Counseling & Therapeutic Services

We offer guidance resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties with mental health and addiction. Our outpatient clinic has been serving the region for almost 40 years. You don’t have to feel lost and alone. There are linguistically and culturally sensitive services available to adults, children, couples and families. Gandara is waiting. You just have to take that first step. If you’re reading this, perhaps you already have.

Outpatient Mental Health

Outpatient Clinic

Gandara’s outpatient clinic matches its range of traditional outpatient services including psychosocial assessment, psychiatric and psychological evaluations, medication management and therapy with the specific needs of its community members. Our goal is to deliver linguistically and culturally sensitive services to adults, children, couples and families. Our clinicians specialize in substance abuse, mental health and criminal justice issues. To support our communities, we accept MassHealth and other health insurances.

Open referral – Community providers, courts, health clinics or self.

Walk-ins are welcome

Location: 2155 Main Street Springfield, MA; 01104

Contact: Wanda Tosado, wtosado@gandaracenter.org, 413-736-0395 x702

Community Support Program (CSP)

The CSP provides essential services to clients with a long-standing history of a psychiatric or substance abuse disorder, and to clients who are at increased medical risk. An array of services designed to support access and utilization of primary medical and mental health treatment services are available. The CSP worker assists the client in daily-living needs such as improving their independent living skills, connecting to services and information, obtaining benefits, articulating a crisis plan and fostering empowerment and more sustainable recovery. Prevention and intervention assistance is also provided. There is no cost to the client, however client’s insurance carrier must provide for this service.

Open referral – Self, Primary Care provider or clinician/therapist
Location: 85 St. George Road Springfield, MA, 01104
Contact: Audra Winn, awinn@gandaracenter.org, (413) 732-2120 x 210
Please call for information on eligibility requirements

Sex Offender Treatment

On-going treatment for males with a history of sex offending. Consists of individual and/or group therapy and treatment. Eligibility: Participants must meet outpatient admissions and exclusion criteria.

Open Referral: Community providers, courts, family, or self
Location: 85 St. George Rd. Springfield, MA, 01104
Contact: Wanda Tosado, wtosado@gandaracenter.org, (413) 736-0395 x 702

Anger Management

Services consist of bilingual individual or group therapy. Groups consist of 16 weekly sessions which last 1 hour. Additional individual sessions are available depending on the severity of the participant’s condition and at the discretion of the clinician.

Eligibility: Participants must meet outpatient admissions and exclusion criteria. Open Referral: Community providers, courts, family, or self
Location: 85 St. George Rd. Springfield, MA, 01104
Contact: Wanda Tosado, wtosado@gandaracenter.org, (413) 736-0395 x 702

Certified Batterers Program for Men

Group sessions for men with a history of domestic or partner violence. Interventions focus on stopping the violence and helping the batterer to identify, confront, challenge and change controlling and abusive behavior towards their partner and children. Sessions are available during the evening and on Saturdays. Groups meet in 2hour sessions biweekly.

Eligibility: 18 years or older, meet outpatient admissions criteria, payment of court-established participation fee. Closed Referral: Local courts only
Location: 85 St. George Rd. Springfield, MA, 01104
Contact: Phillicia Arthurton, parthurton@gandaracenter.org (413) 732-2120 x 201

Outpatient Addiction Recovery Services

Substance Abuse

Our experienced staff is committed to a total culture of recovery, creating a treatment plan that extends from the client to the family to the community for a comprehensive and productive approach to helath. Services include transitional support, diagnostic assessment, individual, group, couples and family therapy, cultural support bridging access to care, and substance abuse day treatment.

Open referral – Adults experiencing substance dependence/abuse, and their families.
Eligibility: 18 years or older, demonstrate a history of substance abuse, willing to complete diagnostic assessment, adhere to agreed-upon treatment plan and provide health insurance information, or agree to pay for services
Location: 85 St. George Road Springfield, MA; 01104
Contact: Wanda Tosado, wtosado@gandaracenter.org, (413) 736-0395 x 702

Mom’s Do Care

Moms Do Care provides peer support, community-based assistance and supported referrals to pregnant women currently using opiates, as well as those in recovery using Medication Assisted Treatment (Methadone, Buprenorphine, etc.) but still find they need support to prevent relapse, make and keep counseling and treatment appointments, and are interested in receiving Moms Do Care services. These include Recovery Coaching, group and individual supports, transportation and assistance with medical visits.

Insurance:
Referral: Open to all
Location: Cape Cod Hospital Campus, Whitcomb Pavilion, 116 Lewis Bay Rd Hyannis MA
Contact: Deborah Heavilin, (413) 214-1807

Driver Alcohol Education (DAE)

The program consists of an Intake, Evaluation, 2-hour group sessions over 16 weeks and an exit interview. Participants pay an established DAE fee or provide an official court waiver.

Closed referral – Local courts only
Location: 85 St. George Rd. Springfield, MA; 01104
Contact: Phillicia Arthurton, parthurton@gandaracenter.org, (413) 732-2120 x 201

Structured Outpatient Addiction Program (SOAP)

Three to six week “partial hospitalization” or aftercare program for individuals seeking a structured setting in which to achieve abstinence and sustained recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Operates Mon-Friday for 3.5 hours/day and individuals participate in structured group treatment, using a multimodal approach.

Open referral – Community providers or self-referred
Location: 85 St. George Rd. Springfield, MA; 01104
Contact: Wanda Tosado, wtosado@gandaracenter.org, (413) 736-0395 x 702

Gambling Disorders

Traditional individual, group and family counseling and case consultation for problem gamblers. Assessment, treatment planning, specialized psycho-educational and family groups, that help participants and supporters understand the behavior in the context of cross-addiction. Bi-lingual, bi-cultural service.

Open referral – Community agencies, schools, courts, or self-referred
Location: 85 St. George Rd. Springfield, MA, 01104
Contact: Wanda Tosado, wtosado@gandaracenter.org, (413) 736-0395 x 702