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Center for Family Services Announces New CEO and Mental Health Services

Posted By Charlotte Gill, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 4, 2020)


Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc. is pleased to introduce their new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Fabiana DesRosiers.  The Center continues to be one of the leading non-profit organizations in Palm Beach County improving the mental wellness of its residents by providing behavioral health services and education to the culturally diverse community.


“We are so thrilled to introduce Dr. Fabiana DesRosiers as the Chief Executive Officer at Center for Family Services.  Her experience in education, psychology and leadership are impressive and I am thankful she has decided to join us in our mission to help children, adults, and families recover from life’s traumas,” says Karen Swanson, Center for Family Services Board Chair.


DesRosiers is an Applied Developmental Psychologist with more than 25 years in higher education.  Most recently, she was the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Keiser University.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Binghamton University and her Masters and Ph.D. from Fordham University.  Her areas of specialization are in toddlerhood and adolescence, especially within the Hispanic population.  DesRosiers says, “I am honored and energized by the opportunity to assume leadership of Center for Family Services, an organization that has been exceptional in its service to Palm Beach County for nearly 60 years.  I have a deep respect for the caring therapists and directors as they provide outstanding service through the unique programing offered at the Center. I look forward to working collaboratively with the Board of Directors and wonderful staff to make a positive impact in the community we serve.  I am fully dedicated to engaging our partners, supporters, and the community at large to strengthen the lives of individuals and families in all of Palm Beach County.”

In a time where residents are struggling with anxiety, depression, isolation and fear caused by COVID-19, access to mental health services is imperative.  While in person therapy is not viable, the Center has adapted and is now offering support through Teletherapy (therapy via phone or videoconference).  The Center also offers “drive up” Psychiatric sessions.  Clients drive through the covered parking area and stay safely in their vehicles as Dr. Kapila provides services and necessary prescriptions, otherwise impossible to prescribe without an in person visit.  “This is a time of opportunity and possibility for our agency and our community,” says Chief Operating Officer, Claudia Herrera.

The month of May is dedicated to the Awareness of Mental Health and what an appropriate time in our history to be reminded of its importance. The Center is committed to providing high quality services to residents in need of individual, family, couples and group therapy; as well as parents in need of support in their role as educators to their children.

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About CFS

Since 1961, Center for Family Services has provided hope and support to local children and adults, individuals and families in the community through affordable, outcome-driven behavioral health and educational services. Its programs empower clients and give them a voice and the confidence they need to heal, grow and lead meaningful lives as productive members of the community.


For additional information, or to contribute to the Center, please contact Kristen Bardin at (561) 616-1257 or  For information on Center for Family Services, please visit

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