Our care team treats the spectrum of behavioral and mental health conditions. We offer a wide range of therapies and services, including:
- Behavioral therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy, including online modules for qualified patients
- Grief counseling and coping skills
- Group therapy
- Health coaching, including nutrition and exercise
- Medication management
- Meditation and mindfulness techniques
- Sleep hygiene, or development of healthy sleep habits
- Talk therapy
We also offer Behavioral Modification Weight Loss Group and Common Sense Parenting Group sessions, which are not covered by insurance.
Patients can reach us by phone at 203-791-5140 if urgent needs arise. This answering service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additional support is available through the Danbury Hospital Crisis Line at 888-447-3339. If you experience an emergency, call 911.
Behavioral and mental health concerns require compassionate care tailored to your personal condition. The providers at the Western Connecticut Medical Group Department of Psychiatry provides care for emotional and mental conditions for adults in Norwalk and surrounding communities.
Our patients have access to a diverse care team that includes:
- Adult psychiatrists
- Case managers
- Licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs)
These providers help families manage the full spectrum of behavioral and mental health conditions, some of which include:
- Eating disorders
- Emotional problems in cancer
- Family and relationship problems
- Substance abuse (addiction)
- Women Mental Health
As part of the Western Connecticut Health Network, we work closely with our patients’ primary care providers to ensure all health needs are managed and controlled.
Behavioral Health Primary Care Integration Program (BHC)
Physical and emotional issues often go hand in hand. As such, we have behavioral health consultants integrated within many of the WCMG Primary Care offices. These providers are licensed clinical social workers who help patients better manage their behavioral health conditions as well as their other health concerns.
These providers offer talk therapy, exercise and nutrition guidance, relaxation techniques, and more. Some of the health conditions the LCSWs can help with include:
- Acute and chronic health conditions
- Addiction, including drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
- Chronic pain
- Sleep disorders
- Stress, including caregiver stress
Seeing one of our behavioral health consultants requires a referral. Patients interested in a behavioral health consultation should speak to their primary care provider.
Our stance on medical marijuana
Medical literature is lacking at best in regards to effectiveness and appropriateness of marijuana to treat psychiatric disorders. Though the state of Connecticut has approved the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it remains illegal under federal law. We abide by federal regulatory requirements, and we do not provide certificates for the use of medical marijuana for any psychiatric condition.
Any request for the release of medical records for the purposes of obtaining a medical certificate for the use of marijuana in the treatment of PTSD will be considered a request for transfer of care. Patients actively using medical marijuana for other medical purposes do not negate their right to seek treatment at our practice. However, if the use of medical marijuana is for psychiatric purposes alone, it will be considered akin to recreational use and may result in alteration of the treatment plan.