Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services offer home-based therapeutic services and support for pregnant women and families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through age 6. Therapists provide relationship focused parent-child therapy, developmental guidance, emotional support, advocacy, and linking and coordinating of community resources. For children experiencing difficulties in child care or school, we offer classroom support and consultation. Our goal is to support the parent-child relationship and promote the child’s optimal development at home, school and in the community.


What do we offer?

  • Relationship-focused therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Developmental guidance
  • Emotional Support
  • Community referrals and coordination of services
  • Classroom support and consultation
  • Advocacy


What is our goal?

A child’s early experiences are critical for later social and emotional development and success. Our goal is to use relationship-based intervention to support the parent and child as they strengthen their relationship and help the child to reach their optimal development.


Who can receive services?

-Wayne County Medicaid-eligible families

-Pregnant Women with concerns about parenthood

-Any parent/guardian who is concerned that their child is:

  • fussy or difficult to soothe
  • unusually quiet or uninterested in them
  • not eating well or growing as expected
  • hyperactive
  • aggressive
  • experiencing long and/or frequent temper tantrums
  • experiencing difficulties sleeping or separating
  • in the foster care system

-Any parent/guardian who:

  • feels stressed by the demands of parenthood
  • is experiencing mental illness
  • has childhood experiences that may make parenting difficult
  • wants support to be the best parent they can be
  • has other concerns or worries about their child


For more information contact Genie Lewis at 734-785-7705 x7211.

Important Details


Sliding Fee Scale
For people who are uninsured or are eligible for services that are not covered by their insurance, The Guidance Center has a sliding fee scale that is based on income and other factors.  Please click on the link the view/download details.


24-Hour Crisis Support
If you are receiving mental health or substance use disorder services at The Guidance Center and are experiencing a personal crisis at any time of the day or night, a member of our team is available to assist you. Please call 734-785-7700.


Evening and Weekend Hours
We have both evening and weekend hours available in our outpatient mental health and substance use disorder programs.


Services for Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces and their families
We are proud to serve Veterans, members of the Armed Forces and their families,  who have provided dedicated service to our country.  We accept Tricare insurance as well as commercial insurances, Medicaid and Medicare, and also serve people who are uninsured.


Translation Services
We want everyone in the community to feel welcome and have access to our services.  We have several bilingual staff and also provide translation services at no cost in all languages, including American Sign language.


A Welcoming Environment
Inclusion is very important to us.   We welcome members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community as well as people of all ages, races and ethnicities, and abilities.  Our facilities are conveniently located and fully accessible for people with physical challenges.  We have a diverse team of staff with various degrees, training and experience in order to provide the best, most holistic care possible to the people we serve.


Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at The Guidance Center please call 734-785-7700.

Our Mission
Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate wellbeing.
Our Vision
The Guidance Center will be an innovative leader in programs, community engagement,
and collaboration to create a vibrant future for those we serve.
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