Child / Youth Therapy
Our counselors are licensed or provisionally licensed, professionals who have experience working with children and adolescents. They work to create a safe, positive therapeutic environment which encourages the child or youth to share their concerns and discuss issues that are impacting their lives in a negative way.
With 12 counseling offices in the St. Louis metropolitan area, LFCS can offer a therapy location that is convenient to you (call 314-787-5100 or 1-866-326-LFCS (5327) to learn more).
Issues addressed may include:
• Adjustment Problems
• Anger Management
• Behavioral Problems
• Family/Sibling Relationship
Who is eligible?
Children under the age of 20 are served through our Children’s Counseling program. We welcome referrals from parents, teachers, school counselors, physicians, social workers and others involved with children who need assistance. For help, contact LFCS at 314-787-5100 or 866-326-5327 and ask for counseling Intake.
What is the cost?
Based on residency of the child, the services may be offered at no cost or at a greatly reduced cost. Children and youth who reside in St. Louis, St. Charles and Franklin Counties can receive counseling through the subsidy of the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, the Community and Children’s Resource Board of St. Charles or the Franklin County Children and Families Community Resource Board. Some insurances and sliding fees are also accepted. Please talk with the intake counselor to learn more about any fees related to this service.
Counseling Services for Children affected by Adoption, Foster Care, or an Out-of-Home Placement
LFCS offers specialized counseling to children and youth who have entered their home through adoption, foster care, or who live in an out-of- home or relative placement. This program focuses on strengths as well as the unique challenges that adoptive, foster and kinship families face.