Children and Families



Family & Children’s Agency offers a wide range of therapeutic and preventive counseling through its Behavioral Health Department. Counseling has been at the core of our services to the community since our inception in 1942.

Our licensed clinical staff has many years of experience in helping children and their  families through times of crisis or transition. To provide comprehensive care, we collaborate with other agencies in the community and make referrals when necessary.

How can counseling help?

We will work with your family on issues you or your child are  experiencing, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions, such as divorce or relocation

Our therapists work in a variety of treatment modalities: individual, family, and group therapy. All records are confidential.

What is the initial process?

A trained professional will answer your initial call and gather information. Afterward, a licensed clinical professional will call you to discuss your request and to  set up an appointment.

What is the fee for Counseling?

Our counseling services are comprehensive and accessible to everyone. Most insurance and HMOs are accepted. A sliding fee scale is also available.

Staff Qualifications

Each of our licensed clinicians is experienced in crisis intervention, group facilitation, child development, and risk assessment. They have expertise in areas such as family counseling, art therapy, anger management, and play therapy. In addition, a psychiatrist is available for psychiatric evaluation and prescription of and monitoring of medication.

Other Services

Family & Children’s Agency also offers:

Child and Family Interagency Resource, Support, and Training (Child FIRST)

Child FIRST works with families to decrease the incidence of serious emotional disturbance, developmental and learning problems among young children.

Intensive In-home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS)

IICAPS works with families to help stabilize and keep children and adolescents with serious emotional and behavioral disorders at home and out of residential treatment.

For More Information

For more information on our Counseling services or to schedule an appointment, contact Ingrid Kurensky, Intake Coordinator at (203) 855-8765.  All calls are confidential.

Note: Although we monitor inquiries to our Counseling web page, this page is not a crisis service. If you need immediate help, please call 9-1-1 or contact your local hospital’s emergency room.