||The CMHA Outpatient Program provides a complete array of behavioral health services, including assessment, psychotherapy and medication management for individuals, families and groups who are experiencing serious problems with mental illness and/or substance abuse. Services are provided to individuals aged 18 and over, and priority is given to individuals who are poor and have long term difficulties with addictions and mental illness.
CMHA utilizes evidence-based practices such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational enhancement therapy, trauma sensitive programming, and cognitive behavioral therapies to assist clients in the process of recovery. Services are provided directly by CMHA, in collaboration with other CMHA programs, other behavioral health care providers, the immediate and surrounding communities, the consumer’s natural support systems, and with the consumer’s themselves.
Services are provided by Licensed and Master’s Prepared Clinicians in the disciplines of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Counseling. Clinicians are trained in Addictions and Behavioral Health.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Co-Occurring Disorders
55 Winthrop Street, New Britain, CT 06052
IOP provides behavioral health services to those individuals with serious mental illness and substance abuse. The program runs for 4 hours a day, minimum 3 days a week, and is offered to those individuals who would benefit from a structured treatment setting. The IOP focus is to reduce symptoms, improve overall functioning, prevent loss of independent or supportive living arrangements, prevent relapse and/or reduce substance use, and avoid hospitalization. Services are provided according to a treatment plan developed by the client with his or her clinician and psychiatrist. Psychiatric Services, medication management and coordination of care is available to all clients, along with step down services.
IOP utilizes evidenced based practices such as Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Trauma Sensitive programming, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Services are provided directly by CMHA staff, in collaboration with other CMHA programs, other behavioral health care providers in the immediate and surrounding communities, the consumer’s natural support systems and with the consumers themselves.
Family Counseling Centers
CMHA provides individual, family and group psychotherapy for children and families experiencing personal, emotional, 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.
CGCs 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. Specialty groups are also available and include Anger Management, Focus on Friendship, Coping with Change, Stepping Stones, Second Time Around (support for grandparents), Strong Families and Positive Parenting.
Services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Child Psychiatrists, and Licensed Counselors. The clinic is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Services are also provided on an outreach basis to homes and schools. Funding for the Clinic and its programs is partially provided by the Department of Children and Families and the United Way of Central Connecticut.