About Family Counseling of Columbus
Family Counseling of Columbus (FCC) provides outpatient clinical counseling, education, and support services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our program emphasizes personal growth, healthy personal and relationship development, and the healthy management of situational changes or crises. We help our clients face challenges such as marital problems, parent-child issues, job loss, depression, anxiety, and/or healing from traumas such as sexual or physical abuse. Counseling may also be aimed at symptom reduction, improved functioning, and better management of emotional, mental, or behavioral problems. Family Counseling of Columbus also now offers financial counseling and education (formerly Consumer Credit Counseling of West Georgia/East Alabama).
Common concerns addressed in counseling
Counseling through Family Counseling of Columbus can address any of the emotional, personal, and interpersonal problems that individuals or families could experience. The problems and situations that Family Counseling of Columbus addresses are as varied and unique as the thousands of clients we serve each year.
Essentially, we address the distress and impairment in social, occupational, educational, or other important areas of functioning that result when someone is overwhelmed by life adjustment issues or crises, relationship problems, mental illness, emotional and behavioral problems, or traumatic crises that interfere with their ability to cope, problem solve, and function at their usual or desired level.
We provide educational groups and classes that are designed to help with common concerns such as parenting, anger management, coping with divorce and blended family issues. Educational programs can also be developed for local organizations, employers, schools, churches, or any group.
CCCS of West GA/East AL (now merged into Family Counseling of Columbus)
Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of West Georgia/East Alabama is a non-profit community program recognized by the BBB and supported by United Way whose mission is to provide advocacy and education in these areas:
- Credit & Debt Counseling
- Pre-Housing Counseling
- Rental Counseling
- Foreclosure Prevention
- Community Education
- Financial Literacy Skills
- Student Loan Counseling
- Bankruptcy Education
Our Financial Counselors have the highest quality standards and credentials to serve individuals and families to get you on the right track to healthy management of your money. Friendly, caring, highly trained and confidential counselors are dedicated to your success.
How do we help you solve your problems? We offer educational workshops for all ages through our community partners, local schools, churches, civic clubs, employers, and other organizations. We also provide in-person, phone, and virtual counseling with clients, tailored to address and assist your specific financial concerns. Our goal is to equip our clients with the skills, resources, and tools necessary to achieve financial self-sufficiency.
Are you ready to get help in setting realistic goals? Set up an appointment with us today – call 706-327-3239. Click to download the Client Information Worksheet.
How long has CCCS been serving the community? Since 1986, CCCS has provided free budget and credit counseling services as an integral part of The Family Center. What sets CCCS apart from other counseling services? We recognize the strong correlation between mental health and financial stressors, and our unique position of being able to offer qualified, knowledgeable services encompassing multiple areas of focus sets us apart from more traditional counseling models.
- The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
- National Foundation for Credit Counseling
- National Financial Educators’ Council
- Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children
- National Community Reinvestment Coalition
- US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Financial Educational Links & Portals:
Family Counseling of Columbus is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), meaning that all aspects of the service you receive will meet the highest standards. COA accreditation identifies providers that have set high performance standards for themselves and have made a commitment to their constituents to deliver the highest quality services. We are proud that Family Counseling of Columbus has earned this level of distinction. All aspects of our service delivery are “measured” against national standards of best practice. Meeting these standards ensures that services are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence based, and outcome-oriented. In addition, COA accreditation means that you can trust the services you receive are provided by a skilled and supportive workforce and that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
In addition to receiving the distinction of being an accredited program, Family Counseling of Columbus has also been recognized by regional universities and counselor training programs as an approved internship site for mental health professionals and counselors in training. Working with the top training programs in our area not only means that they have given Family Counseling of Columbus their “stamp of approval”; it also means that you can be sure that Family Counseling of Columbus clinicians remain informed and current on the latest research and best practices identified in the counseling and mental health fields.
While accreditation and other professionals’ approval are important, what matters most is whether or not Family Counseling of Columbus can make a difference. Each year Family Counseling of Columbus serves over 5,000 men, women, and children; 95% of those we serve report an improved sense of hope, relief, and ability to cope and function after their first session, and 98% of our clients would recommend Family Counseling of Columbus to family and friends in need. If you need a difference in your life…let us help you make it!