Dedicated to helping children live emotionally healthy lives, the Lucy Daniels Center has grown to be the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit provider of mental health services exclusively for children in the Triangle region, serving more than 600 children and their families annually. Founded in 1989 with a generous start-up gift from Lucy Daniels, Ph.D., a local writer and clinical psychologist, the Lucy Daniels Center is both a community clinic, sensitive to the needs of a diverse population, and a highly sophisticated assessment and treatment facility. The Center provides assistance in specialized classrooms, outpatient clinics, and in children's homes and daycares. The Center also offers opportunities for teacher training and shares the Center's nationally recognized methods and findings through workshops and publications.
We serve on the front lines assisting children 11 years old or younger who are having behavioral or social difficulties or showing signs of emotional problems, through mental health assessments, family counseling, therapy in both one-on-one and classroom settings, and early childhood programs.
The Lucy Daniels Center helps children live emotionally healthy lives through in-depth evaluation and treatment, family involvement, and education.
1. Recognizing that a child's emotional health is an essential foundation for future development and productivity
2. Showing respect for each child
3. Appreciating the complexity and individuality of each child's development
4. Appreciating that the child/parent relationship is central to the child's development
5. Striving to treat all children who need help, regardless of the family's ability to pay
6. Establishing a healthy and supportive environment for staff