Youth Mental Health Counseling

Youth and Family Services offers Fremont youth and families individual and family counseling.  The Program works to strengthen family relationships and help individual family members develop methods to cope with stress/crisis.  Counseling staff are specialized in working with children ages 0-18 and in supporting parents and families.

Individual and Family Counseling 

Individual counseling and family counseling is provided to children between the ages of 0-18 at the YFS clinic. Affordable fees are based on income and family size. Medi-Cal insurance accepted.   


Early Childhood Counseling

Parenting an infant, toddler or young child can be an exciting, yet challenging time.  Sometimes parents have questions about whether their child's behavior is typical; sometimes parents wonder how to manage difficult behaviors.

YFS Early Childhood Counseling Program staff are specialized in early childhood (0-8 years) development and parenting.  They work with parents and caregivers at the YFS clinic and by providing home visits.

Services that the Early Childhood staff provide:
  • Consultation about developmental and behavioral concerns
  • Consultation on parenting strategies and resources
  • Providing information about how to access services for parents and families
  • Counseling and consultation for parents on improving their relationship with their infant or toddler

School Site Counseling

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Healthy Choices School Based Mental Health Counseling

Counseling and consultation services are provided at K-12 schools throughout the Fremont Unified School District. Counselors collaborate with principals, teachers and parents and bring essential counseling services to youth who need support with family problems, or socialization with peers. For students who need support with school adjustment, family problems, or socialization with peers.

Crisis Counseling 

Crisis intervention for youth and their families addressing issues of running away, truancy, and first-time misdemeanors.

Diversion Intervention Services

Counseling assistance at the Police Department- for residents involved with crises or traumatic events; diversion counseling for first-time juvenile offenders

Fees for Services

Affordable fees are based on income and family size. Some insurance is accepted, including Medi-Cal.