Counseling Services

The Bridge counseling centers offer services to children, adolescents and adults. We provide individual, family, couples and group therapy, and work with a wide range of mental health challenges. We pay close attention to understanding each of our client's needs, and offer our professional expertise to collaborate with our clients in working towards each client's unique mental health goals. Our team of therapists all work to develop strong therapeutic relationships with their clients that are compassionate, supportive, and based on a sense of deep respect for each client.

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Bridge Central in West Hartford is Now Open

We are pleased to announce Bridge Central, our new counseling center, at 1021 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford is now open.

The Bridge Family Center purchased property at 1021 Farmington Avenue in 2020 to house our new larger mental health counseling center. After extensive interior and exterior renovations, the site opened in September of 2022. The new building allows us to serve 30% more clients than our previous location, with an estimated 700 people treated within our first year of operation. 70% of the children and adults we will counsel are low-income, a population that is especially underserved in the area of mental and behavioral health. High demand for our services, coupled with limited space in our previous location, necessitated this move. The new building doubles the number of counseling rooms and adds a dedicated space for group therapy. Additional therapists will be hired to meet the growing need for community-based mental and behavioral health services.

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Offering Several Therapy Treatments

Each counseling center offers therapy treatments to address a broad range of concerns for children, teens, adults, couples, and families.

We focus on issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Gender identity
  • Body image and self esteem
  • Women survivors of domestic violence 
  • Body image
  • Self esteem
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Schedule An Appointment

Call 860.313.1119 for an appointment. A member of our team will gather necessary information during a 15 minute intake call. If you have insurance, you will need to have your information before the first appointment can be made. Weekday and evening appointments are available.

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Our Payment Philosophy

Simply stated, "no one is turned away." As a designated Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children (OPCC), the Bridge accepts many private health insurance plans, as well as Medicaid, Medicare, and TriCare. If your insurance does not cover our counseling, we will adjust your fee to a level you can afford. We're here to help.

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Getting Started

Prior to arriving for your initial visit, please review our policies and complete necessary forms:

When you begin counseling, you will be provided with an online patient portal login for your appointment and health information.

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Our Counseling Team

Our multidisciplinary team is led by Shannon Tighe, Director of Clinical Operations, and includes:

  • a licensed clinical director
  • marriage and family therapists
  • professional counselors
  • social workers
  • masters-level therapist trainees

Meet The Counseling Team

Getting to Your Appointment Location

Bridge Central Counseling Center Building

Bridge Central Counseling Center

1021 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110-1154

860.313.1119     Get Directions  

Free parking is available on the premises.

Elmwood Counseling Center Building

Elmwood Counseling Center

100 Shield Street
West Hartford, CT 06110

860.929.5575     Get Directions  

Free parking is available on the premises.

Bridge East Counseling Center Building

Bridge East Counseling Center

26 Union St., Suite 2
Rockville, CT 06066

860.870.2543     Get Directions  

This is a small office in a row of brick buildings directly across from ECHN hospital. Free parking is available along Union Street. If the door is locked, our clinicians may be in session.

Bridge West Counseling Center Building

Bridge West Counseling Center

45 West Main Street
Avon, CT 06001

860.404.5322     Get Directions  

From heading west on Rt. 44, when you get to the light after Dom's Coffee, turn left into Avon Center Office Park. Head up the driveway, and office is located in the blue house in back. Free parking is available near the door.

We Are Here to Help

We are here to help you communicate with loved ones, cope with difficult issues, and manage stress. Our counseling centers are licensed as Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics for Children (OPCC). We adhere to the high standards of excellence required by this license and have located our clinicians in West Hartford, Avon, and Rockville to serve clients both east and west of the Connecticut River.

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