Mental Health Therapy

Your community’s generosity has allowed us to contract therapists to provide consistent, quality therapy to children, and their families, who have experienced sexual trauma.

Contracted therapists facilitate individual therapy sessions for child survivors between the ages of 3 and 17 and caretaker support group sessions for their parents and guardians. Sessions are held either at The Firecracker Foundation or in the safety and security of a contracted therapist’s existing practice location. Each client participates in a clinical assessment that will help their therapist develop a treatment plan that may include:

  • Weekly individual therapy sessions
  • Trauma focused therapeutic groups for children, adolescents and families
  • Play therapy for children ages 3 – 18 as appropriate
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children and adolescents when appropriate
  • Biweekly caretaker support group sessions

Contracted therapists and yoga instructors collaborate with The Firecracker Foundation and maintain all confidential service records and case notes for beneficiaries. Once a therapist is successfully matched with a client, they are committed to that beneficiary until the close of their initial treatment plan.

Service providers and legal guardians can refer a child who does not have medical insurance, cannot afford their copay or is ineligible for therapeutic services through other community programs.

To refer a client for Firecracker programs call 517-242-5467. Every inquiry will receive a response within 48 hours. You may also email questions to info@thefirecrackerfoundation.org.

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Through a partnership with The Firecracker Foundation, St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is now offering therapeutic services to a limited number of child survivors of sexual trauma, whose families would otherwise be unable to afford high-quality, consistent care.

To learn more about if you or someone you know qualifies for these services and how to apply, please call STVCC at 517.323.4734 ext. 1700