We are a private mental health agency offering a comprehensive array of mental health services to adults, children, adolescents and their families. We strive to meet the needs of our clients by providing quality mental health care through unique and innovative programs. All clinical services are provided by experienced and licensed professionals and are adapted to meet the unique needs of each child and family. VCC adheres to a resiliency-based model that is based on developing each client's strengths, needs and support system. 

Our primary program, the Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Program provides pioneering services and is one of the leaders in Florida in the provision of services for children and adolescents.  Our staff have successfully evaluated and treated over 2,000 children and adolescents with sexual abuse, victimization and sexual behavior problems. Our services aim to ensure the most favorable outcome possible for children and families living in the aftermath of sexual abuse. Our goal is to help children transcend the trauma of early childhood abuse, learn appropriate behavior and pursue safe, healthy and productive lives.

We are a current mental health provider or referral agency for a number of agencies including:

Partnership for Strong Families
Dept. of Children and Families
Dept. of Juvenile Justice
Guardian ad Litem Program
Victim's Services - 
     Alachua Co. Sheriffs Office
Public Defenders Office
Child Advocacy Center
Office of Victim Services
The University of Florida
Shands Health
Childnet Inc.
Kids Central Inc.
Child Protection Team
Children's Home Society
Gainesville Police Department
Devereux Florida
Office of the State Attorney
Specialized Behavioral Health Services in North Central Florida since 2001
NEWS:
Our main office in Gainesville, FL is now located directly on Newberry Road in a beautiful, new office adjacent to Florida Citizens Bank.  Visit our contact page for more information or to see pictures click here:  See Our Office

Are you a registered mental health intern looking for a Qualified LMFT, LMHC or LCSW Supervisor, we have a few openings.  Call Robert Edelman at (352) 373-8189.
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The Village Counseling Center (VCC) in Gainesville, Florida currently provides assistance in over 16 counties in North Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Suwannee and Duval County. We offer a variety of specialized mental health services including therapy, assessments, parent education classes, training and clinical consultation.  We accept private referrals as well as clients through various contracts with many agencies including the Department of Children and Families, Department of Juvenile Justice and Partnership for Strong Families.  We are one of the premier agencies in North Florida for treating children, adolescents and young adults for issues related to sexual abuse, trauma and adoption counseling with specialized services for both victims and family members. 
"It takes a village to raise a child."

-African Proverb

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