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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

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Nathan Cottrell Named Richard Shay Human Services Award Recipient

Family Counseling Services (FCS) is pleased to announce that Nathan Cottrell of the Homer Central School District has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Richard Shay Human Services Award. The award, which also includes a $1,000 scholarship, was … Continued

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Seeking a Natural High

By Linnay Harmer, Prevention Specialist – I have a teenager in my life and I would like to encourage them to make healthy decisions this summer, do you have any suggestions? There is a lot of conversation in the media … Continued

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FCS Founder Richard Shay Remembered

We were very sad to learn that Richard Shay, the founder of our agency, passed away on June 24. Mr. Shay had a tremendous impact on this community and we will be forever grateful for his efforts to make this … Continued