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Children's Mental Health Services

To schedule an appointment, please call (607) 273-7494 and ask to speak to someone in the intake office.

As a parent or caregiver, you want what is best for your child, but it’s not always easy to know what type of support he or she needs. Family & Children’s Services is the place to turn when children’s problems seem overwhelming and/or too difficult to handle alone.
 
Our clinical program offers high-quality, confidential, and affordable counseling services in a welcoming and caring atmosphere for children, preschool age through adolescence, and their families.

Our team of compassionate professionals will provide your child and family with individually tailored services designed to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral or relationship problems — from mild to severe. We’ll work together to help your child:

  • Increase positive behaviors at home and in school
  • Strengthen social skills and self-esteem
  • Develop self-control and manage anger
  • Restabilize following a psychiatric crisis
  • Succeed in school
  • Decrease conflict with family members, teachers and peers
  • Heal from traumatic effects of abuse
  • Recover from emotional distress
Our clinical program offers high-quality, confidential, and affordable counseling services in a welcoming and caring atmosphere to children, preschool age through adolescence, and their families.
 

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Our specialty services also include:

Zero to Five Services

Our Zero to Five team offers services to families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, including those developing social, emotional, or psychological problems. An F&CS clinician provides mental health services within the context of the parent-child relationship, thereby fostering a more positive outcome for both parent and child.

Children’s Crisis Outreach Services

Children’s Crisis Outreach Services offer 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 the child from home or school. Our crisis clinicians have the flexibility to see clients at home, school, or other mutually beneficial locations, when necessary.

 

Fees for service

Fees for service are reimbursable through Medicaid, Medicare, and private health insurance.  This practice serves all patients regardless of inability 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.

Location and Hours of Operation

Family & Children’s Service is located at 127 West State Street in downtown Ithaca. We offer morning, afternoon, and evening hours Monday through Friday.