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Center for Child Counseling, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Education, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

Mission:

Center for Child Counseling is building the foundation for playful, healthful, and hopeful living for children and families in Palm Beach County.

Target demographics: infants, young children and families who have experienced abuse, violence, and other traumatic situations.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 3,500 children and their caregivers.

Geographic areas served: Palm Beach County

Programs: Child and Family Center: Provides a safe place for children and families to heal, resolve problems, learn new skills, and find the joy in being a family again. Child First Program: A national, evidence-based model that works with vulnerable young children and their families, providing intensive, home-based services. Infant Mental Health Program: Counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, and young children experiencing stress and trauma. Childhood Trauma Response Program: Assessment and counseling for children, ages birth to 6 entering the foster care system. Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative (CBHC): Counseling and support for at-risk children and families in need of behavioral health services throughout Palm Beach County. Childcare and Community Social-Emotional Wellness (CCSEW) Program: Prevention, early intervention, and treatment for young children in childcare centers and shelters throughout Palm Beach County. Fighting ACEs Initiative: Education, advocacy, outreach, and intervention that focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences which impact physical and emotional health throughout the lifespan.

Community Stories

103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is making waves in our community, educating teachers, principals, nurses, lawyers, etc. on the affects of trauma in early childhood and providing early intervention to numerous families in need! This agency is made up of compassionate individuals who are determined to make a positive change in the lives of our youth and a lasting impact within the community for generations of children to come.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience at Center for Child Counseling has been great. The therapists are genuinely invested in advocating and empowering clients.. i have learned creative ways to lessen the intensity of my trauma. My therapist has given me examples of how staying stuck in negative thoughts has lead to unhealthy behaviors. I have also been able to improve my ADLs and take time for self-care due to working with my therapist in regards that i do deserve to be healthy. I have also been given tools to FEEL safe and this has enabled me to maintain housing and develop a healthy support system. I appreciate all that my therapistt does for me in educating, showing me skills and making suggestions on my individual needs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non profit does so much for our community. All of their stuff is passionate about helping others and doing the best for those in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working as a clinician at the Center for Child Counseling for more than four years. Center for Child Counseling is a great place to work. Very open-door environment. Multiple opportunities to develop yourself personally and professionally. The mission that drives this agency is amazing, and it unites everyone to work together as a team to provide the best services we can to children and families.  “Great mission with amazing people.” 

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Is an amazing organization with caring employees who live for their mission when caring for and helping clients and their families!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Carecoordinator with the center for child counseling. it is truly a wonderful place to work and a great support to our community. As a Care Coordinator I help build caregiver’s executive functioning skills, by linking family with community resources to help address the socioeconomic factors affect families such as homeless, immigration, clothing ect. Not only do care coordinators link family with these resources we work with family to maintain these resources and break cycles.

The atmosphere at center for child counseling is truly amazing from our CEO to supervisors who know us all by names, have a open door policy and give amazing reflective supervision.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an employee with the Center for Child Counseling, I’ve grown to appreciate the role of positive leadership in a work environment. In my role as a School Based Therapist, I have felt empowered, supported and valued. The Center for Child Counseling does an amazing job at providing its clients with ground breaking evidenced based practices and continues to break barriers when it comes to access to community mental health!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The center has helped me better understand my child’s emotional needs. The clinician provided weekly support to me and my family, created a safe environment for my child to be to feel safe enough to express his emotions through play. We are thankful.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

At the Center for Child Counseling the focus is to help the most vulnerable children of our community. By creating awareness of ACE’s and promoting mental health trainings to our teachers, medical professionals, lawyers, school counselors and more!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling, Inc. excels at supporting staff who are well-trained in current and cutting-edge research. The agency cultivates awareness and compassion throughout our community, and leads the fight to healthier, happier, and more playful children and families!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is one of the best agencies in our community comprised of a team of individuals making great strides to educate everyone on ACES and trauma! The agency works hard to help families in our community heal and persevere. Keep being amazing CFCC, we appreciate all that you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The therapists at Center for Child Counseling are the best of the best. Each one of them takes the time to know every facet of their child’s life. For kids in the foster care system, the therapists are one of their most consistent people. Whenever I have a case that needs a child therapist, I make sure that the referral goes to Center for Child Counseling so that my children get the treatment that they need.

1 Clarissa D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is at the forefront of improving the outcomes for children not just in our county but across the state. We have been instrumental in bringing the awareness of adverse childhood experiences to our county training clusters of professionals in multiple sectors and developing a White Paper entitled "A Public Health Approach to Fighting ACEs in Palm Beach County". And our expertise continues to span state wide with our involvement in Early Childhood Court and FAIMH's Statewide Endorsement Initiative and Training Academy. Not only are we doing amazing work supporting our families through unimaginable adversity but we also support each other. I am proud to rate this agency one of the best Nonprofit's to work for in Palm Beach County providing trauma informed services in a compassionate manner that is grounded in science and evidenced based.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a clinician whose career has been in Palm Beach county I knew that our traditional mental health system dealing with children had to change. We needed to find a way to support the entire family. I am so thankful to work for an organization that knows that change for children happens in the context of the family and the relationship. That services start with the strengths of the family and focus on the family's needs. And by collaborating with our families are we able to assist them towards permanent lasting change, The ability to provide this type of quality comes with passion, dedication and competency that is at the core of all of our staff. Thank you CFCC for bringing a new level of excellence to our community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! I can’t say enough good things about Center for Child Counseling. I definitely recommend them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling does amazing work in the community! They help children and families who have experienced some of the most difficult traumas. I highly recommend them!

Stephanie31

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling focuses on providing quality mental health counseling services to children and their caregivers. Center for Child Counseling therapists are hard working, empathetic and genuinely caring! Each therapists is available to help one another when a question may arise or to provide support when staffing a clinical case. Center for Child Counseling provides supportive clinical supervision to assist the therapists in their own self-care and to ensure the children and families that are served are provided the interventions and resources needed to achieve their therapeutic goals. Center for Child Counseling has also been able to provide trainings on being ACEs Aware and Trauma Informed in the community so that everyone who is able to impact a child and/or family can do so in a supportive manner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to intern at ABC for the past 5 months and it was truly an amazing experience. I now have a better understanding of the meaning of children's play and have been able to develop an ability to read their cues. I was taught these skills by watching the lead counselors during small group play therapy sessions and through the trainings I attended during my time at ABC. It was a very enriching internship experience where I was able to see the children's behavior improve over time because they felt understood, as the counselor identified the feeling they had and provided them with a safe alternative on how to express that feeling. ABC has taught me that children use play as a way to communicate and process their world, and that the toys are their words. Through the first training I was able to personally experience the power of play during an exercise where we told a partner a story through the miniatures we had before us. It was the first time I had seen those miniatures, but somehow unintentionally I played out an event in my life that I had denied to have any emotional reaction. Play therapy can be used with all ages and ABC has done an excellent job in providing professionals, parents, teachers, and interns the knowledge and the experience necessary to help young children have healthier developments and the opportunity to have healthy relationships.

Anne-Marie T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent agency, Caring and highly qualified therapists, easy to refer to, variety of programs with different funding sources to help clients. Love this place!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Child Counseling has provided a professional and educational environment. As an Intern the center has guided me as a developing social worker in order to prepare my career path in working with clients within the community facing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experience).

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve worked with over 450 local nonprofits in Palm Beach County and Center for Child Counseling is a 'stand-out'. The dedication and leadership of their CEO transmits all the way through the organization, resulting in outstanding service delivery, transparency, and top-class ethics. They are THE agency for infant and early childhood mental health in Palm Beach County.

1 Mayerly F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great counseling! I'm really thankful for the support my family received here. It helped us tremendously to learn to take a moment to think about how different situations affect each one of us and how our response would impact our relationship. The best part is to feel that I have been able to improve the way I communicate with my son to make him feel loved and supported!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so fortunate to be apart of this wonderful agency and the meaningful work they do. Over the past year their staff has shown me so much support and encouragement which has helped me grow personally and professionally. Thank you for teaching me how to be a more informed parent.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great place to work! From the CEO down the staff makes sure that their jobs are performed with the care of the clients above all else.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is amazing to see this organization's growth over the past few years. Best counseling center for children in Palm Beach County by far!!!

2 Rachael Sierra S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been such a privilege to work and learn along side of so many valuable and compassionate people in the field! Everyone is dedicated to helping the community it serves and sharing their experiences and knowledge with others such as interns like myself. Center for Child Counseing is making a difference in the lives of so many and it is creating a legacy of world changers!! So thankful to be a part of this organization! :))

2 Julita S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love this agency and everything it stands for. Staff members and therapists are trained in many techniques (including EMDR!), professional and compassionate.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Active and energetic agency that really cares about the children and families of Palm Beach county--from education to direct services, Center for Child Counseling strives to support and strengthen the community!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is a remarkable agency that supports and values employees and families alike. As a leader in infant mental health, the center plays a significant role in Palm Beach county!

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Rene11 04/06/2016

Thank you for the great review!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is an amazing agency supporting the #fightingAces initiative. They train our community and help many children and families!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Two years ago I was diagnosed with an auto immune disorder. My 8-year old twins suffered during that time seeing me sick. Thankfully I was referred to Center for Child Counseling where both of my children received services and were able to process their feelings during play therapy, art therapy and sand tray therapy. Their therapists were amazing at supporting my children and teaching them coping skills. It has been two years since my children received services and they are both doing great! Thank you Center for Child counseling! You truly changed our lives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center for Child Counseling is an amazing non-profit organization that helps so many families and is making a significant difference in our community! It is a pleasure to be a part of this incredible organization filled with individuals who truly invest themselves in our mission and the families that we serve. May we continue to grow and help as many families as possible!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

2 months on the job. Great place to work! Dedicated staff with a passion and love for helping others work through various traumas.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization!! The therapists that work at Center For Child Counseling are extremely knowledgeable, empathetic and dedicated to helping children and families heal!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Love Center for Child Counseling! The best Counseling/training agency in Palm Beach county and beyond :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization does outstanding work in our community and provides invaluable information and services to families throughout all of Palm Beach County

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I started working for this amazing organization 4 months ago and am astounded by the extremely supportive leadership team, the holistic approach to working with children and families, and the passion that everyone has for the services we provide in Palm Beach County.
As a certified yoga instructor and holistic health coach in addition to my role of therapist, I feel incredibly honored to be working for an organization that not only encourages teaching children about yoga, deep breathing and other mindfulness practices, but makes a determined effort to bring yoga into the daycare centers. Furthermore, the organization's state-of the-art play therapy rooms are replete with materials that reinforce mindfulness (e.g. the Hoberman sphere) and creative exploration.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The organization is not only making an impact for children in Palm Beach County - they are also training others and building the capacity of our community to meet the needs of babies and young children facing adversity. Love what they are doing!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This agency can pride itself in a holistic approach of healing that integrates the values, support and hope that children and families need for a better future. Having seen the power of play at work, I truly believe in the incredible way that it empowers children, strengthens parents and heals families. I am proud to be a part of an organization that "walks the walk" as it assists others in how to BE THE BUFFER by modeling this very concept in daily practice.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great company to work for! There is a such a passion to help the children in our county to heal from traumas they have experienced so they can reach thier true potential and to learn now best to go about doing this through evidenced based practices.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am getting my masters in social work and interned with them for my foundation school year. It was a great experience and it is great to see that agencies like this exist. The staff is excellent and the children really benefit from the program.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling, Inc is an amazing organization that is dedicated to helping children in our community. Every team member is focused and passionate about the mental well being of children who need assistance. I am proud to be associated with the organization and I believe in it's mission. The organization is growing rapidly due to the impact they are making.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is an exceptional impact organization and I wish with all my heart that such agencies existed when I was a child. As an adult survivor of Adverse Childhood Experiences, I can tell you how much of life saver this nonprofit is. The lenses we forge in childhood are the same lenses through which we see things as an adult, and if issues are left unresolved, those lenses can color and distort everything. Kudos to CfCC for being the front line warrior in defense of Palm Beach County children!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is the best non profit organization in South Florida!! They help many families and children in Palm Beach County! CFCC changes people' lives...

1 Jane119

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have watched this organization grow in a very special way. The mission and vision is followed with care in everything they do. Playful, Healthful and Hopeful! For the clients as well as the staff.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is a fantastic place to work. Fun, hard working and passionate group of folks. The therapists and care coordinators provide much needed services to families and children in our community!! They go above and beyond to make sure our families are healthy, thriving and happy.

2 IzzyA

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My internship experience at the Center for Child Counseling was more than I had imagined it to be. The staff, therapists, and fellow interns were extremely supportive throughout my time there. Their knowledge and influence impacted me and allowed me to grow into a more confident worker. Most importantly, they’re passionate about the children and families they serve. Every day was a positive learning experience. I am fortunate to have landed an amazing internship at the center and even more fortunate to be asked to join the team as an independent contract therapist. Thank you to all that made my experience a memorable one. I look forward to a successful journey with each one of you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had an incredible educational experience interning at the Center for Child Counseling. Training for the program was amazing and the staff was as supportive as they could possibly be. Every employee there cares deeply about the clients they serve and the organization works diligently to help the children in our community. I could have have asked for a more positive and transformative intern experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful internship experience at the Center for Child Counseling. They are thorough in training and supervising their interns. I was never hesitant to ask for help and made some great friends with other interns along the way. I received great clinical experience which I will use throughout my career. Thank you to the Center for Child Counseling for taking pride in their interns just as much as you take pride in your clients!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Child Counseling is not only a non-profit providing quality services for children and their families of our community but the climate of the organization reflects the passion that everyone has in doing this work that impacts us all either directly or indirectly.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an awesome place to work, knowing that we are reaching the unreachable. It is touching the lives of families and knowing that we care.

HayleyBF

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center for Child Counseling is the only organization in the county that addresses the needs of at-risk children, teens, and families from all angles-prevention, early intervention, and mental health services. Our community can't afford not to support such an influential organization. Our present and future generations depend on such support.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being an Intern at the Center for Child Counseling has been one of the most rewarding and enlightening learning experiences I have ever encountered. I can honestly say that after spending a year working and growing with the Center, I have never known a group of individuals as dedicated, knowledgable, and passionate as those who work and serve at the Center for Child Counseling. With their team of go-getters and exceptional interns, It is no wonder the Center has grown so much and impacted so many in such a short period of time!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The team at the Center for Child Counseling is dedicated to excellence in providing the best possible services for children. Their trainings are amazing and it is wonderful to be a part of a team that is making an impact in our community!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working for the Center for the past two months. During this short amount of time I have been able to experience an unbelievable amount of support, that in return has helped me best serve the families I work with. The Center is very passionate about educating families, teachers, and other providers about the importance of a child's social emotional wellbeing. Everyone who works at the Center works diligently to ensure those that need services get them as soon as possible. The Center is growing and they are doing so with the values & mission they began with. It has been a blessing to have the opportunity to work here and I am looking forward to the amount of growth I will achieve as a licensed clinician and as a future state supervisor.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had such a great internship experience with the Center for Child Counseling. I was able to get trained extensively on how to use Play Therapy with clients as well as other interventions. In addition, I was able to get advice and supervision when needed. Everyone at the Center is friendly and willing to help in any way they can. I am excited to have the opportunity to stay on with the Center as a contract therapist and continue to grow as a clinician.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with Center for Child Counseling as an intern has far exceeded my expectations. Their experienced staff has put an amazing amount of work into the community in helping its youth through counseling, education and support. I feel confident that the clinical skills I have developed at "CFCC" will assist me in my professional goals in working with children.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The Center for Child Counseling is a wonderful organization. They work really hard to to provide services to the community. They have a great internship program helping budding counselors to learn to be wonderful counselors to work in the community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This review is to encourage and thank those that fund The Center for Child Counseling's internship program! Having completed my masters degree requiring significant time, effort, and expense, the additional requirement of continued supervision with out of pocket cost loomed... imagine my surprise to discover the kind of program offered by the Center for Child Counseling ~ truly a win-win-win arrangement! Through providing small group play therapy sessions in a preschool, I gain valuable experience that contributes to my continued training and growth (my private practice at this time does not afford the opportunity to learn and practice small group play therapy). The children involved benefit, and the cost of my supervision is covered (I am 'paid' to volunteer, as my supervision is 'free' in exchange for my time). This whole concept is simply brilliant and I am utterly grateful and blessed to partake of the benefits this program provides! Thank you, thank you for your continuing support of The Center for Child Counseling's internship program, which offers a rich and fulfilling practicum for Master’s level and Registered Interns!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen firsthand the dedication of this fine group of professionals. Their focus is truly on serving the children of Palm Beach County. Many of them give up time at night and on weekends in order to do just that. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone needing its services.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have seen firsthand the incredible work this organization does with children as my grandson has received services through them. He has made wonderful progress and development. The therapists are passionate about their clients and are wonderful advocates for them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have completed my MSW field placement and internship with CFCC. I found the experience to be incredibly enriching and irreplaceable. The staff is filled with dedicated workers who value continuing education and providing aid to at risk communities. This organization is truly a blessing to the Palm Beach Gardens area and are still expanding! I have no doubt they will continue to change lives in a positive manner.

1 Gloria21

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This organization taugh me new knowledge on the impact of various theories and interventions in the life of children and caregiver. The profound information and hands on experience added extra tools to implement with my clients. Excellent !!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone is extremely caring and pasionate about their work. It inspires you to continue working and volunteering with the organization. It's a very understanding and calm enviornment. I'm so happy to have the opportunity to work with such a great organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Comprehensive Play Therapy Training that was conducted by The Center For Child Counseling was one of the best trainings I have experienced since becoming a licensed therapist. I was very grateful for having been selected for the opportunity and decided right away to make the best of it. My main goal in taking the training was to garner additional experience and expertise in working with children. I believed that having this particular experience would afford me the chance to become a more well-rounded clinician in terms of being able to have more diversity in working with different age groups. The Play Therapy training far exceeded my expectations and I was able to far exceed the goal I had set for myself. I acquired such a desire, that I did not know I possessed, in working with children and being able to utilize the Play Therapy model as a vehicle in order to do so. The staff of professional, warm and friendly individuals at the Center for Child Counseling, also made it possible for me to accomplish my goals and complete the training in a fun and relaxed environment. I was given ample opportunity to learn the model and incorporate my own personality in its delivery. Working with my supervisors and the children at the Centers was such an enjoyable and meaningful experience that I miss very much!! Many, many thanks to the Center for Child Counseling and its wonderful staff for such a tremendous experience!!

2 twingatejr

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Child Counseling is doing great things for the children in the local communities. They are partnered with our organization Apostolic Child Development Centers, Inc. providing play therapy sessions for our children onsite. The parents and teachers are very impressed with the outcomes; we definitely see a difference in our children. We are looking to offer more parenting classes with the organization so we can better serve the child and family.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is exciting to watch a good organization like All Bout Children blossom into a GREAT organization which is the Center for Child Counseling. The continued diversification and broadening of the services they provide fills a much needed gap in Mental Health Services geared towards children. Under the new leadership I believe this organization will quickly soar to the top and bring the children and families of Palm Beach county access to quality mental health as well as continuing to train professionals in the field with a broader range of workshops.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have loved watching their growth over the past year! Keep up the great work helping kids in PBC!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center provides quality counseling. It is a pleasure to see them grow.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently attended training through the Center for Child Counseling - what a great clinical experience! I have been to workshops over the past few years and have been pleased, but the new team brings diverse backgrounds and experience - not only the use of non-directive Play Therapy.

I was happy to see the integration of infant mental health concepts and other effective models of treatment with young children. I look forward to attending upcoming workshops!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am continually impressed with the work at the Center for Child Counseling, formally known as All Bout Children. I have been able to see the positive growth over the past year under new leadership - the Center has pulled together a fantastic team of professionals who work hard at helping children in our community. I look forward to continuing to parter with their team.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The staff at the Center are truly experts in the field of early childhood. I have been attending workshops for the last few years and continue to learn so much about working with children. I look forward to their upcoming training. They are making such a difference in our community by training professionals!