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Family playing board gameIn-Home Therapy helps the family to support their child’s success in the home and community.

The service includes improving the family’s ability to provide effective support for their child to promote his or her healthy functioning within the family. In-Home Therapy is a structured, consistent, strength-based therapeutic relationship between a clinician, the youth and family to treat the youth’s behavioral health needs. It can help prevent a child from needing hospitalization or residential services.

Services Provided

This service is delivered by one or more members of a team offering a combination of training and support. The In-Home Therapy team, family and youth work together to develop a treatment plan and, using established psychotherapeutic techniques and intensive family therapy, works with the entire family or a subset of the family to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques to:

  • Enhance problem solving
  • Develop limit-setting
  • Outline risk management/safety planning
  • Increase communication
  • Build skills to strengthen the family
  • Advance therapeutic goals
  • Increase effective patterns of interaction
  • Identify and utilize community resources
  • Maintain support for the youth and parent/caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains

Who We Serve:

Youth under the age of 21 with behavioral or emotional needs that range from situational to serious mental illnesses.

Health Insurance Accepted

  • Most MassHealth health insurance plans

To request services or to make a referral, please click on, complete and submit our Referral Form, or call our Behavioral Health Department’s referral line at 617-989-9486. You will be contacted within one business day to schedule a meeting. If you call after-hours or during the weekend, please leave a message. You may also visit us at 520 Dudley Street in Roxbury, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.