Child Guidance Clinic –
Children’s Mental Health Services


pg-header_child-guidanceUnited Services offers a staff of expert, caring clinicians and behavioral health professionals who work exclusively with children, youth and adolescents.  Therapists are trained in a range of evidence-based techniques including various forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Play Therapy and Family Therapy.  All of our Child Guidance clinicians receive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the gold standard protocol to help children who are suffering with emotional and / or behavioral problems as the result of a traumatic experience.   Bilingual services are available.


  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Treatment of mood, anxiety, psychotic, personality and co-occurring disorders
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
  • Clinical diagnostic assessments
  • Psychiatric evaluations by a child psychologist
  • Evaluation of medications / medication monitoring


Clinical Specialties

  • Adoption issues
  • Adjustment problems
  • Anger management
  • Attention problems
  • Anxiety problems
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce/separation issues
  • Domestic violence victim
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Impulsivity problems
  • Military lifestyle issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional and defiant behavior
  • Panic/Phobias
  • Physical abuse victims
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual abuse victim
  • Substance abuse problems


Service Locations

1007 North Main St.
132 Mansfield Avenue

Program Manager: Lisa DeWitt


Funding for this program is provided in part by the CT Department of Children and Families (DCF).

United Services offers a Sliding Fee Scale Program for patients who do not have insurance or whose income is insufficient to pay outstanding balances. The amount of the sliding fee discount is based on your family size, income, and determined using the Federal Poverty Level established income guidelines. Patient must cooperate in completing an application for sliding fee program and providing income verification, (last 2 paystubs, copy of entitlement checks, W2, etc.).

United Services will assist you in applying for third party assistance such as: Medicaid and Husky A, B, C and D. Please ask our Front Office Receptionist for information.

If you do not qualify for a discount, we will offer you the option to establish payment arrangements to pay any outstanding balance, in a reasonable period of time, based on your financial circumstances. Patients will not be turned away for their inability to pay. We will make every effort to work with you. For payment arrangements or any questions/concerns regarding your bill contact the Client Accounts Department at (860) 774-2020.