Supportive Counseling for Children and Adolescents
The CEC offers free Individual Counseling for children and adolescents. The counseling services are for those who have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. Our hope is to equip you with healthy coping skills in order to effectively deal with past or current challenges. Trained Licensed Professionals are here to guide you in discovering your sense of identity and purpose in life. By providing a confidential and compassionate environment, our desire is for you and your family to establish positive changes.
Our Services Include:
- Play Therapy for ages 4 and up
- Counseling for Adolescents ages 12-18 Ringo, our Therapy Dog
- Animal-Assisted Therapy
- Individual Counseling services are offered in English and Spanish
Come and discover your BEST self!
Please contact one of our Therapists to schedule an appointment for an assessment
Eileen Kaufman, LCSW
817-281-1164, ext. 161
Leyla Baez, LPC
817-281-1164, ext. 162
After School Tutoring
On Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm, elementary aged children attend one on one tutoring with a volunteer. Homework gets done, reading is enjoyed and everyone gets a snack.
Summer Learning Program
For families living in CEC Property, the Summer Learning Program is designed to bridge the gap between school and summer, focused on keeping children physically and mentally active. Children in grades K – 8th grade can participate in crafts, games and guided programing to remain engaged in learning all summer long.
In 2019, 40 elementary students participated in a variety of programs including Foreign Language, Art, Science, Exercise, Music and Bible Study over the 44 day session. In partnership with the Tarrant Area Food Bank Feeding the Children program, students enjoyed a breakfast and lunch each day. The Summer Learning Program was only possible with the help of over 127 volunteers giving nearly 1,000 hours of their time.
RefreshBISD is also another way that CEC empowers change in the lives of disadvantaged families and students within the Birdville school district. RefreshBISD is a one-day back-to-school event that provides not only backpacks and school supplies to families in need, but also helpful resources and a chance to connect with churches within our community.