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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.

Our Program

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.


The 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.


Youth 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 of services.


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 to schedule an appointment.

Counseling Hours

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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© Youth and Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth, Inc.
P.O. Box 432, Higganum, CT 06441-0432
(860) 345-7498