services are available 24-hours a day/365 days a year for children and teens (ages 2-18). Our skilled crisis intervention clinicians come to wherever you are, whenever you need it, to provide counseling and support.
Serving Delaware since 1953, DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of non-residential behavioral health services for children and families.
A new survey shows one-third of students cite mental health concerns for dropping out of college, or never going.
What creates a safe, supportive learning environment? Experts said restorative justice – a philosophy that emphasizes a community-oriented approach to address wrongdoings, needs and responsibilities of the classroom – is also crucial to a safe school environment.
Delaware Governor John Carney has signed in to law three pieces of legislation meant to improve mental health resources in Delaware.
Take a minute to remind a friend to take a deep breath and practice self-care.
Life can be hard—we’re here for each other.
If you or someone you know needs help, call our Crisis Hotline at 1-800-969-HELP (4357)
Providing a full spectrum of statewide services
Agency-Based Child & Family Services
School & Community-Based Services
Intensive Home & Community-Based Family Services
Outpatient counseling is also called “talk therapy” or just “therapy.” It’s a process of courageous conversations with a trained counselor that can help children, teens, and their parents or guardians in various difficult situations.
Outpatient Counseling in Schools & Community Organizations
Our therapists listen, guide, encourage, problem-solve, and advocate with students to improve school attendance, classroom behaviors, and academic performance.
DGS Clinical Team Support & Therapy for Families
Our statewide Outpatient/Therapeutic Support for Families (OP/TSF) program is for children and teens who need more than one counseling session per week to make the necessary changes in their young lives.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Most every parent has experienced a child’s occasional temper tantrum, but when meltdowns, hitting, and shoving begin to make life impossible, it’s time for an intervention.
Trauma Support Services for Educators & Community Organizations
Our community-based services are available to children outside of school, such as Boys and Girls Clubs, and PAL Centers.
24-Hour Community-Based Crisis Response
Our skilled crisis intervention clinicians come to wherever you are, whenever you need it, to provide counseling and support.
The Family-Based Mental Health Services program (FBMHS) at DGS provides care for children with the highest of needs.
Therapeutic Classroom Support
DGS clinicians are also in some special classrooms. These classrooms are for students who aren’t functioning well in a typical school setting.
It Takes A Village
It is my belief that too often in today’s world, we are quick to reach out when we have a complaint yet fail to acknowledge those who deserve recognition for going above and beyond. Thus, I wanted to take a minute to share how amazing it has been to work with Amanda Amodeo, Outpatient Therapist. I have had the pleasure of working collaboratively with Mrs. Amodeo for years—and it often seems as though we share some of the most “challenging” student clients.
This week, one of the said clients behaviorally regressed into “crisis mode” involving consecutive days of police contact…eventually culminating in hospitalization. Mrs. Amodeo and I communicated daily—in reality, multiple times a day and after hours in a united effort to best support this student and family. I truly hope that Delaware Guidance realizes what an exemplary clinician Mrs. Amodeo is. She personifies what it means to treat the “entire” individual-using her expertise to incorporate/collaborate with all of the client life domains—medical/psychotropic, home/family, school, community, etc…
Her responsiveness is unparalleled!!
Ms. Amodeo embraces the old saying, “It takes a Village…”, and I am so thankful when she is part of any GMS student’s Village and journey!!
Tanja K. Levenson
Georgetown Middle School
Mental Health Counselor
(302) 856-1900 x 301079
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If this is a mental health crisis or requires urgent attention, please contact our crisis hotline at 1-800-969-HELP (4357).
Your safety and mental well-being are our top priorities.