A 13-year old client, who we will call Lyle, began coming to therapy due to behavioral problems at school and home. He reported having no joy in participating in any activities with other people and felt as if there was no one in his life he could trust. ... read more

Luis reported feeling anxious, stressed, frustrated, and easily irritated when he first came to KYFS for counseling. He told his counselor that he had been fighting with his parents since starting high school. Many of the arguments stemmed from the fact t... read more

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

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