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Counseling opens the future for teen at Youth Eastside Services

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Photo by Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times

Mason Bernardo wasn’t exactly thrilled back in 2014 when he went to Youth Eastside Services in Bellevue for his first group counseling session. Mason’s individual counseling with a doctor had ended, and his mom, after much research, had found YES as a promising alternative.

“There was a lot of reluctance, just because I wasn’t really sure exactly what it was all about,” Mason said. “I didn’t want to be in a room with people who didn’t want to be there. … I was very wrong.” Read the full story in The Seattle Times.

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