Mental Health

Finding a Therapist: 

Finding a therapist for your child and/or loved-one can feel overwhelming.  MYFS can provide guidance to parents and youth to consider options that address their specific needs.  Madison residents can call or visit our office for a free confidential consultation.   Our primary goal is to help connect people with what they need and want.  

Other means to identify possible therapy resources would include consulting with your doctor or child’s pediatrician, or contacting your insurance carrier for a list of in-network providers.  Most insurance provider lists include web-based search engines that allow for filtering to find the options that best fit your needs.  If finding an in-network provider is crucial, it may help to narrow your list of options through your insurance, and then seek input from MYFS, your doctor or school to help sort through your options.

To search on-line, the Psychology Today website provides a useful search engine that also can be customized to your needs.

Eating disorders:

Center for Discovery

  • Fairfield Residential Program (18-26 year olds female only)
  • 600 Wellington Drive Fairfield, CT 06824
  • Fairfield Second Residential (18+ female only)
  • 4536 Congress Street Fairfield, CT06284
  • (855) 413-3561
  • Website:

Walden Behavioral Care

Suicide prevention:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Brian Dagle Foundation - Brian’s Healing Hearts

Bereavement from Suicide Support Group

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Youth Mental Health/Clinical Services:

PRIME Psychosis Prodrome Research Center

Child and Family Agency of Southern CT

Clifford Beers

  • Guilford Outpatient clinic (call the main number)
  • 1575 Boston Post Road, Building B, Unit C, Guilford, CT 06437
  • (203) 772-1270

Guilford Psychological Services

Youth Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and In-Home Services:

 IICAPS - Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services 

Child and Family Agency of Southern CT

  • offers options for in-home programs such as IICAPS (see listing above)

Adult Mental Health/Clinical Services:


  • Outpatient Clinical Services
  • 14 Sycamore Way Branford, CT 06405
  • (203) 483-2630
  • Shoreline Family Health Care
  • 221 West Main Street Branford, CT 06405
  • (203) 871-7188
  • Website: 
  • Email:

CT Mental Health Center (CMHC)

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI):

The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery

Safe Alternatives

Support and Advocacy:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), CT Chapter

  • NAMI provides info/resources for mental illness and support groups 
  • 5th Floor, 241 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106
  • (800) 215-3021
  • Website: 

Connecticut Clearinghouse

Bilingual Services and Assistance on Immigration: 

Adriana Restrepo-Powers (LMFT) 

  • Bi-lingual psychotherapist and telehealth services are available
  • 35 Boston Street Guilford, CT 06437
  • (203) 635-0360