Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates (CBHA) was established in 1989 by Bassam Awwa, MD. CBHA began from Dr Awwa’s philosophy that people deserved to receive treatment based upon each individual’s specific needs. The office has grown to include therapists who share this philosophy. CBHA has Psychiatrists and APRN’s (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse) who will evaluate and develop a plan to treat symptoms of mental illness with medication. Dr. Awwa has over 20 years of experience in the field of Psychiatry and has been using TMS on his patients for several years.

Dr. Bassam Awwa went to Damascus University School Of Medicine and specilies in Addiction Psychiatry. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Fellow of Yale University School Of Medicine- General Psychiatry, West Haven V.a. Medical Center and University School Of Medicine – Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Bassam Awwa received a mixed scores throughout all the doctor rating sites on the internet. He has received an average of 3.5 score on and 3.6 out of 5 stars on

A recent reviewer said “I have been in this office (starting with a DIFFERENT psychiatrist) since 2001. I was very displeased with the first person that I saw, and needed to find someone for one of my sons to see, as it turned out he has Aspergers Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Awwa was a savior to us both! He is kind and gentle and takes the time to find just the right medication to work for you. He involves you in your care and sincerely wants to know what your opinion is, since you are working as a team to help you get better. He NEVER rushes us out of he office, which also means the wait time to see him isn’t optimal, but I’d rather wait a little longer and have a GOOD appointment than get right in to see a doctor who rushes me out without hearing what I have to tell him/her.”



118 Broad Street Pawcatuck, Connecticut 06379


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