Months of free counseling for Northeast Texas children

Jun 8, 2012

The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center is offering free counseling sessions this summer and fall, thanks to a coordinated effort with Texas A&M University-Commerce

A master’s level social worker intern will be housed at the center in Winnsboro. As part of their program, interns are required to have direct contact hours with clients, which will be supervised by a university professor and onsite by a licensed professional counselor. The intern has had experience in various settings working with children, adults, and or older teens on issues of depression, anger, anxiety, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health issues. 

Serving nine counties in the region, the center (NETCAC) coordinates the efforts of professionals charged with the difficult work of investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases. According to their website, they offer a safe child friendly environment to children between the ages of 2-17 who have been sexually or severely physically abused or have been a witness to a violent crime.

Those in need of professional counseling who would like to take advantage of this free service can call the center at 903-629-7588 to schedule an appointment.