General Counseling Services

Important Numbers

817-927-4000 – Helpline
817-927-4040 – Office

PURPOSE

To address immediate crises and to improve the problem solving abilities, emotional well being, and healthy functioning of women, men, children and adolescents in crisis and transition. 

Helpline – Information and Referral – 817-927-4000 
People can get help by calling the Helpline for crisis counseling, problem-solving assistance and information and referral to community services.  No matter what questions you have or challenges you face, the Helpline can assist you to get the information and help you need.  Available Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:15pm. 

Individual Counseling and Group Counseling

  • Individuals, couples and families are counseled to resolve crisis, manage serious life transitions and develop better planning, coping and problem solving skills.  There are offices in both Fort Worth and Arlington.  Fees are based on a reduced fee schedule, depending on your financial situation.
  • Support Groups – periodic counseling, support and educational groups are offered targeting key issues in the lives of women, including divorce, grief, abandonment, managing family crises and major life changes.  Call the Helpline for information.
  • In addition to counseling in Fort Worth and Arlington, The Women’s Center also provides counseling at the Fort Worth ISD Family Resource Center.

Case Management for Homeless Children and Families – in partnership with Cook Children’s, The Women’s Center provides information and referral, advocacy and skills training for children and their families at local homeless shelters.  

Legal Clinic – people with legal questions about divorce, child custody, child support and other family law matters can come to a free legal clinic at The Women’s Center, where attorneys will be available to answer questions.  However, the attorneys will not be able to take your case.  

   Fort Worth Legal Clinics:  every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30pm.  Family law only.  Call 817-927-4040 to register.

   Arlington Legal Clinics:  every 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00pm.  Any legal matter except criminal.  Call 817-548-1663 to register.

Note:  children are not allowed at the legal clinics.  Please arrange for childcare.

 


SIGNIFICANT FACTS AND TRENDS

  • Major depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States
  • Depression affects almost 10% of the population, or 19 million Americans, in a given year
  • During their lifetime, 10%-25% of women and 5%-12% of men will become clinically depressed
  • Women are affected by depression almost twice as often as men
  • The economic cost of depression is estimated to be over $30 billion each year
  • Two-thirds of those who are depressed never seek treatment and suffer needlessly
  • 80%-90% of those who seek treatment for depression can feel better within just a few weeks
  • Research on twins suggests that there is a genetic component to the risk of developing depression
  • Research has also shown that the stress of a loss, especially the death of a loved one, may lead to depression in some people

Statistics courtesy of www.allaboutdepression.com