What We Do At YES Community Counseling Center, we're often asked "What exactly does your agency do?" This has a complicated answer because our desire to meet community needs has expanded our scope of services to include a wide variety of programs, some of which are year-round while others are seasonal or based on need and request. Our dedicated staff of Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Medical Professionals provides a multitude of services.
An initial meeting or intake will determine the type of services provided based upon the specialized needs of that individual and/or family. Some of our services are offered free of charge, while others are based on a sliding scale. That said, we take most insurances and hold to the principle that no client will be denied services based upon an inability to pay.
While most services are available at both locations, services can change based on funding and community needs. The Levittown facility offers specialized and evidence based treatment programs to adolescents and families impacted by alcohol and substance abuse as well as provides general counseling services to youth and their families.
Individual, couples, family, and group counseling to children, adolescents, and adults.
At YES, we offer individual, couples, family, and group counseling to those requesting support that are appropriate for our services. We believe family involvement and assistance is an integral part of treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. After all, the greatest successes in treatment often occur when all family members recognize their role related to the presenting problem and are open to active participation in the healing and growing process.
We require that our clinical staff be certified in a variety of evidence-based treatment models in order to best serve our clients and to assure the best outcomes. As a result, we are also able to accept most insurance. For those who do not have insurance, a sliding scale fee is available based on income and ability to pay. These fees are determined at the time of intake. No individuals are denied services based upon an inability to pay.
All clients requesting services will receive a comprehensive assessment by a qualified health professional. In the event an individual's needs can be better served in an outside program, a referral to another trusted and capable facility will be provided. To schedule an intake, please give us a call.
Our counselors are experienced in helping clients, couples, and families work through the following issues and many more:
- Family Relationships
- Marital Issues/Divorce
- Domestic Violence/Child Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Abuse
- Stress/Anxiety Disorders
- Socialization/Peer Relationships
- Sexuality/Gender Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Rape & Sexual Abuse
We have a variety of groups, which bring together people with common interests, age groups, challenges, etc. Though services may be added or discontinued as community needs change, some of the groups typically offered are listed below:
- Anger Management for Adults
- Girls Self Awareness Group
- Mindful Meditation
- Stress Management for Teens and Adults
Individual & Group Counseling as well as Preventive and Awareness Programs are
provided to students in Massapequa, Plainedge, and Farmingdale school districts.
YES Community Counseling Center provides Social Work services to elementary and middle schools in the Massapequa, Farmingdale, and Plainedge school districts. Our staff and interns are engaged in various facets of the students' experience. The following are just some of the many things we are able to do through the dedication of our Social Work staff:
We facilitate a variety of programs on topics relevant to the districts, such as Drugs and Alcohol Prevention, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention, etc.
We conduct individual counseling for students as well as provide group counseling and support for youth struggling with common issues, such as divorce, poor social skills, etc.
We coordinate and maintain the school's chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). We organize the Summer Parks Project in which Marjorie Post Park is opened after hours to provide leisure time and safe activities for youth several nights a week during the summer.
Through support of Massapequa Takes Action, we staff the Massapequa School District's Summer Recreation Program providing social work services including conflict resolution, socialization skills, and counseling.
Comprehensive treatment available to children, adults, and families facing the complex problems of chemical dependency, as well as DWI assessments and specialized recovery groups.
Many of those who come through our doors are struggling with chemical dependency or may have a loved one who is. We offer medically supervised outpatient programs for adolescents, young adults, and adults who are coping with addiction or are in recovery, as well as family members affected by substance abuse. Evidence based models and approaches are used that are proven effective with the populations that we serve. We also provide specialized services to DWI offenders including evaluations as well as individual and group counseling.
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Innovative and evidence-based programs, trainings, alternative leisure time, community partnerships, special projects, crisis intervention, and much more.
YES Community Counseling Center is dedicated to the value of prevention and outreach.
As a result, we make a variety of preventive programs available to the community and local school districts; many are year-round or seasonal, but every effort is made to accommodate the needs of our community as they arise.
Some of the many services we provide are listed below:
We have designated staff available to speak to groups on topics pertinent to youth, family, and community needs. Technical training and staff development workshops are also available to school districts and organizations. Some of the past topics have included: Substance Abuse Prevention, Effective Parenting, Adolescent Sexual Activity, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Suicide Prevention, etc.
We are approved by NYS Dept. of Education to provide the state's two hour certification training for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. Furthermore, our staff are prepared to provide trainings on a variety of issues, particularly those related to youth.
A valued component of our work, we maintain Board positions on the Chamber of Commerce for both Massapequa and Farmingdale and membership on the Levittown Chamber as well. The agency is also a part of the Drug & Alcohol and Youth Services Coalitions of Nassau County. We maintain an active role on Nassau County's Heroin Task Force and are a member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island.
Information & Referral
We hold an extensive list of resources throughout Long Island and are available to provide community members with information as it pertains to mental health and other issues.
We ensure that services are made available to any young person or family in crisis who walks in or calls the agency during office hours. 24 hour, 7 day resources are available through our partnership with the Long Island Crisis Center at (516)-679-1111.
Summer Parks Project
We provide an alternative activities and leisure time program during the summer in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County Police Dept (7th Precinct), and the Massapequa School District.