Serving families in Topeka and northeast Kansas

Family Service & Guidance Center is a regional leader and innovator in children’s mental health, specializing in providing top-quality mental health care services and brings hope to over 10,000 children, teens and families from more than 30 Kansas counties each year.

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Family Service & Guidance Center is a nonprofit community mental health center in Topeka, Kansas that specializes in meeting the needs of children and teens up to 18 years old.

We provide direct counseling services, education and outreach to thousands of northeast Kansas kids and families from more than 30 Kansas counties each year. FSGC employs 260 staff members on a centralized three-building campus along with a Crisis Resolution Program building.

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Our Services

Family Service & Guidance Center provides a wide range of services tailored to meet your child or teen's unique needs, including:

Individual, Group and Family Counseling

Child counseling in Topeka focuses on helping kids, teens and families handle a broad range of challenges, like depression, ADHD, loneliness, family and school problems, grief, and major life changes.

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Anxiety Treatment Program

Children and adolescents learn strategies to overcome common fears, like the fear of storms or speaking in front of the class. The program can also stop ritualized behaviors, like repeated hand-washing, asking the same question over and over or constant tapping/touching of objects.

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Crisis Services

Family Service & Guidance Center Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by calling 785.232.5005. Crisis Services assist families with mental health emergencies. The Crisis Team can help when a child or teen threatens to harm themselves or someone else.

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Upcoming Events

Family Service & Guidance Center holds a range of activities and events throughout the year.

FSGC hosts exciting fundraising events, monthly parenting presentations on a variety of mental health topics, quarterly parenting classes, Youth Mental Health First Aid classes and other events.

What do our clients think?

Meet Rod

He’s a terrific young man who turned his life around with the help of his loving, supportive family (especially his dog, Charley) and dedicated Family Service & Guidance Center professionals. He recently graduated from high school and is excited about his next adventure!

Hi, Jordan!

As a child, Jordan struggled with controlling his energy and his temper. As he grew older, his outbursts because more and more extreme — even becoming violent. The staff at FSGC gave Jordan the support, time and coaching he needed to learn to manage his emotions. Today, he’s a young man eagerly looking for a job and hoping to live independently.

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Don’t let little problems become big ones.

We know how hard it is to be a parent. FSGC can help through child counseling in Topeka. Visit the “Get Started” page now and pre-register your child for services at Family Service & Guidance Center. The sooner they get started, the sooner they’ll begin to heal.