Social/Emotional Resources

Teen Counseling and Local Resources

                     Youth Eastside Services Counseling                    

YES partners with the Lake Washington School District to provide on-site, dually-licensed mental health and substance use counselors.

Individual counseling and support

Are you a student in the Lake Washington School District? Would you like support with the challenges of dealing with being at home, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, loneliness, irritability, self-doubt, depression, or are you worried about a friend?

School-based YES Behavioral Health Support Specialists are offering virtual, drop-in ZOOM open office hours.

Drop-in/schedule a time during virtual staff hours     
Lake Washington School District Virtual Office Hours

Services are available to all students at no cost whether you have previously met with the YES Counselor at your school or not.

A Message From Our Tesla STEM Y.E.S. Counselor: Cora Goss-Grubb

I am a Behavioral Health Support Specialist from Youth Eastside Services (YES) and I look forward to supporting your students for a second year!

A few reasons I meet with students and/or their families:

  • School-related stress and transition/adjustment issues
  • Learning challenges, such as coping with ADHD, etc.
  • Relationship difficulties including peer, parent and other family challenges
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviors
  • Substance use and being affected by others’ substance use
  • Behavioral and conduct problems
  • Gender Identity exploration
  • Abuse and trauma, including ongoing racialized trauma
  • Loss and grief

To reach me, call: (425) 747-4937, extension 2719
(enter the extension any time during the greetinG)

Leave a message with your name and phone number, the student's name, and a good time to call back
I have a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington and I’m a Substance Use Disorder Professional in training… In my work I use a collaborative approach, and focus on student strengths and increasing their emotional awareness and capacity for solving the challenges they encounter. The services I provide are evidence-based, trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive. We might meet for just one session, or for ongoing therapy over several months, individually or in a group…I am available to work with parents, guardians, and other family members to provide parent education and support strategies, assist in resolving conflict, and make referrals to community resources.

Practical and Simple Tips to Help Alleviate Your Stress

More Resources:

  What is Stress: An Introduction
  Stress Management Plan Template for Teens

TED Talk of Interest: How to Make Stress Your Friend (good stress vs. bad stress)

Anxiety Resources

Practical and Simple Ways to Relieve Situational Anxiety

First page of the PDF file: WTTFT-2020-2021-English

King County 2-1-1/Crisis Connections

In addition to offering 24/7 crisis support for individuals living in King County, Crisis Connections also offers a comprehensive list of services county-wide

24-hr crisis line: 866-427-4747

Service referrals by phone: Dial 2-1-1

Text your home zip code to: (877)-211-9274

Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens

Behavioral Health Crisis Resources

Crisis Text Line
Text HELLO to 741-741 
staffed by peers from 6 pm-9:30 pm 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Chat available

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS)
Access by calling King County Crisis Connections 

Food & Housing Resources

Feed Washington:
(206) 276-8322     

HopeLink Kirkland:  425-889-7880 

Northwest Harvest: List of Food Banks

Community Churches

Individual churches run their own foodpantries.

Call church organizations nearby to see if they have a food bank!