Successful counseling involves individuals and families or groups of
people looking at the problem areas in their lives, understanding the
causes of these problems and then taking action to resolve the issues
that are troubling them. For counseling to be the most effective, we
ask that you actively participate in the counseling process by honestly
presenting your issues as you see them. It is important to work on issues
in your daily life, not only during sessions, and make every effort to
follow recommendations with which you are in agreement.
Our Agency provides short term counseling services. You and your counselor
will periodically review your progress and plan for continued services
if appropriate. Clients with long-term counseling needs can be referred
to other agencies and/or services.
As this may be your first time in counseling, we have outlined some areas
to introduce you to our counseling program. We hope your experience will
be positive and rewarding.
initial counseling sessions will be important to gather information and
mutually identify concerns to establish a treatment plan. You and your
family may attend these sessions to assist the counselor in gaining a
complete perspective. You may be asked to sign a release of information
which will enable us to better coordinate your treatment.
and Family Services complies with a Professional Code of Ethics, therefore
all sessions and information will remain confidential. Please understand
that the law may require mandated reporting and that reporting is required
when safety is an issue.
Termination of Counseling
When you and your counselor agree that you have met your desired goals
of treatment you may wish to stop counseling. It is important to discuss
your needs with your counselor, as how the counseling ends is an important
phase of the counseling process. Your input is critical to the termination
Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth is a non-profit youth service bureau serving residents in the towns of Haddam and Killingworth. Our agency offers individual, couples and family therapy. We are located at 91 Little City Rd. Higganum and have opened a newly renovated office at the Killingworth Town Hall.
We accept Husky and Cigna insurance as well as offer a sliding scale fee to town residents.
Please contact us at (860)-345-7498 or e-mail at Nathan@hkyfs.org to schedule an appointment.
Hours are flexible and available at
a location in Killingworth as well at the offices of Youth and Family Services. Please call to arrange an appointment.
Appointments are 50 minutes. We kindly ask for 24 hours advance notice
for cancellations. If you miss your scheduled appointment without notifying
the agency, the full fee will be charged. It is important to comply with
this request to accommodate those who are waiting for services.
We want your experience to be a fulfilling one. If at any time you have
concerns or questions about the services you are receiving, please talk
directly to your counselor. The Agency Director is always available in
the event you have additional concerns.
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