What We Treat
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines children’s mental health issues in this way:
Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through the day. Many children occasionally experience fears and worries or display disruptive behaviors. If symptoms are serious and persistent and interfere with school, home, or play activities, the child may be diagnosed with a mental disorder.
Mental health is not simply the absence of a mental disorder. Children who don’t have a mental disorder might differ in how well they are doing, and children who have the same diagnosed mental disorder might differ in their strengths and weaknesses in how they are developing and coping, and in their quality of life. Mental health as a continuum and the identification of specific mental disorders are both ways to understand how well children are doing.
Learn more about the conditions we treat:
What We Do Not Treat
Austin Child Guidance Center is not able to treat the following disorders:
- Actively suicidal clients
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Tourette Syndrome
- Eating Disorders
To find resources for these conditions, please call:
- Integral Care Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT): 512-472-HELP (4357)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- SAMHSA National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
- National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline: 800-931-2237
- Tourette Association of America: 888-4-TOURET (868738)
*If you or your child is actively suicidal please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.