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 youth 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?

Artwork created by a youth in the Art Therapy class.

We will work with your adolescent son or daughter on difficulties they are experiencing, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family problems
  • Child & Adolescent concerns
  • 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, substance abuse, 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 an Intensive In-home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS), which works with families to help keep children and adolescents with serious emotional and behavioral disorders at home and out of residential treatment. Learn more about IICAPs.

For Further Information

For further 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.