Carlos A Gonzalez, MD, Psychiatrist in West Hartford
I am a native of Puerto Rico and a transplanted New Yorker. I graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed a residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. I have been in CT since 1989, initially as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale and director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center's Hispanic Clinic. I subsequently worked extensively as chief of the psychiatric crisis service at Griffin Hospital. I am currently the medical director of the Community Child Guidance Clinic in Manchester, CT.
I firmly believe that the mental health of children and adolescents is the primary determinant of their well-being as adults. Focusing on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, I have wide experience in school consultation, foster care, adoption, and the impact of culture and family on the emotional status of children.
I do not believe that medication alone can be effective in the absence of a holistic approach that may individual and family therapy, as well as educational interventions. I am bicultural, and fluent in Spanish. I have written two textbook chapters on cross-cultural psychiatry, and have been an active cultural advisor to the DSM.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Carlos A Gonzalez now - (860) 880-3214


  • Years in Practice: 29 Years
  • School: Cornell University Medical College
  • Year Graduated: 1984
  • License No. and State: 029950 Connecticut
  • Board Certification: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Avg Cost (per session): $250 - $500

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Academy of Child and Adol Psychiatry
  • Member Since: 1989


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Medication Management
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Supervision Services


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017
Carlos A Gonzalez, MD, Psychiatrist in West Hartford

Carlos A Gonzalez

Psychiatrist, MD