Services Overview

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Services Overview

Life brings challenges that sometimes require more than the help of family, friends, and school personnel.   At WYS, we match the right services to every child and every family. Our integrated service model means we offer programs intended to prevent mental health issues by using wellness solutions and intervening early enough to halt behavioral or emotional issues before the point of crisis. Along the full continuum of care, we also work with youth requiring intensive mental health services.

With more than 40 years of service, we have developed programs for the Orange County Health Care Agency, Orange County Social Services Agency, multiple school districts and other community providers.

WYS professionals listen carefully to understand your situation and help you address your specific concerns with sensitivity and trained expertise.  If you need help for yourself, your loved one, your classroom, your school, your youth serving organization…We have the right services for you.   Our services range from working with individuals and families to working with school districts as well as and community partners, such as Boys and Girls Clubs.

Families Rely on WYS

Parents, grandparents and other caregivers have hopes and dreams for their children. Yet, today’s youth face unprecedented challenges often preventing them from feeling accepted or developing the kind of trusting, nurturing relationships required to grow up happy and healthy. Families often come to us desperate to aid their children but at a loss as to how to help them. At WYS, we treat your children as our own and share your desire to give them all the resources they need and crave to create and lead successful lives. For 40 years, we’ve offered youth and families hope – and results. Our caring team of mental health professionals understand the unique concerns of youth and families. WYS helps transform pain into relief and shift  stagnation into growth for the youth and families we serve.

We’re in this Together

The youth of Orange County rely on so many caring individuals and organizations to help them grow up well-educated, healthy and confident. Looking after all of their emotional, mental and physical needs requires alignment across the community. By working together, we can can increase our impact upon youth and families. Through coordinated efforts, we’re building a strong network of care for Orange County. Families don’t need to wait until emotional and behavioral issues reach crisis status. We’re here with a range of prevention, early intervention and, if needed, intensive care services provided in clinics, homes, schools and other community-based locations.

We’re the Partner You’re Seeking

Our integrated service model allows WYS to prevent mental health issues through wellness solutions or intervene early enough to stop behavioral or emotional issues from becoming crises. Along the full continuum of care, we also work with youth requiring intensive mental health services. Our trusted and proven approach helps youth directors, school administrators and educators provide youth in our community with valuable programs tailored just for them, we are ahead of their needs. When you partner with WYS, our mental health leaders provide insight into the challenges facing youth today and ways for families to redirect at-risk children and teens toward healthier lives.

Our Programs

Areas of expertise include support for:

  • Emotional & Behavioral Problems

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Post-Traumatic Stress

  • Child Abuse Issues

  • Loss & Grief

  • Other Specialty Needs (see below)

At ALL Western Youth Services locations, we provide:

  • Evaluation

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Case Management

  • Individual Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Parenting Classes & Education

Specialty services provided at many locations include:

  • Child Psychiatric Services

  • Medication Monitoring

  • Psychological Assessment & Testing

  • Couples Counseling

  • School & District Assessments

  • Student Evaluations

  • Crisis Debriefing Services

  • Coaching & Training of School & District Personnel & Youth Serving Organizations

  • Lunch Clubs & Playground Support

  • School Classroom Presentations

  • Social Skills Groups

  • Wellness & Substance Abuse Prevention Services

Facts about our services:

  • Services are available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Farsi

  • All services are confidential and provided by professionals trained in specific area(s) of expertise

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