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Youth & Family Counseling

Multiple counseling and treatment services to help youth recover.

Mental health counseling focused on youth and families

YES provides many mental health services and program which helps thousands of youth and families cope with emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal challenges every year. Our skilled counselors use a strengths-based approach that focuses on the needs and goals identified by our clients. We employ evidence-based practices shown by research to result in positive long-term outcomes.

Co-occurring substance use and mental health treatment at YES

Mental health counseling

Our highly trained clinical team, dually licensed in both mental health and substance use disorders, provides 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 many 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.

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Psychiatric services

YES provides integrated, holistic care for clients actively engaged in counseling at YES with its on-site psychiatric services. Collaborating 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.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy at Youth Eastside Services

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 therapy is recommended for youth struggling with intense emotions and helps treat depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

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Co-occurring substance use and mental health support in schools

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.

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