Give an Hour Offers Free Counseling to Fairfax County Youth

By FCPS & Fairfax County Government
Healthy Minds
December 11, 2018

Imagine a service that offers free mental health counseling to youth in Fairfax County. Imagine that this service does not bill the family or their insurance company. Imagine a simple referral process to be connected to a licensed professional therapist in your community. Fairfax County residents no longer have to imagine. Give an Hour has partnered with Healthy Minds Fairfax to provide free mental health counseling to youth ages 5-21 from income eligible families (household income up to $100,400 for a family of four).

Give an Hour is a national non-profit organization that develops a network of volunteers who agree to “give an hour” each week to those in need of mental health services. In their partnership with Healthy Minds Fairfax, Give an Hour has identified mental health providers in Fairfax County who are willing to provide one hour of free mental health counseling a week to Fairfax County’s income eligible youth.

This video explains how to access care through Give an Hour. To request service for your child, or for more information, simply visit Give an Hour Healthy Minds Fairfax and complete the referral form. Give an Hour staff will contact you within 72 hours to connect you to a provider. If you have any questions, please contact

Healthy Minds is for parents, educators, and community-based providers who are interested in supporting student mental health and wellness. It represents a collaboration between FCPS’ Office of Intervention and Prevention Services and the Fairfax County Government. SUBSCRIBE to Healthy Minds and receive a monthly digest of our most recent articles.