The Family Support Clinic

An entity of GSPP Clinical Services within the Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic

The Family Support Clinic (FSC) serves the parents of adolescents and young adults affected by significant mental health conditions.


Helping you feel emotionally and practically well-supported as a parent of your adolescent or young adult who is experiencing the challenges of a significant mental health condition.

Over 1 in 5 Youth and young adults experience a serious mental health condition

50%-80% of their parents have high caregiver distress, anxiety, and depression


Parent Support Groups

Come participate in a parent support group that provides a safe and supportive space for learning, sharing experiences with other parents grappling with similar experiences, and developing insights about parenting under very challenging family conditions. You’ll discover ways to increase your well-being, knowledge, strength, and sense of empowerment as you continue your journey of supporting your adolescent or young adult to reach their potential.

Individual Therapy for Parents

Receive individual support as you navigate the personal impact and complexities of supporting your adolescent or young adult experiencing a significant mental health condition.

Resources & Referrals

Develop knowledge of community resources available to assist parents and their families in meeting the practical needs of your youth or young adult.

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FSC’S Parent Support Groups Will Provide

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    A place to receive therapeutic support along with other parents who experience similar challenges

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    Empathic understanding about the ways you may be personally affected by the stresses of parenting

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    Guidance and strategies to reduce your stress and increase your well-being

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    Skills to support your self-esteem, self-confidence, and parenting

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    Help to more fully understand the unique experiences of your adolescent or young adult and how to better your relationship

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    Insights to help enhance the social support you receive from family, friends, and community providers

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    Practical information, psychoeducation, and resources to empower you as you support your adolescent or young adult

Meet Our Program Director

Dr. Judith Fox

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Professor and Director, Family Support Clinic (FSC)

Dr. Fox completed her doctoral degrees in child clinical psychology and adult clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, her clinical psychology internship at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and her post-doctoral child fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. As a professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver, she developed and directed the International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health Program. With over 40 years of experience providing psychological services to children, adolescents, and their parents affected by a variety of mental health and life-stress challenges through her work in private practice, medical, and mental health settings, she has specific interests and experience in working with parents who face the challenges of parenting children, adolescents, and young adults who experience significant mental health conditions.