About CSO

Clinical and Support Options, Inc., began as the Franklin County Mental Health Association, established in 1954, and incorporated in 1955, by 22 concerned citizens interested in providing for the mental health needs of families in Franklin County. From its early days as a child guidance clinic, Clinical and Support Options has expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 550 multi-disciplinary staff with an operating budget of over $25 million, helping thousands of families during the past 60 years.  We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Pittsfield and Gardner.

CSO services include:

·  Adult and child psychiatry and psychotherapy

·  Gang violence prevention and intervention

·  Intensive home-based services

·  Wellness Programming

·  Outreach to children and adolescents

·  School-based therapy

·  Crisis prevention and intervention

·  Crisis evaluation

·  Family Stabilization and Support services

·  Outreach to adults with serious mental illness

·  Vocational training for adults with mental illness

·  Two Fountain House model clubhouses

·  Peer Supports

·  Community support services

·  Substance abuse assessment and treatment

·  Short term respite

·  Full range of Children’s Behavioral Health Services

·  Psychological evaluation and assessment

Our core competencies lend themselves to the development of a “one-stop” model of comprehensive, holistic services to individuals and families with multiple and complex issues. Our long experience with people with all kinds of disabilities and behavioral health problems leads us to believe that there are no individuals or families that we cannot serve well. Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey.