Newtown Youth and Family Services

Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Counseling

Counselors at NYFS provide individual, group, couples and family therapy to children and adults from Newtown and the surrounding areas. Outpatient counseling services are delivered by providers with strong credentials and clinical expertise in child, adolescent and adult behavioral health and addiction treatment.

Our team of professionals is dedicated to helping each individual or family identify, adapt and effectively deal with difficult times. Counseling treatment is tailored to specific individual and family needs, and is designed to assist people in improving the quality of their lives. We encourage and support each individual to identify and attain his/her personal goals.

Our counselors utilize a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), play therapy and behavioral interventions.

We serve community members with a wide variety of challenges including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Grief/loss
  • Anger management
  • Development of coping skills
  • Family conflict / parenting concerns
  • Marital discord
  • Stress and life transitions
  • Developmental delays
  • Children, youth and adult emotional or behavioral problems
  • Substance abuse

The outpatient counseling services at NYFS are continually assessed through a Performance Quality Improvement process, including measuring client satisfaction and change in functioning or symptoms. Monitoring the effectiveness of treatment and service delivery enables NYFS to continually meet the needs of the clients we serve.

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