Lucy Daniels


Lucy Daniels Center provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic and educational programs carefully tailored to the needs of each unique child and family.

A therapeutic school serving children pre-K through 5th grade. Each child’s education and therapeutic program is carefully tailored to their needs and strengths.

Parents also meet regularly with a parent guidance counselor to help support the process. This collaborative approach helps children progress socially and academically to become successful, competent and confident learners.

Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service (FGS) is an on-site and telehealth outpatient program that provides therapy and evaluations for children ages birth-11 years old and their families at our center in Cary.  SecurePath is an early intervention therapy program for children from birth through 5 years old in their home or pre-school setting.

Lucy Daniels Resources

Lucy Daniels Center’s skilled staff help provide a variety of mental health services for our community.

These services include parenting groups, children’s social skills groups, school observations and assessments, caregiver workshops and support groups, and teacher training to promote healthy social and emotional growth for each child in our community.

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What Makes Us Unique?

Lucy Daniels Center views a child’s behavior as a communication of need, and equips parents to understand and respond to those needs in a meaningful way. We help families find ways to alleviate the every day struggles while also addressing the root cause of the issues, allowing long-term change and healing to take place.

Our Vision

Lucy Daniels Center envisions a community in which all children feel safe, valued, respected, and supported.

30 Years of Vision and Compassion

The Lucy Daniels Center was founded in 1989 to provide mental health services to children and families in the Triangle. We serve nearly 700 children and their families each year. We believe that the earlier a child’s challenges are addressed, the better the chance to help that child develop socially and academically.

Our Team: An Integrated Approach

Lucy Daniels Center staff work as a team to assist your child in becoming their best and truest self. Our team consists of teachers, our full-time psychiatrist, psychotherapists, parent/caregiver(s), clinical director, and other key Lucy Daniels Center staff members. We meet weekly to coordinate and plan the best educational and therapeutic interventions for your child, to help them feel protected, supported, and empowered to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Our Impact

Approximately one out of every five children in America has a diagnosable mental health disorder. Through our school, therapy, and outreach services, we’re seeking to provide direct social, emotional, and mental health services to children who need them most.

Here’s a look back at our 2022 impact:

education and enrichment hours of instruction in art, music, STEAM, and outdoor learning in an emotionally safe and supportive therapeutic elementary school environment at Lucy Daniels School.

families served through the Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service, helping caregivers understand their children’s emotional and behavioral difficulties and guiding them toward sustainable solutions.

children served by SecurePath clinicians through 2,505 hours of assessments, interventions, and therapy to help families with their child’s social, emotional, or developmental challenges. 

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