Healing young minds and hearts

Clarity Child Guidance Center exists to transform the lives of children and families. We are the only nonprofit mental health treatment center specializing in children ages 3-17 in San Antonio and South Texas. Our inpatient and outpatient programs include a range of services including crisis stabilization, psychiatric evaluations, and ongoing therapy.

  • The Mental and Emotional Benefits of Exercise

    Have you ever found yourself exercising and then feeling better both physically and emotionally? Running, working out and participating in sports have always been important aspects of my own well-being and I often see how physical activity can help adults, teens and children feel better about themselves....

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  • why focusing on your kid’s bad behavior can be so wrong

    When a child or teenager presents with disruptive or aggressive behaviors they are often labeled with terms such as “oppositional, defiant, stubborn or lazy.” This can be done by caregivers who are understandably frustrated, exhausted and at times emotionally hurt by the child’s behavior. ...

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  • how do children's attachment issues impact their development?

    Most of us think of childhood as a safe, peaceful and happy time in a person's life. During this time, children usually learn they are loved while their needs are being met in secure and consistent ways. Children come to understand that they belong to their families and their families belong to them. During the first few years of life, this attachment bond is formed with the parent or primary caregiver and will impact the child in many ways....

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