Behavioral & Mental Health Counseling Center

The department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at HOCC is affiliated with the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Behavioral Health Network (BHN), which includes Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living, Rushford, Natchaug Hospital, and the behavioral health departments at MidState Medical Center and Backus Hospital.

Working together, the HHC BHN offers inpatient and outpatient services and everything in between, in a variety of settings, for children, adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Multicultural and Multilingual

The HOCC Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Department provides all services using a culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary treatment approach. We offer our services in English, Spanish and Polish.

Changing Lives, Saving Lives

The department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) offers the tools and support necessary to address issues of emotional health so that patients may recognize their strengths and improve their lives. Whether you require group therapy, individual therapy or medication management, HOCC is here to help you create a personalized treatment plan to meet your recovery needs.

  • Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
    73 Cedar St.
    New Britain, CT 06052

Mental Health Services

HOCC provides treatment for a variety of behavioral health conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anger management
  • Pain management

We have an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that meets three to five days a week for three hours per day. This provides a structure and support system for patients.

Our outpatient groups meet between once a week and once a month. Individual therapy is also offered to patients who would benefit most from a 1:1 session.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Patients in our substance abuse program attend group sessions at least once a week and are required to undergo weekly urine screens. Patients may be required to attend an Intensive Outpatient program at the office.

Buprenorphine (Suboxone®)

As a methadone alternative, our patients have the opportunity to be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone®) if both the patient and physician agree it would be helpful for treating their opioid addiction.

Older Adult Services

At The Hospital of Central Connecticut we realize that aging can cause some major changes in a person's life. We offer a program that allows individuals age 55 and over the opportunity to work together in treatment. We also offer an Intensive Outpatient Program exclusive to the older adult population. This program also includes individual and family therapy, and medication management.

Hispanic Counseling Center

Contact the Hispanic Counseling Center


The Hispanic Counseling Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers a variety of outpatient services to clients who are either monolingual or prefer to receive treatment in Spanish.

Programs are staffed by all Spanish-speaking staff including psychiatrist, nurse, social workers and front desk receptionist.

The Hispanic Counseling Center accepts all forms of insurance.

Services offered in Spanish include:

  • Group and individual counseling
  • Medicated-assisted treatment for opioid and other addictions
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) program
  • Referrals to Spanish-speaking services outside of behavioral health
  • Virtual and in-person services

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VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Program

The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is an outpatient program that is federally-funded by the Office of Victim Services.

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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health's Research program works with leading pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical trials on current and new medications for depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and a variety of other conditions.

Volunteers for these studies can benefit from both study-related psychiatric and medical care at no cost. To see if you may qualify for one of the current clinical trials, please contact study staff at 860.224.5597.

Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Health