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Child Guidance Center remains open to serve the mental health needs of the families of Duval County during the COVID crisis. Our operations may have changed, but we haven’t! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we may be of service to you and your children. Our (904) 448-4700 number is monitored throughout every week day. Our mobile crisis team is responsive 24/7 for mental health crisis situations. (904) 982-4911. Please stay safe and contact us, (904) 448-4700, if you need us.

About Us

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 66 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
  • Depression
  • 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. For insurance eligibility, please call.

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, Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc., Lutheran Services Florida, and the many individuals who have generously given to the Center.