Community Counseling

From short term, intensive crisis intervention to longer term case management and family support, Community Counseling clinical services are individualized and include home, classroom, and community-based support. Informed by a holistic understanding of the young person’s history and strengths, Community Counseling supports the development of coping skills and strategies to help the family function more effectively and the young person attain stability and a sense of personal agency.

Community Counseling includes a spectrum of community-based services to respond to the specific needs of the individual young person and their family, as follows:

  • For mild to moderate diagnoses, such as depression and anxiety, services include individual and group therapy through telehealth, in office locations, as well as on-site in schools and other youth-serving organizations (post-pandemic).
  • For moderate to severe diagnoses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder/mood disorders, or early onset psychosis, services include individual and group counseling and rehabilitation as well as crisis stabilization and medication management.

Side by Side gratefully acknowledges the Bella Vista Foundation, City of Healdsburg, Community Foundation Sonoma County Basic Human Needs Fund, Julia L. Grant Foundation, Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma, Kaiser Permanente – Sonoma-Marin, LaureL Foundation, National Association of Theater Owners, Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, Sutter Health North Bay for supporting our Community Counseling program in Sonoma County.

Dayany & Aide

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Dayany & Aide: A Community Counseling Story from Side By Side on Vimeo.

Side by Side's Community Counseling program offers therapeutic options to young people ages 5-26 throughout the Bay Area. This is the story of Dayany and Aide and their family's journey.

Video Credit: Andrew Hida