Frank Bartolomeo, PhD

Dr. Bartolomeo brings more than twenty years of behavioral health experience in myriad roles and settings as a psychotherapist, executive manager, scholar, and organizational and program consultant. As Director of Behavioral Health Services and a member of the management team, he is responsible for the growth of existing therapeutic services at the Southfield Center and the implementation of new services and programs to better meet the needs of families around Fairfield County.

Dr. Bartolomeo’s broad-ranging career working with children, teens and families includes ten years as Clinical Director at a not-for-profit outpatient clinic that specializes in the clinical and forensic assessment of trauma and treatment. He was also named to the Board of Directors and as Co-Chair of the Children’s Group Therapy Association in Boston.  In addition, Dr. Bartolomeo served as the Director of Clinical Services at a therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts. He went on to become Executive Director after his successful development and implementation of a therapeutic community model and services. In Connecticut, Dr. Bartolomeo assisted in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of a therapeutic day school and later in the creation of a substance abuse treatment program for adolescent males.

Dr. Bartolomeo specializes in the modality of group treatment and has received extensive training in group psychotherapy. He has numerous publications and professional presentations in the areas of group therapy, addiction recovery, and parenting. His academic appointments have included assistant clinical professor at Boston University and Director of the Child and Adolescent Group Therapy Program at McLean Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric teaching hospital.

Dr. Bartolomeo earned a PhD from Simmons College and a Master’s from Boston University, both in Social Work, and a BA in History from UMASS/Amherst.  When not working, he enjoys time with his wife and children.