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. The COVID-19 pandemic qualifies as such a time. 

Help is Available 24/7

Local Crisis Helpline: 800-468-4357

Ohio CareLine: 800-720-9616

Crisis Text Line: 4hope to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

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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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Latest News & Events

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is national Mental Health Awareness Month
Your mental health is important.
It’s okay to reach out.

Traditionally, 1 in 5 people are facing a mental health challenge. With the COVID Pandemic, there has been an increase of mental health needs with 1 in 3 people reporting that their mental health has been impacted during this time. Mental health is just as important as physical health. It is okay to talk about your mental health needs and seek out help and support.

Take the step towards mental wellness.  Call us 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

Virtual Parent Cafes Are Back
May 11, 18, and 25, 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