our mission:  To promote the healthy development of children, families and individuals through counseling, mentoring and support programs

Counseling Services

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Mental Health Counseling


Licensed therapists provide individual and family counseling, solution-focused therapy, trauma therapy, play therapy, and family reunification services. Most insurance plans accepted, including: Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and sliding scale private pay


​Substance Abuse Counseling:


Certified substance abuse counselors provide strength-based services for clients struggling with the disease of addiction. We strive to inspire clients to discover their own path to recovery in both individual and group counseling settings


Adults & Youth
Our staff is trained in evidence based strategies to provide prevention, intervention and outpatient services to adults and youth. 

Types of Counseling we offer:
Individual Counseling
Group Counseling
Family Counseling
Early Intervention Services
Prevention Services
Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance Abuse Evaluations

Services available in Spanish and English. 
Services provided at TYFS offices and most schools

We are one of a few providers serving both Medi-Cal and Medicaid in our region; please call us to learn more and let us help you get to the right place:

Douglas County, NV: 775-782-4202

South Lake Tahoe, CA: 530-541-2445



24 Hour Crisis Line • 1-800-870-8937
Contact this line for Crisis Intervention Services


Crisis Text-Line • text keyword 'tahoeyouth' to 839863

Contact this line for Youth Emergency Services


Tahoe Youth & Family Services prioritizes admission to treatment services as follows: 
1. Pregnant injection drug users 
2. Pregnant substance abusers 
3. Non-pregnant injection drug users 
4. All others 
Tahoe Youth & Family Services utilizes a sliding fee scale and does not turn anyone away due to their ability to pay