The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut is a professionally staffed outpatient mental health center for children and adolescents who experience psychological, behavioral, developmental, social or family problems. We are dedicated to reducing emotional suffering and dysfunctional behavior, strengthening families, and helping each child and adolescent achieve optimal potential.
Founded in 1954, the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) began as a clinic with a staff of six, dedicated to providing previously unavailable mental health services to children from the greater Stamford, CT community. Over the last 55 years, CGC has grown to an organization with approximately 60 employees, including an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, , and care coordinators. CGC expanded access and capacity throughout its service area with increased staff and opening offices in Greenwich and Darien, a second office in downtown Stamford and to providing services to New Canaan residents. New programs have been created in response to emerging community needs, and innovative treatment approaches have been implemented based on the development of the latest and most effective treatment options in children’s mental health. To become more accessible for those with high-risk problems, we expanded services with an emphasis on 24-hour availability and mobile capacity. To make services more comprehensive and effective, we maintain extensive collaborative relationships with other community agencies.