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.

  • Three reflection points on parenting for the back-to-school transition

    Every year families prepare for “back to school.” This often brings supply shopping, school clothes deliberations, anticipation of making or reuniting with friends, semi-shock at how “old” our children are, and curiosity about what teachers children may have or classroom they may end up in. “Back to school” can also bring about complex feelings for everyone in the family...

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  • When is Psychiatric Hospitalization Necessary?

    It’s pretty easy to know when it’s time to take your child to the hospital over a physical concern. When it comes to mental, behavioral or emotional issues, the issue of hospitalization may not be so simple or clear cut. ...

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  • What Causes Mental Illness in Children?

    When a parent learns that their child has been diagnosed with a mental illness, they may be inclined to place the blame on their own parenting skills. The truth is that the cause of a child’s mental illness is greatly influenced by a number of things, especially the child’s genetic makeup and biological predispositions. However, parenting and a child’s environment make a critical difference....

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