We've changed our name and we've moved to a new location. But we continue to offer the same compassionate and comprehensive, individual, group, and family counseling to adults, adolescents, and families that you've come to expect from us.


Formerly Counseling Center of Waterbury, our new name is Connecticut Counseling & Wellness. We're now located at 1776 Meriden Road, Wolcott, CT 06716.

How To Be Thankful When You Aren’t Feeling Very Thankful.

How To Be Thankful When You Aren’t Feeling Very Thankful.

This time of year can be tough for a lot of people.  With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and Christmas already on everybody’s mind, it can be a lonely time of year for those that are struggling.  For example, an active addict who is in the depths of her addiction may not feel the joy of this season.  A mother who lost her son to an overdose may not be feeling very thankful.  A child whose dad has left him and made him feel worthless may have a hard time finding gratitude.  A college student whose anxiety and depression are both on overdrive after a stressful semester may just want to curl up and relax until the next semester and not talk to anyone or do anything.

But we have learned some things along the way about being Thankful and Grateful, even if we’re not feeling up to the task.  Honestly, sometimes it’s a “fake it til you make it approach”, and that’s OK.  This isn’t a cure-all for feeling better and covering up whatever pain you are going through, but rather, a new perspective or a feeling of hope that you’ve been missing.

So, if you’re like one of the above examples, start with the basics.  Start with the smallest thing in your life that you’re grateful for.  Did you wake up today?  Be thankful for that.  Do you have a roof over your ahead?  That’s certainly something to appreciate.  What about food in your house and a car to drive?  Both are blessings.  Do you have at least one person in your life that you can call and talk to?  Make sure to let them know they are appreciated.  Are you grieving and missing someone special?  Thank whoever you believe in that you had the opportunity to love someone so much that you miss them.

And if you’re really too overwhelmed to see the blessings around you, say a prayer.  You don’t have to be religious to do this.  Simply offer goodwill to the universe.  Send out some compassionate vibes to those who are suffering, including yourself.  Pray for strength to get through this hard time.  Not to change it, but to endure it.  Because you are strong, and you will endure it.

Stages of Change

Stages of Change

“Nothing changes if nothing changes” is a well-known quote out there in the real world, and one we use quite often in the recovery world.  It’s simple, it’s true, it’s to the point.  But, what if we’re not ready to change? What if we are ready to change, but we’re still just a little scared?… Continue Reading

Generation Found- Review, Reaction, and Reflection.

Generation Found- Review, Reaction, and Reflection.

Generation Found was screened at the Brass Mill Cinemas this past Thursday, and it was a success.  With over 50 people in the audience, it certainly was enough to call it a showing.  Generation Found is a heartfelt documentary about a recovery high school out west that is setting a trend.  It talks about the… Continue Reading

Just Another Mindful Monday Here at CCW

Just Another Mindful Monday Here at CCW

“While enjoying some time to reflect this morning I was hit suddenly by the realization that we only have today.  I often think or say “one day at a time”, but am I truly living and present in this one day?  This one moment given to me by my Higher Power?  Or am I living… Continue Reading

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