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Mental Health Services in Topeka

You and Your Family Deserve Top-Quality Care

Our mission

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

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120 years of care for individuals 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.

Family Service & Guidance Center became a provisionally accredited Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in 2023 and committed themselves to providing mental health care to people regardless of age, place of residence or ability to pay.

FSGC is a regional leader and innovator, providing  top-quality mental health care services in Topeka to nearly 10,000 individuals and families from more than 20 Kansas counties. FSGC has a reputation for recognizing mental health needs in the community and developing services to meet them.

FSGC is different

You’ll know that this isn’t a typical medical appointment from the start. Our friendly reception staff will greet you and answer any questions you have. Family Service & Guidance Center’s lobby is well-lit and welcoming. Brightly colored artwork (created by children we have served) decorates the hallways. You might even notice the two playgrounds and our fishing pond. We also offer complimentary Wi-Fi for adults and older kids alike.

We hope you’ll choose Family Service & Guidance Center as your mental health care provider. We’ll work very hard to make sure you have a positive experience.

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What do 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!

FSGC’s Board of Directors

Rhonda Peterson Dealey, Chair
Washburn University

Mike Cross, Vice Chair
Topeka Police Department

Jeff Lane, Treasurer

Kristin O’Brien, Secretary
USD 450, Shawnee Heights

Lloyd Rainge, Chair Emeritus
Capitol Federal

Erin Beckerman
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

Jeff Hiestand
CoreFirst Bank & Trust

Alex Orel
Kansas Bankers Association

Tracy O’Rourke
Stormont Vail Health

Kristin Powell, Pharm.D.
Genoa Healthcare

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 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.

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