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 2023
PBC Caregivers Engaged in Education
Children Empowered to Report Abuse
Adults Empowered to Protect Kids

Building HOPE

The more we grow our children’s mental health mission, the more we rely on champions in our community to be the ultimate hope and support children need to heal from trauma and thrive.

The work we do to mitigate the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can be enormously successful when children also know positive experiences and relationships in life. With our partners, we are creating a trauma-informed Palm Beach County and are expanding prevention and protection programs across the nation.

We are proud to present Center for Child Counseling’s 2023 Impact Report. Each story and impact point was possible because partners, donors, and believers invest in CFCC’s science-backed initiatives and step up to lead our burgeoning trauma-informed community.

Read our 2023 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.


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