Youth Counseling

South Lane Mental Health works with children (ages 2 months-18 years) and families to address problems related to anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, poor communication, as well as family changes/transitions and many other mental health conditions and mood disorders.

Counselors specialize in the use of play, art and sand tray therapy in order to offer children comfortable ways to explore, express and resolve feelings about situations or events that may be distressing or confusing to them. Our facility is equipped with therapeutic rooms specially suited to expressive therapies with children.

Counselors also work with parents, grandparents and caregivers to provide a safe place to express and explore concerns regarding their child. Resolving parent-child conflicts, improving family-wide communication, gaining realistic expectations for children, and learning effective parenting strategies are offered.

South Lane Mental Health offers Circle of Security group therapy in our offices. We also offer individual therapy at South Lane County’s Head Start classroom, and at all of South Lane School District's schools upon request.

Several South Lane Mental Health counselors are specially trained to work with children and their families, coordinating with a number of community organizations including South Lane Family Relief Nursery, Great Days Early Education Center, and to provide services as needed on-site.