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A conversation about youth & social media

An educational evening with YES from the comfort of home

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IndieFlix Documentary "LIKE"


LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care … but is that what’s really happening?


david downing

David Downing, LASW, CDPT – David joined YES as its Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and has been the Chief Executive Officer since May of 2020. David is both a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist, with over 25 years of leadership in the non-profit sector. David holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington, and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. David serves on several boards including the Alliance of Eastside Agencies, and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington State. In addition, he has been nationally recognized by the Child Welfare League of America for his work and advocacy for youth in the child welfare system (Outstanding Direct Service Worker Award for the Western United States).

Chelsea Gibson, LMHCA – Chelsea Gibson is a Youth and Family Counselor at Youth Eastside Services. She completed her clinical training in mental health counseling at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and works with individuals, families, and groups in both school and agency settings. Chelsea supports kids, teens, and their families in developing new skills and insights around a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and emotional and behavioral dysregulation. In her non-professional life, Chelsea enjoys baking, finding new hiking routes, and teaching her dog tricks.

Cory Lane

Cory Lane, LMHCA, SUDPT, MHP – Cory Lane has been working as a co-occurring therapist with Youth Eastside Services for the past three years, offering support to youth struggling with both mental health and substance use challenges. Cory has served both as a primary therapist with youth in the agency setting, and as a school-based behavioral health specialist at several middle and high schools in the Lake Washington School District. Prior to his work with YES, Cory completed his graduate school studies at Prescott College in Arizona, with a specialization in the therapeutic uses of outdoor adventure. He then participated in a clinical internship at a residential treatment facility for youth struggling with video game and internet addiction. Cory came to the field of mental health and substance use counseling with seven years of classroom teaching experience and a variety of experience as an outdoor educator. Cory enjoys spending his off-work hours engaged in a variety of outdoor pursuits, including rock climbing, snowboarding, backpacking, and recreational softball.

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