Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center
The Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center building is closed to the public. Counseling sessions are being conducted by telephone or secure video conference. In-person evaluations will only be permitted in case of emergency and at the sole discretion of the clinicians. 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.
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 fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/SNJxKoeor355S6sy9
We are also looking for teachers, paraprofessionals, and experienced tutors to join our tutor database. Those interested can sign up here: https://forms.gle/YgBEX2ZtsvQDFs7u5
Please contact Laura Shiel at 203-452-5193 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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.
Mental, Social and Emotional Health Assistance
- Video: “Stress Management During the COVID-19 Crisis: Considerations for Maintaining Resilient Families During a Time of Social Distancing" (Link)
- The C.A.R.E.S. Group - Community Addiction & Recovery Education & Support
Free Local Online Mental Health Resources for the Coronavirus Epidemic (V2)
- 2020-03-25 COVID-19 Information & Networking Support Online via Zoom (Archived)
- 2020-03-27 Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (Archived)
If you or a loved one is having a mental health crisis:
- CT Information Hotline 211 or go to www.211ct.org for mobile crisis support for individuals and/or children.
- 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.
- Crisis/Trauma Intervention
- Diversionary Youth Services
- Family Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Referral Services
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Support Groups
- Youth Enrichment Programs
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.
Counseling staff is available to community groups as guest speakers and for crisis counseling. Community service information and referral advice is available by phone.