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Family Counseling Services

Family Counseling Services is a private, non-profit organization offering professional counseling and prevention services. Mental health and chemical dependency counseling programs are available for youth, adults and families who are experiencing emotional, personal, and alcohol or drug-related problems. Services are available at multiple locations in Cortland and Madison counties and through our school-based counseling programs.

Family Counseling employs a staff of professional counselors and consulting medical personnel with diverse training and experience. It is our goal to provide superior, confidential services for the well-being of each of our clients.

Our Cortland Prevention Resources division offers prevention education and services, mentoring and other programs for youth, adults, families, professionals and educators. The LGBT Resource Center is located at the Prevention offices and offers information, resources and social activities.


Recent News


Alcohol and The Brain

If you spent any time with teenagers, you may begin to wonder what is going on inside their heads. Rolling eyes, smart mouths, mood swings, and risky behaviors seem to be a simple matter of course for 13 to 19-year-olds. … Continued


Staff Promotions at Family Counseling Services

Family Counseling Services (FCS) recently announced significant promotions within their Mental Health department. Margo Falise has been appointed Director of Mental Health, while both Jennifer Lis and Alison Christiansen will be moving into Senior Counselor roles. Margo Falise, LCSW-R, came … Continued


School District Collaboration Helps Students

Fighting with a classmate. Sent to the principal’s office again. Avoiding school. Grades dropping. Engaging in self-harm. Unhappy, but does anyone really understand why? These are just some of the issues that led to collaboration between Family Counseling Services (FCS) … Continued