Resources from the School Counseling Department

Counseling Resources for East Granby Families -- L. Dewey

If you are in crisis dial:

9 1 1 - if someone needs to go to the hospital or for any other medical emergency including an overdose

2 1 1 – use the crisis option. A mobile crisis person will talk to you & come to you, if necessary, to assess the person & assist with next steps.

TEXT 741741 - text any message. A crisis worker will respond including giving resources

The Trevor Project Crisis intervention/suicide prevention Lifeline for students thinking about sexual identity 866 488 7386

Public Resource

Community Health Resources (CHR)

153 Hazard Avenue Enfield Judy Levinski

693 Bloomfield Avenue Bloomfield

995 Day Hill Road Windsor Also in Manchester & many other towns

877 884-3571 Access to comprehensive services for all ages, 1:1, family; includes in- home

Example of family support: Functional Family Therapy (FFT) -short-term, family therapy in your home or community. We help strengthen relationships between your family members, and improve communication and problem solving skills. Focuses on real solutions unique to the needs of your family. Offers lasting change for families who can't reach results with traditional family therapies- from significant decreases in violent behavior to reduced high-risk behavior of siblings. -Developing family communication and supportiveness • Improving school performance and behavior in the home • Decreasing negative feelings and reducing blame • Understanding the importance of respecting all family members • Making positive changes and promoting effective solutions

Private Resources

Brett Carra LCSW (licensed social worker) – Recommended by an EG family

BGC Counseling, LLC
133 Mountain Road 2nd Floor, Suffield

[email protected]

860 698 1150

[email protected]

Ages 12+, 1:1, couples, family; specializes in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Grief, Clinical Assessments, Substance Abuse, LGBTQ …; experience: clinical director for a Partial Hospitalization Program, acute hospitals / emergency departments, intensive in-home therapy, professor at local colleges.

Heather Lagace LPC presented to EG parents

15R Hartford Ave., Granby

860 653-9755

1:1 ages 10+, groups, couples, family; positive psychology, life & parent coaching

Kristin Ungar, LCSW -recommended by EG family

1 Grist Mill Rd, Suite 2C, Simsbury & 304 Main St. Suite B, Farmington

860 216-7500

1:1, groups, family, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) &Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Beth Golden, LMFT - recommended by EG family

50 Albany Turnpike Canton

860 994-2316

All ages, 1:1, couples, families, groups for teens, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Healing Solutions LLC Ann Haydu, LCSW

28 School St., E. Granby (also in )

860 880-2781

All ages, 1:1, couples, families; 31 yrs experience, certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy for trauma

Brittany Titus LCSW (licensed social worker)

28 School St., E. Granby

774 745- 7376

[email protected].

Age 11+, 1:1, family; substance abuse specialty (methadone clinic), adjustment disorder, trauma…; facilitated Strengthening Families in Enfield; Saturday sessions.

Karen S. Howard LCSW- recommended by an EG family

2A Pasco Dr E. Windsor- excellent school collaboration & ideas

860 623 8723

Practicing since 1969. 1:1 couples families, children adolescents adults. Marriage & Family Therapy, parenting, anxiety, depression, ADHD.

Growing Potential Services: Therapeutic & Behavioral Solutions
139 & 141 Hazard Ave. Enfield
860 698-6077
www.Growing Potential

All ages, parenting, families. Evaluate, treat including counseling
Child & Adult Psychiatry
Medication Management ages 4 +, Extended day treatment ages 8-17
Psychological testing ages 3-21, Adult partial hospitalization & intensive outpatient

Therapeutic Connections recommended by multiple families

Therapeutic services for all ages

Beth Honey, LMFT & Jen Gorman, LMFT (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists)

139 Hazard Ave. Bldg 2, Suite 8 Enfield

860 265-2028

email [email protected]

Silvana Scelfo, LPC

475 Buckland Rd, S.Windsor

860 432-9258

email [email protected]

Interlocking Connections Linda has worked with a therapist who was very effective

707 / 709 Enfield St., Enfield

860 745-7144

All ages individual, group & families

Evaluate and treat, including for Autism.

Clinical, psychological, behavioral & educational services including in home services. Rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Kidz Matter LLC Jayne Noel, LCSW

95 Raffia Rd, #2, Enfield

860 749 9298

All ages, 1:1, groups, families.

Creative Interventions, LLC EG Schools uses them as consultants

835 Bloomfield Ave, Windsor (moved from E. Granby)

Justine Randall, MS. Ed., BCBA, Coordinator of School Age Services

860 413 9538 x 314

Email [email protected]

Ages 3-18 Social skills assessments, 1:1, groups, incl. individualized to meet each student's needs (students must not have aggressive behavior)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) consultation & therapy – home, school

James M. Noonan Counseling Services, LLC LMFT (Marriage & Family Therapist)

10 Adam Hill Rd., Windsor

860 614 9911

Email [email protected]

All ages, 1:1, couples, families

He used to facilitate middle & high school boys groups

Daniel E. Weiss, Psy.D. Psychologist - recommended by EG families

Spectrum Psychotherapy Center
41 Mechanic St., Windsor
Email [email protected]

All ages. 1:1, families

Restorative Counseling & Wellness, Lily Gill LMFT – recommended by an EG family

779 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford

860 263-7855


Susan Engel LCSW

30 Tower Ln 4th fl Avon- recommended by an EG family

860 269 3104

Child, Adolescent, Adult & Families, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, etc. are often symptoms for TRAUMA. Emotional Regulation, Support Group, Children's Groups.


Art therapy & classes

Eastern Services

Camp Simon Art Center - recommended by a local emergency mobile crisis counselor

44 S. Main St Unit 3 & 5, E. Windsor CT

860 370-5933 860 254 5127

Counseling & Therapeutic Services for Children, Adolescents & Families

Hayes Art Therapy – online therapy - recommended by a local therapist

Free Lunch Studios Comics - recommended by 2 EG families

Matt Ryan

2 Tunxis Rd #204 Tariffville

860 305 6621

Classes. create an open environment for the discussion, sale, and creation of the varieties of sequential storytelling including comic books, strips, graphic novels, animation, manga, editorial cartoons, web-comics and its other forms.

Prescribes Medication

Lynda Dunlop Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN – recommended by a local therapist

3 Barnard Lane, Suite 311, 2nd Floor, Bloomfield
(860) 200-2054

over 35 years experience in psychiatric services and geriatric medicine. I specialize working with adults from the age of 18 years forward, with diagnosis of PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD. Office hours include Saturdays and early evenings.


NATURAL MEDICINE Classical Homeopathy

Alternatives to Prescriptions for Emotional / Behavioral / Cognitive Challenges as well as for physical illness

Louise C. Sanchione, ND, CCH, MS, MA (Naturopathic Doctor) - Presented to the NCCCollab

123 Dwight Rd. Longmeadow, MA (also in Hamden, CT)

email [email protected]

Rosann Demanski ND 25 years in practice - recommended by an EG family

The Women & Children's Natural Health Center (she sees husbands & Dads too)

998 Farmington Avenue Suite 200, West Hartford, CT 06107




Scott L. Gourson LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (Dual Diagnosis Specialist), certification in Addiction Counseling.

141 Hopmeadow St., Weatogue

860 559-1510

20+ years in addictions for substances, gambling, food, etc., 1:1 families, groups

Counseling is in person, via telephone or Skype

Email [email protected]


Breaking The Cycle Free Program

Greater Hartford YMCA

860 992-2441

Email [email protected]

Weekly mountain bike rides with experienced biker leaders who have long term recovery. Bikes, lunch provided. No experience needed.

Next ride May 14, 2017, then every Sunday thru October.

Teen Challenge (adults also) 15 months residential program, New Haven 250 centers in US

[email protected]

Chris Sconiers

86 Spring St N Haven

203 789 6172 508 631 6423

Presentations to middle /high schools Make good decisions - today's decisions directly affect tomorrow

CHR Community Health Resources

Nicole Tedone

ACRA program

[email protected]

Any substance use. 6 month program. aSees clients for the 1st 3 months in the office, the last 3 months at home or anywhere in the community. Teaches skills.

Narcotics Anonymous NA By young addicts, For young addicts

1 800 627 3543 Regional phone



William Hobson LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)

256 Main St Suite E E. Windsor

860 654 1555

Psycho sexual evaluations & treatment for male sexual abuse offenders age 12+, including those who have been victims as well. He can refer males whose only issue is victimization, and females to other practitioners.

You may find other providers on – CT Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders.

GRIEF Resources:

Mary's Place, A Center for Grieving Children & Families (supported by the Carmon family funeral homes),

Non-profit organization, provides a safe place in which children, teens and families who are grieving a death share their experiences, receive support and find comfort. Not therapeutic. Currently there are free teen support groups for those grieving for a sibling, parent, or friend. Call Lisa for an application. There is also a young widows group, a Begin Again adults group for those experiencing any loss, a resource center & library. Recommended Teen Grief Journal: Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins.

Lisa Peluso R.N. (available summers also) 6 Poquonock Ave., Windsor, CT 06095, (860) 688-9621 has information on grief and recommended books

* A Services of Remembrance, an interfaith service, is held yearly near Memorial Day for families to formally remember a family member. This was created by Carmon Community Funeral Homes in partnership with Mary's Place.

New Day Counseling Center, a new (2010) partnership with the Carmon family funeral homes

No cost bereavement support groups, currently for those grieving the death of a spouse or parent. Educational programs. Individual, couple, or family therapy, including for grief, is on a sliding fee scale starting at $55/hour.

Debbi Knox, MS, MFT, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Family Therapist.

412 West Avon Rd. Avon, CT 06001 860 269-0510

The Cove

Helps grieving children and teenagers learn healing and coping strategies, as well as creative communication, that help validate their emotions and guide them toward transforming their unresolved grief. 22 week Family Program: family with children of any age attends group led by a professional to grieve a death in the immediate family. Butterfly release, visit funeral home, other activities. No charge, but donations requested.

Valerie Cordiano, licensed MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), director for 13 years

Individual & family counseling is year round, $90 / hour. She does not take insurance.

854 Farmington Ave, W. Hartford, CT (860) 233-1700 (203) 634 0500 (There are also COVE's in Meriden, Guilford & New Haven)

Valerie's shared wisdom for parents:

  1. It's best to talk about the death and grief, even though it goes against parents' intuition when a child seems "fine", otherwise the child will likely have outbursts and extreme behavior. Grief is safer if we talk about it. Express your opinion to your child and review what you child may or may not know about grief.

  2. Expect confusion.

  3. Thoughts of grief may surface again years later.

  4. For parents of elementary and middle school students she recommends the book Guiding Your Child Through Grief.

  5. For parents of teens she recommends The Dougy Center,

(Another resource is books by Alan Wolfelt for grieving teens.)

Your place of worship is also likely another great resource.

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