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Mental Health Counseling for Children & Teens

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Few things hurt a parent more than to see their child suffering, and it’s devastating to feel like you can’t help. We know that you want what’s best for your child but sometimes you may not be sure what that is. You just know that you don’t want your child to struggle anymore. If you’re looking for answers, we can help. We offer several services specifically designed to give children and teens the treatment, resources, and support they need to recover and heal, so they can move forward.

If you or someone you love is experiencing a psychological emergency, please contact our crisis line 24/7 at (757) 925-2484

The Mental Health Counseling program for children at Western Tidewater CSB evaluates and treats mental health concerns and/or substance use disorders in children ages 5-18, and provides appropriate treatment, including talk therapy, family therapy, and more. Counseling can help your child to develop life skills, improve confidence and self-esteem, and to improve overall mental and emotional well-being.

Our counseling program helps children and teens with a variety of concerns, including:

  • Academic or behavior problems at school
  • Involvement in the juvenile justice system
  • Behavioral problems at home
  • Social anxiety and struggles with making friends
  • Grief: Handling a divorce or other loss in the family
  • Dealing with changes (divorce, moving, remarriage, new school, etc.)
  • Managing big emotions
  • Excessive anxiety or sadness
  • Unique concerns for children and teens who have autism
  • Unique concerns for children and teens who have an intellectual or developmental disability.
  • Relationships with others and total family wellness and functioning
  • Other mental and emotional health concerns

Our counselors go into treating each patient with equal parts expertise and compassion. By learning as much as they can about your child and recognizing and respecting their own unique needs, strengths and opportunities, and continuing to learn throughout the process, they’re able to shape a plan that will help your child to understand and manage their feelings, process and accept change, and address the root of their issues.

We also offer family counseling and Family Functioning Therapy, an intentionally designed program that helps families with youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

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FAQs About Counseling


Crisis Services


Children’s Services


Adult Services


Substance Abuse Services


Intellectual & Developmental Services

WTCSB Services

We provide integrated services and relief for multiple mental health needs, support for individuals with developmental disabilities, and substance abuse help.

Same Day Access

Our exclusive Same-Day Access to care and 24/7 crisis intervention means our caring team of clinicians and counselors are always within reach.

Who We Are

Western Tidewater CSB is the leading authority in mental health and developmental services in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, and Southampton County. Learn more about what truly sets us apart.