Building Resilient Families

Delaware’s largest provider of mental health services for children and families.

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Building Resilient Families

Every child deserves a chance to become a healthy, happy, and productive adult.

Delaware Guidance Services

Offering treatment & service options for youth and their families.

DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of non-residential mental health services for children and families.

Providing a full spectrum of statewide services

Agency-Based Child & Family Services

School & Community-Based Services

Intensive Home & Community-Based Family Services

Outpatient Counseling

Outpatient counseling is also called “talk therapy” or just “therapy.” It’s a process of courageous conversations with a trained counselor that can help children, teens, and their parents or guardians in various difficult situations.

Outpatient Counseling in Schools & Community Organizations

Our therapists listen, guide, encourage, problem-solve, and advocate with students to improve school attendance, classroom behaviors, and academic performance.

DGS Clinical Team Support & Therapy for Families

Our statewide Outpatient/Therapeutic Support for Families (OP/TSF) program is for children and teens who need more than one counseling session per week to make the necessary changes in their young lives.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Most every parent has experienced a child’s occasional temper tantrum, but when meltdowns, hitting, and shoving begin to make life impossible, it’s time for an intervention.

Trauma Support Services for Educators & Community Organizations

Our community-based services are available to children outside of school, such as Boys and Girls Clubs, and PAL Centers.

24-Hour Community-Based Crisis Response

Our skilled crisis intervention clinicians come to wherever you are, whenever you need it, to provide counseling and support.

Psychiatry Services

The Family-Based Mental Health Services program (FBMHS) at DGS provides care for children with the highest of needs.

Therapeutic Classroom Support

DGS clinicians are also in some special classrooms. These classrooms are for students who aren’t functioning well in a typical school setting.

Recent News

Social Skills Groups

Friendships are an important part of life and a must-have for protecting our mental health. They boost happiness, reduce stress, improve self-confidence and self-worth, and help us cope with traumas.

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Holly Ball 2017 Beneficiary

Patty McCoy and Gigi Slattery, Holly Ball chairmen, recently presented our Executive Director Jill Rogers with a $20,000 contribution at the 2017 Holly Ball.

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DGS Names Executive Director

Delaware Guidance Services is pleased to welcome Jill Rogers, as its new Executive Director. Jill succeeds Executive Director Bruce Kelsey, LCSW, who retired in October after 40 years of service to DGS and Delaware children and families.

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Help Starts Here

Schedule your appointment today.

Or call 

(302) 652-3948

Our Locations

 

Each office shares the same dedication and vision in providing families with needed services.
All are located in the state of Delaware.

 

New Castle County

1213 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

P: (302) 652-3948

New Castle County

261 Chapman Road
Suite 102
Newark, DE 19702

P: (302) 455-9333

Kent County

103 Mont Blanc Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

P: (302) 678-3020

Sussex County

31168 Learning Lane
Lewes, DE 19958

P: (302) 645-5338

Sussex County

900 Health Services Drive
Seaford, DE 19973

P: (302) 262-3505

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