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 60 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.

Our Services

We Help with Life's Difficulties

  • Depression
  • 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

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United Way

The Joint Commission Accreditation

Four County ADAMhs

Latest News & Events


MVGC Providing New Evidenced-
Based Treatment 

We can now offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Contact us today!

What is EMDR? EMDR is an evidence-based therapy approach for trauma, anxiety, and depression. It can also help with adjustment issues, grief and loss, and unexpected life events. EMDR can help clients find a more positive way at looking at a negative event or negative image of themselves. It does not erase memories, but rather lessens the intensity of feelings toward those negative events. The result is the client is no longer reacting to the past while going through life. EMDR can be used with adults and children.

Each of our 4 locations have therapists trained in EMDR to make this treatment modality available to all who would benefit. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 1-800-569-3980.

Parent Café

MVGC Parent Café Program is Back! 
Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm

MVGC is happy to again offer our Parent Café program! What is Parent Café? Parent Café is developed from the Strengthening Families Framework that all families have strengths, all families need support, and protective factors provide families with what they need to ensure strength of their families. Parent Café provides parents with an opportunity to build connections with other parents, share ideas, and determine what they need for themselves and their children. Each Parent Café consists of 3 evenings and are led by trained Parent Hosts that guide parents through topics that really matter to them. There is no cost for families to participate. Parent Café is open to any parent or caregiver living in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams Counties. For more information or to register, contact Kali Leatherman at 419-785-3834 or

K.A.V.I.C. Donation

MVGC Receives Donation Through
Keller Logistics Group

 OPERATION K.A.V.I.C Helps Local Military and Veterans.

MVGC was recently given a donation from Keller Logistics Group, OPERATION K.A.V.I.C. for local military and Veterans to be used for financial assistance with their mental health treatment. OPERATION K.A.V.I.C (Keller Assists Veterans in Crisis) was created to prevent local military and Veterans from enduring financial hardship. These funds provide Active Duty, Veterans, Reservists, & National Guard members with financial assistance where their veteran benefits may have gaps. MVGC has therapists that have completed training through Star Behavioral Health Providers to be able to better serve our military connected clients. For more information, call us at 1-800-569-3980.

Check out our website for more information on Star Behavioral Health Providers and other resources for military, Veterans, and families.

More information about Keller Logistics Group: Operation K.A.V.I.C