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Family Counseling Center at MCH

Guiding toward hope, healing, and wholeness

Maine Children's Home's (MCH) Family Counseling Center is a state licensed outpatient mental health program and facility that provides counseling to individuals, couples, children, and families. The center provides a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment for clients to receive the best possible mental health care.

Client Focus

Family Counseling Center serves clients of all ages and specializes in serving children and families.

Hours and Insurances Accepted

Family Counseling Center offers flexible hours, including evenings by appointment. Most private insurances and Maine Care are accepted.

Please call 207-873-4253 or email Family Counseling Center if you have any questions about insurance.


We're Credentialed Counseling Professionals

MCH Counseling TeamAll of Family Counseling Center’s staff members are licensed clinicians qualified by their credentials, experience, and passion for mental health support.

Specialties of Our Counselors

Specialties and expertise vary from counselor to counselor, some of these include:

  • Advocacy and support
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Behavior management of children and teens, including conduct problems
  • Coping skills
  • Developmental disorders
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family conflict
  • Grief, loss, and abandonment
  • Issues related to adoption for adoptees, adoptive parents, or birth parents
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Parenting skills
  • Peer relationships

Please contact Family Counseling Center with any questions regarding the specialties of counselors.

Treatment Approaches of Our Counselors

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play therapy and expressive therapies
  • Solution-focused treatment
  • Strength-based therapy approach
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Trauma-focused treatment
  • Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
  • Young parent counseling


Contact Us about an Appointment

Our business hours are typically Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with evening appointments available. Referrals can be made by emailing or calling Family Counseling Center.

Phone: 207-873-4253
Parks Building, 2nd floor
93 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901


Support Family Counseling Center

Donations to Family Counseling Center provide specialized trauma-focused training to Family Counseling Center staff and play therapy supplies that are always needed.

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Family Counseling Center’s Legacy

In 2021, Maine Children’s Home underwent a rebrand in order to improve the cohesion of the image of its programs under the MCH identity. During this process, the Harland A. Turner Family Counseling Center was given a new primary name — Family Counseling Center — and “Harland A. Turner Family Counseling Center” became the program’s secondary, legacy name.