Counseling & Crisis Resources for Parents & Students

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While we cannot endorse a certain agency or counselor, we would like to make you aware that there is help available to you in our community. Some options as well as other useful links are listed below.

Crisis Lines

Immediate access to the emergency service operator- 911

Fort Worth MHMR Crisis Line and Mobile Outreach Team


 Suicide Crisis Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Spanish-Speaking Suicide Crisis Line

1-877-SUICIDA (784-2432)

National Suicide Hotline


National Self-Injury Hotline


 National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline

1-800-799- SAFE

 National Runaway Hotline


Reporting Child or Elderly Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation

DFPS - Department of Family and Protective Services


24 hrs. /day

Department of Family and Protective Services / Child Protective Services

Please report any sign of abuse or neglect to a child or elderly person.

Report Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation:

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) offers a central location to report: 

Child abuse and neglect, 
Elderly or adults with disabilities abuse, neglect, or exploitation, 

Abuse of children in licensed child-care facilities or treatment centers for the entire State of Texas,
Abuse of clients served by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) employees in State Hospitals or State Schools.

The law requires any person who believes that a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited to report the circumstances to DFPS. A person making a report is immune from civil or criminal liability provided they make the report in good faith, and the name of the person making the report is kept confidential. Any person suspecting abuse and not reporting it can be held liable for a misdemeanor or state jail felony. Time frames for investigating reports are based on severity of allegations. Reporting suspected child abuse makes it possible for a family to get help.


 If this is a life threatening or emergency situation, call your local law enforcement agency or 911 immediately.

Two Ways to Report Abuse

Call our Abuse Hotline toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide.
Make your report through our secure web site and you will receive a response within 24 hours. We cannot accept e-mail reports of suspected abuse or neglect.

Here for Youth

Here for Youth is a comprehensive database of mental health providers, organizations, resources and information related to youth mental health in North Texas. 

ACH Child and Family Services

817.335.HOPE (4673)

3712 Wichita Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76119

 (FREE Youth and Family Counseling for youth up to age 17 and families struggling with real-life issues. FREE Skill Building Classes for youth ages 10-17 and parents needing help with real-life skills. Class topics include goal-setting, decision making, self-improvement and effective communication skills.)

Counseling Center of Denton

(940) 382-5329 or (800) 897-7068

Youth and Family Counseling


The Parenting Center

Individual, group and play therapy, and family counseling.

(817) 332-6348

Family Counseling Center Association


Metropolitan Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy

Fort Worth, TX


The WARM Place

Support services for children grieving the loss of a loved one.

(817) 534-3293

Texas Women's University

Individual and group counseling.

(940) 898-2600

The Excel Center

Specialized Day Treatment Centers meeting the emotional, behavioral and
chemical dependency needs of adults, children and adolescents.


Denton County Friends of the Family

Child and adolescent programs, outreach, advocacy for child safety, crisis line, sexual assault or abuse, safe shelter, and violence recovery

Metro 940-387-5131

Crisis Line 940-382-7273

University of North Texas- Counseling and Human Development Center

Individual and group counseling, individual and group play therapy, couples counseling.

(940) 565-2970

University of North Texas- Child and Family Resource Clinic


 Cook Children's Behavioral Unit

682-885-4000 or 682-885-3917

National Suicide Hotline

1-800- SUICIDE

National Self-Injury Hotline


 National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline

1-800-799- SAFE

National Runaway Hotline


The Community Storehouse

Comprehensive Care for Children and Families Experiencing Life Crisis Events

Office (817) 431-3340

Resale Shoppe (817) 741-3341

Client Services (817) 491-8800


Link to Search for Play Therapists in Keller


Counseling Center of Denton

(940) 382-5329 or (800) 897-7068

No-charge "Family Connection" program is funded by the State of Texas.

They also provide services for screening for ADHD.

Denton County MHMR 
Mental Health - Mental Retardation Center

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team - suicide and threat

Hotline Services - Suicide, threat, interventions 
1-800-762-0157 or 940-387-5555

The Parenting Center 

Individual, group and play therapy, and family counseling.

(817) 332-6348

Betty Ford Center

Families with drug and alcohol problems


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Read articles, publications, order books about kidnapping, sexual exploitation, and other dangers to your children