Serving individuals and families since 1904

Family Service & Guidance Center is a leader and innovator in mental health care  with extensive expertise and experience in meeting the needs of children, teens and families. FSGC provides top-quality mental health care services and brings hope to over 10,000 individuals and families from more than 20 Kansas counties each year.

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Family Service & Guidance Center is a nonprofit community mental health center in Topeka, Kansas.

FSGC has extensive experience and expertise in meeting the unique mental health needs of children, teens and families. The organization employs 290 staff members on a centralized four-building campus.

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Our Services

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

Individual, Group and Family Counseling

Counseling in Topeka focuses on helping individuals and families handle a broad range of challenges, like depression, anxiety, loneliness, family and school problems, grief, trauma, substance use and major life changes.

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Anxiety Treatment Program

Group participants learn strategies to overcome common fears, like the fear of storms or speaking in front of a crowd. 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

Crisis Services are available 24/7/365 by calling 785.232.5005. Crisis Services assist families with mental health emergencies. The Crisis Team can help when you feel out of control or a family member threatens to harm themselves or someone else.

Individuals and families can also call or text the 988 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 

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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, regular presentations on a variety of mental health topics, quarterly parenting classes, Youth Mental Health First Aid classes and other events.

What do our people we serve 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 tough everyday life can be. FSGC can help. Visit the “Get Started” page now and pre-register yourself or your child for mental health services in Topeka at Family Service & Guidance Center. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll begin to heal.