Children & Families

Counseling Services

F&CS is the place to turn when your child’s problems seem too overwhelming to handle alone. Our clinical program offers high-quality, trauma-informed counseling services in a warm and caring environment.

Counseling Services for Children & Families may include:

  • Assessment & treatment
  • Crisis management
  • Family & individual therapy
  • Play & creative arts therapy
  • Psycho-education

Counseling Services will often respond to issues related to:

  • Abuse, neglect & trauma
  • Anxiety, Depression & Stress
  • Attachment, grief & loss
  • Parent & child relationships
  • Separation & divorce

Specialty Clinical Services

Zero to Five Project

The Zero to Five project offers comprehensive trauma-informed mental health services to families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers who have developed, or are at risk of developing, social, emotional or psychological problems.

Children’s Crisis Outreach

Children’s Crisis Outreach Services offers crisis intervention and short-term, intensive counseling for children and youth (K-12) and their families. Crisis clinicians work intensively over a 4-6 week period to stabilize mental health functioning in order to prevent hospitalization or removal of a child from home or school. Our crisis clinicians have the flexibility to see clients at home, school, or other mutually beneficially locations, when necessary.

Psychiatry Services

Psychiatry services to children & families are also available to children engaged in counseling services at F&CS.

Our psychiatrists work collaboratively with the clients and F&CS therapists to assess and, when needed, develop a pharmaceutical plan in response to a mental illness. Together, through a collaboration with Cayuga Medical Center, we are able to offer psychiatric services to young children when it is deemed appropriate.

Support Services for Children & Families

Dispositional Alternatives Program

  • Support for youth with active DSS cases
  • Staffed by professional case workers
  • Recreational skill-building
  • Advocacy in social service systems
  • Case and Crisis management
  • Mentoring and parent guidance
  • Youth development

Kinship Resources for Caregivers

  • Trauma-informed needs assessment
  • Referral and connection to community resources
  • Solution-focused family therapy
  • Advocacy within Family Court, DSS, and school systems
  • Psychoeducation
  • Peer support groups for youth
  • After-care consultation

Rural Outreach Program

  • Advocacy for rural youth and their families
  • Mentoring and parental guidance
  • Recreation and social skill development
  • Individual and family goal planning
  • Weekly 1-1 Mentoring (Mentor Families model)
  • Skill building recreational groups after school
  • Community resources exploration

Call today to make an appointment with a counselor at (607) 273-7494 during our hours of operation: Mon-Thu 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fr 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your call will be directed to an intake professional who will match you with a compatible counselor based on your assessed needs.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please dial 911 for immediate assistance.

Fees for service are reimbursable through Medicaid, Medicare, and private health insurance. This practice serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. We do so through generous support from the United Way support and private individual and corporate donations.