Child and family counseling helps strengthen families

Children and families sometimes need help addressing social and emotional difficulties. Counseling services can reduce stress and conflict, improve parenting skills and strengthen family ties.

Our counselors understand a strong family bond helps children grow into strong, healthy adults. Individual and family counseling is available for children and adolescents in the following cities:

Counseling fees

Support from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and United Way helps keep counseling fees affordable. A sliding fee schedule for counseling services is based on family income.

Insurance coverage

Our counseling services are state-certified as eligible for private insurance payment. We are also certified to provide Title 19 services.

Accreditation

Our counseling centers are accredited by the Council on Accreditation. This organization reviews our administrative and service delivery practices every five years.

Confidentiality

Counseling sessions are confidential. Information is shared only with a client’s permission – for legal purposes, insurance eligibility or the diagnosis, assessment or provision of other services.

Types of programs

Our office-based counseling programs include:

  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Trauma-informed therapy and support
  • Play therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Medication management
  • Pre- and post-adoption and foster care transition

Services vary by location.

Issues we address

Among the issues our counselors address with children and families are:

  • Parent-child conflicts
  • Academic or behavioral problems in school
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Problems due to divorce, separation, remarriage or the death of a loved one
  • Anger management
  • Physical or sexual abuse or other trauma

Our counselors

Our counselors are licensed by the state of Wisconsin and all have at least a master’s degree. They have extensive experience working with children and their families, including those who are part of the child welfare system. Brief background profiles of our counselors are included on the location pages for our counseling centers.