Primary Care - Norwalk

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Primary Care

497 Westport Ave.
Norwalk, 06851

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  • What is a Behavioral Health Consultant?   

    Our team consists of experienced, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) who provide medical and behavioral health-focused care for problems resulting from medical illnesses, mental health related issues or substance use. Our team utilizes a special set of skills to help you and your family more successfully manage illnesses through the continuum of care.

  • What do Behavioral Health Consultants offer?   

    Behavioral Health Consultants may help with the treatment of:

    • Obesity
    • Smoking
    • Bereavement
    • Chronic pain
    • Mental health issues
    • Substance use concerns
    • Caregiver stress
    • Acute and chronic medical conditions


    Services include but are not limited to:

    • Grief counseling
    • Meditation
    • Relaxation techniques
    • Nutrition & exercise
    • Sleep hygiene
    • Coping skills & mindfulness
    • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
    • Health coaching
    • Brief talk therapy
    • Motivational interventions
  • Meet the Norwalk team 

    Melissa Hopco, LCSW
    Melissa Hopco, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant in Primary Care – Nuvance Health 
    Melissa Hopco is a licensed clinical social worker with over 6 years of clinical experience. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of mental health or substance use challenges. Melissa also has experience providing individual and group therapy in community and outpatient settings.

    She values the importance of using a person-centered and holistic approach to help patients overcome challenges and feel empowered to continue to manage challenges. Melissa utilizes a range of modalities including: cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-informed treatment, motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.

    Melissa enjoys spending quality time with loved ones, traveling, reading, spending time outdoors, yoga, meditation and volunteering in a variety of ways to help her community.