Home & Community Based Counseling

Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) provides short-term intensive treatment for children who need more than outpatient mental health counseling. All services are trauma informed and evidence based. We also provide case management for adults with long-term mental health needs.

For Mental Health and Other Professionals

The information below is particularly designed for mental health professionals and others who may be interested in making a referral.  Please contact us with questions.

Trauma Systems Therapy

FSRI is the only Rhode Island agency providing the New York University evidence-informed model of care. Trauma Systems Therapy is an intensive, home-based service involving a clinician and case manager meeting with the client, family, placement or foster family multiple hours per week to stabilize behavior.

Functional Family Therapy

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a family oriented, evidenced based treatment that can be implemented in an office or community setting for adolescents aged 11-18. This strength focused approach involves the family meeting 1-2 times per week to help to improve child and parent relationships.

Enhanced Outpatient Services (EOS) Child and Adult

An intensive home-based service which involves a clinician and case manager meeting with the client, family, placement or foster family multiple hours per week to stabilize behavior and prevent placement or hospitalization.  FSRI utilizes a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to treatment.


Additional Programs

FSRI also provides Child and Adolescent Intensive Treatment Services (CAITS), Child and Family Intensive Treatment (CFIT), and Family Stabilization Team (FST).  All are short-term intensive treatment for children needing more than traditional outpatient mental health counseling.  All are provided primarily in the home.  Please contact us for more information.


Office-based Counseling


Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) provides office-based mental health and substance abuse, evidence based counseling for adults and children.  Psychiatric services are also available to clients involved in counseling at FSRI. Individual, couples and family counseling is available.

School-based Counseling

Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) provides school-based outpatient behavioral health trauma informed, evidence based counseling for families and students enrolled in various schools in Providence, Central Falls, and other school districts statewide. 


What is School-Based Mental Health Counseling?

School-based mental health counseling  is similar to office-based except services are provided to children (and adults in some cases) at school during the school day and after school.

Does My Child's School Provide This Service?

We suggest you ask your principal or call us.  School-based mental health counseling is frequently available, and FSRI hopes to make it even more available across Rhode Island in the years ahead.

How Long Does the Counseling Last?

The length of the counseling depends on the needs of the involved child, adult or family.  Sometimes it is a short period of time; in some cases services may need to be long-term.

Who Pays for It?

The counseling is usually covered by insurance.   If not, other arrangements may be available.


My School Doesn't Provide School-Based Counseling! How Can We Get One Started?

If you are interested in FSRI providing a school-based mental health counseling program in your school. 

If you are interested in more information contact us at info@familyserviceri.org

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Counseling Options

FSRI offers child, adult and family counseling at our office at 55 Hope Street, Providence, in homes and in many schools in a number of school districts.


Psychiatric services, such as medication prescribing and management, are also available.


Contact our Intake Department at 401-519-2280 or online - click here.

Anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress and other issues affect many of us every day.  Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) can help! FSRI mental health and substance abuse counseling services are strength-based, individualized, compassionate, and trauma-informed. Our therapists use evidence-based and -informed treatments that reflect best and cutting-edge practices in the field. (Evidence-based and evidence-informed treatments are based on research.)


FSRI is a regionally and nationally recognized expert on child and family trauma issues. As an affiliate of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, our staff receive consultation and training from national experts on trauma issues.