Child Guidance Clinic

Providing diagnostic and counseling services

The Child Guidance Clinic provides diagnostic and counseling services to children, ages 3 to 18, who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.

Family Therapy is the context for much of the clinical work done at Child & Family. Caregivers are routinely involved in their child’s treatment.

Individual Counseling with Children and Adolescents includes play therapy, crisis intervention and other evidence-based models.

Trauma Focused Counseling for children who have experienced trauma such as sexual and physical abuse is major service of Child & Family Agency.

Diagnostic and Evaluation Services include a full range of psychiatric, psychological and psychosocial assessment services to children and their families.

Coordination with schools, physicians and other agencies is an integral and significant part of the service.

The Child & Family Agency is a non-profit, voluntarily supported organization. A sliding scale assures that no one will be refused service for financial reasons.

Eligibility & Fees

Services are available to all residents of New London and Middlesex Counties. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in the Agency’s programs or activities on the grounds of race, color, national origin or disability.

Child & Family Agency has several sites licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families as child guidance clinics and is licensed by the Department of Public Health as a child care facility and as an Outpatient Health Clinic. Our child guidance clinics have also been granted “Enhanced Care Clinic” status by the Department of Social Services.

Conditions we Counsel
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Attention difficulties
  • Trauma such as Abuse/Neglect
  • Coping with transitions such as divorce,loss, and relocation.
Essex Campus

Please contact an intake worker 860-767-0147

Essex Child Guidance Clinic
190 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Hours of Operation
Mon 9:00-5:00
Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:00-8:00
Fri 9:00-5:00

Groton Campus

Please contact an intake worker 860-437-4550

Groton Child Guidance Clinic
591 Poquonnock Road
Groton, CT 06340

Hours of Operation
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8:30—7:00
Tues 8:30—8:00
Fri 8:30—5:00

New London Campus

Please contact an intake worker at 860-437-4550

New London Child Guidance Clinic
75 Granite Street
New London, CT. 06320

Hours of Operation
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30—7:00
Wed 8:30—8:00
Fri 8:30—5:00

The Facts

The Child Guidance Clinic provides diagnostic and counseling services to children, ages three to eighteen, who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.

Trauma Focused Counseling for children who have experienced trauma such as sexual and physical abuse is a major service of Child & Family Agency. Diagnostic and Evaluation Services include a full range of psychiatric, psychological and psychosocial assessment services to children and their families. Coordination with schools, physicians and other agencies is a significant part of the service.