About Us

Who We Are

Good mental health during childhood and adolescence is just as important as good physical health. Child Guidance Center is dedicated to providing excellent behavioral and mental health services for the youth of Orange County. We work with family members, teachers and others who all have important roles in ensuring children are able to achieve their true potential. The families we support come in all shapes and sizes – we work with foster parents, grandparents, and same-sex parents to provide the support and services they need to raise healthy children.

Our organization began in 1967 when a group of health care professionals and parents recognized the need for local children’s mental health services. Today we are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with more than 60 masters, doctorate, and MD trained mental health specialists who collectively speak more than 10 languages. Each week, our teams assist approximately 1000 children. In the past 49 years, an estimated 125,000 families have benefited from our treatment and supportive services.

Our mission to empower children, youth and families to reach their potential through innovative mental health services.