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Youth & Family Counseling

Helping youth and families become strong and resilient

Mental health counseling focused on youth and families

Every year, YES helps thousands of youth and families cope with emotional, behavioral and interpersonal challenges. Our skilled clinicians use a strengths-based approach that focuses on the needs and goals identified by our clients. We employ evidence-based practices that are shown by research to result in positive long-term outcomes.

Mental health counseling

Our highly trained clinical team who are diually licensed in both mental health and substance use disorders provide age-appropriate, culturally sensitive behavioral health services to children, youth and their families. We offer specialized programs for cultural, ethnic and sexual minorities; youth with disabilities; and youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

We treat a wide range of issues, including trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and more using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing and others.

Drop-in for a walk-in assessment through Open Access, or make an appointment today!

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Psychiatric services

YES provides integrated, holistic care for clients actively engaged in counseling with its on-site psychiatric services. In collaboration with YES’ mental health counselors, psychiatric practitioners provide comprehensive diagnostic assessments, medication evaluations and ongoing medication management so clients receive optimal, coordinated care that’s also convenient for busy families.

DBT group

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Alongside individual DBT counseling, YES offers an intensive sixteen-week DBT Skills Group that teaches scientifically-proven skills to help teens manage emotions and reduce suicidality and self-harm behavior. This is the recommended therapy for youth struggling with intense emotions and helps treat depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.

Learn more about YES’ DBT services.

High school students

School-based services

YES partners with the Lake Washington and Bellevue School Districts to provide on-site YES counselors for individual mental health counseling, classroom presentations, and on-site support groups.

Learn more about YES’ school-based services and programs.

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BGLAD LGBTQ+ Support Group

An open, weekly drop-in support group for youth focused on LGBTQ+ and gender issues that provide support, crisis counseling, and community.

Learn more about BGLAD.

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