Welcome to the Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc.

The Community Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving Manchester and surrounding towns since 1958. Our behavioral and mental vitality is important to our overall well-being, and we eagerly provide services to over 1,000 families each and every year.

Our programs and services stretch far and wide, including early intervention programs, educational services, home-based interventions, and outpatient services. We strive towards excellence with the services we provide to the children and families we serve. We welcome you to browse our site and contact us at (860) 643-2101 with any questions you have regarding our services. We look forward to speaking with you!

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve our community by providing a system of child
centered and family focused mental health services designed to maintain children
and adolescents in their home and community.

Our Programs & Services

Educational, Outpatient and Milieu, Psychological and Developmental, Community and Home-Based Services

The Community Child Guidance Clinic School was established in 1974 and offers state approved education and intensive therapeutic services. We serve children ages 3 to 15 years of age with varying academic levels, learning abilities, and behavioral and emotional issues that may impede their ability to learn. A great advantage to our program is the individual attention and stability our children receive due to the small class sizes and high staff to student ratio; currently about 2:1.

Outpatient and Milieu services provide a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, many of which are specialized programs that target specific problems. Examples of some of the programs offered include trauma services, adolescent substance abuse, and NorthStar, which is an intensive outpatient program for children ages 5 to 12.

Psychological and Developmental services offers early intervention programs, clinical services for CCGC school students and their families, and psychological consultations in the community.

Community and Home-Based services work with families in their homes and communities in order to create a working partnership with families to improve overall functioning. Examples of some of the programs offered include IICAPS, IFP, and parent education classes.


The Latest At CCGC

Recent News & Blog Posts

  • FUN Friday with Water Balloons!!

    Every Friday the students at CCGC School participate in a Fun Friday activity…These activities are always changing with new ideas that our wonderful staff come up with! As the nice weather approaches, we decided that we needed to get the kids outside and toss around some water balloons. Our very own Mr. Ryan was a…

  • 8th Annual Connecticut TF-CBT Conference

    The 8th Annual Connecticut TF-CBT Conference was held Thursday May 12th, at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford. The conference included workshops, presentations, and guidance for effective practices. Two of our staff members, Tanja Larsen and Erica Mott, gave a presentation! Title: Practice through Ages and Stages Looking for some new ideas on how to implement…


    Do you golf? Or perhaps you know someone who does?? Please join us for our 9th Annual Golf Tournament! The details are provided below, and if you have any questions please feel free to give us a call! Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Topstone Golf Course 515 Griffin Road South Windsor, CT  06074   8:30-10:30 Registration 10:00am…

Upcoming Events

May 23, 20165:30 pm / 6:30 pm

Social Club

1075 Tolland Turnpike (860) 432-9229

A social skills group for elementary aged children identified as or suspected to be on the Autism Spectrum

  • Facilitated by Denise W. Coley Psy.D & Vicki Stranatka-Knapp, Ph.D
  • More
May 23, 20166:00 pm / 7:00 pm

Wise Minds II

317 North Main Street (860) 643-2101

Wise Minds II is a group for adolescents who are 14 to 18 years old. The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy model will be used to help members gain awareness of their…

May 25, 20165:30 pm / 6:30 pm

How Does Your Engine Run

1075 Tolland Turnpike (860) 432-9229

8 Session Therapeutic Group for 5-8 year olds who need help with:

  • Emotion Regulation

  • Communication Skills

  • Self-Awareness

Facilitated by Jamie Zitkus, LMSW

May 26, 20167:00 pm

PARENT CHATS – Caregivers Helping Abused and Traumatized Kids



Parent CHATS is safe and supportive group environment for the non-offending caregiver…