Teen Counseling and Local Resources
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 backI 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
- Assess and adjust healthy eating and sleeping habits as needed.
- Go for a walk or run. Bonus if you have or can borrow a pet to walk!
- Parents, check out these 10 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better.
- Learn and practice deep breathing and grounding exercises to help control your stress response system in the moment.Try this Guide to Relaxation Techniques!
- Learn and practice mindfulness; a research-based, easy-to-learn technique. We like the free exercises on the apps Headspace and Stop, Breathe, Think.
- Bake or cook with these TASTY Recipes.
- Visit a museum virtually at Virtual Museum Visits.
|What is Stress: An Introduction|
|Stress Management Plan Template for Teens|
Practical and Simple Ways to Relieve Situational Anxiety
- Try to change your Mindset about the situation
- Try these Anti-Anxiety Crafts/Activities
- Try these How To Stop Worrying Tips
For Teens: Youth Anxiety Info & Resources
Anxiety in Teens: How to Help a Teenager Deal With Anxiety
Anxiety Guide: Multiple Topics
NYT Article of Interest: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Anxiety?
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
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS)
Access by calling King County Crisis Connections
Food & Housing Resources
Individual churches run their own foodpantries.
Call church organizations nearby to see if they have a food bank!