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Youth Counseling

Youth Counseling

The Clinic offers individual youth counseling to provide children with skills to help them cope with problems that inhibit their learning, social interactions and emotional well-being. The child’s counselor concentrates on areas such as emotional resilience, assertiveness, self-esteem building, listening, communication, and motivation.

  • Cost: The cost of this service $15.00 per session (3 sessions minimum)*
  • Ages: This service is provided for clients ages 17 years old and under. 
  • When: Youth Counseling services are provided Wednesday afternoons during the academic school year. For specific dates and times, please visit our "Services" page and scroll down to see our Clinic flyer.

    Although we accept applications year-round, if you are interested in receiving these services for the current year, the best time to submit an application is two months before the start date. (However, please note that admittance is based on first-come, first-served basis and the level of need).

A recent NIMH study found that many youth who have mental health problems are not receiving the services they need. Our clinic provides the most affordable cash-for-service counseling services in Long Beach with fees as low as $7.50 per session for families who receive free and reduced cost school lunch.

To read a summary of the NIMH report, click here.

Application:

For more information on how to apply, please see our "Application Procedure" page.

*A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need.