Community based, holistic programs and treatments for families in crisis



About Us:


Family Guidance Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) 3 community mental health agency serving Cuyahoga and neighboring counties.  We provide intensive out patient counseling, education and support services for children, adults and families.  These programs and services help families remain violence free, develop appropriate parenting and other life skills, and to become regularly engaged in constructive activities that promote positive family and community lifestyles.

Family Guidance Center emphasis is on creating positive changes in behavior within a short period of time.  Our degreed and licensed therapists consult with clients, agencies, and courts to design a plan for changing and coping that makes real differences.  We use a wide variety of “best practice research” to provide multi-therapeutic approaches to help the client meet their agreed upon goals – including holistic, cognitive and systemic family approaches – we tailor our approaches to the needs of the individual client(s).


The Star Thrower

An Inspiration

There was a man who was walking along a sandy beach where thousands of starfish had been washed up on the shore. He noticed a boy picking the starfish one by one and throwing them back into the ocean. The man observed the boy for a few minutes and then asked what he was doing. The boy replied that he was returning the starfish to the sea, otherwise they would die. The man asked how saving a few, when so many were doomed, would make any difference whatsoever? The boy picked up a starfish and threw it back into the ocean and said “Made a difference to that one…




Starfish Thrower