Behavioral Health & Addiction Services
Our psychiatric services offer complete clinical assessments and a full range of on-going treatments for individuals, couples, and families. We are committed to empowering patients by providing them with the information and encouragement they need to become actively involved in their care and wellness.
We are here for you
The Griffin Hospital Department of Psychiatry offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and chemical dependency programs in a comfortable, healing environment. Call 203-732-7580 for a full list of services.
Services/Conditions We Can Help With
We can provide help with the following conditions:
- Anger Management
- Buprenorphine (MAT)
- Chemical Dependency/SA/SUD
- Crisis Intervention
- Naltrexone Injectable MAT
- Opioid Treatment Service (OTS)
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Partum Depression
- Substance Use
Call Psychiatry – Crisis Intervention at (203) 732-7580.
Patient Care Navigation
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Behavioral Health & Addiction ProgramsCrisis Intervention
If you or someone you know needs some help, including mental health services for those with state insurance or no insurance, services for alcohol or drug abuse, suicide prevention, medication needs, and more, we’re here for you. Call our crisis line, or read more here.
Griffin Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Unit is a 14-bed adult and geriatric short-term treatment unit providing comprehensive evaluation and focused, crisis-oriented treatment for patients who cannot be treated safely on an outpatient basis. Click here to learn more.
Outpatient PsychiatryServices include: Crisis intervention and consultation services through the Emergency Department, Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for adults, and hospital consultation and liaison service for inpatients on the medical floors. See our information page here for more.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
A multidisciplinary team, the patient and the family collaborate to develop and then achieve focused, relevant goals. Assessments and treatment plans are individualized to address the individual’s needs, and treatment involves a variety of group and individual methods along with the use of medications as indicated. Read more about our program here.
Outpatient Suboxone Program
Are you abusing heroin or other opiates and are looking to stop your use? Are you using other substances (i.e. benzodiazepines, alcohol, cocaine) that may also require treatment?
How We Can Help
Our program provides evaluation and assessment for opioid use disorder and mental health related diagnoses, and includes:
- Treatment coordination
- Suboxone maintenance
- Group psychotherapy
- Psychiatric medication evaluation and management
- Referrals to community resources (primary care physician, case management services, individual psychotherapy)
For further program information, please contact:
Amy Vitale, LADC, LPC 203-732-7541
Emily Medina, LCSW 203-732-7580
Get Rewarded for Choosing High-Quality Care
Connecticut State Employees and State Health Plan members can now earn a cash reward for choosing this high-quality service for their healthcare needs through the State of Connecticut Network of Distinction program. To get started book an appointment through your State Health Navigator at (866) 611-8005 or at carecompass.ct.gov/nod.
Psychiatry – Intensive Outpatient Programs
Regain control: Adult Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Programs Each program provides a highly structured, intensive, milieu based assessment and treatment program as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization or as a transition from a brief inpatient admission. Assessments and treatment plans are individualized to address the individual’s needs. Treatment involves a variety of group and individual methods along with the use. Find out more here.
If you or someone you know needs some help, including mental health services for those with state insurance or no insurance, services for alcohol or drug abuse, suicide prevention, medication needs, and more, we’re here for you. Call our crisis intervention and consultation services lines or come to Griffin Hospital’s Emergency Department. A trained counselor will help connect anyone with. Find out more here.
Psychiatry – Inpatient
Griffin Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Unit is a 14-bed adult and geriatric short-term treatment unit providing comprehensive evaluation and focused, crisis-oriented treatment for patients who cannot be treated safely on an outpatient basis. The treatment program focuses on reducing symptoms, stress management, enhancing coping skills and medication management. Traditional therapeutic approaches, such as individual and group therapy and patient and family. Find out more here.
Psychiatry – Outpatient Services
Griffin Hospital’s Outpatient Psychiatric Services offers complete clinical assessments and a full range of ongoing treatment for adults, couples and families. Outpatient psychiatric services include: Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for adults Medication management Group psychotherapy Short term individual psychotherapy Intensive Outpatient Programs: Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Adult Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Call: 203-732-7541 Griffin Hospital has a. Find out more here.
- Mihaela Boran, MD
- Maria Dawe, MD
- Numan Gharaibeh, MD
- Gale Levin, MD
- Lisa Harrison, APRN
- Julie Flood, APRN
- Orawan Gardner, APRN
- Angela Julian, APRN
- Yvonne Kull, APRN
- Stephen Morley, APRN
- Brian Ullman, APRN
- Shelley Amen, MD, PhD
- Naila Azhar, MD
- Kenneth Garcia, MD
- Alberto Gonzalez, MD
- Hanady Gouta, MD
- Marilise Hyacinth, MD
- Diana Kurlyandchik, MD
- Alan S. Lewis, MD
- Peter J. Mikhail , MD
- Karen O’Flynn, MD
- Diana Paez, MD
- Susan Parke, MD
- William Rhodes, MD
- S. Lissette Rodriquez, MD
- Jennifer Scruggs-Benassis, MD
Behavioral Health & Addiction Services Locations
- Griffin Hospital Psychiatry – Outpatient ServicesDerby, New Haven County, CT 06418-1332
- Griffin Hospital Psychiatry DepartmentDerby, CT 06418
- Griffin Hospital Psychiatry – Intensive Outpatient ProgramsDerby, New Haven County, CT 06418
- Griffin Hospital130 Division StreetDerby, New Haven County, CT 06418-1326(203) 735-7421 or (800) 354-3094
- Connecticut Valley HospitalMiddletown, CT 06457