Torrington clinic adds trauma group for women

Women in the Torrington area struggling with grief and loss have a place to turn for help. The Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Clinic in Torrington offers a Women’s Trauma Group on Tuesday mornings to help participants who have suffered the loss of a loved one, abuse at the hands of someone they know, or other significant trauma that has interrupted their daily life.

The sessions are 11 a.m. until noon at 132 Grove St. in Torrington. Click to download a flyer.

The benefits of group sessions include:

  • They help participants realize they are not alone in their struggles;
  • In addition to receiving support from others, participants can benefit from the feeling of offering support to others in the group;
  • Connecting with others and speaking openly about feelings can build confidence and empower participants to work toward positive change;
  • For people whose relationships are strained because of their mental anguish, interacting with others in a group offers the opportunity to improve communication skills.

Anyone wanting to participate in the group can call 860-482-5558 to receive more information or be screened and scheduled for an evaluation.

Husky, Medicare and most commercial insurance plans are accepted. A sliding fee scale is available for self-pay clients.

The Women’s Trauma Group is one of the new additions to the services offered at the Torrington clinic. A Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) was also recently added to help people who need more care than a weekly meeting but not in-patient treatment with 24/7 supervision.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is a human service agency committed to providing help and creating hope for people of all faiths, backgrounds and ages throughout Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties. Its Behavioral Health division has clinics that serve approximately 4,900 people with mental health struggles each year.