CSB Youth & Family Services

CSB Youth and Family Services provide services for mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorders for children from birth through age 18.

Accessing Services

  • To schedule a mental health assessment, call 703-383-8500.
  • To schedule a substance abuse assessment, call the CSB site closest to your home:
    • Chantilly:  703-968-4000
    • Falls Church:  703-533-5634
    • Reston:  703-481-4004
    • South County:  703-704-6707 
  • In emergency situations (24/7)
    • CSB Emergency Services – 703-573-5679 (dial 911 in a life-threatening emergency)

Fees are charged to offset the cost of providing treatment services. The family is responsible for paying the full fee or a parental co-payment for services not covered by their insurance or another funding source. If families are unable to pay the full fee, they may be eligible for a subsidy and/or an extended payment plan.

Types of Services

Outpatient Services provide mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for children, adolescents and their families. Youth may be experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges, difficulties in family relationships or alcohol or drug use. Mental health services are also available children and youth ages 3-18 who are at risk. This is to support and guide parents and treat children who are developmentally compromised, seriously emotionally disturbed or at risk of serious emotional disturbance and are involved with multiple youth serving agencies. Services begin with an assessment meeting. A therapist meets with the youth and family to discuss why they are seeking therapy and what changes they would like to make. Treatment recommendations are shared with families for consideration. Medication appointments may be a part of outpatient treatment. Outpatient mental health therapy/case management sessions are based on individual need and family choice. Sessions are usually once every one or two weeks for 4 to 6 months, or longer when needed. For SUD outpatient services, group therapy is held twice weekly for 10 weeks, with additional individual appointments available as needed.

Day Treatment Services are available for youth whose treatment needs cannot be met with short office visits at an outpatient site. Youth attend day treatment from morning to afternoon, five days a week. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) provides an alternative school at the day treatment site, and youth stay from three to six months, attending school in the morning and therapeutic treatment in the afternoon to manage emotional and/or substance use issues. Families provide transportation to the program or to a van stop, for which there is a separate fee. When day treatment is completed, many youth return to school in the community and begin outpatient counseling. Youth day treatment services are provided at two separate programs.

  • Horizons Adolescent Day Treatment Program in Falls Church serves youth who have primary substance use disorders and secondary mental health disorders. Call 703-533-5634 with questions.
  • The Teen Alternative Program (TAP) in Reston serves youth who have primary mental health disorders and co?occurring substance use disorders. Call 703-481-4100 with questions.

Two residential programs are available for adolescents who need 24-hour support for their significant mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Each program includes services by licensed mental health clinicians, a psychiatrist, and on-site education from FCPS. Each youth receives individual, group, and family therapy weekly, as well as case management services during their stay.

  • Crossroads Youth is a 10 bed program for boys ages 15 through 18 who have significant chemical dependency and moderate mental health problems. Length of stay is variable from 4 to 9 months depending on youth and family's progress in the program. Call 703-313-6300 with questions.
  • Leland House is an 8 bed, 45 day crisis stabilization program for males and females, ages 12-17, who are in psychiatric crisis. The program is operated by United Methodist Family Services, with the CSB providing oversight as the county liaison. In addition to treatment services mentioned above all youth are eligible to receive Intensive Care Coordination services. Call 703-732-1287 with questions.

The Juvenile Forensic Program provides a range of services to youth involved with the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Services include psychological evaluations by licensed psychologists, and mental health and substance abuse assessments and treatment. Staff also provides case management to help the youth and family access appropriate community-based services as they transition from a Juvenile Court facility and/or need to comply with a court order for services. The program staff serves the Juvenile Detention Center, Shelter Care II, Boys Probation House, Foundations, Beta, and the Transitional Living Program, as well as court-involved youth who are in the community.  Case consultations and training are provided to all Court staff as well.Referrals come through Juvenile Court staff. Call 703-246-3461 with questions.

Wraparound Fairfax provides an intensive level of support for youth who are at high risk for residential or out?of?home placement, or who are currently served away from home and transitioning back to their home community. Services are provided for up to 15 months and are designed to enable youth to remain safely in the community with their families. Wraparound Fairfax staff works closely with families and service provider teams to identify the youth’s underlying needs and strengths. The facilitator shares the information in the team setting, facilitates the team planning process and monitors the outcomes through a monthly review process. Families receive supports that are matched uniquely to their situation, and that are designed to support the youth’s continued progress after other services have ended and to keep the youth safely in the community and prevent out of home placement. County case managers make the referrals, and approval for services is determined by Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) utilization review staff. Call 703-246-2561 with questions.

CSB’s Youth and Family Resource Team attends multi-agency meetings to provide behavioral health guidance and expertise to youth, their families and multi-agency team members. Staff helps meeting participants understand care options available for youth who have significant mental health and/or substance abuse problems, and helps match services and supports to family needs. The Resource Team also helps youth transition back to the community after they have been hospitalized at the state hospital for youth, the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents (CCCA). Call 703-449-6105 with questions.


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