Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services inc.

Counseling & Support

Non-profit counseling and social services agency, providing a diverse offering of programs 

Outpatient Counseling & Support Programs

  • Individual Counseling: 1:1 therapy/counseling sessions addressing a wide range of symptoms, including depression, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, substance abuse, grief/loss, social skill-building, family conflicts, etc.
  • Family Counseling: Sessions with various family members and couples, as needed.
  • Therapeutic Groups: Facilitated by a professional clinician, these are structured psychotherapy groups specializing in particular topics, including anger management, Girls’ Self-Esteem, violence intervention, etc.
  • Support Groups: These are groups intended to offer clients an opportunity to meet with other clients to gain support and share insights on specific issues. Topics have included victims of violence, parenting support, grief/loss, etc.
  • Specialized Evaluations and Assessments: These can be arranged to help diagnose a particular mental health issue or to provide a professional assessment of functioning for a specific issue or circumstance.
  • Violence Intervention and Prevention Program: These are specialized services that are networked together in the spirit of providing various components addressing violence, including prevention, crisis planning, and intervention. Please see SYFS staff for more details.
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Parent Support Group

Facilitated by an SYFS clinician, this Parent Support Group is designed to    provide a setting in which parents of children with mental health or behavioral issues can exchange information, reduce stress and find helpful ways to cope with their unique challenges . Participants have the opportunity to be coached, supported, educated and cared about by other parents who understand what you’re going through. 

  • BCBS Anthem
  • Fallon/Beacon
  • Aetna
  • Tufts
  • Optum, UBH/Harvard Pilgrim

We offer a sliding scale fee for co-pays for those who are financially eligible. SYFS will not turn away anyone who lives and works in Shrewsbury and is unable to pay for counseling services.