Counseling and Consultation Services ( formerly known as the Parent Program) Family ACCESS ( fomerly known as Newton Community Services Center)

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Contact Information

Family ACCESS ( fomerly known as Newton Community Services Center)
Contact: Susan Sklan, LICSW, Program Director
Email Address: ssklan@familyaccess.org
Phone: (617) 969-5906 xx 125
Fax: (617) 964-3975

492 Waltham ST Newton, MA 02465
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Counseling and Consultation Services ( formerly known as the Parent Program)

Narrative

Family ACCESS Counseling and Consultation Services provides comprehensive clinical services and social-emotional supports to parents and their  young children  in Newton and Waltham during pregnancy and the early years of child rearing (0-5 years).  For over 30 years, our staff of Master's level mental health clincians have partnered with parents and their community to create individual services with an understanding of both the family strengths and unique challenges.Our success lies in the positive and supportive relationships with families and our focus on how they best facilitate their young child’s development in all areas. Our creative service model is based upon respectful and trusting long-term relationships with families and provides sustainable interventions that impact the quality of a family’s life.

We offer services to parents, infants and young children in homes as well as at our offices in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Pregnant teens and young parents receive specialized supports of our Young Parent Support Program to strengthen their ability to nurture their new family and achieve their own goals for education, job training and engagement in healthy relationships. We also provide early childhood mental health consultation in classrooms.

Our key values include: the importance of healthy relationships; a commitment to cultural sensitivity; and a commitment to build supportive networks for children and families.

Families reach out to Counseling and Consultation Services of Family ACCESS with needs that include:

  1. Infants’ and children’s developmental changes (such as separation, sleeping, toileting)

  2. Infants’ and children’s social emotional concerns (such as tantrums, difficult transitions, witness to violence and other traumas)

  3. Pregnancy and parenting challenges

  4. Parents’ mental health (anxiety, depression, marital stress) 

Our experienced clinicians provide:

  1. Individual counseling (in English, Spanish and Portuguese) in office and/or home visits

  2. Child play therapy and child trauma treatment

  3. Parent-infant and parent child relationship therapy

  4. Family counseling to address multi-generational issues

  5. Parent consultation

  6. Parent support groups

  7. Case management, advocacy and supportive services

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Family Support
  • Mental Health

Program Type

  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Mental Illness
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Services at Home
  • Services at School

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: All staff are master's level licensed mental health providers