Message from our president
Welcome to Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. We are an outpatient community based non-profit behavioral healthcare organization that is dedicated to assisting with the recovery journey of those impacted by mental health and substance use challenges. We believe that every individual is unique and we offer a variety of treatment and recovery support services customized to meet the individual’s needs. Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. has a rich history of developing innovative award-winning programs and is a recognized leader in behavioral healthcare research and education.
We believe that recovery from substance use and mental health problems is possible for everyone no matter what has happened in the past. We believe that people who step forward and ask for help are courageous and deserve our utmost respect and best efforts. Our approach is non-judgmental, respectful, and patient centered. Our professional staff always maintains an attitude of humanism, respect, and caring towards our patients and the community. They are dedicated and are among the best in the business. We welcome the opportunity to assist you or your loved one with the journey of recovery.
With Best Regards,
Robert C. Lambert
Our History and Mission
Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. opened its doors in Norwalk on July 1st, 1984. We began treating 90 patients in our Norwalk Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program. In December of the same year, Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. opened its first Waterbury Clinic.
In October 2005, Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. opened its Danbury Clinic with over 100 patients. In 2017 we opened our second Waterbury Clinic and in 2021 we opened our Meriden Clinic. Since inception, we have grown from a single Opioid Treatment Program to a comprehensive behavioral healthcare organization providing all levels of outpatient substance abuse and mental health services to over 5,300 patients annually within 20 different treatment programs at 5 clinic locations.
Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. believes in the importance of professional research with the goal of increasing our understanding of behavioral health disorders and more importantly to continue to develop new evidence based treatment tools to assist our patients in recovery. During the past 35 years we have participated in a number of important research projects in partnership with numerous Universities and government agencies.
Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. believes in the importance of ongoing professional development. For over 25 years we have developed several training initiatives that provide training, mentorship, and continuing education to clinical and medical professionals in the communities we serve.
- We will always respect our patients by responding in a caring and professional manner.
- We will treat all patients and significant others with dignity, emphasizing sensitivity to age, gender, lifestyle, culture and socio-economic status.
- We will provide treatment to patients regardless of their ability to pay.
- We will provide all treatment services in a manner that supports the recovery of all members.
- We will recruit, train and educate highly capable staff, provide competitive levels of compensation and benefits to maintain a working atmosphere, which encourages integrity, growth and development.
- We will provide services that meet or exceed appropriate accreditation and licensing standards.
- We will provide prudent and effective leadership for our agency.
We believe that recovery from substance use and mental health disorders is possible and that every patient deserves our respect and best efforts. Our professional and credentialed staff utilizes evidence based treatment and recovery support tools to assist our patients in their recovery journey. We recognize that everyone is an individual and we customize services to meet the individual’s needs. Connecticut Counseling Centers is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.