is to help all families thrive, not just survive, their parenting journey; regardless of their stage of parenthood. We are also excited to launch our Care Specialist program. This program allows families to find a child care specialist with extensive experience, background and reference checks and CPR/First Aid certification. These child care specialists are contracted through our organization and we work closely with families seeking care to ensure that you find the right caregiver for your family’s needs. Our child care specialists are available for full time, part time, or occasional caregiving.

PO Box 629, 125 Main St

Phone: (860) 222 - 0831

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The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital

The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital offers a variety of services.
- Parent Support Center - Families can "drop in" during program hours to discuss struggles and challenges in their lives or use the Resource Library
- The Caring Closet offers basic need items – diapers, wipes, baby food, clothing and other baby items – to low-income clients.
- The Nurturing Families Network provides assistance and support to new, first-time parents during pregnancy and beyond, by answering questions, providing tips on how to care for your baby and yourself, and offering information on community resources that can help you.
- The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Family Enrichment Services provides in-home parenting education that increases parenting skills using tools designed to assist in gauging monthly progress.
- The Family Life Works Program provides parenting education and child development classes throughout Connecticut.
- The Family Wellness Program’s goal is to prevent childhood obesity by promoting family nutrition and healthy physical activity for low-income families.
- Home-Based Parent Education Services for families who are either not appropriate for group-based classes or need additional services.

9 Prospect Street

Phone: 860.585.3481

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The Social Learning Center

The SLC and its sister company, the SLC Counseling Associates, LLC. offers a range of therapeutic services including social cognitive groups, mental health counseling, educational consultation, professional development, EF Coaching & parent advocacy. They specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, executive functioning deficits, and/or other social learning challenges.

545 Highland Ave

Phone: (203) 250-0305

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Thiel Mental Health Services, LLC

Thiel Mental Health Services, LLC is owned and operated by Erika E. Thiel, LPC, ADHD-CCSP.

Erika is a certified clinical service provider for ADHD who specializes in Adult ADHD, and trauma. She is passionate about working with these populations and has worked with several clients to find peace in their life over behaviors and events that the client has felt plagued with throughout their life.

Erika uses EMDR, CBT, and IFS as approaches for trauma and anger. She also has a background in MI and DBT. Clients are always incorporated in creating a plan to ensure all treatment goals can be and are being worked on and accomplished.

710 Main Street

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Tides of Mind Counseling

Tides of Mind Counseling is a leading provider of mental health and counseling services. With treatments that range from individual and group counseling to therapy designed for children and teens to family and couples’ therapy, we can help you or your loved one overcome life’s struggles and live a life free of depression and anxiety.
They have several additional locations across CT and RI.

341 West Street, Unit B,

Phone: (203) 819-0789

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Urgent Crisis Centers

Urgent Crisis Centers are now available to families of children who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis but do not require emergency department level of care.

Licensed and funded by DCF, the centers function as walk-in clinics, providing youths and their families with immediate access to resources while they are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, such as thoughts of suicide or self-injury, feelings of depression or anxiety, out-of-control behaviors; substance misuse, etc.

Multiple locations listed on their website.

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Wheeler Clinic

Wheeler is a community health center, providing addiction services and drug treatment, behavioral and mental healthcare, and primary care, as well as a wide range of specialty care. Their outpatient locations are in Hartford, Bristol, New Britain, Waterbury, and Plainville, Connecticut, and more than 100 community-based programs cover the entire state.

Programs for Children and Adolescents include:
Pediatrics and Dental Care
Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
Early Childhood
Crisis Services
Congregate Care
Youth Justice Services
Family & Child Welfare
Prevention Resources for Individuals and Families
Walk With Me - specialized outpatient treatment track for LGBTQ+ identifying people of all ages who are seeking therapeutic, medical and/or peer support to address their specific needs. They offer Gender Exploration Group meetings for ages 11 to 17 and for ages 18 to 35.

They also offer Centers of Excellence - Addiction and Child & Adolescent Services and Foster Care Programs.

Through a grant, Wheeler had a dedicated Community Health Outreach Coordinator for Southington.

Phone: 888-793-3500

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Wilcox Wellness

Wilcox Wellness, LLC is a diverse, dynamic, and dedicated team of mental health and wellness experts who are committed to empowering individuals, families, couples, and groups to create confidence, clarity, and calm in their lives and relationships.

92 N Summit Street
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 266-6098

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Willow Tree Wellness

Willow Tree Wellness provides empathetic support in a safe environment so that you are empowered to explore, grow, and feel confident in navigating and adapting to life’s challenges.
We envision a world where you'll feel a sense of connectedness and fulfillment with yourself and others.
Willow Tree Wellness is an LGBTQI+ affirming private practice, is family-friendly and welcomes babies.

Their team of clinicians work in these practice areas:
Bariatric Counseling
Coping Skills
Couples Counseling
Family Conflict
Gender and Sexual Identity
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Counseling
Relationship Issues
Sexual Abuse
Trauma and PTSD
Unhealthy relationships
Women's Issues

132 Main Street, Suite 2A

Phone: (860) 276-4459

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YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service

YWCA New Britain's Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) covers a 46-town region, including Southington. They offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These services are critical after such trauma, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism, and hope. The advocates on staff are trained to work with hospital staff, the court system, public safety officers and other counselors assisting their clients.

SACS offers free, confidential service for victims of sexual assault, including:
24-hour English and Spanish confidential hotlines with immediate access to trained, certified counselors
Bilingual, female and male counselors
Short-term, individual crisis counseling
Support groups
Counseling in school settings. Children may be referred by school faculty or parent/guardian.
Accompaniment throughout medical, police, and court procedures
Information and referrals
Campus advocacy and training
Volunteer opportunities and state certified counselor training

YWCA New Britain, 19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT

Phone: English: 1-888-999-5545, Spanish: 888-586-8332

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