Children and Youth Services

Children and Youth Counseling Services

No Child Should Have to Suffer Alone

Children with Social & Emotional Difficulties (CSED)

Under contract with the County of San Diego, this comprehensive behavioral health and family support service is offered to children, ages 0 to 5, and their families. The program offers youth counseling to address challenging behaviors and improve school readiness, coaching and support to improve parent-child relationships, and a full continuum of services to ensure family stability.

Clients must be Medi-Cal beneficiaries or uninsured.

The County of San Diego issued a notice of significant changes to the Beneficiary Handbook. The notification (February 10, 2023) and Summary of Changes can be found here: Beneficiary Handbook – Notification of Significant Changes – 2-2023.

For more information regarding our children with social and emotional difficulty counseling services, contact Analia Chapero, LMFT.

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School Based Counseling Services

In partnership with local school districts, this program serves students who are struggling socially, emotionally, and/or behaviorally.

Services tend to be short-term (8 – 10 sessions) and are offered individually or in small groups. Coordination and consultation with parents, teachers, and school staff occur as needed to best support students.

In the Fallbrook area, school-based student counseling services are offered as a part of the Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program funded by the Fallbrook Regional Health District.

For more information regarding our student counseling services, contact:

Patti Christensen, LCSW
or

Elizabeth Nua, LMFT

Full Service Partnership

Under contract with the County of San Diego, this service is offered to children, teens, & young adults whose behavioral health challenges are significantly impacting their daily functioning. These youth counseling services are more intensive and require a higher level of family engagement.

Clients must be Medi-Cal beneficiaries or uninsured.

The County of San Diego issued a notice of significant changes to the Beneficiary Handbook. The notification (February 10, 2023) and Summary of Changes can be found here: Beneficiary Handbook – Notification of Significant Changes – 2-2023

For more information regarding our full-service youth counseling services, contact: Jody Erickson, Program Director

Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS)

Palomar Family Counseling Service is certified by the California Department of Education as a Nonpublic Agency in the North Inland area to provide Educationally Related Mental Health Services to students receiving special education services. When added to a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), the student may receive counseling to help academic performance by improving emotional well-being, school engagement, and attendance.

Designated Instructional Services (DIS)

DIS are youth counseling services that an IEP Team determines are necessary for a student to benefit from his/her special education program. An assessment is done to identify need and to guide the type, duration, and frequency of service.

Other Counseling Services for Children & Youth

We also offer fee for service counseling for children, youth and families. Visit our counseling page for more information.