Child & Adolescent Services

Our counselors are highly trained to provide assessment and consultation in all areas of early life development. Like our services for adult clients, therapy and treatment options are based on an attentive focus to the individual needs of the children and adolescents we see.

Strong families are the cornerstone of healthy childhood development. The therapists at Family Counseling Center help strengthen families by encouraging effective communication as well as helping children and adolescents develop healthy problem-solving skills. Our services effectively promote improvements in all vital aspects of a child’s life—including academic achievement,  behavior, and family communication. A child’s social and emotional development are as important as physical health in creating a solid platform for healthy functioning in the home, at school, and in the community.

Child & Adolescent Behavior

The development of positive and appropriate coping strategies is equally important for children and adolescents as it is for adults. Our counselors can assist in the assessment of childhood behavior, offer unique insights, and suggest appropriate treatment options.

We can help your child in many areas including:

  • anger & behavior problems
  • academic or social problems
  • peer relationship difficulties & bullying
  • physical & sexual abuse
  • fears, anxiety, & depression
  • grief & trauma recovery
  • divorce & family adjustment problems
  • substance abuse

Parenting Instruction

Learning to parent effectively provides families with new strategies for communication, interactions, and discipline. Sessions focused on parenting instruction provide parents, stepparents, and guardians with effective methods to motivate, encourage, and discipline children, which improves family relationships while providing structure and guidance to children. Our parenting strategies are targeted to caregivers dealing with typical parenting challenges as well as parents struggling with problems related to specific behavior issues or diagnoses.

Families struggling with difficult challenges are greatly impacted when parents learn to communicate and discipline more effectively. Parents of children involved in criminal offenses may be required by the court system to attend parenting classes. When children have been removed from their parents’ care due to abuse or neglect, attending parenting classes may be required for reunification between parents and child. Additionally, parents undergoing a divorce may seek parenting instruction in an effort to learn new ways to co-parent their children through the stresses of divorce.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can improve concentration and success in school. If you suspect your child may be suffering from ADHD, our counselors can administer evidence-based assessments, and provide treatment interventions and counseling services as necessary.

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that includes:

  • education about diagnosis & treatment options
  • behavior management therapy
  • developing school partnerships

Autism-Spectrum Disorders

Our counselors are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat disorders within the autism spectrum.

Family Counseling Center offers assessment and consultation services for school-aged children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  We develop a therapeutic plan with recommendations for the child’s optimal functioning at home, in school, and in the community.