Child & Youth Counseling Services
Counseling (also referred to as therapy or psychotherapy) helps individuals address their emotional, mental and physical concerns. It typically starts with an assessment to determine the needed level and type of care.
Youth counseling services are found in many settings, including community mental health organizations, clinics, individual practices, schools, primary care offices, and faith-based organizations. Some locations have psychiatrics on site or on-call, while others can refer to psychiatric care as needed. At times, counseling services are required as part of a treatment plan. You can also contact your child’s school to ask about family support services that may be offered through your child’s school district. For a full description of what counseling is and what type of professionals provide counseling, see Adult Treatment – Counseling.
Child & Youth – SPECIAL PROGRAMS are programs designed for children and youth and provide a wide range of services and intensive early intervention. They include Children’s Health Home, Children’s Single Point of Entry (SPOA), and First Episode Psychosis (FEP). FEP is especially effective for young people with early symptoms of psychosis.
Counseling for co-occurring disorders (also referred to as “dual diagnosis” or “MICA”) specifically addressing both mental illness and addiction at the same time. See Co-Occurring Disorders under Substance Use Disorder – CO-OCCURRING.
Family Assistance Center of Tonawanda
150 Hinds St.
Middle School/High School Complex, Rm. 153
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Fees: Free consultation. Fees for counseling services vary by partnering service providers
WNY Children’s Psychiatric Center
Buffalo Outpatient Clinic
575 Alberta Dr., Ste. 2
Amherst, NY 14226