Emergency / Crisis services are always available 24/7 at 1-800-888-6161.



There are numerous challenges facing families and growing children and adolescents within our community. Today’s children require a tremendous amount of support to remain on a path toward realizing their potential. When children and adolescents have behavioral or emotional problems, their needs may surpass the supports available to them from their family and loved ones. In a society focused on self-sufficiency, it can be difficult for families to recognize and acknowledge when their child needs help. Identifying the problem early and seeking assistance immediately is extremely important and can make the difference between a child who overcomes a problem and one who is overcome by it.

If your school-aged child is struggling to adapt to the challenges of school and / or home and is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please contact us if:

  • Threats of self-harming self or others
  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Persistent irritability
  • Withdrawn behavior


  • Changes in patterns of sleeping or eating
  • School refusal / Unexplained drop in grades
  • Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • Extreme fears (phobic reactions)
  • Experiencing nightmares
  • Bed wetting / soiling
  • Refusal to follow rules and school and/or home
  • Disrespect towards authority figures
  • Fighting at school and/or home
  • Aggressive behaviors / Anger management issues
  • Drug / alcohol use / abuse
  • Stealing
  • Persistent worry, anxiety, or fearfulness
  • Self-harm, self-mutilation
  • Hearing voices that aren’t there
  • Problems with peers
  • Suicidal thoughts

The following options are available through The Nord Center and may be incorporated into your child or adolescent's individualized service plan.

Our Child & Adolescent team is made up of

  • Licensed Counselors
  • Case Manager
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Child Psychiatrist
  • Certified Play Therapist
  • Onsite Interpreter for Spanish-speaking clients

The following groups are available for active clients:

  • Anger Management Group (Tuesday evenings from 5:00-6:00 pm)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group (Wednesday evenings from 5-6:30 pm)

Don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor or a qualified therapist if your child seems to be having a problem. Quick attention to a problem can help your child better overcome the issues he/she is coping with and lead to a happier, healthier childhood.

To start services, call our Intake Line at 440.204.4161 Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. All voice mails left regarding the scheduling of routine requests for services will be returned as soon as possible.