The Village Counseling Center (VCC) in Gainesville, Florida currently provides services in over 16 counties in North Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Suwannee and Duval County. We offer a variety of specialized mental health services including therapy, assessments, parent education classes, training and clinical consultation. We accept private referrals as well as clients through various contracts with many agencies including the Department of Children and Families, Department of Juvenile Justice and Partnership for Strong Families. The Village Counseling Center is regarded as one of the premier agencies in North Florida for treating children, adolescents and young adults for issues related to sexual abuse, trauma and adoption with specialized services for both victims and family members.
We are a private mental health agency offering a comprehensive array of mental health services to adults, children, adolescents and their families. We strive to meet the client and provider needs by offering quality mental health care through unique and innovative programs. All clinical services are provided by experienced and licensed professionals and are adapted to meet the unique needs of each child and family. We adhere to a resiliency-based model based on developing each client's strengths, needs and support system.
The Village Counseling Center's primary programs, the Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Program, Adoption Success Program and Trauma Recovery Program for Youth and Families are known for providing pioneering services and are leaders in North and Central Florida in the provision of specialized services for children and adolescents. VCC clinicians have evaluated and successfully treated more than 3,000 children and adolescents who have suffered physical, sexual and emotional abuse as well as children and adolescents who exhibit sexual behavior problems. We aim to help youth and families transcend the trauma of childhood abuse, learn appropriate behavior and pursue safe, healthy and meaningful lives.
We are a current mental health provider, contracted agency or referral source for a number of agencies including:
Partnership for Strong Families (PSF)
Dept. of Children and Families (DCF)
Dept. of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL)
Alachua County Sheriff's Office (ACSO)
- Victim's Services
Public Defenders Office
Child Advocacy Center
Office of Victim Services
The University of Florida
Kids Central Inc.
U.F. Child Protection Team
Children's Home Society (CHS)
Gainesville Police Department (GPD)
Office of the State Attorney
Families First Network (FFN)
Jewish Family Services
Community Based Care
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. (MBHC)
Community Foundation for North Central Florida (CFNCF)
Camelot Community Care
Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF)
Pathways Human Services
Alachua County Public Schools/System of Care
Shands at Vista