As a certified location within a statewide network, Youth & Family Services (YFS) is a Youth Services Bureau (YSB) that provides an array of culturally competent, evidence-based, and responsive services to youth and their families. The YMCA provides short term individual, family, and group counseling services. Other services include information and referrals, crisis intervention, community outreach, and prevention education. All counseling services are confidential and personalized to the unique needs of the individual client family.
YFS offers counseling for children, their families and groups at school and community locations across lower Montgomery County, MD. The ability to provide services in schools and other community locations is a distinctive aspect of the youth service centers. Common therapeutic groups offered through YFS to the community include:
- Anger Management
- Loss and Grief
- Build Positive Self-Esteem
- Social Skills
With effective counseling, clients can overcome their problems and develop skills for improving all their relationships.