Adolescent Programs

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Connecticut Renaissance, Inc. began serving adolescents and their families in 1997. Today we offer evidence-based treatment models throughout all of our programs bringing the most innovative services to our clients and their families.

program hours

Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm with evening hours by appointment.

payment methods

The Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Programs accept Medicaid, Medicare, and many major health plans. In addition, we offer a sliding fee schedule for the uninsured. Credit Cards are accepted.

Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Programs

Connecticut Renaissance's Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Services are located in Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport. The programs offered in each location include mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse.

Our Individual, Couples and Family counseling services are located in the Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport facilities. These services are offered to the community as a resource to address mental health, behavioral health, substance use/abuse and family struggles. Our goal is to provide a tailored treatment program for each individual and family. Referrals are accepted from any source including parents, community leaders, schools, and social service agencies. For further information regarding these services in the Stamford or Norwalk locations, please contact Melodie Keen at or at (203) 866-2541. For further information about these services in Bridgeport, please contact Kelly Repicci at or at (203) 331-1503.

The MDFT (Multi-Dimensional Family Treatment) program is offered in the Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford locations. The program is available to adolescents that are Emily J. Targeted Class Members and their families. Referrals can be made to the MDFT program through DCF or Probation staff. MDFT treatment is divided into two phases. In the first phase, the MDFT model is utilized to provide in-home family-based treatment of adolescent substance abuse and associated mental health and behavioral problems. In the second phase, the intensity of treatment is decreased and the focus is on relapse prevention and assisting families in sustaining the gains made during treatment. In the event the caretaker is also experiencing a substance abuse problem, the treatment team will provide integrated, coordinated substance abuse treatment for the adolescent and the caretaker. This program is funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Children & Families. MDFT has been listed as a Best Practice treatment model by the Surgeon General and certified as a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For further information about the MDFT program, please contact Leah Cefaloni at or at (203)367-7570.

The MST (Multi-Systemic Therapy) Program is offered in Bridgeport to adolescents and their families who are court involved and are referred by the Bridgeport Probation Office. The MST model utilizes home based treatment to engage the entire family system and community while working with the youth and their immediate families. This program is funded by the Court Support Services Division of the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. MST has been listed by the Surgeon General as a Best Practice treatment model. For further information about the MST program, please contact Nia Walker at or call us at (203) 367-7570

The CYFSC (Child, Youth and Family Support Center ) programs are offered in Norwalk, Stamford and Bridgeport. These programs are offered to adolescents and their families who are court involved and are struggling with substance use, anger management and/or family challenges. To address these concerns, the program implements Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 12, Family Support Network, Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BFST), Anger Replacement Training (ART) and VOICES. The CYFSC programs utilize a variety of treatment modalities such as home based treatment, but is primarily center-based. For more information regarding the CYFSC Program in Norwalk and Stamford, please contact Chris Daniels at or (203) 854-2915. For further information on the CYFSC Program in Bridgeport, please contact Dawn Patston at or (203) 368-9755.

The Adolescent Behavioral Health program on Byington Place in Norwalk offers services to adolescents and their families struggling with substance use and mental health conditions, including anger management. There are weekly sessions, or if indicated, an intensive outpatient track which consists of 9 hours of therapy over the course of 3 days per week. There is a psychiatrist on staff, in addition to the highly trained and credentialed therapists.. For more information Adolescent Behavioral Health program at Byington Place, please contact Melodie Keen at or (203) 866-2541.

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