For Children and Teens

Bridges: Grief & loss support for children

Bridges program

Bridges is a program developed by YFC’s licensed clinicians to help children work through grief, loss and other overwhelming emotions. In small, therapist-led group sessions, children participate in discussion and activities to help identify and express emotions, develop coping strategies, and understand and practice forgiveness, gratitude and trust.

Bridges is offered on a contract basis to organizations such as schools, churches and summer camps. Contact Gina Tober, Director of Clinical Services, at gtober@counselingforall.org for more information.

Unbridled Hope: Equine-assisted therapy for teens

Equine therapy

YFC's Unbridled Hope program uses the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model of equine-assisted therapy in which participants observe and interact with horses from the ground. (Horseback riding is not part of this program.)

Unbridled Hope, offered at Walk On Farm in Barrington, offers participants experiential learning designed to strengthen social and emotional intelligence, increase resilience and improve various skills.

The Unbridled Hope program is offered in summer for teens entering grades 9-12. Contact Kate Lambie (klambie@counselingforall.org) or Christine Spuhler (cspuhler@counselingforall.org) for information.