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Helping individuals and families cope, heal, and thrive since 1962.

At YFC, we believe that finding the right therapist to fit your needs is key. That is why our combined therapist team has expertise in several specialties to help with most mental health needs. At YFC, our clinicians all adhere to a systemic model of treatment.

Our therapists are not only here to provide you with support, but also provide you with the direction and tools to help you reach your goals. Read some of our latest testimonials:

My son has had two therapists at YFC, and they both have been great! Both are kind, compassionate, and relatable. He has been using his tools, and things have improved.

The therapy has helped me become more grounded in dealing with personal matters within our family. And the weekly sessions tend to offer suggestions on making self-improvements.

First it was lifesaving. Now it’s life-expanding.

Our therapist’s approach is thoughtful and encouraging but always focused on the goal to address both short term and longer-term goals in order to effectively address/resolve issues.

“Coming to the decision to seek out therapy was one of the hardest decisions I’ve made. Working with my YFC therapist has proven to be the best thing I could have done for myself… and my family.”

Working with one of our licensed counselors can help you develop coping skills to handle life’s challenges, adapt to new circumstances, evaluate options, and feel supported.

Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional.

YFC is currently hiring, and we offer a total rewards package designed to promote the well-being and development of all employees.

Sharing your story may encourage someone with similar experiences to speak openly about mental health or receive the care they deserve.

Making a real difference in the lives of children, teens, adults, and families in Lake County.

Together, we can enable all community members to overcome barriers to treatment and receive professional counseling when they need it.

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Counseling Services

We provide caring, confidential, personalized counseling in a private office environment. Our experienced staff of licensed psychotherapists work with children, teens, adults of all ages, couples and families. We offer counseling in Spanish as well as English

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Counseling For All

Our services are affordable and are covered by most major insurance plans. We use a sliding scale to ensure that quality care is available to all, regardless of their ability to pay. We offer convenient, flexible hours, including day and evening appointments

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Our Mission

Youth & Family Counseling is a nonprofit organization dedicated to filling an unmet need for affordable mental health services in the diverse Lake County community. We open doors to mental healthcare so people can cope, heal and thrive.