People need a place to heal.
Life can hurt. Families change. Couples struggle and individuals need a place for assistance. When problems arise in our personal lives and relationships, it is encouraging to know that there is help available from compassionate people. Because CFS has a reputation in the community for providing compassionate and professional assistance, we receive many calls for help.
The Family Life Program began in 1985 as an outreach of Christian Family Services (CFS) to address the many aspects of the family. All of our therapists are well trained and have received proper credentials in their respective fields and share a commitment to therapy from a Christian perspective. Much of the counseling provided by the Family Life Program centers around strengthening marriage and family relationships.
The therapists also work with individuals who are dealing with depression, grief, divorce and many other issues that require compassionate understanding and care. In addition to providing individual, couple, and family therapy, the Family Life Program offers educational and enrichment opportunities throughout the year such as Parenting seminars, Marriage seminars, and groups for individual and family enhancement.
What types of counseling do you offer?
At Christian Family Services we offer individual, couple and family counseling. Some of the issues addressed are listed below:
Help for Individuals
• Women’s issues
• Men’s issues
• Trauma Resolution
• Adolescent’s issues
• Coping with grief and loss
• Survivors of physical and sexual abuse
• Crisis pregnancy
• Anger management
Help for Families and Couples
• Premarital counseling
• Marriage enrichment
• Intimacy building
• Communication skills
• Conflict resolution
• Balancing work and family
• Single parents – Surviving by yourself
• Support for step and adoptive families
• Parenting skills
What is our theoretical approach?
We are a solution focused, strength based, counseling program that uses several cognitive behavioral modalities to help our clients achieve success in accomplishing their goals in the shortest amount of time possible. We want to come, get help, and move on to live your life. All of our therapists have a faith perspective which we use when it is appropriate for our clients.
What happens in my first counseling session?
Every therapist is different, but generally the focus of the first session is to understand the issue that has brought you to counseling and identifying specific goals you want to accomplish. You may also be given tasks to complete between sessions to help you reach your goals.
How do I get started?
Call us at 314-968-2216 and we will guide you through the process. We can help you navigate the complexity of insurance and help you select a time, location and therapist that works best for you. If you don’t have insurance, we can offer you our sliding scale to make it more affordable. The first step in seeking counseling is often the hardest one, and we want to make it easy for you.
We’re here to help.
Christian Family Services offers a variety of seminars throughout the year. You can register for an upcoming seminar or schedule us to come to your group or church.Contact us to pick a date for us to come. We require three hours on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening with a minimum 10 registered couples. The cost is just $75 per couple which is usually less than 1 therapy session, and you can gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills to drastically improve your marriage and family. We can provide as much information in 3 hours as you can get in an all-day seminar. You will take home practical and proven methods to be more successful. Here’s a snapshot of our some of our more frequent offerings:
7 Principles that Make Marriage Work.Learning the Gottman skills to make love last a lifetime!
Fighting the Good Fight. Helping couples deal more effectively with conflict.
7 Worst Parenting Mistakes. Learn the ways to avoid ineffective parenting traps.
Modern Parenting Helping parents work more effectively and maintain healthy relationships with their children.
Find out more about our upcoming seminars.by calling 314-968-2216 for more information, or check back as more information becomes available.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at our main or satellite offices, call us at (314) 968-2216 and we will guide you through the process. We can help you navigate the complexity of insurance and help you select a time, location and therapist that works best for you. If you don’t have insurance, we can offer you our sliding scale to make it more affordable.
The first step in seeking counseling is often the hardest one, and we want to make it easy for you.
Call us at (314) 968-2216 to schedule an appointment.
If you are in crisis and you need immediate help, call 9-1-1 or one of these 24-hour crisis lines:
(314) 647-4357 – Missouri
(800) 273-8255 – Toll Free
Call for Help
(618) 397-0963 – Illinois
Behavioral Health Response
(314) 469-6644 – Missouri
(800) 811-4760 – Toll Free