Strengthening the Mental Health of Children & Adolescents
Mental Health Support for Children & Families
CATS has a proven history of providing outstanding comprehensive clinic treatment services for children, adolescents and their families who are struggling with disruptive behavior; mood, anxiety, sleep or eating disorders; or adjustment, personality or other severe emotional disorders.
CATS has been serving children with serious behavioral and emotional problems and their families since 1937. The child-friendly services at CATS strengthen families by helping them improve communication and develop healthy problem-solving skills. They also promote improvements in academics, positive choices and behaviors.
Treatment programs and services include:
- Assessment & treatment planning
- Individual counseling
- Family counseling
- Group treatment
- Specialized treatment for sexual victimization
- Specialized treatment for self-harming behaviors
- Psychiatric consultation
- Medication prescription & monitoring
- Psychological consultation
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Programs
Utilizing the Best in Research & Experience
The highly regarded EBP program at CATS draw from rigorous scientific research, but are based on compassionate, child-centered care. Programs include:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Intensive outpatient treatment serving adolescents (ages 12–19) with intense suicidal or self-harming thoughts or behaviors.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): Designed to increase positive behaviors in young children and improve parenting skills. Serving parents and children (ages 3–7) whose behaviors are causing serious disruption at home, school or other social settings.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT): Healing support for children who have experienced trauma and are having emotional or behavioral problems related to the trauma.
Anxiety Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Help children, adolescents and young adults reduce anxious behaviors and find new ways to manage them.
“Counseling has been a great experience for me. I have learned so many things about myself and also about life itself. I have grown to become a better person.”
Contact our intake team if interested in counseling:
If your child is under age 18 and in crisis, call
If you are 18 years old or older and in crisis, call
Crisis Services 716.834.3131.
If you are in crisis and live in
Niagara County, call 716.285.3515.
If it’s an extreme emergency, call the police 911.