Guidance Service (FGS)
Onsite and Telehealth Outpatient Therapy
The Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service (FGS) provides onsite and telehealth therapy for children ages birth – 12 and families at the Lucy Daniels Center. Currently, we are operating remotely due to Covid-19 and instead are taking referrals for telehealth services only.
At FGS, we help families understand the reasons why their children may be having emotional or behavioral difficulties and help them work toward sustainable solutions. Getting started is simple!
We’ll then arrange a meeting with the parents and share any advice or recommendations for next steps. We tailor our recommendations to the unique needs of each child.
If further treatment is recommended with FGS, continued help typically includes a combination of parent counseling, play therapy for the child, family therapy, collaboration with the school, among other things.
Situations we typically encounter:
- Anxiety or behavioral issues tied to recent adjustments intensified during the Covid-19 crisis
- Behavior and discipline challenges
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity challenges
- Childhood bereavement
- Reactions to abuse and other trauma
- Complications of adoption including attachment problems
- Adjustments in blended families
- Impulsivity and aggression
- Difficulties as a result of divorce
- Fears, anxieties and behavior rituals
- Sleep and toileting problems
- Social isolation and peer conflicts
- Psychiatric evaluations and medication management for children also receiving psychotherapy services through Lucy Daniels Center
What about insurance?
We offer fee reductions (sliding fee scale) for families without health insurance who qualify on the basis of financial need.