Ellington Youth Services



You are not alone.


A marriage and family therapist is employed by the town to assist Ellington’s youth and family with many life issues and concerns. Our counseling services are confidential and based on a sliding fee scale. 

Youth Services is committed to developing a counseling relationship based on mutual respect, and to creating a warm and trusting environment in which to facilitate the counseling process.  Youth and families are active participants in the process and work as a team with the therapist in working towards their goals.

Ellington Youth Services offers a wide range of groups through out the year. Topics covered are divorce, grief/loss, social skills, self-esteem, relationships, peer pressure and smoking cessation.  The groups can be offered after-school, evening and during the school day.  Youth Services works with the schools to offer programs for students during recess and/or class time.

Learn more about our counseling services on our FAQ page.

Interested in counseling?

​ Contact Diane to schedule an appointment today!

Diane Lasher-Penti, LMFT
(860) 870-3130



We can help:

  • Parent-child communication
  • Sibling arguing/fighting
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce & separation
  • Alcohol & drug concerns
  • Illness or death of family/friends
  • Physical or mental abuse
  • Depression & anxiety
  • School issues
  • Anger/aggression
  • Social skills