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.


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.  


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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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Ohio CareLine

Ohio CareLine is a Toll-Free Emotional Support Call Service 
2020 has been difficult.
It’s okay to reach out.

The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. If COVID has caused uncertainty or changes in life for you or someone you know, and it has become difficult to manage the challenges or find positive coping skills, please reach out. The Ohio CareLine is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Confidential support is offered by behavioral health professionals to individuals during their time of need.

Call the Ohio CareLine: 800-720-9616

**Maumee Valley Guidance Center is also here to help during this difficult time. Call to schedule an appointment: 800-569-3980**

2020 OACBHA Award

BJ Horner announced as the 2020 OACBHA Advocate of the Year 
Award received by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities has selected BJ Horner as this year’s Advocate of the Year award. BJ is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist, providing prevention programming to the Four County area. BJ has provided the Signs of Suicide program to over 1,700 students in 2020 alone. She has trained more than 1,000 people through the Mental Health First Aid program since 2015. BJ is a fantastic public speaker and has given many presentations on mental health awareness and suicide prevention. She is an active member of the Four County LOSS (Local Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) and the Four County Suicide Prevention Coalition. She also actively works with NAMI Four County. BJ is an asset to Maumee Valley Guidance Center and shows commitment and compassion to her work. Please join us in congratulating her on the 2020 ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARD. Well Done!

Parent Cafe is Back!

Virtual Parent Cafes Are Back
January 12, 19, and 26, 2021  
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Parent Cafes are evenings of sharing, supporting, and socializing amongst parents. It’s a time for parents to connect with other parents, support one another, learn new ideas, and practice self-care. Each café is 3 evenings long and include a free family meal. Parent Cafes will be held virtually and are open to any parent or caregiver living in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, or Williams Counties.

To register, or for more information, contact Esperanza at 419-785-3839 or