THE CENTER FOR
Welcome to CCD
Raising children and teens can be the most important thing you do but why does it sometimes feel so hard? Most of us are parents, too and we understand the struggles you might be facing in your parenting journey.
Children and teens face many challenges these days often leaving parents struggling with how to help them. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, bullying are issues that we see increasing in children. We hope the problems will get better or go away. Sometimes watching our children struggle makes us feel guilty or powerless. Perhaps you are dealing with your struggles and don’t have the energy to cope with your child’s struggles. Are you concerned about your teen’s choices? Is your child having tantrums that seem to come out of nowhere? We are conveniently located in Newark DE with offices in Wilmington and Claymont.
We're here to support you and your child. We not only care about helping children, we care about parents too.
If you’re tired of losing sleep, worrying, getting calls from schools, and want better for your family, we’re here. We have therapists who can help in various stages of development.
We work with children ages 2 to 18 years old as well as adults. We provide services in most schools and our offices.
We help teach children how to listen better, control their emotions, feel good about themselves, and increase their self-confidence.
Lisa R. Savage
My name is Lisa R. Savage, LCSW. I’m the founder of the Center for Child Development. I founded this agency because I was dissatisfied with the lack of services available to children and their families in the state of Delaware. I wanted to make it easier for families to get help when they most need it. My pledge to you is that you will always be treated with the utmost respect and that our staff will be responsive to your needs. If you ever had a complaint or compliment, reach out to me directly. You will always get a prompt response. We care about your child and family, so your experience with us must be stellar. Healthy and happy families are the goal, and we look forward to being a part of your journey.
Recent Blog Posts
- Teens and Pre-Teens
- Teens and Pre-Teens
What does it feel like to have depression? Learn how to help your child and yourself during down times.
Most of us are familiar with depression. You probably know someone who suffers from the condition. Unfortunately, none of us can escape feeling sadness from time to time. Depression is more than just sadness. Typically, the sadness lifts after a day or two. Depression lingers on. This is what depression …
Check out the video below on what social skills are and why they’re important. If you have a child who is struggling in relationships, says the wrong things at the wrong times, has difficulty making or keeping friends, has ADHD or is on the spectrum, give us a call to …
Anxiety can show up differently in children than adults. That’s why it’s often mistaken for other things like defiance, laziness, overreaction or lying. Children and teens sometimes lack the language to describe what’s really going on and sometimes they’re just as puzzled by their behaviors. Anxiety is awful …
Why some schools are resistant to school-based mental health services. Parents, here’s how we can work together to change this.
The Center for Child Development is the largest provider of school-based mental health in the state of Delaware. We love what we do and are deeply appreciative of schools who have invited us in to help their students. Currently, we serve over 80 schools in Delaware. This includes public, private, …
CCD Counseling's Team
Psychotherapy is an investment in yourself and your family. Many of us experience challenges and major decisions that are sometimes best served with the guidance of a professional. Our team is capable and experienced to guide you and your family through difficult situations.