RtoR Family-Endorsed Provider Profile
Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP)
New Haven, CT
Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) provides comprehensive care for individuals who are early in the course of a psychotic illness. STEP serves individuals ages 16-35 who live with a psychotic illness and live in the Connecticut towns of New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, North Haven, Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge, Milford, Branford, and Hamden. Early intervention in psychosis is an evidence-based practice that helps improve positive lifetime outcomes of those with a psychotic illness. STEP uses early intervention as well as many other forms of treatment from their interdisciplinary program that includes professionals from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and social work. This program works with clients and their families to help improve symptoms through a variety of treatments, such as medication management and individual therapy, while keeping the client’s personal goals and preferences a priority.
STEP is a collaborative program of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and Yale University Department of Psychiatry. It is based at Connecticut Mental Health Center.
Information and Referrals
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- Comprehensive clinical evaluation
- Outcome assessment
- Medication management
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Supported education
- Supported employment
- Communication skills
- Stress management
- Health and wellness
- Reducing symptoms
- Adolescents (16+)
- Adults (18-35)
- Those with psychotic illnesses
In operation since: 2006
STEP services are available to qualified individuals regardless of insurance status. The program will assess all individuals between the ages of 16 and 35 who are in the first few years of psychotic illness and live in the Connecticut towns of New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, North Haven, Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge, Milford, Branford, and Hamden.
More about STEP
“Our goal is to work with patients and their families to improve functioning, reduce stress, and minimize symptoms to facilitate independence and life satisfaction. Early intervention maximizes the chances of returning individuals to their desired goals—whether a job, school, or valued roles in their family or community.”
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