Child and Family Counseling Center

The Child and Family Counseling Center (CFCC) provides empirically based behavioral health therapies to children/adolescents and their families.

We work closely with community pediatricians, medical specialties, schools, and families to provide family-centered behavioral treatments, teaching children and families skills to minimize distress and maximize wellness.

Treatment begins with meeting one of our Behavioral Health therapists for an evaluation that will result in recommendations about ongoing treatment. Patients who are best served by our providers will be referred to psychiatry as appropriate.

As part of UPMC, we collaborate with specialists from Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) to assist our patients with medication issues and complex diagnoses as needed.

Clinical Specialties 

CFCC staff members have experience providing cognitive-behavioral individual or family-focused therapies for:

  • Anxiety, fears, and worries
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Chronic illness and behavioral medicine
  • Defiance and acting-out behaviors
  • Depression or problems with mood disorders
  • Loss and grief
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviors

When behavioral therapies do not reduce symptoms, we work closely with psychiatrists from WPIC to determine whether medications or other therapies might be helpful.

Referral Requirements

To begin therapy services, no referral is needed from your primary care physician. Simply call our intake staff at 724-933-3910 or toll free at 1-877-933-3910 to schedule an appointment.

The CFCC clinicians are credentialed by most insurance companies. Authorization from your insurance company may be required. Please call our intake staff at 724-933-3910 for more information.

CFCC therapists and psychiatrists see patients at many Children's Hospital locations throughout the region, including the main hospital in Lawrenceville, Children's Pine Center in Wexford, Children's South in South Fayette, the Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center Erie, and the Family Care Connection Centers located in Lawrenceville, Rankin, Braddock, Mt. Oliver, and Turtle Creek. Patients of certain Children's Community Pediatrics practices can be seen in their CCP office. Please call 724-933-3910 to schedule an appointment.

Children's TiPS is a program that is available to support pediatric and family practitioners in Western Pennsylvania. TiPS is a new HealthChoices program designed to increase the availability of child psychiatry consultation teams to primary care physicians (PCPs). The program provides resources to the PCPs who desire immediate consultative advice for children with behavioral health concerns, covered by Medical Assistance, up to age 21. 

Doctors

Locations

  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    4401 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    412-692-5325
  • Children's Pine Center

    11279 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090
    412-692-7337
  • Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA 15017
    412-692-7337
  • Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot

    Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot
    118 East 2nd Street
    W1150
    Erie, PA 16507
    814-877-8701