The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut is dedicated to reducing emotional suffering and dysfunctional behavior, strengthening families, and helping each child and adolescent achieve his or her highest potential. We provide specialized outpatient services to children and adolescents to treat psychological, behavioral, developmental, social and family problems in a professionally staffed mental health facility and at homes, schools and other community locations.
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut was founded in 1954 with a drive to provide previously unavailable mental health services to children from the greater Stamford, Connecticut community. Once a staff of just six, we have expanded to an agency of 60, comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and masters level mental health professionals. Their special training and experience in mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and families ensures that our clients receive individualized, culturally sensitive care tailored to their specific needs.
The reach and diversity of our programs has grown over the years, becoming more accessible with multiple community sites and more responsive with 7-day a week emergency mobile capacity and off-site services that bring our expertise into families' homes, schools, and other agencies. We have developed and facilitate several key community partnerships and interagency teams to foster collaboration between public and private agencies, promoting effective and comprehensive services for families with complex needs.