Mental Health

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

Services-to-At-Risk-Youth (STAR) Program

Families in crisis need immediate help. Crises often involve a breakdown in family relationships and come in various forms:  family conflict, 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.   

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.

Parenting Programs

DePelchin offers an eight-week course on parenting called Parenting 101 that provide parents with helpful tips and strategies on dealing with common parenting challenges, including child development, communication, positive discipline and stress management. DePelchin also offers a free parenting program called Parenting Help that gives parents the tools and support to influence good behavior in their kids and prevent future problems from happening.

Contact Us

To make an initial counseling appointment, please call to request services during normal business hours at (713) 730-2335.