YFS Counseling Center

Who We Are

The YFS Counseling Center staff is dedicated to helping families overcome challenges and pave the way for healing. The master’s level counselors specialize in a variety of therapeutic approaches including: play, art and sand therapy, abuse and trauma coping techniques, and chemical dependency and prevention counseling.

With a strong  record of building genuine, caring relationships with clients, staff are able to create effective channels of communication and interact with children in ways they can understand. YFS counselors are able to foster, nurture and rebuild healthy family relationships that can influence a lifetime of positive change.




YFS Counseling Center’s Fall Schedule:

Seeking Safety and Serenity

Seeking Safety is an evidence based treatment for individuals or groups. Seeking Safety facilitates healing from the challenges often caused by substance abuse or exposure to a traumatic event. This class is designed for women, 18 years old or older, wanting to recover from the negative effects of substance abuse and/or traumatic stress. You do not have to have a substance abuse disorder nor suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to find healing in this group.

Classes begin on October 9 and run through November 20, 2014 (six week commitment), then the option to continue indefinitely.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Where: Youth & Family Services Counseling Center, 202 E. Adams St.

Cost: Copay for most insurances/sliding scale/scholarships for qualifying individuals.

For more details, call Jodi Burke or Joy Solano at (605) 342-4789.

Facilitators: Jodi Burke, MSW, CSW-PIP, CDCT; Joy Solano, MA

If you don’t make it by October 9, new group members will be added after November 20. Please call to inquire.


Love and Logic Parenting Classes

Two choices for your convenience! Evening classes begin on September 30 and take place from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday for six weeks.

Noon classes begin on October 3 and will take place promptly at noon.

For details, call Rachel at 342-4789.



Mentoring, Encouraging, and Nurturing Dads (MEND) Program

These courses will begin on October 8 and are for father’s who are separated from their children. Classes will help fathers learn to communicate and align with their children, even during physical separation.

For details contact Deb at 342-4789.

Click here to view our pamphlet. .