Providing you with tools & assistance for a better quality of Life! Serving Defiance, Fulton, Henry & Williams Counties since 1960.
Maumee Valley Guidance Center
Welcome to the Maumee Valley Guidance Center website. This website is for informational use only. If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the crisis hotline at 1-800-468-4357, call 911, or go to the emergency room.
Maumee Valley Guidance Center is a Behavioral Healthcare Center serving adults, children, adolescents & families for over 55 years. We are here to meet the diverse needs of our community. We strive to meet those needs by delivering client centered services professionally, positively, and ethically. Our mission is to provide the tools & assistance needed for individuals to enhance their quality of life on a day-to-day basis.
Experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression is common in times of uncertainty or if there’s a perception of danger. The COVID-19 pandemic qualifies as such a time. This is something new that we are all facing together.
Help is Available 24/7
Local Crisis Helpline: 800-468-4357
5/4/20: Maumee Valley Guidance Center has remained open and available to clients and our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As Ohio begins to take steps forward in re-opening, we will continue to be here providing services through the “Stay Safe Ohio Order.” We continue to offer telehealth appointments through video or phone, allowing clients to stay at home while keeping their appointments. Our offices are following all safety guidelines, including social distancing and cleaning standards. Our staff are wearing masks, and any clients entering our buildings will also be provided with masks to wear. We encourage people to comply with the new “Stay Safe Ohio Order” while actively participating in treatment and taking care of their mental health. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-569-3980. We will get through this challenging time together.
3/24/20: Maumee Valley Guidance Center remains open, providing essential services to clients and community. Governor DeWine assured Ohioans that mental wellness is vital for our communities and mental health services are essential, especially during this time. Maumee Valley Guidance Center is actively taking necessary steps to keep all clients and staff safe. We are offering telehealth services allowing you to stay at home while you keep your appointment, including new intakes, counseling sessions, case management, and nurse/doctor appointments. We also continue to be available for anyone who does need to come into the office for appointments. We are taking active safety measures and following CDC guidelines. Also be sure to check out the Maumee Valley Guidance Center Facebook page, as we are actively sharing important information, self-care tips, encouraging messages, family activities, and more! If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-569-3980. Our CEO will continue to monitor the situation, and we will continue to provide any updates.
3/20/20: On March 19, 2020, Governor DeWine & ODM Director Corcoran announced an executive order implementing emergency rules relaxing Medicaid & regulatory requirements to allow for the expanded use of telehealth & telephone services in order to support continuity of care & access medical & behavioral health services. We have made immediate changes in our operations so that clients can now call in for their counseling & medical services. Our hours will remain the same. We appreciate & value all of our clients and will continue to serve our clients with quality care in the safest way possible. Our CEO will continue to monitor the situation; any updates and changes will be implemented as they are presented from the state or federal government.
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Anxiety & Panic Disorders
- Trauma or Stress Related Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Alcohol & other Drug
- Addiction Problems
- Family Conflict
- Child & Adolescent Problems
- Problems Associated with Aging
- Psychotic Disorders
- Severe Mental Disabilities
- Anger Issues
Latest News & Events
Signs of Suicide Program
Over 2,600 Students Educated through the SOS Program in 2019
Students learn how to ACT: Acknowledge, Care, Tell
19 School Districts Take Part
Over 2,600 students from 19 school districts across the 4 County area participated in the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program in 2019. In this evidence-based program, students learn how to identify depression symptoms, and warning signs of suicide, and trusted adults. Students are also encouraged and taught what to do if they notice signs or symptoms in themselves or a friend. With parent permission, students also participate in the BSAD screening (Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression), which identifies students at risk for depression or suicide. Follow-up calls are made to parents and resources are provided for those students in need. The 19 school districts that partnered with MVGC for SOS program through in 2019 include: Ayersville, Defiance, Fairview, Tinora, Archbold, Delta, Evergreen, Pettisville, Swanton, Wauseon, Holgate, Liberty Center, Napoleon, Edgerton, Edon, Hilltop, Montpelier, North Central, and Stryker. For more information on the SOS program, contact Karen VonDeylen at 419-785-3835. Thanks to the Four County ADAMHS Board and the United Way of Defiance County for funding this program!
New Napoleon Location
Our Napoleon office is now located at 1325 Woodlawn, Napoleon, OH 43545
Construction is complete and the new sign has been installed. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to put a hold on the grand opening/ribbon cutting. However, we are excited to announce that we are providing services from our new location. Our Napoleon office offers outpatient therapy, case management, and psychiatric services. The phone number remains the same at 419-592-5981.
Star Behavioral Health Providers
Star Behavioral Health Providers
Certified training program with content created by the Center for Deployment Psychology.
3 MVGC Therapists Now Certified
Maumee Valley Guidance Center is proud to offer therapists with specialized training to work with military connected individuals, including active duty, veterans, Guard, Reserve, and family members. Star Behavioral Health Providers are therapists that have completed courses with content created by the Center for Deployment Psychology. Pursuing treatment with individuals trained in military culture can assist in building a more positive rapport and aid in a more complete, successful treatment experience.