Ashley was referred to counseling through Cedar Heights Middle School. She was getting in trouble for her behavior toward other students. Ashley was obsessed with male students and hassle them to the point where teachers and administrators would need to ... read more

Being a new intern, I was intimidated to write a success story. “Who am I to know if this is a success story or not?” was my thought before submitting this story. However, recognizing a need to take me out of the equation I thought about my cl... read more

Susan was a 9-year old girl who came to KYFS struggling to process some news about her biological father. She had just discovered that her step-father was not her biological father and was having a hard time making sense of it. She found herself unable to... read more

Ruby and her mom came to counseling hoping to change the conflict that had been escalating in their home recently. Like many parents of pre-teens, Ruby’s mom was reporting an increase in “attitude” and “disrespect” as they st... read more

It is that time of year again. The first day of classes have already come and gone. For Kent Youth and Family Services, this is the beginning of our busiest time of the year. We are here ready and waiting when you need us. Our Behavioral and Clinical Prog... read more

KYFS to Open an Office in Maple Valley Kent, WA (May 25, 2016) – Kent Youth and Family Services (KYFS) is expanding its operations into Maple Valley with a focus on co-occurring disorders; youth 13-21 years old with both mental health and substance abus... read more

Last year, the Seattle Times reported that “fatal overdoses due to Heroin use has increased by 58% in the greater Seattle area. Overall there were 314 drug related deaths last year.” Kent Youth and Family Services, through our Substance Abuse ... read more

Kent Youth and Family Services is a dually licensed to provide both mental health and substance abuse treatment outpatient services. We also have the capability to serve youth and young adults who have both substance abuse/dependency and mental health dis... read more

I remember my internship interview like it happened yesterday. It was the day I was supposed to choose an internship site; a place I would call “home” for the next eighteen months of my graduate training as a Marriage and Family Therapist at S... read more

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