Our agency is located in Northwest Pennsylvania and offers a wide variety of community based services including; mental health, intellectual disabilities, education and prevention services. As a nonprofit agency established in 1984, The Guidance Center employs a staff of approximately 200. Although the majority of services are based in McKean County, some specialized services extend into other neighboring communities.

The Guidance Center Named a Certified Trauma Center

The Guidance Center participates in the North Central Trauma Informed Care Initiative and recently was named a Trauma-Informed Care Center (NC TICC).

Through this initiative therapists demonstrate competencies in trauma treatment through training and certification in evidenced-based therapies including: Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Seeking Safety. In addition, a multi-disciplinary team at The Guidance Center examines agency practices and makes recommendations for improvements that support a trauma informed environment for clients and staff.

What is trauma informed care?

An organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.