Children's Counseling & Mental Health
We are the place to turn when children’s problems seem overwhelming and too difficult to handle alone.
Our team of compassionate professionals provides your child and family with individually tailored services designed to overcome a wide range of children’s emotional, behavioral, school or relationship problems — from mild to severe.
Through providing age and problem-specific outpatient, school-based and home-based therapy services, children learn social and coping skills to improve behavior and school performance, and parents gain therapeutic tools to increase positive parenting.
Our mental health team stabilizes families during crisis situations, such as, parent substance abuse and/or other mental health concerns, child safety concerns, and domestic violence. Through a preventative approach, we screen and assess parent well-being, mental health and any concerns related to substance abuse. We provide parent groups and use Seeking Safety, a trauma and substance abuse treatment curriculum, to intervene.
When a child is hurting or struggling, everyone in the family can be affected. F&CS staff are here to help you navigate challenging situations with your child. As a parent, you want what is best for your child, but it’s not always easy to know what type of support he or she needs. We offer resources that can help you get the best care for that child and the best outcome for your family.
We’ll work together to help your child:
- Increase positive behaviors at home and in school
- Strengthen social skills and self-esteem
- Develop self-control and manage anger
- Restabilize following a psychiatric crisis
- Succeed in school
- Decrease conflict with family members, teachers and peers
- Heal from traumatic effects of abuse
- Recover from emotional distress
Counseling can help:
- Develop helpful coping skills
- Improve school attendance and performance
- Stabilize after a psychiatric crisis
- Learn new ways to cope and manage anger
- Improve communications
- Increase school attendance and performance
- Improve family and peer relationships
- Enhance social skills
- Increase self-esteem
Ways we help.
Our professional staff provides healing and new solutions for children who have been bullied. In group counseling sessions, youth develop skills to increase self-control and deal with anger and interpersonal conflicts.
F&CS is part of a multi-agency coalition created to help battle bullying and provide resources for children, parents and educators – PREVENT BULLYING.
Children and teens with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties who are being seen in the agency for mental health care can be referred for psychiatric evaluation, consultation and, if needed, medication.
Following a psychiatric assessment and evaluation of a child’s mental health, a child psychiatrist can reduce symptoms and improve a child’s functioning through medication management, mental health treatment and family consultation.
A range of therapies improve children’s behaviors and strengthen their social skills. Children learn to regulate their emotions which decreases conflict with family and peers.
We provide a variety of services to teach families how to function at their best. Our specialists are available 24/7 to help you prevent situations that could cause your children to be placed in foster or adoptive homes. For parents and children being reunified, we work to build a safe, supportive environment.
Family & Children’s Services utilizes the Safe Care Model, which seeks to educate parents about their children’s health needs, improve home safety and enhance parent-child interaction.
COPES (Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services) is a telephone and mobile psychiatric service for children and teens in crisis. We provide 24-hour rapid response, stabilization and intervention in Tulsa County for all ages who feel out of control or have thoughts of suicide, harming themselves or hurting others.
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Family & Children’s Services collaborates with Community Action Project (CAP) to set children from low-income families on the path to success in learning and life.
Our family support and mental health specialists are embedded in 10 Head Start and Early Head Start sites CAP operates in Tulsa County. We create opportunities for parents to be more involved by facilitating parent-led policy councils at each site, offering parenting education classes and organizing family activities. Additionally, Family & Children’s Services helps parents connect with community resources, assists in problem-solving, provides family counseling and children’s behavioral health services, and offers support tailored to each family’s specific needs.
Programs help families manage difficult life events, challenges transitions, resolve crises, enrich functioning and parenting.
We work to strengthen families of all types by promoting good communication, connection and problem-solving skills. Our staff assists parents in developing effective parenting strategies for children of all ages.
Our highly skilled staff provides individual and group counseling sessions to help children cope with challenges in their lives, learn self-confidence and social skills, manage anger and emotions, and develop other essential life skills.
Our specialized staff works with parents and children ages 2-8 in joint sessions to help improve young children’s behavior and create positive parent-child relationships. Parents learn effective parenting, communication skills and discipline and child behavior management solutions.
When parenting is at its best, children thrive. Effective parenting enhances a child’s development, social competencies and wellbeing; while reducing behavior problems and minimizing risk of maltreatment.
Play therapists help young children who are distraught, defiant or having emotional or behavioral problems express themselves through therapeutic play. Outcomes of therapy often include better coping skills, improved behavior and enhances parent-child relationships.
Each child’s treatment is individualized based on age, symptoms and specific trauma circumstances.
Positive parenting can make a huge difference in the life of a family. Family & Children’s Services offers a variety of parenting classes that focus on different topics related to raising children of all ages.
Kids burdened by mental health challenges can recover from emotional distress, conflict with peers and teachers so they can succeed in life. We offer school-based counseling for children and teens with emotional or behavioral problems. With offices in select schools across the Tulsa area, our therapists can quickly intervene, so children get the help they need to achieve their best at school. We are currently in the following school districts:
- Broken Arrow Public Schools
- Catoosa Public Schools
- Jenks Public Schools
- Tulsa Public Schools
- Union Public Schools
If you would like to refer a child for services in the schools, please complete this form.
School-Based Mental Health Referral Form
Children who’ve suffered trauma often have complex needs and require creative, customized interventions to recover and realize their potential in life. Family & Children’s Services brings expertise and experience to provide specialized wrap-around services that promote children’s healing and support families impacted by trauma.
Our Systems of Care operates in full collaboration with Wraparound Tulsa and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Family & Children’s Services is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Our team of child trauma specialists works with children ages 3-18 to restore their well-being following traumatic life events, including abuse, loss of a loved one, witnessing violence and other devastating occurrences.