Playful, healthful, and hopeful living for children, families, and communities.

About Us

Since 1999, we have been dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families in Palm Beach County. Our services focus on promoting positive mental health for children, families, and our community. We support thousands of children each year, preventing and healing the effects of adverse childhood experiences and trauma, while promoting resiliency and healthy relationships.

Our Approach

Every child is filled with tremendous promise – and, as a community, we have a shared obligation to foster their potential. Launched in 2016, our Fighting ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Initiative promotes a Public Health Approach to preventing and healing the effects of early adversity and trauma on children to build healthier, safer, more nurturing families, schools, and communities.

Our Services

Our therapists provide gold-standard, evidence-based early intervention and mental health treatment to support children, teenagers, and families facing everyday challenges, difficulties adjusting to loss or life's changes, and adverse experiences or trauma that impact healthy development and growth. Our work is grounded in the latest research and best practices in mental health.

Children Received Services in 2022
Campers Safer in 54 U.S. Camps
Children Empowered to Report Abuse
Adults Empowered to Protect Kids

Building hope and resilience for the future means creating a community where all children and families feel loved, safe, protected — and connected.

2022 was a watershed year for Center for Child Counseling as we combined forces with KidSafe — and forged new connections together — to be our strongest in preventing and protecting children from becoming victims of abuse and trauma.

At every opportunity we remind our donors and partners that as mental health providers we can’t build these connections, educate the public, and prevent trauma on our own. We are so grateful to have the unwavering dedication and support of our passionate donor and partners, working alongside us for children.

Read our 2022 Community Impact Report.

President & CEO

Renée Layman, MS, LMHC, President & CEO and Audrey Schofield, Director of Advancement.

Board Chair

Eugenia I. Flores Millender, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Florida State University.


Elizabeth Truong, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, with leaders from Impact the Palm Beaches.


Lauren Scirrotto, EdS, LMHC, Chief Program Officer, and Herdis Spierto, Chief Operations Officer.


Your support is critical in helping children heal.


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Learn more about our workshops.

Our Partners

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