Counseling and Crisis Services
Family & Children’s Service provides a variety of counseling services for individuals and families at no cost for a range of issues from depression, domestic violence, substance abuse, suicide prevention and much more.
If you are in crisis and need help now call 615.244.7444, 24-hours-a-day.
F&CS clinical therapists serve hundreds of clients each year through individual, family, and group therapy. Counseling services are offered at the Honey Alexander Center and at numerous partner nonprofits throughout the community. Therapists assist clients with a full range of child, individual, and family needs.
The Crisis Contact Center provides free, telephone and text-based crisis intervention to anyone that needs it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crisis specialists assist callers struggling with thoughts of suicide, grief, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, addiction, or trauma. The Crisis Contact Center also answers calls for the national 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
FFS counselors assist families receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits who experience significant barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. Participants address mental health, domestic violence, alcohol and drug addiction, learning disabilities, parenting needs, and health issues. F&CS operates FFS programs in 26 Middle Tennessee counties for the TN Department of Human Services.
F&CS hosts weekly support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, because as many as one in four survivors of suicide will attempt suicide themselves. These groups offer the healing of shared experience in a safe environment. SOSL groups are offered in Davidson and Williamson Counties.