189 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06510
Founded in 2003, Turnbridge operates gender-separate programs for young men and young women who have been afflicted with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Since its inception over 13 years ago, Turnbridge has received national acclaim for its innovative treatment model that has redefined the way our industry approaches the “failure to launch” population. Turnbridge clients progress through three Phases of structure, whereby each Phase is designed to build upon the previous one. The ultimate goal for Turnbridge graduates is that they’re actively working or taking classes, engaged in therapy, participating in active social lives, attending 12-step meetings, and actively practicing independent living skills.
- Specifically for Young Men
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment
- Life Skills Development
Wellness ProgramClients are offered a plethora of resources for a healthy and comfortable transition into the community. Program offerings include physical fitness training and nutritional guidance for holistic wellness. Clients are taught healthy grocery shopping strategies and techniques for preparing healthy, balanced meals.
Family ProgramFamily members are provided a variety of resources and opportunities to engage loved ones’ recovery processes and support positive healing. Turning Point’s intensive family program provides family members with in-depth addiction education resources, opens healthy lines of communications, and encourages loved ones to analyze their role in the family system.
Meet the Staff
- Meaghan Gorman, LMFTClinical DirectorA Licensed Family Therapist with over 12 yrs of experience in the mental health field, Meaghan specializes in the treatment of dual-diagnosed, substance-abusing young adults with a particular focus on helping families and clients recover in tandem. As a system’s specialist, Meaghan has brought her expertise in integrative mental health approaches to a diversity of community and clinical settings. She has been recognized nationally for developing and implementing comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical orientations as Director of Liberation Program’s Youth Satellite. Meaghan received her Master’s Degree from the Family Institute at Chicago’s Northwestern University. As a therapist with Turning Point, Meaghan utilizes best-practice interventions including cognitive-behavioral, mind-body and solution-focused modalities to encourage wellness. Uniting families and communities in order to prevent high-risk behaviors and to derail cycles of addiction, throughout her career Meaghan has endeavored to empower clients and their families to challenge the dynamics that maintain and perpetuate chemical dependency.
- KATINA VARZOS - PMH-APRNPsychiatric Nurse PractitionerKatina Varzos holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Yale University. She graduated with honors as a member of Sigma Theta Tau honor society and later went on to complete additional post-graduate training in psychiatry at Drexel University. Katina is dually certified in both women’s health by the ACNM and as an adult psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner by the ANCC. She has over a decade of experience in community mental health providing in-home care for clients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Most recently, she provided all medication management services for college students seeking mental health care at Wesleyan University’s counseling center. In addition to her work at Turnbridge, Katina maintains a small private practice in which she provides specialized care for women struggling with perinatal and postpartum mood disorders. Her approach to care is holistic and collaborative; she combines evidence-based treatment modalities and ongoing education to empower clients in their path towards recovery.
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