Community Mental Health Affiliates - Child and Family Counseling Center

0 Reviews

Community Mental Health Affiliates - Child and Family Counseling Center is located in Waterbury, Connecticut. Community Mental Health Affiliates - Child and Family Counseling Center provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy for those experiencing personal, emotional, interpersonal relationship, family and parenting, and substance abuse problems.

Community Mental Health Affiliates - Child and Family Counseling Center Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Community Mental Health Affiliates - Child and Family Counseling Center offer?

Outpatient (OP)

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.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is recognized as one of the most effective interventions for children ages 4-18 who have significant symptoms related to trauma exposure. Completed in an average of 22-26 weekly sessions, TF-CBT: combines trauma-sensitive interventions with behavioral therapy; uses gradual exposure to trauma triggers throughout treatment; builds skills for managing behavior and thoughts; is family-centered and focuses on parenting skills, family communication and support; and aids client in processing the trauma, enhancing safety, and rebuilding trust. Sessions comprise individual work with the child, individual work with the caregiver, and conjoint sessions (child and caregiver). More than 80% of children show marked improvement within 12 to 16 sessions.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Community Mental Health Affiliates - Child and Family Counseling Center Highlights:

The counseling program is staffed by licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, and counselors, as well as board certified psychiatrists and APRN’s.
SHINE Extended Day Treatment (EDT) Program is designed to help children and adolescents (ages 5 to 17) in the Greater Waterbury area. The program provides therapeutic services for up to 6 months, and clients attend 2-5 days/week, Monday-Friday. The program operates 52 weeks per year, with schedules based around the Waterbury public school calendar. The program accepts children ages 5-17 who have had difficulties stabilizing in lower levels of care; present with behavioral and emotional problems of moderate severity; and these problems lead to persistent difficulties with peer, sibling, and/or family relationships and their daily functioning.
Private
Residential Area

Accreditation:

  • JCAHO

Payment:

  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • Cash payments accepted

Rehabs in Connecticut

  • Silver Hill Hospital 208 Valley Road New Canaan, CT 06840
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates - Adult Services 5 Hart Street New Britain, CT 06052
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates 270 John Downey Drive New Britain, CT 06051
  • Community Health Services - Behavioral Health Department 503 Windsor Avenue Unit 511 Windsor, CT 06095

Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment