Childhood mental health services

In some instances, a child who has experienced trauma or another mental health challenge may struggle to cope as they get older. If your child seems to be battling feelings of hopelessness, sadness or difficult behaviors, consider seeking the help of a mental health provider in Stark County.

You can ask your child’s pediatrician for referrals and guidance throughout the process of seeking services. This may include direct counseling for the child or family and community-based treatment. If a child has lost a loved one, consider working with a health care professional who knows how to support children who are grieving.

School settings can be one place where the need for mental health consultation and/or treatment services is observed. Use the Stark County Schools Mental Health Directory for more information.

Every child has unique needs when it comes to maintaining mental health, and there are many treatment options available in Stark County. Read below to learn more.

Alliance resources

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
1207 West State St.
Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335

CommQuest Services: Alliance

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health & Recovery of Alliance

Education, counseling, psychiatry and support for children, adolescents and adults.
1218 W. State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 493-4553
Canton resources

4KidHelp

Promoting family strength and resiliency throughout Stark County:
  • Psychiatry services
  • Medication management
4368 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-1300

Barbara Fordyce, PhD. & Associates

Comprehensive psychological services for children, transitional youth and adults.
3722 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 101
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 492-2006

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Plain Community

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
1811 Schneider St. NE
Door 6
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 470-4061

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

Children’s Network of Stark County

Helping to investigate and prosecute crimes against children.
213 Market Ave. N
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-1700

Coleman Professional Services

Crisis management, mental and behavioral health, adult care and employment services.
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

CommQuest Services

Strengthening families through mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COMPASS Rape Crisis

Mental health counseling services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 452-1111
Hours: 24/7

Encompass Christian Counseling at Perry Christian Church

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
139 Perry Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: 330-966-1620

Encompass Christian Counseling at One Center for Leadership

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
901 Tuscarawas St. E
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: 330-966-1620

Family Care Counseling Center

A comprehensive mental health center for Stark County and surrounding areas.
1303 W Maple St
#103
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-966-8677

Heart Transactions Counseling Services, LLC

Supporting children, transitional youth and adults with mental health and general counseling services.
2026 Fulton Rd. NW
Suite C
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 451-2060

Help Me Grow

Supporting first-time parents with home visiting services for children up to 3 years old.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136, ext. 1480

New Day Counseling & Psychiatric Services, Inc.

Counseling and outpatient therapy for children, adolescents, teens and adults.
4450 Belden Village St. NW
Suite 606
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 305-9696
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Ohio MENTOR & IFCS

Foster care and mental health services for young people with emotional, behavioral and other complex challenges.
4942 Higbee Ave NW
Suite C & D
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 491-4331
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Ohio Guidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy and education with a focus on prevention and treatment.
401 Tuscarawas St. W
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (440) 234-2006
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Pathway Caring for Children

Helping families to build trusting and lasting relationships for a lifetime:
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Case management
Pathway provides short-term relief (hourly, daily, or overnight) in a foster home or community setting for adoptive families who have a child with special needs. They also offer special workshops and training, support groups, and connection to resources for adoptive parents.
4895 Dressler Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0083

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Education, counseling, psychiatry and support for children, adolescents and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553

Psychological & Family Consultants, Inc.

Counseling services for depression, anxiety, stress, family difficulties and more.
4572 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-4220

Restoring Hope Counseling Services

Supporting Stark County families with quality mental health services in a friendly and welcoming environment.
1435 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 861-2444
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Richard A. George

Professional counseling services for children, adolescents and adults in Stark County.
3118 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 492-9913

SAFY of Ohio: Canton/Akron

Community-based support services for Ohio families:
  • Adoption services
  • Behavioral health
  • Family preservation
  • Older youth services
  • Therapeutic foster care
6279 Frank Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 305-1668

Stark County Family Council

Wraparound services for youth and families who have complex, multi-system needs. Visit their website for more information.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136

Stark County Job & Family Services: Children Services

Basic needs and protective services for Stark County children and families.
402 2nd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll Free: (888) 698-6893
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Local: (330) 451-8032
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.
121 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6644
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Stark Community Support Network

Community safety net linking families to resources and social services.
1221 Harrisburg Rd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-2260

Summit Psychological Associates: Downtown Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
832 McKinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: 330-493-2554
Fax: (234) 360-3426

Summit Psychological Associates: North Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
4450 Belden Village St. NW
Suite 701
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-2554

Thrive Counseling Services

Youth counseling for children as young as 8 years old.
4119 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite B
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 703-6578
Hartville resources

Kessler Psychological Services

Services for grief, trauma, LGBTQ+ support, stress management and general mental health.
311 South Prospect Ave.
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 877-2093
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Massillon resources

Encompass Christian Counseling East

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
7317 Portage St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 966-1620
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North Canton resources

Aria LG Counseling and Wellness Center

Licensed counseling services for North Canton women and families.
1303 West Maple St.
Suite 102
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-371-0529

Building Blocks Counseling Center

Mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
7300 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 1
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-2390

Encompass Christian Counseling at First Christian Church

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
6900 Market Ave.
North Canton , OH 44721
Phone: 330-345-7949

Family Care Counseling Center

A comprehensive mental health center for Stark County and surrounding areas.
1303 W Maple St
#103
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-966-8677

Father Matthew Herttna Counseling Center

Mental health counseling and referrals available at the Walsh University campus.
2020 East Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 490-7248

The Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center

Licensed counselors treating and diagnosing mental health conditions.
1469 South Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 499-3065
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My Moment, LLC

Counseling and art therapy for Stark County residents of all ages.
452 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 316-9606

North Canton Therapy Works

Counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples and families in North Canton.
1206 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-2688

The Relationship Center

Family and relationship counseling for individuals, couples and families.
7023 Mears Gate Dr. NW
Suite A
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 497-2452

Sky Witness Healing Arts

Mental health and psychiatric care in North Canton.
452 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 510-4921

Vista Psychological & Counseling Centre, LLC

Affordable health care for adults, children and families.
1201 South Main St.
Suite 100
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 244-8782

We Care Counseling, Inc.

Counselors specializing in complex trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction and transitional youth.
7300 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 2
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 305-9100
Information & referrals

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance
Helpful links

7 Myths About Children’s Mental Health

Help to dispel the myths about mental health and support efforts to stop the stigma.

Active Minds

Supporting students across the nation through education, information, advocacy and leadership opportunities.

Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center  

Providing the right mental health services and supports to improve the lives of people affected by schizophrenia.

Bring Change to Mind

Encouraging awareness and understanding to help put an end to the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health.

Child Mind Institute Topics A-Z

This robust collection of resources can help provide the education, guidance and information you need to support a child affected by mental illness.

Children’s Depression Checklist

It can be difficult to know if a child is simply feeling sad, or if there is a deeper cause for concern. This checklist can help.

Early Childhood Mental Health

Learn how early relationships and experiences can help to support the mental health of young children up to 5 years old.

Mental Health America

Promoting the mental health of all Americans through early intervention, integrated care, recovery services and more.

MentalHealth.gov

Learn about the different mental health conditions affecting young people today and find resources to offer guidance and support.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Grassroots organization dedicated to raising mental health awareness and connecting individuals and families with the support they need.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Stark County

Education, information and support services for Stark County individuals and families affected by mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health

Educational information and support resources surrounding popular mental health topics.

Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

Funding, research and treatment information to help promote mental health wellness and recovery.

School-Based Mental Health Resources

StarkMHAR funds and oversees mental health services in 17 school districts in Stark County, working closely with other education-based professionals.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA is a leading information resource for families, mental health professionals and community advocates.

Treatment of Children with Mental Illness

Find mental health information and resources from the National Institute of Mental Health.