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Child and family counseling
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:
Support from Children’s Wisconsin and United Way helps keep counseling fees affordable. A sliding fee schedule for counseling services is based on family income.
Our counseling services are state-certified as eligible for private insurance payment. We are also certified to provide Title 19 services.
Our counseling centers are accredited by the Council on Accreditation. This organization reviews our administrative and service delivery practices every five years.
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 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.
Burlington – (262) 763-3008
Eau Claire – (715) 835-5915
Kenosha – (262) 652-5522
Madison – (608) 221-3511
Marshfield – (715) 387-2729
Milwaukee – (414) 292-4242
Racine – (262) 633-3591
Stevens Point – (715) 341-6672
Wausau – (715) 848-1457