MISSION: Investing in our community by providing counseling and support services to assist children and families in reaching their fullest potential.
VISION: Building on over 60 years of excellence, our vision is to improve the lives of children and families by offering a full range of comprehensive, state of the art behavioral health services. We will engage in research and training programs to support continuous learning and improved treatment outcomes, while deepening collaborative partnerships to contribute to a thriving community.
Since 1951, the Child Guidance Center has specialized in helping children, adolescents and their families cope with the stresses of life. Our staff of more than 120 professionals are committed to meeting your needs.
Our staff of trained professionals can help:
• Anxiety Disorders
• Communication Breakdown
• Emotional/Behavioral Issues
• Low Self-Esteem
• Attention Deficit Disorders
• Sexual, Physical or Emotional Abuse
• Delinquency Issues
• Suicidal Thoughts
• Divorce Adjustment
• Family Reunification
• Baker Act Diversion
• Assessment for Substance Related Disorders
• Child Care Consultant
• Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Assessments
• Infant Mental Health
CGC is a fee-based agency and accepts payment for services rendered. We currently accept Medicaid, Harmony Healthy Kids, TriCare, TANF, First Coast Advantage (Shands), Magellan, United Behavioral Health, Ped-I-Care, Sunshine State Health Plan, and Children's Medical Services insurance payments. Other insurance may also be eligible. Please call to inquire. Qualified families may be eligible for assistance programs so financial problems may not be a barrier to obtaining services. Child Guidance Center also provides services based on a sliding fee scale.
Child Guidance Center is a private, not-for-profit organization. CGC is grateful for the financial support provided by Florida's Department of Children and Families, the City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Children's Commission, United Way of Northeast Florida, Duval County School Board, Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc., and the many individuals who have generously given to the Center.