About us

Counseling-Hispanic-CoupleThe Stamford Counseling Center (SCC) is your resource for integrated mental and spiritual health treatment. You’ll find a friendly, helpful staff and a comforting, peaceful environment. We are an independent, nonprofit mental health organization relying on a combination of fees, insurance, grants and donations to fund our services.

We provide counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families seeking professional help with emotional difficulties, family crises and relationship conflicts. In our therapy and counseling, we address both the emotional and spiritual dimensions of an individual’s well-being, always respectful of each person’s unique life experience and spiritual orientation. We’re a resource for the entire Fairfield County community, working independently and in collaboration with other agencies and organizations to reach everyone who can benefit from our services.

Call for an appointment to meet with one of our therapists to discuss your needs and to customize a treatment program that is right for you. We can bill directly to your insurance company. We work with them all, including State Insurance and Medicaid. Most importantly for low-income families, we have a sliding fee scale supported by grants and donations. We turn no one away.

All discussions are personal and confidential. Scheduling is sensitive to your availability and needs. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM and Saturdays 9 AM to 3PM

Fee Arrangements

In most cases, our fees are either covered by insurance* or subsidized by outside financial support. If you are low-income, we can use a sliding scale to make your visits affordable to you. Our goal is to ensure your payments do not become part of the problem.

*As of July 2012, Husky insurance is accepted by the Counseling Center. As of July 2014, Medicaid is accepted. 

In browsing our site, you have shown a sign of personal strength. You have identified a resource to address what’s on your mind. You have taken a first step toward helping yourself.

slide1Each individual is unique, with different needs. Whether your burden is financial or familial, grief or anxiety, or anything in between, the Stamford Counseling Center can help. In fact, few of us can cope with modern life without some sort of help. The therapy process takes time, but progress often begins immediately.

icon_2171The Stamford Counseling Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing counseling, psychotherapy and psycho-educational services which can address the emotional, psychological, relational and spiritual dimensions of an individual, family or group’s well-being.

We’ve been around since 1970, and have a very unique history. We began as a pastoral counseling center working with churches and serving congregations, and have evolved to become an integrative therapeutic environment combining the best practices of several research-based therapy models, cognitive-behavioral, structural-strategic, solution focused and general systems, along with offering traditional and proven psychodynamic strategies.

SCC-LogoWhile we are still unique in offering pastoral counseling that is open and affirming to those who seek it, we now offer a wide range of specialized, personalized services. We have state licensed therapists trained and experienced in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), the Gottman approach, Ego State Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), just to name a few. We have a fully furnished Play Therapy Room for working with children and several groups created for the older adult working through memory issues.

Our staff is our biggest strength. We represent different cultures, have different clinical backgrounds and gravitate toward different treatment models, but we all operate under a common, shared vision. That vision is to be recognized as the leading non-profit counseling center in Fairfield County for individuals and families at all socio-economic levels. Our high level of positive outcomes is driven by our integrative approach to therapy and the development of programs that directly meet the needs of the communities we serve.

The Stamford Counseling Center is committed to ensuring that individuals of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds have access to the quality mental health care. We respect the life-experience, family values and spiritual practices of our clients, and are committed to high standards of clinical competence and ethical conduct. The SCC is committed to making a significant contribution to the community and to each client we serve.

Email us

For your initial appointment and for any other information, call 203-323-8560 or send us an email using our online form

When you phone, we will help you identify the best therapist for your needs and schedule a personal, confidential session. Later sessions will be scheduled according to your time schedule.