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Community Health Center

Rehab Center
Outpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Medicare accepted
Community Health Center

Overview

Community Health Center is an substance abuse treatment center that provides outpatient treatment for men and women from 18+ years of age. As part of their special programs, Community Health Center treats clients with hiv or aids, children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (sed), and active duty military. To help patients achieve sobriety, Community Health Center provides intake assessments. Afterward, patients receive family counseling, individual psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy during treatment. Community Health Center is located in Norwalk, Connecticut, providing treatment for people in Fairfield County, accepting county or local government funds, medicaid, and private health insurance.

Community Health Center at a Glance

Payment Options

  • County or local government funds
  • Medicaid
  • Private health insurance
  • State corrections or juvenile justice funds
  • State education agency funds

Assessments

  • Comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Comprehensive substance use assessment

Age Groups

  • Adults
  • Children/adolescents
  • Young adults

Operation

  • Private for-profit organization

Treatment At Community Health Center

Conditions Treated

Mental health treatment:

Mental health treatment involves a range of therapeutic approaches, provided by licensed professionals, to address mental health challenges. It includes psychotherapy, medication, and holistic practices to help individuals manage conditions, improve coping skills, and enhance overall well-being. The goal is to empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

Substance use treatment:

Substance use rehabilitation is a comprehensive treatment approach designed to assist individuals struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol. This form of rehabilitation addresses both the physical dependency, often starting with detoxification, and the psychological triggers, using various therapeutic methods. The objective is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain sobriety, while equipping them with the tools and coping strategies needed to reintegrate into society and lead a substance-free life.

Co-occurring Disorders:

Dual-diagnosis rehabilitation centers often offer the most suitable approach for addressing concurrent mental health and substance abuse issues. These facilities typically employ a team of medical and behavioral specialists who utilize a variety of interventions and create a conducive healing environment to support your journey toward lasting recovery. Their comprehensive treatment approach typically encompasses evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, recovery support meetings, 12-step facilitation, psychoeducation, skills training, and group therapy to help you achieve and maintain long-term wellness.

Levels Of Care

Outpatient:

Outpatient treatment in a rehab center offers flexible therapy sessions, typically ranging from 1-3 hours per week, allowing individuals to continue daily activities while receiving care. In contrast, intensive outpatient programs demand a more rigorous commitment, often involving 9-15 hours weekly, providing a more immersive therapeutic environment without the need for inpatient stays.

Treatment Modalities

Family counseling:

Family Counseling is a therapeutic approach that seeks to address and improve communication, understanding, and dynamics within a family unit. By addressing conflicts, emotional distress, and behavioral challenges, a trained therapist provides guidance and tools for family members to strengthen bonds, resolve issues, and foster a healthier family environment.

Individual psychotherapy:

Individual therapy is a one-on-one therapeutic interaction between a therapist and a client to address personal challenges, foster self-awareness, and promote mental, emotional, and behavioral growth. This setting provides a confidential and supportive environment for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, identify goals, and develop coping strategies. Individual therapy can be beneficial for a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship issues, and life transitions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the critical role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It aims to identify and challenge distorted or negative thought patterns and behaviors, teaching individuals to replace them with more constructive and rational beliefs. CBT is evidence-based and has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, and phobias, among others.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for addiction treatment is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral approach initially developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder. Adapted for addiction, DBT emphasizes the development of four core skills: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Through individual and group sessions, patients learn to understand their triggers, manage negative emotions, cope with cravings, and improve relationships, all of which contribute to long-term recovery and reduced substance use.

Group counseling:

Group Counseling is a therapeutic approach where individuals come together under the guidance of a trained counselor to share experiences, offer support, and gain insights. This collective format promotes mutual understanding and growth, allowing participants to learn from one another's perspectives and challenges.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential Therapy is a therapeutic approach that encourages individuals to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through activities, actions, and direct experiences. Unlike traditional talk therapy, this method involves engaging in activities, role-playing, and other interactive techniques to garner emotional expression and self-discovery. By placing individuals in relevant situations, therapists can observe their behaviors and emotions in real-time, allowing for immediate feedback and insight. Through this interactive process, individuals can better understand their feelings and behaviors, develop coping mechanisms, and work towards resolving personal conflicts.

Nutrition Therapy:

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a personalized dietary approach to manage medical conditions and improve health. Spearheaded by registered dietitians or professional nutritionists, MNT involves the formulation of tailored diet plans to address specific health issues, promoting overall physical and mental well-being. Through MNT, individuals are empowered to make informed food choices, which play a pivotal role in their healthcare journey.

Marital/couples counseling:

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Trauma-related counseling:

Trauma-related counseling addresses the deeply rooted psychological wounds and distress that often coexist with substance use disorders. Recognizing that past traumatic experiences can play a significant role in the onset and persistence of addiction, this therapeutic approach aims to help individuals understand and process their trauma, develop coping skills, and work towards healing. Individuals are better equipped to achieve long-term recovery and improved mental well-being by simultaneously addressing both trauma and addiction.

Ancillary Services

Languages

  • Spanish

Special Programs

  • Clients with HIV or AIDS
  • Children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED)
  • Active duty military
  • Clients who have experienced trauma
Community Health Center

Additional Locations

Meriden, Connecticut, 06450
Norwalk, Connecticut, 06854

Contact Information

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49 Day street, Norwalk, Connecticut, 06854
Updated July 25, 2023

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