Programs

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-linguistic and multi-cultural.

Eighty percent of the clients seen by FCS are children (toddlers to 18) and their family members, which can include siblings, parents and non-offending care givers. Adults are seen on a more limited basis, with the exception of The Journey Institute’s unique program for adult survivors of sexual abuse/violence.

The services provided by FCS are “evidence-based.” The service models used have undergone extensive research through clinical testing and are proven to be effective. We have adopted The Social Development Strategy that believes all parts of the clients’ environment (the individual, their family unit and the community) play a significant role in the clients’ mental health. Family Counseling Services sees clients with diverse mental health needs, and the organization’s expertise allows FCS to treat a wide range of disorders. The client base includes those with relatively minor behavioral problems to individuals requiring intensive interventions, who may eventually have to be admitted into residential treatment facilities.

Services are provided in locations throughout Miami-Dade County including South Miami, Little Havana, Opa Locka, Kendall, Naranja, Leisure City, and Homestead. Clients are referred to FCS from a variety of entities including parents, teachers and staff in the Dade County Public School System, the Department of Juvenile Justice, area hospitals, Switchboard of Miami, other service providers and internal referrals.

Departments within the organization include Infant & Early Childhood Services, Counseling & Support Services, and Trauma/Violence Prevention & Intervention.

Additional specialties include Testing & Evaluation, GLBTQ Youth, Co-Occurring Disorders and Infant Mental Health.