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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.

Counseling Services

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.

Crisis Contact Center

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.

Family Focused Solutions (FFS)

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.

Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL)

Since 1984 the Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) program has provided free support and information to anyone who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. SOSL offers an environment in which members feel safe in expressing and sharing intense emotions with others who understand and accept their feelings of loss. SOSL members have the opportunity to participate in weekly group meetings with other members who are grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. The SOSL Program incorporates opportunities for counseling, peer-support, education and skill-building to help clients make choices that will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of themselves and others.