In December, 2014 Psychological Services of St. Augustine was acquired by Comprehensive MedPsych Systems. For the benefit of our patients and referral sources, this has allowed for greatly expanded resources and staff to provide a much wider array of specialty services including full-time psychiatry and neuropsychology services. As Clinical Directors, Karen Selig LMFT and Dr. Jack Merwin continue to assure the same level of quality and caring which has been provided for more than 30 years.
Caring professionals you can trust…
CMPS/PSSA is a private interdisciplinary group practice that offers the broadest range of psychological services in Northeast Florida. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing the most effective and up-to-date counseling, management training and personal performance coaching available.
We have been in operation for over 30 years, growing from an initial staff of 2 to more than 14 clinical staff from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, social work, mental health counseling, and marriage and family therapy.
Our recognition as leaders and innovators in the mental health field is evidenced by various members of our staff having been published in professional journals, previously appointed to the Governor’s Constituency for Children, honored as the state’s outstanding contributor in the field of criminal rehabilitation by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency and authorized to provide professional training to other licensed mental health professionals nationwide. But beyond our professional endeavors, members of our staff are also well represented in civic and cultural activities. Members of our staff either are or have been involved in the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Board of the American Cancer Society, and filled leadership roles in Sunrise Rotary, Rotary International, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Domestic Violence Shelter Care, Kiwanis, Drug Education and Prevention Programs, and Child Care Advisory Boards. Others are recognized in the areas of poetry, music, visual arts and performing arts.
Welcome to Stepping Stones…
The Family Courts in St. Johns County believe it is in the best interest of children of divorcing parents to attend an educational program specifically designed to help them cope with the divorce. The class runs for two hours and is available for children from ages six through seventeen. Participants are assigned to classes according to their age, grade and level of maturity. The typical class breakdown is as follows: 6-9 years, 10-13 years and 14-17 years. Requests for siblings to be together, or separate, depending on individual needs, will be considered.
During the class students will learn about positive coping strategies for the emotions they may experience as their family prepares for and engages in this often challenging life transition. Participation in group discussion will be encouraged, and students will be provided a supportive environment in which they are welcomed to express themselves, ask questions, and learn from their peers. All exercises are voluntary and confidentiality is stressed. This is not to imply, however, that information cannot be discussed with parents. In fact, we encourage your child to share with you what has been learned. We just encourage children to not discuss personal information that other children may share.
PSSA has several educational consultants who teach Stepping Stones. Feel free to contact (904) 824-7733 if you have any questions or concerns following your child’s participation.
Be aware that if your child exhibits acting out behaviors, regression in developmental milestones that have been previously acquired, excessive crying, somatic complaints or any other change which lasts longer than a couple of weeks, please contact your child’s physician, a school counselor, St. Johns County Mental Health Services, Psychological Services of St. Augustine, or any other counseling agency you may feel comfortable with for assistance.
Please arrive at 9:15 AM for check in. On a final note, you will be asked to leave the building (due to patient confidentiality issues at the facility) once your child/children has/have been taken back to class by the instructors (9:30 AM), but WE REQUEST THAT YOU BE BACK BY 11:15AM FOR PICK-UP IN CASE THE CLASS GETS FINISHED EARLY! If the front door is locked upon arrival for sign in or pick up, someone will be there shortly to unlock the door! Please be patient. We appreciate your cooperation.
Children between the ages of 6-17 whose parents have filed for divorce
A 2-hour class to assist in learning how to handle the impact of their parents’ divorce
Psychological Services of St. Augustine, 1100-01 S. Ponce de Leon BLVD, St. Augustine, FL 32084
2nd Saturday of each month / 9:30am – 11:30am (arrive at 9:15am for sign-in!) Call 904.824.7733 for specific date of next class
$30 per child in each age group (6-9; 10-13; 14-17)
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