Growing up isn’t easy for kids or their parents. Some kids will have difficulties along the way. When problems persist and you are concerned that something is wrong, it may be time to get help from a professional.

Research demonstrates that half of all mental illness begins before age 14. Fortunately, there are treatments that help. Early identification and treatment can prevent years of unnecessary suffering, minimize the likelihood of adult mental health problems, and provide youth and families with coping strategies to manage future challenges.


At the Child Guidance Center, we can help your child at any stage of development.



  • Not reaching developmental milestones (walking, talking, toilet training)
  • Crying a lot and unable to be soothed
  • Resisting being held or cuddled
  • Biting, hitting, kicking, screaming often
  • Unable to separate from you


  • Sad, depressed, or hopeless
  • Lonely or withdrawn
  • Thinking about suicide
  • Worried or anxious
  • Unable to make friends
  • Being bullied
  • Angry, threatening or physically aggressive
  • Engaging in delinquent or dangerous behavior
  • Not following rules or getting into trouble at home or school
  • Having learning problems or difficulty paying attention
  • Having a hard time sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Struggling to adjust to changes at home or school
  • Dealing with divorce, parental separation, or changes in family circumstances
  • Suffering from the loss of a family member, friend, or pet
  • The victim of or witness to violence or criminal activity
  • Engaging in repetitive rituals
  • Abusing drugs or alcohol
  • Cutting, burning, or harming themselves
  • Hearing voices or seeing things that are not there
  • Overly suspicious, mistrustful, or feeling persecuted
  • Bedwetting or having daytime accidents