Get Help

Greenwoods is a nonprofit organization that helps people find quality mental health care. We are here to help you when you are faced with a mental health or related problem and don’t know where to turn.

Greenwoods is the only mental health referral service in Connecticut that provides personalized referrals by matching each person who comes to us with counselors, therapists or other professionals with the expertise to help. We also provide financial help to those who are eligible.

This service is available for individuals and families that live or work in Litchfield County.

Please call us at 860-567-4437 if you or someone you know needs help dealing with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Children’s Behavior
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Problems
  • Gender-Identity Issues
  • Marital/Relationship Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Personal Growth/Empowerment
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • School Problems or Bullying
  • Special Issues for Elderly
  • Substance Abuse (alcohol or drug issues)
  • Trauma

How We Can Help

Greenwoods is the place to call when life is overwhelming and problems seem impossible to solve alone. Greenwoods is a lifeline to affordable, professional behavioral health and social services for those in need. We offer caring and confidential services.

Greenwoods provides referrals for a wide range of problems. We have practitioners who specialize in depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, trauma, bereavement, children’s behavioral problems, parenting, substance use and abuse and many other areas. If psychotherapy or counseling for medication issues is required, we will arrange that. If medical attention is needed, we will make certain an appointment with a physician is made.

Some people call or walk in the door on their own; others may be referred to Greenwoods gets calls from physicians, social workers, clergy members, school counselors, concerned friends. It doesn’t matter how you find us. Our program is geared to individuals and to entire families.

Once you DO find us, we see you promptly to make sure that you get the help you need as quickly as possible.  We cut through red tape to get you appointments right away. We help sort out insurance issues and we provide financial assistance for those who qualify.

Greenwoods’ friendly, professional staff is available from 8 to 4 Monday through Friday and after hours by appointment.

Call 860-567-4437. We will talk to you, explain our services and schedule an appointment with one of our providers. We have no waiting list and you are free to make your own choices.

Get Started: Four Easy Steps

  1. MAKE THE CALL: We’re here to listen. Let Greenwoods guide you through the process of getting help. Call (860) 567-4437.
  2. COME IN: Come in to meet with an experienced mental health therapist for an assessment at the Greenwoods office.
  3. GET CONNECTED: Greenwoods will match you with a short list of mental health care providers that are selectively chosen based on your specific needs. It is your choice who to see for help and your responsibility to make your own appointment, although we can assist with these things when needed. We can provide additional referrals for other kinds of support services as needed.
  4. WE FOLLOW UP: We follow up to make sure you’ve connected with a mental health therapist that you feel comfortable with. About one week after your appointment at Greenwoods you will get a call from our clinical administrative assistant Liz to ensure you’re getting the help you need.

Your Appointment at Greenwoods: What to Expect

Greenwoods is unique because with your input we help determine what kind of help is best for you.  This is why the initial clinical evaluation (intake assessment) is so important. The clinical evaluation is a professional and confidential meeting to help our clients make the best choice, no matter what their difficulties may be. This meeting takes place with a Professional Therapist who works with you to learn about your concerns and to identify any roadblocks that might be getting in the way to seeking treatment.  Together, you and the Therapist develop an individualized, personal plan to finding a pathway to help.

Often mental health issues are complicated by everyday problems. It is important that we get a full picture of your individual situation. It is only with a complete story that we can make informed and successful referrals. That is why we take time to ask for some personal and family history and work to identify issues—such as health problems and legal or housing situations—that often are part of the larger picture. We want to uncover any areas of concern and discomfort that might be blocking your path to recovery.

The Greenwoods clinical evaluation also includes a discussion about any perceived financial barriers to treatment.  For instance, you may qualify for a subsidy to help offset the costs of treatment.  The clinician who performs the assessment will also answer questions about insurance and co-payments.

If for some reason you are not able to connect with any of the referrals, we encourage you to contact us so we can continue to work with you to find the right therapist.



We do charge for this assessment. We accept private insurance and all forms of Medicaid (HUSKY). However, if you do not have insurance and cannot afford to pay you can still receive services from Greenwoods. Simply explain your financial need when making your appointment and there will be no charge.

We will request a copy of your insurance card at the time of your visit. We will use this to bill for the evaluation and, more importantly, to assist us in making the appropriate referral.

How to Pay: Subsidies & Financial Help

Greenwoods is fortunate to have the support of a variety of donors including Board members, community members, foundations, banks, businesses, area towns, churches, clients, etc.  Some of this money is used to support a small subsidy fund that helps defray the costs of the mental health services we refer to.

In order to qualify for a subsidy, your income must be below 300% of the federal poverty level, or meet other requirements detailed in the client application for the subsidy program.  Our intake Clinicians help determine eligibility during the initial assessment.

Many times the practitioners in our network accept insurance and will lower their fees for our clients.