Just before Thanksgiving last year, Youth & Family Counseling (YFC) hit an important milestone. For the first time in our 57-year history, we delivered more than 10,000 counseling sessions! Since 2015, we have grown by 67% in our capacity to serve the children, teens, adults, couples and families of Lake County. But this accomplishment didn’t happen by accident.
We provide caring, confidential, personalized counseling in a private office environment. Our experienced staff of licensed psychotherapists work with children, teens, adults of all ages, couples, and families, including military/veteran families. Read about our services »
Counseling for All
Our services are affordable and are covered by most major insurance plans. We use a sliding scale to ensure that quality care is available to all, regardless of their ability to pay. We offer convenient, flexible hours, including day and evening appointments. Find answers to your questions »
Youth & Family Counseling is a nonprofit organization dedicated to filling an unmet need for affordable mental health services in the diverse Lake County community. We open doors to mental healthcare so people can cope, heal and thrive. Learn about our impact »
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News from YFC
#GivingTuesday 2019 was a big success for YFC and the clients we serve. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, not only did we meet our $10,000 financial goal, but together, we exceeded it by a substantial margin!
What’s even better? We met the matching grant challenge sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County! That means our $10,000 becomes $20,000!! Yippee!!
Thanks to all who supported our Giving Tuesday challenge and helped us open even more doors to mental healthcare for our friends and neighbors throughout Lake County. We couldn’t do what we do without YOU!
Hats off to the ladies of Youth & Family Counseling’s Auxiliary for coordinating an incredible 2019 Gala! As these photos will attest, this year’s colorful, Cuban-themed event, A Night in Havana, was a roaring success. Held on Saturday, September 14 at the elegant Ivanhoe Golf Club in Mundelein, YFC's Gala welcomed nearly 175 guests, who joined together to raise over $155,000 in support of YFC’s work. The evening included cocktails, Live and Silent Auctions, brightly-colored centerpieces courtesy of floral artist Stephanie Marcus, dinner and dancing to the lively music of Cuban band Charangueo.
Ever wish you could talk to a therapist just to ask a few questions, or get some feedback or direction?
All of us face emotional challenges or worry about relationships at one time or another. Not everyone wants – or needs - to participate in ongoing counseling sessions, but talking to a trained therapist can provide direction, support and resources when you need a little extra help.
And that's exactly what YFC’s new CONSULT A THERAPIST program is designed to do. Schedule a 45-minute consultation with one of YFC’s licensed therapists to discuss: