Every Family. Every Child. Every Time.
Counseling Services

Counseling Support at the Bridge 

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 the centers of West Hartford, Avon, and Rockville to serve clients both east and west of the Connecticut River.

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, grief, divorce, substance abuse, defiance, anger management, self-destructive behaviors, and identity/LGBTQ-related journeys. 

To Schedule an Appointment

Call 860.521.8035 and express your interest in counseling.  A member of our team can then gather necessary information and help you schedule your first appointment. This intake call takes approximately 15 minutes, and if you have insurance, you will need to have your information before the first appointment can be made. Weekday, evening, and Saturday appointments are available.

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 North. If your insurance does not cover our counseling, we will adjust your fee to a level you can afford. We're here to help.

Pre-Appointment Forms

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

Getting to your appointment location

Our West Hartford Counseling Center is located at 1038 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford. Please note that the main office of the Bridge Family Center is located next to St. James' Episcopal Church and has a large sign out front near the sidewalk. The Counseling Center is located west of the main office and has a small sign near the door. Free parking is available behind the Center or on nearby streets. 

Bridge East is located at 26 Union Street, Suite 2 in Rockville. It 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. Call the main office at 860.521.8035 for any necessary assistance. 

Bridge West is located at 45 West Main Street in Avon. This office is tucked back off of Rt. 44. If you are headed west on Rt. 44, when you get to the light after Dom's Coffee, turn left into the Avon Center Office Park. Head up the driveway, and our office is located in the blue house toward the back. Free parking is available near the door. Enter the building from the front or the back via the walkway on the north side of the building. 

Our Counseling Team

Our multidisciplinary team is led by Pat Tyler, Director of Youth and Family Services, and includes:

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

To read more about our individual counselors and therapists, please click here


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