IMPROVING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN
The Children’s Home Society Operates the Warm Springs Counseling Center.
We provide mental, emotional, and behavioral health care services to more than 90 children and family members each day. Through counseling and therapy our goal is to help our clients develop coping skills, attitudes and positive experiences necessary to succeed in educational settings and lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. As one of the most experienced outpatient providers of behavioral health services, Warm Springs Counseling Center (WSCC) serves thousands of children and families every year. A Sliding Scale Discount Program is always available for those who qualify.
Services we offer
As one of the most experienced outpatient providers of behavioral health services, Warm Springs Counseling Center (WSCC) serves thousands of children and families every year. A Sliding Scale Discount Program is always available for those who qualify.
Our caring, professional staff offers first-rate emotional, behavioral, and mental health care, and uses a variety of progressive, therapeutic approaches to recovery. Early identification and the right interventions help children develop emotionally, socially and educationally.
In family therapy, families can work on their problems with the guidance of a mental health professional in a safe and controlled environment.
Warm Springs Counseling Center offers several programs, including the Touchstone program and psychotherapy groups to children and their families.
Services include meeting with a physician to determine the most effective medication to prescribe and follow up appointments to monitor the medication.
Psychological and Psychoeducational Evaluations
Evaluations are conducted by psychologists and are tailored to the specific needs of the child/adolescent that may include measures of intellectual functions (IQ), academic achievement, behavioral and emotional functioning and personality.
SERVICES WITH US
Follow the steps below if you are interested in coordinating services with the Warm Springs Counseling Center.
- First, please call our client services line at (208) 343-7797 ext. 1238 where you’ll be asked a series of questions regarding you and/or your child by our New Client Services Coordinator.
- An intake appointment will be scheduled with a clinician who matches with your needs. Intake appointments are typically one hour.
- Paperwork will be sent to you (via US Postal Service or email).
*NOTE: this paperwork must be completed prior to your scheduled appointment.
- Please arrive on time to your scheduled appointment. Arriving late or without completed paperwork may cause the appointment to be rescheduled.
- During your intake appointment, the clinician will review your completed paperwork; clarify the history and the current issues you are facing. This is also the perfect time to ask any questions you may have regarding counseling.
- At the conclusion of your intake appointment, we’ll schedule further appointments, if necessary.
- If you need to cancel your appointment, please call (208) 343-7797, and give us 24-hour notice.
- We accept most insurance plans and Optum Idaho (Medicaid).
tHE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Touchstone is program established to support the special needs of grieving children and adolescents, ages five to 18. The Children’s Home Society operates the program to ensure the continued availability of this valuable community resource. Touchstone is offered in both our Meridian and Boise Warm Springs Counseling Centers– please see calendar below for details.
Foster Care Services
A full spectrum of behavioral health services are provided to children in foster care. WSCC Specialists work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of Foster Care Children.
most frequent questions and answers
Most insurance companies do not require a doctor’s referral. However, clients with Optum Idaho (Medicaid) insurance must provide a healthy connections referral prior to their first appointment.
Many insurance plans require pre-authorization for mental health services. Clients are responsible to obtain pre-authorizations directly from their insurance companies.
To schedule a new patient appointment in Boise or Meridian please call the new client services line (208) 343-7797 ext 1238. Please leave a message with your contact information. All calls are returned within one business day.