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The purpose of family counselling is to support families with children in different challenging life situations. In children’s matters, the services are mainly meant for children under the age of 13.

Family Counselling employs psychologists, social workers and a children’s psychiatrist, who usually meet families in work pairs. Jyväskylä's Family Counselling serves residents of the following municipalities: Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi, Joutsa, Luhanka, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Toivakka and Uurainen.

Families can contact the family counselling directly. No referral is needed.

Contact family counselling when:

  • You are concerned about your child's behavior, development, mood or emotional life
  • You need support for parenting questions
  • You need help with resolving your family's conflict situations
  • You need help with your relationship problems
  • You are considering divorce/cohabitation divorce or your family needs help coping with divorce
  • Your child or family is faced with a shocking event such as death, accident or illness

Work forms

  • Therapeutic guidance and counseling for the growth, development and emotional life of children
  • Inquiry and care for children and family situations
  • Family, couple, individual and interaction therapies
  • Family matter mediation
  • Groups for children and parents

We work together with the child and the whole family, and, if necessary, with the child's teacher, nurse, social or early childhood worker. Contact with other professionals is maintained in cooperation with the family.

In addition to customer work, Jyväskylä's Family Counselling provides professional guidance, counseling and training for professionals working with families with children.

Children's Research Clinic

A Children’s Research Clinic work group specializing in the study and rehabilitation of learning difficulties is also a part of the family counselling clinic. The research clinic is maintained by family counselling and Niilo Mäki Institute.

You can become a client with a referral.

Jyväskylä Family Counselling

Väinönkatu 6, 3rd floor
40100 Jyväskylä
014 266 3590 (office) 
the office is open from 8.00-15.30

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Family Counselling Service Manager
Anu Huovinen
Tel.+358 50 568 9687

Appointments, guidance and counseling

Väinönkatu 6, 3rd floor, Jyväskylä
Tel. +358 14 266 3590

  • Mondays 9-12
  • Tuesdays 9-12

Guidance and counseling are provided during on-call times by phone or personal visits. Otherwise, family counselling is done via appointments. During on-call times, you can leave your registration and you will be informed about your appointment time later. Queuing times vary from a few weeks to a few months. In urgent matters, we try to give out a reception times as soon as possible.

Discussions can also be held anonymously. The services are free and confidential.

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