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FL's Emotional Health
and Wellness Support

We have extensive experience and knowledge of specific emotional issues that Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf blind people face. We also help individuals, families, couples, and groups who are having difficulty managing their concerns about depression, anxiety, stress, anger, sexuality or illness, in addition to other topics.

Our approach

All people face difficult life predicaments such as family or peer relationship conflicts, the death of a loved one, parenting issues, school or work problems, marriage/divorce and intimate relationship issues that harshly affect our lives and cause upset. The Emotional Health and Wellness Department has been providing services to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf blind and struggling with emotional and mental health challenges since 1982 in Florida and 1910 in NY.


Our Approach

  • We provide services in-home, remotely (telehealth), or in our private and confidential offices

  • We meet with individuals, families, couples, and groups

  • We are here to help you manage concerns about depression, anxiety, stress, anger, sexuality, or illness

  • All of our therapists are American Sign Language skilled

  • Our team is sensitive to all the communication needs of our clients including those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf/Blind












Emotional Health Services 

  • Individual Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Group Therapy

  • Children School Advocacy

  • Adult Advocacy Support

  • Parenting Education/Support Groups

  • Case Management Services

  • Information and Referral

  • Health Lectures

  • Crisis Intervention



Adult Mental Health Services
This is a program funded by Broward County which provides accessible outpatient and outreach mental health treatment services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) adult clients, ages 18 years and older residing in Broward County, who are not otherwise eligible for services through private insurance, Medicaid, the State of Florida, or any other third-party reimbursement mechanism. Services include individual, couple, and/or family counseling to assist in addressing personal or interpersonal conflicts or making personal adjustments to stressful life situations.


Mental Health Counseling for Children
Funded by Broward County Human Services,  provides comprehensive individual and family counseling to Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) youth and hearing youth of DHH parents/siblings, ages 3 to 17, or through the 22nd birthday if eligible to be enrolled in a non-postsecondary school, GED course, or vocational non-postsecondary program. The program design focuses on addressing mental, behavioral and emotional problems and improving child and family functioning.


Family Strengthening (FSP)
Funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward, FSP is a program that represents the communities’ most significant investment in child abuse prevention. Evidence-based, best practice interventions are designed to stabilize families in crisis and families who are at impending risk for out-of-home placement and families at risk for child abuse and neglect due to multiple risk factors. Effective parent education services improve family functioning to prevent involvement with the dependency system. In-home services are provided using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) curriculum to serve families at risk of abuse and neglect impacted by hearing loss. 


















Community Case Management

The Center for Hearing and Communication-FL is here to advocate and empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients and their families to navigate community resources.  CHC-FL provides case management through a collaborative effort including assessment, planning, care- coordination, and facilitate coordination of services. Whether you are trying to gain access to employment opportunities, Social Security, or other needs we are here to help support the process.  For more information or to make an appointment, please call 954-601-1930 (VOICE); 954-601-1938 (TTY); 954.642.2351 (VRS). Or email us via the button below. 

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Support Groups

​Facing a major life situation can make us feel like we are the “only one.” You are not alone. You don’t have to go it alone, a support group can help. Many people find it very helpful to connect with others outside those in their immediate circle. Support groups can be a valuable resource to help you cope better and feel less isolated as you make connections with others facing similar challenges.

Contact us today to talk about what groups are available.


For more information about any of our services or to make an appointment, please call: 954-601-1930 (VOICE); 954-601-1938 (TTY); 954.642.2351 (VRS). Or send us an email from the button below. 

Available Services
Family Strengthening
Support Groups

Are you feeling?

  • Anxiety

  • Sadness

  • Confusion

  • Anger

  • Depressed

  • Stuck

Are you experiencing?

  • Peer or relationship conflict

  • Grief after a loved one has passed

  • Parenting issues

  • School or work problems

  • Aging, marriage, divorce, or intimate relationship problems

Benefits of Group Therapy

  • Connect in a safe place and know that you are not alone

  • Increased awareness of your own patterns of thought/ feeling/ behavior

  • Receive empathy

  • May feel less lonely, isolated, or judged

  • Develop a sense of empowerment and control

  • Improve coping skills

  • Share your feelings more openly and honestly

  • Less stress, depression, and anxiety

Do you have a question? Use the button below and ask an expert.

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