Children, Youth and Families
Clinical Services
Southwest Counseling Solutions provides individually-centered and family-focused services for children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. Our intensive home-based services help those at risk of hospitalization or placement outside the home. Our outpatient clinic provides a full range of treatment services and choices. We also offer intensive home-based services for parents with infants/toddlers experiencing early psychological problems. These counseling services strengthen the bond between parent and child.

  • Case Management Services for at-risk children and youth
  • Intensive Home Based Services for children and youth who require more intensive mental health interventions
  • Outpatient Therapy and Case Management for children and youth diagnosed with a severe emotional disturbance and their families
  • Preventive Services for children and youth at risk of removal from the community due to problem behaviors
  • Developmental Disability Services for children and youth (0-17) with cognitive deficits, cerebral palsy, autism and other conditions that result in substantial functional limitations
  • Infant Mental Health Services for infants and their caregivers
  • School Based Services for children and youth with school-related issues
  • Parent Support Group for the parents of the children and youth

Anyone seeking our counseling services must contact our ACCESS unit, which is the point of entry for all our mental health programs. The ACCESS unit triages all requests according to intensity of need and severity of symptoms. Appointments are scheduled for persons who meet our admission criteria. For urgent cases, we provide crisis intervention and evaluation for psychiatric hospitalization.

To contact the ACCESS unit, call 313.841.7474 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

Children, Youth and Families (CYF)  is located at 5716 Michigan Avenue, Detroit 48210. The number is 313.963.2266. For more information about our programs, please call or email us.




  • Provided 599 children individual and family counseling in 2012
  • 59% families in counseling achieve their self-defined goals
  • Children made significant gains in functioning at home, school and the community; and had significant decreases in depression and self-harmful behavior
  • Regarded as a leader in the Wraparound model and provided Wraparound services to 81 families in 2012
  • Served 61 youth in Cornerstone program that helps youth transition to adulthood (Southwest Counseling Solutions is the pilot site for this program and we were selected among 40 agency applicants - around the country - by the National Council for Community Behavioral Health to serve as the pilot)
  • Family Skills Program served 134 “high risk” families in 2012
  • Developmental Disabilities Services program served 70 families in 2012
  • Early Childhood Mental Health program served 67 families in 2012
  • Based on CAFAS indicators, overall client function is improving across all programs


Southwest Counseling Solutions has an outstanding record of treating children and youth experiencing emotional or behavioral disorders. Results are measured by the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS), which is a mental health evaluation tool. Children and youth are administered the CAFAS upon intake and at then at other points during their treatment. Results show that almost 94% of the children and youth we serve significantly improve their emotional, psychological and behavioral functioning. Our services not only help the children and youth recover; they help families function better.


Children, Youth and Families

Juvenile Justice Services

Wraparound Services

Youth United