To invest in our community by providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art mental health and collaborative support services to assist children and their families, and to provide training to promote professional growth and improved treatment outcomes.


To strengthen the Jacksonville community by providing innovative mental health services to assist children and families in reaching their fullest potential

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 110 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, Kid’s Hope Alliance, 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.