Who we are

The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic is a private non-profit, outpatient mental health center for children and families. Since 1946, the Clinic has provided individual, family, and group counseling services for children, adolescents, and families who reside in Kern County, California.



Who we serve

The Clinic serves families with a wide range of issues. Typically, children and adolescents are referred to the Clinic because of difficulties that interfere with their functioning at home, in school or in the community. Problems may be related to control, attention, mood, anger management, etc. The Clinic also serves children and adolescents who have experienced various forms of abuse, neglect or other hardships that affect their daily lives.



How we can help

Several options exist for treating emotional and behavioral issues.  Children and families seen at the Clinic receive an initial assessment at which time an individualized treatment plan is developed by the parent(s) and therapist. Treatment may include parent education groups and/or individual, family or group counseling. A psychiatrist is available to provide medication support services, as needed. All of these services are provided in a bilingual, culturally appropriate environment.


Our Services

The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic provides a variety of services to empower parents with the tools and techniques to guide their children through emotional and behavioral difficulties that may arise. Our outpatient program serves children up to age 21 who exhibit emotional, behavioral, or substance abuse related problems. Services included individual, family, and group therapy as well as psychiatric evaluations, medication support, and crisis stabilization, if needed. Our mental health professionals provide counseling and case management services to children and families in their homes, on school campuses, and at other designated community locations. The Clinic offers a variety of programs to help families in need of additional assistance.


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Sometimes we all need a little help, advice, or support.  Being a parent is the most important job a person can take.  Please take time to read some of our parenting tips, watch video lessons, or contact us to join one of our parenting support groups. Leave comments, ask questions, and meet parents who may have gone through similar situations.



Tuesdays 1-2pm

3628 Stockdale Highway



Tuesdays 10-11am

3628 Stockdale Highway



Wednesdays 1-2pm

3628 Stockdale Highway


Open to the Community 

Thursdays 1-2pm

2001 North Chester Avenue

Weill Child Guidance Foundation

The Weill Child Guidance Foundation has a mission of  fundraising to assist the Clinic in continuing its high service levels as well as providing assistance in offering additional programs.

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Guild House

The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic is fortunate to be supported by a number of agencies and organizations, but few have been as dedicated to the Clinic’s mission as Guild House. Guild volunteers organize fundraising events throughout the year to support the Clinic and its work in the community.  

In the beautiful Barlow home, built in 1909, Guild House serves lunches Monday through Friday from 11:30am through 1:30pm. Impress your clients and friends with excellent meals prepared by some of Bakersfield's finest cooks. All meals are prepared on-site daily and include soup, entree, rolls, dessert and beverage for just $14.95.  


The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic is a non-profit, mental health organizations that operates with the support of caring businesses, organizations, and individuals.  Many of the Clinic's programs, services, and –such as the "Fun in the Sun" summer shoe drive, The Delano Winter Shoe and Backpack Give Away, and the Holiday Families programs– are all made possible through monetary donations as well as donations of goods and time.  If you would like to support the Child Guidance Clinic by donating or volunteering, contact us to learn how, or click the "Donate" button to make a donation via PayPal.