We're Hiring

We’re hiring for a variety of positions to help meet the needs of our community. Join our team today!

Newly Improved Outpatient Counseling Referral Form

Be sure to download and submit our latest outpatient referral form.

Statewide Youth Crisis Response 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.

Open House & Tour

We’d like to thank all who came out to celebrate our partnership (and new space) at the Community Building.

This new collaboration only strengthens our ability to provide quality behavioral health services for our Delaware youth and their families.

DGS received $25,000 donation from the American Gift Fund

Funds will be used to support critical behavioral health services for children and youth in Delaware.

24hrs of Giving

Thank you to those who donated to DGS through the ‘DO MORE 24’ campaign! Your donation provides Delaware’s children, teens, and families with quality behavioral health services.

Building Resilient Families

Serving Delaware since 1953, DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of behavioral health services for children and families.

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Child Mind Institute on the Coronavirus

The 'Gold Seal of Approval' from the Joint Commisssion

The highest national standards for safety and quality of care and is committed to continually improving patient care.

Serving Delaware since 1953, DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of non-residential behavioral health services for children and families.

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 Crisis Hotline 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

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.

Psychiatry Services

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.

Recent News

Social Media Affecting Your Child’s Mental Health?

Social Media Affecting Your Child’s Mental Health?

U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory about social media’s impact on youth mental health. While social media can provide benefits for some children and youth, there is a growing body of research about potential harms social media use poses.

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Pride Month 2023

Pride Month 2023

June is pride month. Celebrate the ones you love by supporting local businesses, non-profits, and community groups that uplift and enrich the lives of LGBTQIA+ people in Delaware!

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Help Starts Here

Schedule your appointment today.

Or call 

(302) 652-3948

Our Locations

Each office shares the same dedication and vision in providing families with needed services.
All are located in the state of Delaware.


New Castle County

1200 N. French Street
Community Education Building 7th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

P: (302) 652-3948

New Castle County

261 Chapman Road
Suite 102
Newark, DE 19702

P: (302) 455-9333

Kent County

103 Mont Blanc Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

P: (302) 678-3020

Sussex County

31168 Learning Lane
Lewes, DE 19958

P: (302) 645-5338

Sussex County

900 Health Services Drive
Seaford, DE 19973

P: (302) 262-3505

DGS is here for you!

To best meet our clients' schedules and preferences, DGS is offering both telehealth and face-to-face sessions. Telehealth services use interactive audio and video technology to allow for real-time communication between client and provider, and our platform is HIPAA compliant to protect your privacy and confidentiality. Face-to-face sessions take place with all appropriate safety measures in place to best protect our clients and staff.

To schedule a telehealth or face-to-face appointment, or to become a new client, call your nearest DGS office!

Call us today (302) 652-3948 to learn more.

¡DGS está aquí para ti!

Para cumplir mejor con los horarios y preferencias de nuestros clientes, DGS ofrece sesiones de telesalud y presenciales. Los servicios de telesalud utilizan tecnología interactiva de audio y video para permitir la comunicación en tiempo real entre el cliente y el proveedor, y nuestra plataforma cumple con HIPAA para proteger su privacidad y confidencialidad. Las sesiones presenciales se realizan con todas las medidas de seguridad apropiadas para proteger mejor a nuestros clientes y personal.

Para programar una cita de telesalud o presencial, o para convertirse en un nuevo cliente, ¡llame a la oficina de DGS más cercana!

Llámenos hoy (302) 652-3948 para obtener más información.