Mental Health, Counseling and Substance Abuse Additional Resources

Taking Initiative Center (TIC)
514 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 389-2970, Ext. 1307
The program works with people in New Haven who have not been reached by our addiction service system, as well as those who have tried treatment and have been unsuccessful.

To be eligible, Individuals reside in New Haven, are not actively involved in the service system and have not had success with previous recovery strategies. Once engaged, individuals will be screened for DMHAS eligibility.

The Hispanic Clinic
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
The Hispanic Clinic provides culturally appropriate and recovery oriented mental health and addiction services to the Latino/a community. The Hispanic Clinic provides services through the following treatment programs: triage, outpatient services, the Ambulatory Specific Adjunctive Program (ASAP), and specialty groups (alcohol, domestic violence and co-occurring disorders). Clinicians also facilitate referrals to community resources, including vocational agencies, health care providers, consumer initiatives, and educational, rehabilitation, and prevention programs.

South Central Rehabilitation Center
232 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06519
A Substance Abuse Detox Center

Multicultural Ambulatory Addiction Services
426 East Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Addiction recovery services targeted for African American and Latino males

Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
CMHC treats individuals suffering from severe and persistent psychosis, depression, anxiety, addictions (including alcoholism, cocaine, and gambling) and those with co-existing mental health and addiction problems. 

CMHC also operates outreach programs for individuals who are homeless, who are at serious risk for mental illness, or involved with the criminal justice system. CMHC is also responsible for a specialized clinical service for people whose primary language is Spanish.

Arete Psychological Services
16 Broadway, 1st Flr
New Haven, CT 06473
Psychological services for adolescents, young adults and families.

Psychological Services of Southern CT
Nancy Horn, Ph. D Director
436 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Offer individual, couple’s and children’s therapy. Specialize in psychotherapy for depression and anxiety disorders, separation and divorce issues, marriage and relationship counseling, couple’s therapy, family therapy, adolescent issues, children, women’s issues, stress and creativity issues. Fees based on ability to pay and insurance coverage.

MacMullen Education, Training and Enrichment Center (METEC)
Kathy Grega, Director of Community Programs
(203) 777-8445
The MacMullen Center focuses on the following four program areas:

  • Workforce Development: Our vocational program prepares youth to enter the workforce with hands-on training opportunities and assists to acquire employment.
  • Academic Support: Our staff of certified teachers evaluates, counsels and tutors youth who are pursuing their High School Diploma, GED, or post-secondary education/training.
  • Financial Literacy: Youth manage checking accounts, savings, personal budgets and credit scores through a certification and training course.
  • Life Skills: Individual counseling and group programming address every-day life skills such as nutrition, parenting, personal health, hygiene, relationships and time management. 

LifeBridge Community Services
475 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 066505
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Behavioral Health: Walk-In Clinic for Mental Health Services, intake and assessment, crisis intervention, trauma-focused treatment for children, individual and family counseling, group therapy, medication management, and inter-agency and community resource referrals.

 LifeBridge accepts the following insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tricare, Medicare, Medicaid, United Behavioral Health, United Healthcare Medicare Complete, ConnectiCare, HealthyCT and self-pay.

Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC)
1635 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Admission Office: 203-551-7428
Crisis Invention: 203-358-8500 

97 Middle Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Disaster Distress Helpline
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.

Veteran’s Crisis Link
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

SAMHSA’s National Helpling
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889
Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

BHcare Mental Health and Addiction Services
BHcare Valley Office
435 East Main Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
(203) 736-2601

BHcare Shoreline Offices
14 Sycamore Way
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-2630
BHcare is dedicated to your overall health and wellness. We provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to meet your individual needs and goals. Here you will find information about outpatient clinical services, medication assisted treatment, community support services, housing, employment services, social clubs and social rehabilitation, integrated primary care and much more.

Department of Mental Health & Addiction
410 Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134 
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30 pm
(860) 418-7000

West Haven Mental Health
270 Center Street
West Haven, CT 06516
The clinic is a state facility that provides outpatient psychiatric services to young people 3 to 25 years of age living in the greater New Haven area. The Young Adult Service provides services to young people 18 to 25 years of age experiencing psychiatric difficulty who need assistance negotiating the transition from adolescence to early adulthood.  The Child and Adolescent Service provides services to children 3 to 17 years of age experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulty.  The Child and Adolescent Service is a licensed outpatient psychiatric clinic for children.

Bridges Healthcare
949 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
Bridges offers recovery-focused services to support individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness and addiction problems. We also offer help to those who are dealing with short-term emotional and behavioral issues that come about due to the challenges and stresses of everyday life. Our team consists of experienced behavioral health and primary care professionals who are dedicated to providing high quality care to some of our most vulnerable citizens. 

Young Adult Services (YAS) assists individuals affected by serious mental illness and/or traumatic events, so they may reach their fullest potential. Bridges’ YAS program helps young adults ages 18 – 25, who may be transitioning out of DCF or foster care and have mental health needs, achieve the necessary skills for a more independent adult life. YAS program services are community based, supporting the individual in their own residence. Services include clinical, case management, social integration, educational and/or employment support and residential assistance.

Alternative Therapy LLC
2911 Dixwell Ave Suite 301
Hamden, CT 06518

Provide individual, couples and family counseling. Treatment is client centered and culturally insightful.  It is based on understanding the client’s history and personal characteristics.  We believe in utilizing creative approaches to treatment and working diligently to engage with clients who may feel uncomfortable with mental health and social services providers.

Please call or email ( for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

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Shoreline Wellness Center & Affiliates
415 Main Street
West Haven, CT 06516
SWC offers individual, group, marriage/couples and family counseling as well as medication management services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. SWC accepts all major insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. SWC also offers a Sliding Scale for those without insurance.

Stokes Counseling Services
16 Hillside Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Services include: Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Couples Counseling and Marriage Counseling

Recovery Network of Programs
2 Trap Falls Road Suite 405
Shelton, CT 06484-4616
Addiction Treatment: RNP offers a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program for opiate-addicted persons utilizing prescribed methadone, Buprenorphine/Suboxone® and supportive counseling in conjunction with other support and referral services.Ambulatory detoxis also available in our Bridgeport facility. 

First Step Detox is a medically-monitored residential detoxification unit helping those detoxing from alcohol, opiates and/or benzodiazepines. The highly trained medical staff of RNP will ensure that all clients are assessed individually and administered medications to ensure a safe and comfortable detoxification. We offer individual counseling, group therapy, case management, referral services for continuing care, medical management and intensive services for persons living with HIV, AIDS, and those with psychiatric issues.


Recovery Empowerment Counseling Center (RECC) serves individuals up to 21 years of age affected by substance abuse through individual, group, family/couples' sessions, and preventative services.