For information or appointments
Cortland (607) 753-0234
Oneida (315) 280-0400

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.


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The Power of Assets

  By Leslie Wilkins – With the new school year right around the corner everyone is busy getting those last minute essentials for their children. With all this excitement, how can we ensure that all young people are valued and … Continued

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Drink Safely at Picnics, Family Reunions and other Summer Events

By Brad Allen, Prevention Specialist – It’s here! Summertime has finally arrived! That means time for cookouts, parties or just spending time lounging with friends and family.  I’m sure most people would agree that summer is the best season for … 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