Youth and Family Counseling

Our Youth and Family Counseling Program offers a variety of programs that help adults and families deal with challenges at every stage in life.  

Get relief from stressful situations, learn new communication skills and gain better understanding of yourself and your relationships. Our professional counselors can guide you to overcome the following:

  • Family conflicts
  • Relationship challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting challenges/child behavior issues
  • Anxiety, stress, depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse
  • Divorce, separation
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse

Affordable $30 per session fee. To get started, please call (415) 892-1643, ext 239. (Se habla Español) for a confidential phone assessment. We utilize a variety of short and long-term approached emphasizing the latest evidence-based treatments.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)


A highly effective program that guides parents/guardians on how to interact with their child in a manner that leads to more positive child behaviors and increases the sense of connection between parent and child. PCIT is unique from other parent coaching models in that it involves live, real-life coaching by a trained counselor from behind a 1-way mirror. PCIT is suitable for children ages 2 to 8 and their parents/guardians. 


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Meet our Counselors

Affordable $30 per session fee. To learn more about PCIT and have a confidential  phone assessment, please contact Marli Keeley, MFTI at (415) 892-1643 ext. 312.

Mental Health Internships

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, this position is responsible for performing therapy in a manner that is consistent with the legal and ethical standards set by the professional field and the Novato Youth Center’s Mission. To learn more, click the link below 

2018-2019 NYC Intern Program Description
2018-2019 Paid Counseling Internship