Children’s Mental Health Services

Committed to expanding services across the life spectrum, in June 2008 InterCommunity was licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families to begin an Outpatient Psychiatric Children’s Clinic, serving children ages 3-18 and their families. The Children’s Clinic opened its doors in August 2008, and is located on the fourth floor of 287 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118. We accept most insurances, both state and private.

The Children’s Clinic is open:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Children’s Clinic provides an extensive array of services, including diagnostic evaluations, individual, group therapy, family therapy and medication management services. The program also provides consultation to schools and other agencies involved with the child and family, as well as trainings and workshops for schools and other agencies upon request. The clinic celebrates the cultural diversity of all children and now has five bilingual clinicians available.

 

  • Therapy

    The clinic utilizes a collaborative, strengths-based approach in providing behavioral, cognitive and psychiatric interventions to create positive growth and change for children, adolescents and their families.

    Services are designed to promote mental health, improve functioning and effectively decrease the prevalence and incidence of mental illness, emotional disturbance and social dysfunction. All Children's Clinic staff members are trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • Medication

    InterCommunity has the capability to do routine medication assessment, evaluations and management.

    However, InterCommunity's Children's Clinic philosophy indicates that medication for children is considered a last stop, and is combined with heavy involvement in therapy. InterCommunity is also contracted with select schools to conduct school psychiatric evaluations.

  • Child FIRST

    Child FIRST is a program that works with families who need help with their young children who have behavioral problems or delays in their development.

    In April 2013 InterCommunity officially kicked off the East Hartford Child FIRST program. Child FIRST is a program that works with young children and their parents/caregivers together in the home. We help with the child's behavioral learning problems, relationships and with stresses in their parents' lives.

    Please click here for Referral Form

    Parent Brochure English for a brochure with more information, including eligibility and contact information

    Parent Brochure Spanish for SPANISH brochure

    Click here for the website and video with more information about the Child FIRST program