Child and Adolescent Services
The Child and Adolescent Services Division offers a wide range of comprehensive services in Hampshire and Franklin Counties.
Counseling and Psychiatry is provided in our Outpatient Behavioral Health Services programs to help children, adolescents and families. We specialize in family, individual and group therapy for anxiety, depression, school problems, family conflict, ADHD, abuse and trauma, behavior problems and substance abuse.
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REACH, our early intervention program, provides specialized services to families with children birth to age three who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays. Staff assist parents in understanding the developmental needs of children and in learning ways to help their children grow. The program offers intensive treatment for families who have children with autism spectrum disorders.
Pathways is an intensive after-school treatment program for youth ages 8-18 who have been referred by the Department of Mental Health. This program has locations in both Northampton and Greenfield and is designed to be an alternative to out-of-home placement.
In-home therapy provides therapy in your home, including both family therapy and individual therapy with your child. Therapy can be short- or long-term. Families may elect to receive office-based therapy at the same time. In-home therapy is available to all MassHealth members under 21. Any family that has a child or adolescent who is having emotional or behavioral difficulties may receive in-home therapy.
Therapeutic mentoring involves a mentor assisting your child to take what they learn in therapy and use it at home, school, and in the community. Therapeutic mentoring is available to all MassHealth members with MassHealth Standard or MassHealth Commonhealth under the age of 21. To receive this service, your child must be referred by their in-home or office-based therapist.
Adolescent and Family DBT offers specialized treatment for adolescents and families with severe mood and behavioral problems.
Outreach services are provided to 56 transitional-age youth living in a variety of settings throughout Hampshire and Franklin counties. Young adults receive individual and DBT group therapy. There is also a large recovery services component to the program.