DePelchin Children’s Center offers FREE individual and family counseling in addition to parenting support through its Community-based Counseling Program and STAR (Sevices-to-At-Risk-Youth) Program.

Through its free counseling services, DePelchin helps families address a range of issues, including behavioral problems, school problems, low self-esteem, harming self or others, family conflict, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, and many more.

Community-Based Counseling Program

DePelchin offers free individual and family therapy, parenting support and referral assistance through its Community-based Counseling Program. Community-based counseling services are of no cost and are provided in both English and Spanish. This free program, in partnership with UT Physicians, offers office-based counseling services for children and families.

DePelchin also offers bilingual Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, a short-term, specialized behavior management program for young children experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties. Learn more about PCIT to find out if it's the right fit for your family.

Who Qualifies for the Community-based Counseling Program?
A family must live in Harris County and have a youth, age 18 or younger, to qualify for office-based counseling. There are four convenient locations throughout the Greater Houston area: Northwest Houston, Northeast Houston, Southwest Houston, Southeast Houston

Contact Us
To schedule a community-based counseling appointment, call 713-864-2582.

To schedule an appointment with our PCIT therapist please fill out our online inquiry form.

STAR Program

Families in crisis need immediate help. Crises often involve a breakdown in family relationships and come in various forms: a child running away or problems at school. DePelchin helps families work through issues through its STAR program, offering services at DePelchin offices in Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller counties. In addition to free counseling support, the STAR Program offers skills-based training groups for youth as well as caregivers, that focus on problem solving, goal setting and parenting skills. These classes are also of no cost and are held at DePelchin’s Memorial location.

Who Qualifies for the STAR Program?
A family must live in Harris, Fort Bend or Waller County and have a youth, age 18 or younger, to qualify for the STAR Program.

Contact Us
To schedule an appointment with a therapist, call 713-664-3459 in Harris County or 281-261-1341 in Fort Bend/ Waller County. STAR services are of no cost and are provided in both English and Spanish.