Children and Teens

Life leads us down many roads. Sometimes the paths we travel can be hard to handle alone. That’s why Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare helps children, teens and adults coping with substance use disorder or mental health treatment every day. From mental health counseling to substance use disorder treatment and more, Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia residents are finding help and hope at Starting Point.

In pursuit of our goal to develop each child’s full potential, our team of psychiatrists, nurses, counselors and case managers work with parents to help improve each child’s family, social, educational, and psychological functioning.

Our youth program serves children age four and up. To be eligible for this program, an individual must have been determined to be at risk for substance use or mental health problems. Individuals can be referred by parents, doctors, teachers, guidance counselors, and/or friends.

The Adolescent Program provides intervention and treatment services to youth who have an identified substance abuse,  behavioral, or delinquency problem or who may be at risk of developing one.  Individual and group counseling is available in the office.

Starting Point has individual counseling and group therapy options for children and teens. We help young people cope with substance abuse, trauma, anger management, behavioral problems, gender specific issues, self-harm, bullying and much more.


To deliver unmatched behavioral health services. The Organization will be a vital part of our community, committed to world class service and the provider of choice for First Coast residents and referrers. Our motto is “Healing Begins Here.”



Adults in search of healing from mental, emotional and behavioral problems find help at Starting Point. Our care options focus on the family. We offer treatment for trauma, depression, substance use disorder, anger management, and more.

We also offer a unique, medically-managed program for people with alcohol and drug dependence issues. Our plans help treat for alcohol and all opiates, including pain killers and methadone. This program uses both doctors and therapists to help with recovery.

Starting Point also works with law enforcement to provide programs for those in jail and mental health court, providing an alternative that keeps clients out of the justice system while addressing their mental health and substance use disorder issues.