The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) recently welcomed Cindy Perjon, LCSW to the team as their new Director of Crisis Services. This position was previously held by Larry Feldman, LCSW, who tragically passed away in October 2016.

“Our agency and the community was significantly impacted by the unfortunate loss of Mr. Feldman,” explained CGC’s President and CEO, Eliot Brenner, PhD. “I am extremely pleased that we have found someone as skilled and experienced as Ms. Perjon to lead the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) team in continuing to provide quality care for our community’s highest risk youth.”

As CGC’s Director of Crisis Services, Ms. Perjon will oversee the agency’s EMPS team as it provides immediate crisis stabilization support 365 days a year for children up to 18 years old at homes, schools, and other community locations in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, and New Canaan. Children and teens served through EMPS often struggle with the most serious psychiatric symptoms, such as suicidal thoughts/attempts, cutting, violent threats or acts toward others, and delinquent behaviors.

“CGC’s highly regarded reputation for delivering crisis services, and the staff’s dedication to providing the highest quality care to our area’s highest risk youth solidified my decision to join the CGC team,” noted Ms. Perjon.

Prior to joining CGC, Ms. Perjon worked for the State of Connecticut for 20 years in multiple roles. She was the Manager for the Department of Social Services, a Substance Abuse Specialist for the Department of Children and Families, and the Associate Director for Region 1 with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work, and obtained her Master of Social Work from Fordham University.

To learn more about EMPS, please contact Cindy Perjon, LCSW at (203) 517-3318 or [email protected].