Mental Health Services

Community Health Resources: 153 Hazard Ave, Enfield (860)253-5020

Growing Potential Services: 25 High Street, Enfield (860) 698-6077

Adult and Child Services Available

GPS services address emotional and behavioral issues including, but not limited to:

Autism (kids and adults) •   Depression •   Anger •   Anxiety •   Trauma •   Grief and loss •   Attention problems or hyperactivity •   Learning disabilities •   Truancy •   Running away •   Poor interpersonal skills •   Involvement with negative peers •   Legal involvement • Acting out behavior •   Domestic violence • Physical or sexual abuse

Treatment modalities include but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Art Therapy • Play Therapy • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Substance Use and Abuse Relapse Prevention

Individual/Family Therapy- Outpatient: ages 3 and up, by appointment

Outpatient treatment programs provide an array of services that include, but are not limited to, individual, group and family counseling, and education. These programs offer comprehensive and coordinated diagnostic, clinical and educational services that may vary in intensity level per the needs of the individual served.

Psychological Testing: ages 3 and up by appointment

A comprehensive psychological evaluation begins with a structured clinical interview, and then includes any number of psychological tests depending on the nature of the questions posed about or by the client. Testing is performed by a Board-Certified Psychologist, Certified school psychologist and/or licensed professional counselor depending on the assessment being performed

Testing generally takes several hours to complete and may require multiple appointments. Psychological and academic tests can include assessments of personality profile, tests of emotional well-being, intellectual (or IQ) tests, tests of academic achievement, tests for learning disabilities and tests for specific psychological disturbances and their severity. The evaluation may also include interviews with significant others (such as parents, spouses, or teachers), as well as a review of past records and relevant documents.

For those not yet diagnosed with Autism but suspect there is a need for testing, we will be able to help answer those questions.

Medication management ages 4 and up , by appointment

GPS Psychiatric Services include an evaluation by a Board-Certified Psychiatrist to provide an assessment of presenting psychiatric symptoms including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, anger, impulsivity and substance abuse/dependence, level of impairment and associated risk factors to determine appropriate treatment options. Interviews with the individual, the family and the individual’s therapist as indicated are performed as part of the assessment. Treatment options may include a trial of psychotropic medication and medication monitoring to provide clinical oversight of individuals who are prescribed psychotropic medication by the agency or consulting psychiatrists. Continued assessment of medication effectiveness and efficacy is conducted by focusing on the change in the targeted symptoms, side effects to the prescribed medication and other medical concerns that may develop.

Independent Behavioral Consultation: schedule on a case by case basis (all diagnosis and ages)

GPS is also available for independent behavioral consultation for adult and child Residential and Day Programs. This service is available to families, agencies, schools, group homes and day programs. GPS will review, revise and provide recommendations to currently drafted behavior plans so that they meet the standard of excellence that that State of CT requires.

Programs served: Day Programs, Residential, Schools, Parent Request for second opinion.