Your pathway to recovery.

At the Center for Behavioral Health, our goal is to help you face and overcome challenges related to mental and emotional health, substance abuse and recovery, identity, and more. We provide complete inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, and adults.

How does the program work?

Each of our behavioral health patients gets their own specialized treatment plan. This will map out your pathway to recovery. It may include:

  • medications
  • Individual therapy
  • classes or support groups
  • discharge support

Each part of the plan is meant to help you create positive outcomes. Discharge support—or instructions and plans for when you complete treatment—will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Who provides care?

We have a team of experienced, compassionate doctors, nurses, social workers, case managers, and more. Our experts have special training and experience in many areas of care, from general psychiatry to substance abuse.

Meet Our Providers

How do I get started?

To schedule your first appointment with us, please call our Intake Center at 860-358-8825.

 

Programs

Family Advocacy Program

The Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by delivering behavioral health outpatient services for children and adolescents, providing services for parents that enhance their ability to provide and care for their children, improving a family’s access to critical resources to enhance their independence and partnering with communities to respond to the needs of families. Our services begin as early as pregnancy and can continue through high school graduation. We provide office-based outpatient therapy as well as in-home or community crisis intervention.

To reach the Family Advocacy Program, please call 860-358-3401.

Services include:

  • Perinatal Case Management
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
  • Nurturing Families Network
  • Early Head Start
  • Parent Support Services
  • Opportunity Knocks
  • Child First
  • Child and Family Service: Individual and family outpatient therapy, Board Certified Child Psychiatry/medication evaluation and management
  • EMPS (Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services)
  • IICAPS (Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services)
  • Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
  • Adult Outpatient Program offers therapeutic and medication management treatment. Individual and group therapy are available.

There are four outpatient offices:

  • 103 South Main Street, Middletown
  • 80 South Main Street, Middletown
  • 21 Pleasant Street, Middletown
  • 154 Main Street, Old Saybrook

To schedule a first-time appointment with the Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health office, please call 860-358-8825.

Day Treatment Program

The Day Treatment Program consists of both partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. The program offers highly-structured mental health treatment that integrates psychotherapy and occupational therapy groups, patient education, recreation therapy, substance abuse treatment and family involvement. The staff consists of psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, recreational therapists, clinical social workers, and drug and alcohol counselors. There are also psychiatrists and APRNs on staff to provide medication management. They can be reached at 860-358-8801.

Psychiatric Day Treatment Programs are located at 33 Pleasant Street, Middletown. Services include:

  • Partial Hospital Program (PHP)
  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Dual Diagnosis IOP
  • Senior IOP

You can reach our Intake Coordinator at 860-358-8805.

Partial Hospital Program (PHP):

An intensive 5-day a week program that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. PHP is seen as an alternative to inpatient admission and/or a step down from inpatient treatment, to the community. Patients receive ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, group therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, family therapy, and care management.

Adult IOP:

Patients attend the program three times per week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 12 to 3 p.m. Services include group therapy, individual therapy, ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family therapy and care management.

Dual IOP:
Patients attend the program three times per week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 12 to 3 p.m. Services include group therapy, addictions group therapy, individual therapy, ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family therapy, referral to self help groups such as AA/NA and care management.

Senior IOP:
Patients attend the program three times per week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services include group therapy, individual therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family therapy and care management.

Senior IOP One Day Track:
Patients attend the program once per week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services include group therapy, individual therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, ongoing psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family therapy and care management to sustain gains made in 3 day track.

Crisis Service

The Crisis Service provides clinical evaluations for patients who come to the Emergency Department with acute psychiatric symptoms. Crisis staff are on duty from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily. The Department consists of APRNs, Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors, who work in collaboration with the Continuing Care Analyst to help patients get to the appropriate level of care to meet their needs.

North 7

North 7 is the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric 20 bed unit providing treatment to people with mental and substance abuse diagnoses. Each patient has a comprehensive assessment and is provided an individual treatment plan. The unit is staffed with Psychiatrists, Nurses, Social Workers, Patient Care Technicians, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and more to meet the needs of the individual.

 

Locations

1 Specialty Care Location

1Family Advocacy Program

51 Broad Street
Middletown, CT 06457
860-358-3401
Family Advocacy Program