The Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s (FCCSP) provides mental/behavioral health care services from licensed, bilingual (English/Spanish), culturally competent professionals. Our services include assessment, treatment planning, resource referral, therapeutic support and education for mental health, substance abuse, and family relationship challenges.
Our support for couples includes:
- Assessment of the relationship problem
- Instruction in positive communication techniques
- Facilitation of a process to help couples have an accurate image of their partner
- Facilitation of a process to help the couple take responsibility for communicating their needs and desires to their partner
- Facilitation of a process to help each partner value the needs and wishes of their partner as highly as their own
Parenting and Family Support
The experience of raising children can lead to all kinds of stressors within families. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers come to us seeking help to understand, and respond effectively to, their children’s needs. Therapists at the Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s respond with sensitivity to the particular strengths and challenges of each family we meet. Our culturally-competent approach to care enables our clinicians to be especially attuned to the concerns of parents who are raising children within a cultural environment very different from the one in which they grew up. We help parents build confidence and joy as they learn skills to promote the healthy development of their children.
Our support for families includes:
- Assessment and psychotherapy for children and adolescents
- Instruction in positive parenting skills
- Communication with health and education providers as needed to promote consistent, holistic support for children and families
- PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) – Evidence-based treatment for young children (age 2-7) with oppositional behaviors. In PCIT, the therapist works with parents and children together to teach skills that improve the parent-child relationship and effectively manage the child’s behavior
- Supervision for Bilingual Therapists
- For many years, FCCSP’s team of therapists has included Masters-level students and clinicians preparing for licensure. By providing supervision to bilingual clinicians in training, we have also increased the capacity of the community as a whole to respond to a dire need for professional, licensed, bilingual care providers.
- Specialized support to professionals
- Education and human service professionals are often required to go above and beyond the expected scope of their work to respond to the needs of those they serve. Exposure to the stressful circumstances of their own clients can lead to vicarious stress for providers and, ultimately, for many professionals faced with overwhelming demands and limited support, to burnout. The therapists at the Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s have met with professionals to build strategies for stress management and improved satisfaction within their work environment.
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
- FCCSP therapists participate in Employee Assistance Programs offered through many employers. These programs offer assessment of issues effecting employees (e.g. depression, anxiety, burn-out, substance abuse), and recommendation and referral to needed resources.
Building the Pipeline
There is a severe shortage of Spanish-speaking therapists qualified to meet the demand for behavioral health services in our community. Our “Building the Pipeline” Initiative seeks to address that shortage by connecting with educational institutions and providing bilingual student interns with skilled and supportive supervision.
If you are interested in learning more about our internships or our “Building the Pipeline” Initiative, please contact email@example.com.
How do you build a healthy community? One relationship at a time.
For over a decade, the Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s has earned a reputation as a trusted community resource in Wilmington, Delaware and surrounding areas. We have fostered meaningful partnerships with other institutions in the community, opening the door to a wider pool of resources for our clients.
We actively seek opportunities to link with partner institutions to work provide psychotherapy, education, and professional support to their clients and providers. Benefits of partnerships include:
- Increasing clients’ access to needed services.
- Supporting professionals.
- Building cultural competency and sensitivity to mental health issues within partner institutions.
Our therapists have experience treating a variety of conditions and stressors, including, but not limited to:
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Ongoing collaboration with community mental health experts and continuing professional education help our therapists follow best practices to respond most effectively to the specialized needs of clients.
- Addictions / Chemical Dependency
- Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
- Spiritual Direction
Therapists employ the following modalities in their work with clients:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Practice
- Strength-Based Practice
- Play Therapy
Accepted Forms of Payment
The Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s offers the following forms of payment for services:
- Sliding Fee Scale (based on income and individual/family situation)
- Copay (associated with insurance coverage)
- Some clients may qualify for services covered by funding provided through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the US Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, subgrant #VF15-1513
- Medicaid: Highmark Health Options, United Behavioral Health / Unison, Diamond State Health Plan
- Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware & Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
- Magellan (Amerihealth, Keystone East)
- Coventry (Mental Health Net)
- Tricare PPO
- State of Delaware Victim Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP)
- Worker’s Compensation
- Employee Assistance Programs