College of Science and Health > About > Centers & Institutes > DePaul Family and Community Services > Services > Services Offered > Outpatient Child and Adolescent Program
The services offered by DFCS are always client-centered, confidential
and private. Counseling is designed to suit each client's specific
needs. Individual assessment is conducted to determine the nature of the
problem, and mutually agreed upon steps are developed with clients to
resolve their issues.
Treatment can range from a few appointments to long-term support.
Clients are referred to the best person or program to help solve their
problems. Parents, guardians or other important relatives are encouraged
to participate. Follow-up and feedback are used to determine whether
clients are satisfied with the help they received.
The staff also trains student therapists enrolled in DePaul
University's Clinical Psychology doctoral program, which emphasizes
urban, community-based, and multicultural experiences with children and