If your family is dealing with a difficult issue, family conflict, school problems, or behavioral or emotional concerns, you’re not alone. All families have problems. But the good news is, we are here to help. Huck House Counseling Services specializes in working with young people and their families to identify strengths, develop coping skills, and change negative behaviors. We help family members learn how to talk to each other and work together to make long term changes that will benefit the entire family.
What you can expect from Counseling Services:
- Individual and family counseling sessions focused on your unique needs
- Caring and experienced therapists who are ready to listen to your concerns and work on your goals
- The opportunity to learn new and proven skills that can improve life for your whole family
- Convenient appointments when and where they work for you
We work with young people throughout Central Ohio and their families.
Our counseling services are available to youth ages 12 to 22 and their families. We often work with youth who have spent time in our Crisis Shelter and those in our Transitional Living Program. But we work with many other families in our community as well. We help families address a wide range of issues including:
- Behavioral concerns
- Crisis situations
- Family conflict
- School problems
- Stress management
- Trauma and PTSD
We talk about what you want to talk about.
Our counselors really want to help young people and families with the issues that matter most to them. We’ll ask you about what you’d like to accomplish in therapy, and we’ll work with you to develop goals and focus on what’s important to you.
We can help prevent a crisis before it happens.
If problems with your family are getting too challenging to manage on your own, we invite you to come talk to us. We can give you skills and tips from keeping problems from getting out of hand. And that can help stop the kind of crisis situations that tear families apart.
We use what’s right to solve what’s wrong.
All families have problems. But they all have strengths, too. We’ll help your family find your strong points and use them to work on the problem areas.
We partner with you for the long-term.
Typically we work with young people and their families for about six months. We meet once a week for about an hour. Your counselors will continue to work with your family until you feel like you have met your goals.
We like to offer a combination of individual and family counseling.
Typically, our counselors meet separately with the young person and his or her parents or guardians. We also like to hold family sessions where everyone works together on issues. Other members of the family, including siblings, are welcome to participate.
What you say is confidential.
What young people and parents/guardians tell us during our sessions is confidential. The only exception is if someone tells us they want to hurt themselves or someone else, or that someone has hurt them. Many times, young people tell us things that we think are important for a parent or guardian to hear. In these cases, we encourage the teen to talk with his or her guardian, and we can help with that conversation, if our clients would like.
You don’t have to come to Huck House for counseling.
We do offer a safe and confidential environment for counseling at Huck House. And we do have a couch—but you don’t have to lie down on it or even sit on it if you don’t want. You actually don’t even if have to come to Huck House at all. If you can’t or prefer not to come to us, we can come to you. We can meet you at your home, at your child’s school, or even at the park if that’s best for you. We offer counseling services during the day as well as evenings to fit your family’s schedule.
There is no charge for our services.
Our counseling services are free to the families we serve. If you have Medicaid, your benefits will cover your counseling. If you don’t have insurance, the cost is covered by the Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County. Currently, we cannot serve families with private insurance, and we will refer those families to another program.