Behavior, Public Health

35. List of Local Pediatric Mental Healthcare Providers

Psychiatrists—can prescribe medications, but many do NOT take insurance

Meriden Child Guidance –203-235-5767 (MCG has psychology, psychiatry under one roof)—DOES take insurance

Dr. Steven Kahn (21 and older) —Meriden–203-237-0002

Dr. Jonathan Craig Allen–Rushford in Meriden—877-577-3233—addiction specialists and more

Dr. Avijit Mitra—Woodbridge—does take insurance—203-397-5491

Dr. David Aversa –Woodbridge, Ansonia, Hamden–203-530-7212, 203-298-9005

Dr. Eric David Cohen and Dr. Sudeshna Basu—IOL Hartford–860-545-7493 (excellent)

Dr. John Gallalee—Branford—203-488-0440

Dr. Eric B. Cohen (CT Center ADHD) –Middletown—860-344-8770

Dr. Erin Cordero—Middletown—860-358-3401

Dr. Richard O’Sullivan–Madison–203-987-6466

Dr. Ellen Fishbein—Cheshire—203-272-1208

Dr. Janet Madigan—Yale New Haven—203-787-5420

Elm City Therapeutic Center—203-691-7099—New Haven

Dr. Barbara Arrok (adolescents)–203-787-2727–New Haven

Dr. Patricia Aguayo (autism)—Hospital for Special Care—New Britain—860-612-6386

The Wheeler Clinic –Plainville—860-793-3500—does take insurance, except for CIGNA

Yale New Haven Outpatient Adolescent Psychiatry 203-488-0471—does take insurance

Yale Inpatient Psychiatry 203-688-5900



Psychologists—provide counseling, many do not take insurance

 Dr. Karole Kreutter—Wallingford—203-294-0094, ext. 2 Donna DiCello (LGBT)

Dr. Lurline Devos—Hamden—203-288-1846, 860-563-4553

Maine and Weinstein group—eating disorders—West Hartford—860-313-4431

Dr. Gloria Losada-Zarate—East Hampton–860-724-4137

Dr. Wilma Ezekowitz—Hamden–203-230-0824

Dr. Clara Chapman—Middletown—860-346-7879

Dr. Marybeth Ellison—(CT Center ADHD)—Middletown—860-344-8770

Dr. Susan Peterman—West Hartford—860-0233-8111—(excellent reviews) eating disorders, EMDR therapy

Dr. Bonnie Becker—New Haven—203-624-1262 (excellent reviews)

Laurel Health Services, Hamden—203-287-8227

Dr. Robert Koenig—anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse

Dr. Susan DiPietro

Leslie Pollack—MSW

Jeff Summerville—MSW

Dr. Thomas Finn—Southington—860-628-6523 (excellent reviews)

Dr. Ryan Loss— CT Behavioral Health Cheshire–203-271-1430

Dr. Jon Pedro

Dr. Jessica Addington

Dr. Sarah Pires

Dr. Courtney Mattiace

Dr. Kelly Halstead + 4 board certified behavior analysts

Dr. Roy Nisenson—New Haven–203-497-8320

Clifford Beers Clinic–New Haven—autism, anxiety, depression, etc. 203-772-1270

APRNs—provide medication and counseling

Curtis Harmon–Behavioral Health Consultants—Hamden—203-288-3554

Janet Rooney–Wallingford–203-265-3341


Licensed Clinical Social Workers—counseling

 Alternative Paths—Wallingford–does take insurance—203-265-777

Linda Goodman—New Haven—203-776-2112

Ravit Avni-Singer—Woodbridge—203-389-9174

Jody Rowell—North Haven–203-676-7268

Laurel Health Services Hamden (see above under psychologists)

Herbert Rosenfield–Adolescent and Family Counseling Center Cheshire – 203-271-1234—practice has all SW and one licensed marriage and family therapist

Laurin Franco–Wolcott—203-879-4424

Jewish Family Services–New Haven—203-389-5599

Diane Solano—Meriden (formerly at child guidance)—860-604-9836

Suellen Sonosky—Wallingford–860-526-9662

Barbara Sarcia—Hamden–203-288-5266

Judy Kopman Fried—Wallingford–203-269-3488

Branwen O-Shea-Refai–Bethany—203-393-1717


Stephanie Stopper—LMFT Wallingford – 203-803-223

Lauren Franco LPC (licensed professional counselor)—860-471-8269, 203-631-8647—LGBT counseling

Shatoya Colon—therapist Middletown—877-711-4995

Sandy Tyrrell, Art therapist—Cheshire–203-271-0133

Neuropsychological testing—check insurance coverage

Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services, Karina Gitman, Beth Karassik–Cheshire—203-271-3809 (mixed reviews)

Gregory Javornisky, Krista Mraz—CT Pediatric Neuropsychology Associates—Hartford 860-633-8155 (excellent reviews)

Dana Carr–Northeast Neuropsychology—Cheshire–203-272-6007

Richard Kaplan—clinical neuropsychology, adult ADHD, UCONN outpatient–Farmington—860-679-2890

Shelley Pelletier—Old Saybrook–860-308-1643—LD, ADHD, Tourettes—does not take insurance (excellent reviews)

Ellen Preen—Avon—Farmington Valley Neuropsychology–860-677-7300

Autism/Developmental Evaluation

Thyde Dumont-Mathieu—developmental/behavioral pediatrician—West Hartford—860-328-1957

Hospital for Special Care–New Britain—referral required

Birth to three–800-505-7000

Michael Powers–Center for Children with Special Needs—Glastonbury–860-430-1762—does not take insurance

Institute of Professional Practice—Meriden—203-317-2700

Clinical Programs at Yale Child Study Center
Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program 203-737-4644
Child Development/Community Policing Program (CD-CP) 203-785-7047
Childhood Violent Trauma Center 203-785-7047
Child Psychiatry Inpatient Service 203-688-5900
Comer School Development Program 203-737-4000
Developmental Disabilities Program, Toddler 203-764-5933
Developmental Disabilities Program, School Age 203-785-3420
Early Childhood Clinic (Birth – 5 yrs) / (Young Child Dev. Unit) 203-785-2513
In-Home Services 203-785-6862
Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children 203-785-2513
Psychological Assessment Service 203-785-6227
Tic Disorder & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program 203-785-5880