A Path to Recovery and Healing

Counseling Center

For more than 30 years, Bristol Health’s Counseling Center has been providing vital counseling, therapy and substance use treatment services to our patients and community. Turn to us for outpatient counseling and support that can improve your mental health and your life.

Counseling that Fits Your Needs and Life

Our team of experienced behavioral health specialists can design treatment plans for a wide range of issues, from complex mental health disorders to substance use and addiction recovery. With our extended hours and diverse services, we can help you find the support and treatment that’s right for you. 

Group Therapy

Group therapy offers many benefits and is a primary focus of our approach. Our groups are intentionally small to ensure adequate support and an intimate, safe environment for sharing and healing. All groups are led by a licensed professional. More than 25 groups are available for a wide range of issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and addiction. Our therapists can help you find the group that best fits your needs. Groups are held throughout the day and some evenings. We utilize evidence based practices including DBT and CBT with a focus on coping tools, self-esteem, mindfulness, motivation for change, relapse prevention and mood management/self regulation. 

Outpatient Counseling

We offer individual, and group therapy, as well as medication management for mental health disorders like depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and for addiction.

Intensive Outpatient/Day Treatment Program

For those who need intensive support and monitoring for mental health and dual diagnoses, this program is available five days a week from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or three days a week from 9 a.m. to noon.

Convenient Location and Hours

Appointments are available Monday through Friday. The standalone center is located at 420 North Main Street. For more information or for questions call us at 860.583.5858.

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News, Advice & Stories

Jul 08, 2021

Rock the Shot: After over 25,000 covid vaccines, still more to go

BRISTOL – State officials Thursday addressed covid variants, the importance of vaccination and vaccination incentives during a press conference at Bristol Hospital. Gov. Ned Lamont and Acting state Commissioner of Connecticut Department of Public Health Dr. Deidre Gifford joined Bristol Health President and CEO Kurt Barwis.

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Apr 23, 2021

Bristol Health lab services on Route 6 moving across the street from current location

Bristol Health on Monday will be moving its Route 6 lab and blood raw services to a location that better fits its growing base of patients.

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Apr 22, 2021

Former NFL quarterback receives vaccine at ESPN clinic, hopes to inspire youths

Former UConn and NFL quarterback Daniel Orlovsky received his first dose of the covid-19 vaccine in Bristol on Thursday -- something local officials are using to target a younger demographic who may be hesitant to get their shot.

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Apr 16, 2021

Bristol Health offering program for those suffering long-term effects of covid-19

A program designed for Bristol Health employees suffering from long-term effects of covid-19, aimed at getting them back to work and again able to perform daily life tasks, is now available to the community.

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Nov 25, 2020

2020 Press Ganey Leading Innovator

Bristol Health has been named a 2020 Leading Innovator by Press Ganey for our overall response to meet our community's needs during the pandemic.

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Sep 16, 2020

Experts Say Routine Medical Care Is Important Amid Pandemic

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses on NBC Connecticut how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.

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Jul 15, 2020

Bristol Health earns Silver Recognition from ENA

Bristol Health has become the first healthcare system in the state to earn a Silver Recognition, achieving the feat in the 2020 ExcellenceNorth Alliance (ENA) Baldrige-based Awards and Recognition.

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Jun 19, 2020

Bristol Health Changing The Focus Of Its COVID-19 Specimen Collection

Effective Saturday, June 20, Bristol Health will be converting its COVID-19 specimen collection to a model that concentrates on Bristol Health patients.

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