Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center

Mary J. Sherlach Counseling CenterThe Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center is open for appointments.  For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 203-452-5193.

The Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center provides a therapeutic clinical setting for individual and family therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention. These services are available for Trumbull residents, Town employees and students who attend Trumbull schools. 

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Enhancing Quality of Life for Our Residents

The counseling center is a department of the Town of Trumbull and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Trumbull by providing counseling for residents and their families. All Trumbull residents and children attending Trumbull schools are eligible for services. All counseling services are confidential and fees are based on a sliding-scale according to family income and ability to pay.

Services include:

  • Family Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Diversionary Youth Services
  • Youth Enrichment Programs
  • Support Groups
  • Referral Services
  • Crisis/Trauma Intervention
  • Benefits Screenings and assistance (Trumbull Social Services)

Counseling Goals 

Typical counseling goals include family interventions to address childhood attention deficit and behavior issues, parent-child conflicts, adolescent concerns, juvenile court referrals, domestic violence, divorce issues, and individual or family psychotherapy.

When working with children, staff counselors strive to develop a team approach to treatment, coordinating the services of parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and doctors, as needed. Confidentiality is strictly enforced according to the wishes of clients or parents. The team approach is by the client’s permission only, and not required. Services can also be coordinated with outpatient hospital aftercare.

Diversionary Services

The Counseling Center provides Diversionary Services for at-risk youth, including the operation of the Juvenile Review Board for minor, first-time offenses; providing Truancy services to assist with student attendance issues; and supporting families who are experiencing beyond control behavior with their teen. 

MJSCC Trumbull Tutoring Service

The Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center is offering a tutoring service for Trumbull youth. Students will be matched to tutors based on need and availability. The program is funded by a state Youth Services Bureau grant, and is being offered at no cost to Trumbull families. 

To sign up for tutoring, please contact the counseling center, 203-452-5193. 

We are also looking for teachers, paraprofessionals, and experienced tutors to join our tutor database. Those interested can contact the counseling center 203-452-5193. 

Please contact us at 203-452-5193 with questions.

Mental, Social and Emotional Health Assistance

  • Let's Talk Mental Health, Trumbull | TPAUD:  "Let's Talk Mental Health, Trumbull" is a monthly speaker series highlighting and demystifying topics, information & resources around mental health. Each month will feature experts from within the field of mental health to speak on a diverse variety of topics, and offer authentic dialogue & practical suggestions & support.

If you or a loved one is having a mental health crisis:

  • CT Information Hotline 211 or go to for mobile crisis support for individuals and/or children.
  • 988 – The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in the United States – Prevent Suicide CT
  • Kids in Crisis also has a 24-hour hotline for assistance 203-661-1911. 
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health):  If you need to talk to someone, text NAMI to 741741 or call the NAMI Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: Please contact your site to see if meetings are continuing in your neighborhood.
  • The Hub CT is Southwest Connecticut’s Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization. Check their website for useful resources for mental health, prevention and wellness.   

Community Involvement

Counseling staff is available to community groups as guest speakers and for crisis counseling. Community service information and referral advice is available by phone.