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A Path to Recovery and Healing

Counseling Center

For more than 30 years, Bristol Health’s Counseling Center has been providing vital counseling and therapy 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, you can find the support and treatment that’s right for you.

Services include:

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 40 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.


Outpatient Counseling

We offer individual, group, family and couples therapy, as well as counseling and medication management for depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other issues.


STAR (Substance Treatment and Recovery-Intensive Outpatient)

For substance use and addiction issues, this intensive program offers a level of support that can lead to recovery and a better life. Attend three afternoons per week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 2 pm to 5 pm for help overcoming addiction to opiates, alcohol or other substances.


Day Treatment Program

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

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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May 04, 2020

Coronavirus survivor, 34-weeks pregnant, receives heartfelt goodbye

Nicole Nolan has become Bristol Hospital’s latest coronavirus survivor. Nolan, who is 34 weeks pregnant, was discharged from the hospital Friday.

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Apr 23, 2020

The head of Bristol Healthcare Kurt Barwis contracted COVID-19 and is discussing his experience.

Bristol Health President & CEO Kurt A. Barwis talks to WFSB about his experience with COVID-19 and his recovery.

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Apr 20, 2020

At Bristol Hospital, the top executive came down with COVID-19. He’s the face of recovery

As president of Bristol Hospital, Kurt Barwis spent March 27 reviewing preparations for the coronavirus wave, double-checking that his 1,700 employees were doing everything possible to keep themselves healthy.

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Apr 15, 2020

Bristol Hospital Workers Gather Daily to Pray for Patients, Community, & Colleagues

Hospital workers urging all of us to stay home as they find the strength to enter the hospital doors every day.

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