What type of counseling is available?
New Canaan Youth Services offers free counseling and crisis intervention for young people and families. The department also offers short-term counseling to parents. Call 203-594-3080.
New Canaan Human Services offers counseling and crisis intervention for individuals and families. Call 203-594-3076.
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut at 196 Greyrock Place, Stamford, serves New Canaan. It is a nonprofit mental health resource for area children and families, receiving referrals from schools, courts, human service agencies, and private physicians. Self-referrals are also encouraged. The center has a clinical staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Prevention services are also provided through public education and consultation programs. Call the New Canaan information line at 203-324-6127 or visit childguidancect.org.
The center also offers an Emergency Mobile Crisis Service, providing immediate mental health assessments and stabilization services for children and adolescents experiencing serious psychiatric symptoms or severe reactions to a recent traumatic event. The service is available 24/7. Call 203-323-9797 or 888-825-6777.
Stamford Hospital’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services can be reached at 203-325-7560.
Family Centers Inc. (203-655-0547/familycenters.org) at 590 Post Road in Darien, offers individual, family, and group counseling as well as services for elderly people and young parents.
Family & Children’s Agency (203-855-8765/familyandchildrensagency.org) offers youth development, family strengthening, foster care, adoption, behavioral and homeless services and programs for seniors.
Jewish Family Services (203-921-4161/stamfordjfs.org) offers non-sectarian services including individual, couple, and group counseling; therapy; crisis intervention; and referrals.
Catholic Family Services (203-323-1105), offers mental health counseling services for adolescents, adults, and the elderly.