Child Therapy

Counselors at LFCS are licensed, or provisionally licensed, professionals with extensive experience working with children and adolescents.  Our counselors work to create a safe and positive therapeutic environment for every client. We offer guidance to youth dealing with issues that affect their mental health and well-being. We encourage every child to discuss their emotions and experiences, while simultaneously exploring their strengths and existing resources.

Issues addressed may include:

  • Adjustment Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Bullying
  • Helping Children Cope With Separation & Divorce
  • Family/Sibling Relationship
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma

Who is eligible?

This program serves children under the age of 20.  We welcome referrals from parents, teachers, school counselors, physicians, social workers and others involved with children who need assistance.


What is the cost?

Based on residency of the child, the services may be offered at no or greatly reduced cost.  Children and youth who live in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson 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, Jefferson County Community Mental Health Fund Board or the Franklin County Children and Families Community Resource Board respectively.  For those living outside these counties, some insurance is accepted and and sliding fee payments may be available.  Please speak with the intake counselor to learn more about any fees related to this service.


What services are available?

Accessibility to services is key in order to improve emotional and behavioral functioning. In order to meet the needs of those we serve, LFCS provides therapy to children in both school and office settings.

To learn more or set up an appointment, please contact us by email or by calling 866-326-LFCS (5327) and ask for counseling intake.


Lutheran Family and Children’s Services is committed to protecting the privacy and emotional well-being of the children and families who entrust us with their mental health care.  Therefore, we do not participate in any litigation, provide opinions or documentation for custody/guardianship disputes, or share private information about our clients’ counseling services for any legal purposes, including (but not limited to) divorces and disability determinations.