Parent Support Groups

Addiction & Mental Health Support Groups for Parents

These meetings are free and open to any parents of a child with substance use concerns.  No program affilitation is required to attend.

Living with or loving someone with a substance use disorder or other mental health concern can be overwhelming and can take a toll on the entire family.  For over fifteen years, Turnbridge has been the unparalleled leader in the treatment of addiction and co-occuring mental health disorders for adolescents and young adults.  Come join our team and the many family members of our community who are affected by this chronic and pervasive disease.  

Parent Support Groups

Connecticut

Darien

Darien Parent Support Group

Facilitated by Lauren Springer, LMSW
1st and 3rd Wednesday evening of the month
The Life Solution Center of Darien 28 Thorndal Circle, Darien, CT 06820
Greenwich

Greenwich Parent Support Group

Facilitated by Diana Clark, JD, MA
2nd and 4th Monday evening of the month
St. Catherine of Siena Church, Father Vincent, J. O'Connor Center, Room 210 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT 06878
Madison

Madison Parent Support Group

Facilitated by Diana Clark, JD, MA
*This meeting is co-facilitated with Elizabeth Wilson, LMFT, LADC, MSW of EHW Counseling & Therapy
1st and 3rd Monday evening of the month
First Congregational Church of Madison 26 Meeting House Lande, Madison, CT 06443
New Haven

New Haven Caron Parent Support Group

Facilitated by Lauren Springer, LMSW
*This meeting is co-sponsored by Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, PA
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Turnbridge Clinical Center 201 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06510
West Hartford

West Hartford Parent Support Group

Facilitated by Diana Clark, JD, MA
2nd and 4th Wednesday evening of the month
Mandell JCC, Community Room 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117

Massachusetts

Belmont

Belmont Turnbridge Parent Support Group

Facilitated by Justin Cambria, LCSW, MBA
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 7:00 - 8:30 PM
The Psych Garden 25 Flanders Rd, Belmont, MA 02478
Newton

Newton Turnbridge Parent Support Group

Facilitated by Justin Cambria, LCSW, MBA
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 7:00 - 8:30 PM
NESCA Newton 55 Chapel St. #202, Newton MA 02458

New Jersey

Bergen County

Bergen County Caron Parent Support Group

Facilitated by Lauren Springer, LMSW
*This meeting is co-sponsored by Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, PA
Every Tuesday Evening, 7:30pm - 9pm
The Holmstead School, Third Floor 14 Hope Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Facilitators

LAUREN SPRINGER – LMSW
Director of Family Relations

We know that addiction is a disease which affects the entire family. Lauren offers support, caring guidance and education to parents and families as they negotiate the pathway to their own recovery. She believes that parents having their own recovery program is not only essential to their own health and well-being, but in turn aids in their sons’ or daughters' recovery.

Much of the insight Lauren brings is from her personal experience as the mother of a son who has the disease of addiction. Lauren believes that much of her strength comes from involvement in recovery programs as well as in helping other parents build a program of recovery to find peace and serenity in their own lives. Lauren is a Licensed Master of Social Work. She earned her Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in adolescent health care. She has worked with adolescents and their families throughout her career in hospital setting, child protection, judicial system, special education and social service development in NJ.

DIANA CLARK – JD, MA
Family Outreach Specialist

Diana aids and educates the family members of our clients. Recognizing that family members often live in a constant state of stress and anxiety, Ms. Clark authored and facilitates the workshop: Family Healing Strategies, which provides participants with tools they need to become or remain healthy. As both a specialist in addiction and family systems, she is a recognized force of clear speech, logic and loving acceptance – moving families to engage in behaviors which aid in the recovery process.

With a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School in 1997, Diana has been employed as a therapist, interventionist and consultant addressing issues of addiction and chemical dependence. Prior to her work in the field of psychology, she was a practicing Labor and Employment Attorney advising employers about the need for clear, compassionate and enforceable policies.

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JUSTIN CAMBRIA - LCSW, MBA
Outreach Manager
Justin Cambria, LCSW, MBA, has extensive direct clinical experience providing therapy and coaching to individuals and families facing challenges with substance use disorders. He completed a dual Master of Clinical Social Work and Master of Business Administration degree from Boston College. Justin completed an RYT-200 yoga teacher training in 2013, and loves the practice of yoga. Justin is in long term recovery from a substance use disorder and is passionate about working to end stigma and help others find recovery.