Emotional abuse recovery

Although emotional abuse hurts just as much as physical abuse, it does not have the same physical signs and can be harder to identify. For young people in Stark County, abuse could be excessive demands, grueling punishments or constant criticism from parents and loved ones. If you think you or someone you know is being emotionally abused, it’s important not to minimize it or explain it away.

Emotional abuse is abuse and the effects can be deep, dangerous and long-lasting. It is important to get young people out of the environment of abuse right away and get them on a healthy path toward treatment and healing.

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.

Learn more about programs and services available to support young people in Stark County who are struggling with emotional abuse.

Alliance resources

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
SERVICES AT A GLANCE UNDER ALL PROGRAMS
Prevention and Consultation: Prevention services are designed to reduce risk factors, increase resiliency and prevent the development of further at-risk behavior. Mental health service providers offer consultation to administrators, teachers, parents or other adults to recommend behavior modification strategies and to provide support or suggestions.   Diagnostic Assessment: A mental health professional conducts a diagnostic assessment to determine whether a child or youth has a mental health disorder by gathering information about the child’s life situation, such as: Effects of symptoms on functioning in home, school and community, Onset, frequency, duration and severity of current symptoms, History of current mental health problem, Relevant family and social history. A diagnostic clinical assessments are a requirement for preadmission to our programs. Case Management: We offer case coordination through our Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) department. CPST services include assisting in developing treatment plans and linking clients and their families with available and appropriate resources on a 24/7 basis.   Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management: C&A’s team of child psychiatrists, certified nurse specialist and registered nurses provide a full array of comprehensive, integrates psychiatric services for children and adolescents including the latest psychopharmologic medications. Counselor and Social Worker Board (CSWMFT) (5) Licensees shall make available to clients links to websites for all certification bodies and licensure boards to facilitate consumer protection. Licensees shall provide a link to the board online license verification site on their web page - https://cswmft.ohio.gov/home.
Parkway Learning & Development Center
1490 Parkway Blvd
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335
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Coleman Health Services - Alliance

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 11am – 12pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
1410 West State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-6932

CommQuest Alliance

CommQuest Alliance Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and rape crisis Walk-in Assessment Hours: Monday: 12pm - 2pm Tuesday: 11am - 1pm Wednesday: 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
Stark County Sexual Assault Hotline - to connect to Alliance Rape Crisis Program: (330) 452-1111
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Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health & Recovery of Alliance

Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma Closed Friday, clients directed to Canton if an emergency or direct care needed Therapy & Counseling Individual Group Couples/Marital Psychiatric Services Doctor (Psychiatrist) Advanced Nurse Practitioners LPNs Case Management Working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as families in community/natural environments to improve symptom management, coping, and achievement of greater independence
1844 W State St
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 493-4553
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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.
4319 Hills and Dales Rd NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 492-2006

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
Trauma and grief-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and SITCAP services to reduce risk and increase childhood resiliency:
  • Case management
  • Diagnostic mental health assessments
  • Medication management
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917
Trauma Services: (330) 454-7917

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 Health Services - Canton

Offers comprehensive, whole person treatment to children, adults and families in the communities we serve – regardless of their ability to pay Delivers mental health, substance use, residential, and rehabilitation services Walk-in Clinic: Mon- Fri 8am – 2pm Clinical Services Recovery includes behavioral health, counseling, case management, substance use treatment, walk-in services, psychiatry, and crisis intervention and stabilization Residential Services Housing assistance, group housing, youth transitional services, budget management classes and other programs that help prepare clients for independent living Supportive Services Guardianship and family care, jail liaison support, adult protective services, adult day care services and eldercare case management Employment Services Job matching, assistance with interviewing, securing transportation and more
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

CommQuest Canton

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, education and employment services, detox, hot meals, social center
  • CommQuest Cleveland Ave Outpatient - 625 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, and Supported Employment Program Phone: 330-445-2677 Site Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am Wednesday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Thursday: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • CommQuest Market Ave Outpatient - 1341 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44714 Medication-assisted treatment, addiction and mental health counseling, Mom + Me program, drug screenings, and Family Support Group Phone: 330-453-8252 Site Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:00pm Dosing Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 10:00am Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00am OTP Clinic Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 3:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 1:00pm Urine Drug Screen Hours Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 1:30pm Friday: 6:00am - 12:30pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday: 10:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 1:30pm Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • CommQuest Detox - 2600 6th St SW Canton, OH 44710 Phone: 330-830-3393 Enrollment Hours Any day 7:00am - 10:00pm Walk-In Assessment Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • CommQuest Samaritans Table - 627 McKinley Ave NW Canton, OH 44703 Hot meal service Thursdays 11:00am - 1:00pm Phone: 330-454-8044
  • CommQuest Canton Friendship - 2200 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44709 Social center, hot meal program, and group skills instruction Phone: 330-453-8776
  • CommQuest Payee Center - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Financial assistance for those who want or need a payee Phone: 330-453-4275 Window Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm Phone Hours Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • CommQuest Metropolitan Centre - 601 Cleveland Ave NW Canton, OH 44702 Administration, education & employment services, school-based services, marketing, fund development and training Phone: 330-455-0374

COMPASS Rape Crisis

24/7 Confidential Hotline: 330-452-1111 Mental health, counseling, and case management services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault Confidential Hotline Hospital Advocacy Justice System Advocacy
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
24/7 Phone: (330) 452-1111
24/7 Phone: (330) 452-1111
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Encompass Christian Counseling

Licensed professional therapy and addiction services from a Christian perspective Click "Learn more" for additional locations Not all services are offered in each office. Please call the location for additional, location-specific information.
  1. Perry Christian Church 139 Perry Drive NW Canton, OH 44708 330-966-1620
  2. First Christian Church 6900 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44721 330-595-2039
7317 Portage St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 966-1620

Help Me Grow-Home Visiting

Home Visiting is a voluntary, home-based program offered at no cost to your family.  Our home visitors are well-trained professionals who use a compassionate approach that offers information and support during pregnancy, and empowers you as the parent with skills, tools, and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of your child through the earliest years – a critical time of development.
WHO SHOULD BE REFERRED?
Pregnant women and families with young children.Supporting first-time parents with home visiting services for children up to 3 years old
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Once your family has been referred, you will be assigned a home visitor, who will provide caring support and reliable information on the topics that matter most to you about your pregnancy and child’s development. Whether it’s what you can do to strive for a healthy pregnancy; how to soothe your crying baby; how to manage sleep (yours included!); or how to deal with the stresses of parenting; your home visitor is there to help, listen to your concerns, and connect you to community resources based off of your needs. We invest in you to make your own decisions about what is best for you and your child.
BENEFITS OF HOME VISITING
Healthy birth outcomes - Pregnant women who participated in Home Visiting had 48 percent fewer low birth weight babies. Source.
Increasing children’s school readiness - Children who participated in Home Visiting scored 25 percent higher on first through third grade reading and math achievement tests. Source.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136, ext. 1480

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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OhioGuidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy, and education with a focus on prevention and treatment in the home, community, office, or telehealth. Additional Program: The Prevent Relapse Occurrence Team with Enhanced Case management and Treatment (Protect) works with juveniles who have shown sexual behavior problems who are not incarcerated or are returning to the community following separation. PROTECT services are designed to work specifically with individuals who have been identified as participating in “sexting” behavior or other minor-related sexual behavioral issues.
4579 Everhard Rd NW
Suite A
North Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (440) 260-6466
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Pathway Caring for Children

Pathway is a private agency working with 14 Northeast Ohio Counties. A patient and loving home can make a world of a difference for a child coming from a troubled background. We walk you through every step of your foster care or foster-to-adopt journey. Being a foster parent takes resilience, creativity, flexibility, humor, and love. There is so much room for healing. YOU will be that soft landing spot as children begin to pick up the broken pieces of their lives.
  • On site Training
  • 24/7 Support
  • Community Building
  • Mental Health Wraparound Services
Helping children and families realize the possibilities of their lives through foster care, adoption, and mental health.
  • Transitional Age Services
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Case management
4895 Dressler Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0083

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Provides outpatient psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to children, adolescents, and adults Mental health & illness, addictions, dual disorders, behavioral issues, trauma Therapy & Counseling Individual Group Couples/Marital Psychiatric Services Doctor (Psychiatrist) Advanced Nurse Practitioners LPNs Case Management Working with adults, adolescents, and children, as well as families in community/natural environments to improve symptom management, coping, and achievement of greater independence.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553
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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

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

Report child abuse: 330-455-KIDS / 1-800-233-5437 Partner with our customers, community and other service providers to protect children and vulnerable adults, stabilize and strengthen families, and encourage self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
  • Cash assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Medicaid & Medical
  • Non-emergency transportation - Transportation to and from Medicaid-qualified appointments, including doctor visits, dental visits, vision appointments and more.
  • Child care services
  • Work experience program - Program participants are matched with local businesses and organizations in exchange for public assistance benefits.
  • Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) - Supports local employers by offsetting the costs of hiring and training new employees.
  • Foster care & adoption
  • Kinship care
  • Child support services
  • Project KARE
  • Healthy Start - Medicaid-funded program providing basic medical coverage for pregnant women and children up to 19 years old.
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Toll free: 1 (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 452-4661
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.
  • Community Support Services (Mental Health & Substance/Alcohol Abuse) - Identify, Link, and Support individuals and families through the mental health and alcohol and substance abuse system.
  • Community Response Team (Trauma Care and Community Violence) - Refer, Assist, and Advocate for individuals and/or families experiencing trauma.
  • Infant Mortality (THRIVE) - Identify and Support women through their pregnancies to reduce infant mortality.
  • Pathways Hub (Pregnant Mothers) - Educate and Support pregnant mothers to ensure a safe and healthy delivery.
  • Parenting Classes - Classes are available for parents by court order or personal request.
  • Individual or Group Counseling - Clinical Counseling / Therapeutic Support Groups are offered to individuals or families.
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

CommQuest Massillon

Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services, case management, family housing, male residential addiction treatment, driver intervention program
  • CommQuest Massillon Outpatient Addiction and mental health counseling, psychiatric services and case management Phone: 330-833-0234 Fax: 330-837-7705 130 1st St NW Massillon, OH 44647 Walk-In Assessment Hours: Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:30pm Wednesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday: 9:30am - 10:30am Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am
  • CommQuest Family Living Center Housing for homeless families If looking to be placed at a shelter in Stark County, you must call the Homeless Hotline at 330-452-4363 Phone: 330-452-9807 412 Lincoln Way East Massillon, OH 44646
  • CommQuest Massillon Recovery Campus Wilson Hall - male residential addiction treatment and Driver Intervention Program Wilson Hall Phone: 330-830-8740 DIP Phone: 330-834-1934 1680 Nave Rd Se Massillon, OH 44646

Encompass Christian Counseling

Licensed professional therapy and addiction services from a Christian perspective Click "Learn more" for additional locations Not all services are offered in each office. Please call the location for additional, location-specific information.
  1. Perry Christian Church 139 Perry Drive NW Canton, OH 44708 330-966-1620
  2. First Christian Church 6900 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44721 330-595-2039
7317 Portage St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 966-1620
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

Licensed professional therapy and addiction services from a Christian perspective Click "Learn more" for additional locations Not all services are offered in each office. Please call the location for additional, location-specific information.
  1. Perry Christian Church 139 Perry Drive NW Canton, OH 44708 330-966-1620
  2. First Christian Church 6900 Market Ave N Canton, OH 44721 330-595-2039
7317 Portage St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 966-1620

NE 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. Support Groups: Contact for information about joining.
  • Men's Sexual Addiction Recovery Group Ongoing every Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm ​This therapy group is designed for men seeking to overcome a variety of unwanted sexualized behaviors. It is confidential, faith-based, and emphasizes healing from sexual brokenness, shame and guilt. The recovery process encourages personal integrity and healthy connections with other men. Membership is screened by the facilitating counselor, Dr. Rick McQuistion.
  • Women's Partners of Men with Sexual Integrity Issues Therapeutic Group Ongoing Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm ​This therapy group is designed for women with partners who struggle with sexual integrity issues. Topics that are frequently covered include: betrayal trauma & triggers, boundaries, anger, grief, sexual intimacy, and rebuilding trust. This group is confidential, faith-based, and joy-filled. May women have commented it's the first place they have found support and begun to realize they are not alone on this healing journey.
1469 South Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 499-3065
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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

Child Protective Services

If you suspect a minor child is living in a dangerous situation, call the 24/7 child abuse hotline immediately.
Hotline: (330) 455-5437