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Mental Health Services in Topeka

Your Child Deserves Top-Quality Care

Our mission

Family Service & Guidance Center provides quality behavioral healthcare for children and families.

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Over 115 years of care for children and families

Family Service & Guidance Center was established in 1904, initially to help victims of a devastating Topeka flood. As our community’s needs have changed, so has our mission.

In the 1950s, FSGC focused on providing mental health services and in 1984, FSGC became committed to meeting the unique mental health needs of children, teens and families exclusively.

Today, Family Service & Guidance Center is a regional leader and innovator that provides top-quality mental health services in Topeka to over 10,000 children, teens and families from more than 30 Kansas counties each year. FSGC has a reputation for recognizing mental health needs in the community and developing services to meet them.

A place for kids

Your child will know that this isn’t a typical medical appointment from the start. Our friendly staff members will welcome them with bright play rugs in the well-lit lobby, along with colorful kids’ artwork in the halls and playgrounds next to our fishing pond. Additionally, we also offer complimentary Wi-Fi for parents, guardians and older kids.

We hope you’ll choose Family Service & Guidance Center to help your child. We’ll work very hard to make sure you have a positive experience.

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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!

FSGC’s Board of Directors

Lloyd Rainge, Chair
Capitol Federal

Rhonda Peterson Dealey, Vice Chair
Washburn University

Jeff Lane, Treasurer

Kristen Powell, Secretary
Genoa Healthcare

Pat Riordan, Chair Emeritus
Riordan, Fincher, Mayo, P.A.

Capt. Mike Cross
Topeka Police Department

Ken Morse
General Counsel/Retired

Alex Orel
Kansas Bankers Association

Kristin O’Brien
USD 450, Shawnee Heights

Jeff Hiestand
CoreFirst Bank & Trust

Colton Walker
Clayton Wealth Partners

FSGC’s Core Values


Meet or exceed their expectations. Be family centered and treat them with dignity and respect.


Responsive to changing conditions. Be one step ahead with state-of-the-art treatment methods.


High ethical standards. Operate with honesty and be a team people trust.


People are our greatest asset. Carefully select, train and motivate our employees. Remain committed to a diverse workforce.


Commitment to quality. A duty to maintain a healthy financial position to ensure resources are available to continue mission. Expect excellence.


Positively impact the community by strengthening families and supporting community health.

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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. Visit the “Get Started” page now and pre-register your child for mental health services in Topeka at Family Service & Guidance Center. The sooner they get started, the sooner they’ll begin to heal.

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