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Behavioral Health

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We embrace the importance of mental and emotional well-being and understand it is as critical as physical health. LifeBridge is a leading non-profit behavioral health organization supporting adults, children and adolescents through mental health and substance use recovery. We offer individual, family, and group counseling, and medication management for our patients. Our patients benefit from a team of dedicated licensed clinicians who are diverse, empathetic, warm, experienced, and effective. We accept Medicaid and most insurance plans. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.

Outpatient Urban Trauma Center

LifeBridge differs from organizations offering similar services due to our designation through the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) as an Outpatient Urban Trauma Center. LifeBridge recognizes the impact of trauma on individuals and communities and desires to strengthen and improve the quality of our service delivery through the provision of culturally responsive services addressing urban and racial trauma. Urban trauma is not a label or condition but is instead a framework to identify, reclaim and heal from structural racism. An essential aspect of advancing racial equity and racial healing is learning about, and addressing, the psychological effects of racism.

We are an extension of our environment. Nurture plays a vital role in our development, including how we handle our challenges and successes. Inequities in urban environments and conditions that sustain modern-day oppression – systemic racism, chronic exposure to poverty, overcrowded housing, poor physical and mental health, violence, crime, drug abuse, and despair – can make Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) more susceptible to developing urban trauma.

As a member of the Urban Trauma Provider Network, our clinicians receive specialized training in evidence-based practices to address urban and racial trauma known to be effective in aiding the healing process. Providers within the network have been educated and trained on the two gold standard models for racial trauma support, Dr. Maysa Akbar’s Urban Trauma Certification┬« & Dr. Steven Kniffley’s Racial Trauma Therapy Model.┬á Through the support of the Urban Trauma Network (UTN) we receive coaching, training, technical assistance, and fidelity monitoring from the Urban Trauma-Performance Improvement Center (UT-PIC). The UT-PIC, with support from DCF, provides a community-based approach to understanding the effects of racism, discrimination, and inequalities for urban youth in our community and throughout Connecticut.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Trauma
  • Youth and Adult Wellness
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Art Therapy
  • Substance Use Disorder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Locations:
475 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
125 Penfield Road
Fairfield, CT

If you are interested in services, please contact our Admissions Dept. at 203-368-4291. If we are currently serving other clients, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. For more information, please contact Tia Reid, Senior Director of Behavioral Health at TReid@LifeBridgeCT.org.