Mental Health Matters: Important Tips To Help You Find a Counselor For Your Child

Mental health matters! Finding mental health support can be challenging. But, help is available for your child! 
Below are some helpful tips for FRCS families who may be looking for a counselor for their child.
We've also included information about area crisis centers should the need arise.

Tips For Finding a Counselor For Your Child

  • Contact your child’s pediatrician – some offices have counselors associated with their office or can provide resources
  • Call the number on the back of your insurance card – cards may have a general number to call, and others may say, “Behavioral health and substance abuse.”
  • Check the website for your insurance provider
  • Add your name to waiting lists as well as cancellation lists for all providers you contact
  • In an emergency, contact a local crisis center (listed below by town) or call 911

Area Crisis Centers

Towns:  Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Millis, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Wrentham

Riverside Community Care Emergency Services

(800) 529-5077 / (781) 769-8674 Crisis lines 

190 Lenox Street
             Norwood, MA 02062

Fax (781) 769-6717

Towns:  Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth

            South Shore Mental Health

877-382-1609 Crisis line

460 Quincy Avenue

Quincy, MA 02169


1501 Washington Street

Braintree, MA 02184

(800) 528-4890

            Fax (617) 479-0356

Towns:  Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Holbrook, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Whitman

Brockton Multi-Service Center

CCBC Emergency Services Program

(508) 580-0801

165 Quincy Street
Brockton, MA 02302
(508) 897-2000
Fax (508) 897-2075

Towns:  Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Lakeville, Mansfield, Middleboro, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Taunton

Taunton / Attleboro Emergency Service (CCBC Emergency Services Program)

(800) 660-4300 Crisis line Taunton/Attleboro

(508) 580-0801 Crisis line Brockton

108 West Main St., Bldg. #2
Norton, MA 02766

(508) 285-9400
Fax (508) 285-6573

Additional Resources:

Crisis Hotlines

Finding Mental Health Support in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership