“Family Counseling Services has helped my family get through a very difficult time. I have seen my daughter mature and develop into a strong presence in the family, and her new role as her younger sister’s confidant has been instrumental in her sister’s disclosure of sexual assault. Although she was reluctant to attend therapy sessions at first, she told me that working through our family’s difficulties was something she could not have done without the support she and my family received from Family Counseling Services.”
– Mother of a 15-year-old Behavioral Health Program Client
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami, Inc., provides specialized mental health services for families by focusing on the prevention and treatment of emotional trauma to foster resiliency in children from infancy through adolescence. FCS believes that a strong family unit provides children with a sense of belonging and a critical sense of value and gives them a vital network for social support.
Our Vision: Our vision is that children and families will be free of suffering from emotional trauma, abuse, and neglect.
Founded in 1917 by Mamie Torell, Family Counseling Services (FCS) is the longest-serving agency dedicated to promoting mental health and emotional wellness throughout Miami-Dade County. A founding member organization of the United Way of Miami-Dade, FCS is a collaborative partner with many other groups and organizations. FCS has adapted its services over time to meet the changing needs of the community, and has achieved the highest standards for professional practice since accreditation became available from the Council on Accreditation (COA) in 1980… >> Read More
Who We Serve
Family Counseling Services assists over 6,000 individuals per year. Eighty percent of the people we serve are children (toddlers to eighteen) along with members of their family. These family members can include siblings, parents and other care givers. Most of our families have incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level; nearly all have no access to health insurance, either private or government programs such as Medicaid or KidCare. Their needs can range from relatively minor behavior issues at home or in the school to serious mental health illnesses that could lead to the child being admitted into a resident treatment facility…
Family Counseling Services provides an array of specialized mental health services for families. Clients range from infants, children and adolescents, to adults and caregivers. FCS offers mental health counseling for individuals, families and groups, as well as testing and evaluation. FCS provides community outreach and prevention education and care coordination. With a strong reputation for providing quality services and programs, FCS is also focused on serving the Hispanic community including geographically-driven programs in community neighborhoods. Highly trained and well respected as leaders in their field, staff is multi-lingusitic and multi-cultural. Please click here to see the programs we offer.