Intensive In-Home Counseling

Our In-Home Counseling Services provide home-based family-focused counseling services to children, aged 5 to 17. The main focus of the home-based counseling service is to reduce the displaying on at-risk behaviors, while supporting the mental health needs of your child. Additionally the program provides holistic support to the family by linking them with outside services that include but are not limited to: educational, economic, vocational, medical, social, and legal services that may contribute to the stability of not just the client, but the whole family unit.

Services offered with Intensive In – home include, but are not limited to, behavior modification, 24 hour on call crisis intervention and response, family counseling, conflict management and resolution, and comprehensive discharge planning. While your child is in our treatment, you and your family will have access to:

If you are interested in this service, please fill out our referral form, or call us at (804) 332-5696 to speak with someone directly.


For Community Partners

Our In-Home Counseling Services provide home-based family-focused counseling services to children, aged 5 to 17. EMS works with clients who exhibit emotional difficulties, are returning from alternative placements, or display such at risk behaviors that they are in danger of being removed from the home. The main focus of the home-based counseling service is to serve the mental health needs of the child. In addition, the program provides aid to the family by linking them with educational services, economic services, vocational services, medical services, social services, and legal services. The goal of EMS of Virginia’s intensive in-home services is to provide integrated interventions to strengthen the family’s capacity to function effectively. EMS will empower the family to create an ongoing community support system, resulting in strengthening the family’s coping skills and capacity to function effectively in the home and community.

Criteria for the services of Intensive In – home:

  1. Have difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization or out-of-home placement because of conflicts with family or community.
  2. Exhibit such inappropriate behavior that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services, or judicial system are necessary.
  3. Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior. For example is at risk for acting out in such a fashion that will cause serious harm to themselves or others.

If you are interested in this service, please fill out our referral form, or call us at (804) 332-5696 to speak with someone directly.