Child Outpatient Services

What is Child Outpatient Therapy?

Child Outpatient Therapy is treatment for youth ages 5-18 that helps reduce or eliminate emotional or behavioral difficulties impacting youth and their families. NSMHA treatment focuses on both individual and family, with sessions conducted in the clinic. Parents or guardians are involved over the course of treatment to support their child’s progress. Outpatient therapy is best suited to individuals and families that may benefit from weekly or bi-weekly appointments in an office setting and who are not in acute crisis.

NSMHA is now offering Rapid Access to services for adults and children, in English and Spanish, at our Outpatient Clinics in Chelsea and East Boston. Rapid Access is a walk-in screening to complete paperwork & discuss available services with a triage clinician. It takes approximately 30 minutes. Clients may or may not have an intake assessment the same day. (With same-day intake, it can be up to 3 hours total.)

QUÉ ESPERAR DURANTE EL ACCESO RÁPIDO (enlace)

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING RAPID ACCESS (link)

East Boston Counseling Center Rapid Access Hours
Mondays/Lunes: 9:30 a.m.-noon – English & Spanish
Tuesdays/Martes: 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – English
Fridays/Viernes: 9:30 a.m.-noon – English & Spanish

Chelsea Counseling Center Rapid Access Hours
Wednesdays/Miércoles: 9:30 a.m.-noon – English & Spanish
Thursdays/Jueves: 1 p.m.-3:30p.m. – English & Spanish

For you or a loved one: Call a clinic listed below
for more information and to sign up for services

For health care professionals: Call 888-294-7802
To refer a patient from a hospital, residential program or detox

Chelsea Counseling Center
301 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-912-7900
East Boston Counseling Center
14 Porter Street
East Boston, MA 02128
617-569-3189