SOUTHPORT OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM

Southport, CT

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Our Southport, Connecticut, mental health outpatient center is convenient to Greenwich, Darien, Stamford, Fairfield, Norwalk, Wilton and other Fairfield County locations. In addition to our outpatient treatment program in Southport, our Stamford and Fairfield residential homes provide higher levels of care for adolescents and teens. Treatment at Southport is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and more. Here, clients benefit from one-on-one therapeutic support as well as group sessions in a supportive environment of peers where they can safely practice new skills that are transferable to home.

Insurances we accept at this location include but are not limited to Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Beacon, Unicare, and Kaiser. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage. 

PROGRAM FEATURES

Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 11-17

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MEET THE TEAM

Milieu Manager 

Cara Dascenzo

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jacqueline Guiliana

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Arianna Mora LSW

Education Liaison 

Rachel D. Metzger

Primary Therapist

Taylor Hom

Milieu Manager 

Cara Dascenzo

Cara is the facility manager for the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, located in Southport, Connecticut. Cara brings a wealth of experience from her history of working in public school systems and is integral to helping our patients reintegrate into their school systems. Before working for Discovery full time, Cara worked for 15 years with special education for the public school system. She’s been with Discovery for two years as a part-time counselor in their mental health adolescent residential program. Cara has a bachelor’s degree in human service and management. Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, and quality time with her family and dog.

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jacqueline Guiliana

Jacqueline earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons University where she specialized in Children and Family. Jacqueline is dedicated to helping adolescents by empowering them and their families to work through conflicts and increase effective communication. Jacqueline believes that through therapy, people have the ability of increasing well-being and effective functioning. Jacqueline’s approach is strength’s based and empathetic. Jacqueline predominately uses talk-therapy, DBT, and CBT to assist patients in their recovery.  

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Arianna Mora LSW

Arianna is a licensed social worker who obtained her master of social work degree from Southern Connecticut State University with an emphasis on children and families. Arianna has worked in adolescent group home and residential settings. Arianna started as a counselor at Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program before accepting the role of therapist. Arianna utilizes a strengths-based approach and incorporates therapeutic interventions of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness and psychodynamic theory when working with adolescents and their families. Arianna is passionate about working with adolescents and helping their families with the multitude of challenges that arise with changing life dynamics. Arianna truly believes all the individuals she works with are deserving of recovery, healing and a life worth living.

Education Liaison 

Rachel D. Metzger

Rachel joined Discovery in 2021 and has since worked as the Education Liaison for middle and high school patients. She has experience in Discovery’s Residential Treatment Program, Partial Hospitalization Program, and Intensive Outpatient Program. Rachel efficiently coordinates between students, school systems, parents and psychiatrists to ensure that academic transitions run smoothly. Most importantly, she is an advocate for the students and all of their academic needs. She teaches academic confidence and encourages patients to practice autonomous advocacy. Rachel takes a proactive planning approach that is focused on goals, plans to overcome obstacles and identifying areas of growth. She plans to work towards improving those areas. Rachel is passionate, strategic, and enthusiastic in her treatment. She leads coping skills groups to aid in coping skills, cognitive restructuring, communication, identifying and addressing needs and more. Rachel majored in biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience with a concentration in developmental psychology at University of Michigan. She has research experience, cognitive behavioral therapy certification and experience with education for children, teens and adults with learning and behavioral disabilities. Rachel plans on continuing her own education and researching new ways to teach and improve mental wellness.

Primary Therapist

Taylor Hom

Samantha has been working with the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since August 2021. She began as a mental health technician in the Stamford house and soon after took on the role of wellness liaison. Currently, Samantha is the education liaison for one of the tracks at the Stamford house. After graduating from Fordham University with her bachelor of science in psychology, she was excited to gain experience working in the mental health field. Samantha’s personal experiences have made her passionate about doing this work and being able to act as a mentor and support for children and adolescents in recovery. She understands and upholds the value of seeing each child as more than a patient or diagnosis. She intends to further her education by obtaining her master of social work and is currently in the process of becoming a certified cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) coach practitioner. In the future, Samantha aims to become a therapist specializing in the treatment and care of folks with eating disorders. She is also interested in working with LGBTQ+ and Latinx populations. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys dancing, doing crossword puzzles and taking walks with her dog.

Support Group

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

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COVID-19 Update: COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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