SOUTHPORT OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM

Southport, CT

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Virtual treatment available: DMA outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.

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. 

MEET THE TEAM

Milieu Manager 

Cara Dascenzo

Assistant Program Director

Jacqueline Guiliana

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Arianna Mora LSW

Milieu Manager 

Cara Dascenzo

Cara began working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program (DMAP) in March 2018. Cara has 20 years of experience working with children to help them foster strong mental health strategies and skills. For 15 years, Cara developed her professional goals by working for the public school system in the special education program working with a diverse population of children with different social, emotional and learning disabilities. Cara continues to support her students through specialized programs, such as mentoring at-risk youth and obtaining Mental Health First Aid certification. Cara was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Phoenix based on her dedication of her work with children where she completed a B.S. in human service and management in 2013.

In March of 2018, Cara started as a counselor in the Fairfield residential program in which she helped patients through the treatment process with therapeutic enrichment and treatment focus groups. In March 2020, Cara became the milieu manager for the Southport mental health outpatient program. Here, she continues to teach and provide support to both patients and staff on the benefits of wellness and enrichment throughout the treatment process. Cara is an ideal role model in patience, compassion and professionalism, who puts her heart into all of her work. She believes in living what you teach, and when she is not working, she can be found walking her beloved dog Luna, or away at Kripalu learning more about mediation and yoga.

Assistant Program Director

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.

Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*

  • 97% feel hopeful about their future*
  • 95% believe they can handle life after treatment*
  • 99% know what helps them get better*

“The amount of support and care that I received here is extraordinary. The staff were amazing. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their help.” – Maddie B. former patient at DMA Southport

“I have been so impressed from day one with DMA and their outstanding team in Southport. We couldn’t be more pleased with the services they provided and wouldn’t hesitiate to recommend them!” – Katie G., parent of DMA Southport alumni

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in 2021 (between 1/1/21 and 12/31/21) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) (N = 2,278). Average length of stay is 34.2 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to a higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice, transfer or administratively).

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.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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