The Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services (WCYFS) has been providing advocacy services to the survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence for many years. Similarly, the agency has been engaged in offering assistance and support to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth. As our clients attempt to cope with the life situations they encounter, their mental health may begin to suffer.
This is where therapy comes in: our therapists are trained to treat a wide variety of mental-health conditions in adults and children, such as, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
WCYFS has two licensed therapists and two license-eligible therapists on staff. They offer the following services:
For youth ages 8-20 who have full-scope Medi-Cal insurance: individual and family therapy.
For any individual age 8 and above who has been the victim of a crime and has registered an application with the California Victim Assistance Program: individual therapy, provided that the individual’s private insurance has denied treatment.
For youth ages 16-25 who are involved in our Promising Pathways Program: individual and family therapy.
For more details on the services offered and to answer any other questions you may have about therapy please call us at (209) 929-6700. For your assistance and information, we have included on the website a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapy
I am already working with a sexual assault or domestic violence counselor at Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services. How is therapy different?
The advocates working at WCYFS are trained counselors and have completed Victim Assistance training. They are very well equipped to help you deal with many of the issues that you are struggling with. In some cases, however, a client’s difficulties are such that the client’s mental health is compromised by, e.g., depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. If this happens, a referral may be made to one of our therapists, all of whom are trained to treat these conditions.
You may have other questions that we did not cover here. If so, please call us at (209) 929-6700.
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Join our Mind-Body Therapy Group!
Tuesdays 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
8-week course, offered every 8 weeks.
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Thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviors all go hand-in-hand. Sometimes our thoughts can feel overwhelming, and our emotions can feel overpowering. By learning to control your thoughts, you can change how you feel and react.
This group therapy course will teach you more awareness about your thinking patterns, your feelings and your behaviors. You’ll have the opportunity to learn coping skills, gain insight to how your body is influenced by your mind, and become the boss of your body. This course is facilitated and designed by a mental health clinician and will utilize mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and different forms of expressive arts therapy.
For more information about our group contact us at (209) 941-2611.