Children and Family Counseling

Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services (CINS/FINS)

Raising a teen or child in today’s fast-paced and overly connected world can be overwhelming. LSF’s counseling program, known as Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services (CINS/FINS), seeks to help families who have teens that display troubling behavior. This behavior includes running away from home, regularly missing school, ignoring guidance and instruction from parents/caregivers in an ungovernable manner, or consuming illegal substances.  LSF does not give up on these teens or families, but rather we rely on a longstanding history and expertise of strengthening the family bond and helping people develop healthy coping skills.

  • Screening & Assessment
    Screening and assessment conducted by a Masters level clinician and certified and trained team.
  • Evidenced-based Program
    Clinicians develop an individualized treatment plan that meets specific needs of the youth and family, utilizing evidenced-based programs and approaches.
  • Mental Health Evaluations and Referrals
    Clinicians address mental health concerns and provide referrals to appropriate provider if necessary.
  • Aftercare and Follow-up
    Structured approach to aftercare that reinforces lessons and skills developed to prevent relapse and connects youth and families to additional support systems.

Safe Place

LSF is a designated SAFE PLACE organization and, as such, serves as a partner with local businesses and schools to help youth in trouble. Project SAFE PLACE is a national network of voluntary community sites where youth in need of help can go for safe refuge. LSF is the designated SAFE PLACE provider in areas with LSF Youth Shelters.


SNAP® is an award winning, evidence-based program for boys & girls ages 6-11 with behavioral problems.

The primary goal of SNAP® is to keep children in school and out of trouble. SNAP®, which stands for STOP NOW AND PLAN, is an evidence- based, cognitive-behavioral model powered by the minds at Child Development Institute (CDI). SNAP® helps troubled children and their parents learn how to effectively manage their emotions and ‘keep problems small’.

Program Locations

Lakes Town Center
4185 North State Rd 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

3634 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901

3615 Central Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901

4610 W. Fairfield Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32506

5127 Eastland St.
Crestview, FL 32539

5643 Stewart St.
Milton, FL 32570