AHM is proud to offer mental health clinical services to youth and their families! These services are designed to support families in transition, crisis, or normal developmental processes.

Family therapy is available to parents, couples and their family members to nurture change and development within the entire family system.  Family therapy is offered in conjunction with individual therapy.  Individual therapy is available for children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 26 to address emotional and/or behavioral problems. Session frequency can be weekly or bi-weekly, with more or less determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the level or intensity required to stabilize and assist the person to improve their overall quality of life.

During the first session, the therapist will gather detailed information about the current problem to assess your needs. From there, they will work with you to determine the best course of treatment. Each case is treated differently as no two individuals are the same.

Our therapists are skilled at working with a wide range of diagnoses and presenting problems, including: anxiety, depression, coping with daily stress, trauma, grief & loss, parenting strategies, family support, divorce/separation, ADHD, school problems, substance use, relationship issues.

AHM’S Clinical Services Include:

  • Individual therapy, Family therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation with school and other professional involved with the child
  • Referral services

For emergency, call 911. For non-emergency inquiries, please contact AHM today!

Smart Recovery

AHM’s Smart Recovery Groups are taking place through virtual meetings at this time!

Please open up each tab below for detailed information on how to join the online group!

Lauren Scharn

Meet our SMART Recovery Friends & Family group, Thursday night 5:30pm facilitator, Lauren Scharn! Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Eastern Connecticut State University as well as her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in New York. At Columbia, Lauren specialized in Health, Mental Health, and Disability, where she dedicated her time to helping individuals and families dealing with health impairments alongside a host of psychosocial issues. Lauren has gained her experience from working in hospital settings, providing in-home and community-based therapy for children and families, and as an on-call crisis therapist. Through a person-centered, strengths-based approach, Lauren strives to empower individuals to overcome their challenges and become the best versions of themselves. For more information, contact Lauren at LaurenS@ahmyouth.org

Dan Mixter

Meet Dan Mixter, who facilitates two of our SMART Recovery groups for both Young Adults age 18-24 on Mondays at 5:30pm, and Teens age 16-18 on Wednesdays at 2:30pm!

Dan is a Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator and has been actively involved in recovery for more than 28 years. During this time, Dan has worked with adults and teens on developing and implementing methods for achieving long term recovery, one day at a time. For more information, Dan can be reached by email at: DanM@ahmyouth.org.

Additional Services

We accept Connecticut Title XIX (HUSKY) as well as Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, OPTUM/OXFORD, UBH/UHC insurance as a qualified method of payment for this service.  Please note that this does not guarantee coverage of services.

Please call the AHM office at 860-228-9488 to make an appointment with our clinical team.  If you have general questions about our clinical program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are a new or returning patient, please contact us for an intake packet by emailing Megan Aldridge at MeganA@ahmyouth.org or calling 860-228-9488.  Please bring it with you on your first visit. You will also need to bring your insurance card and a photo id with you (if you are a minor, a photo id from a legal parent/guardian is required).